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Ghaziabad to be first in Uttar Pradesh to get e-auto

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

The state will soon get to see its first electric auto-rickshaw plying with the regional transport office (RTO) of Ghaziabad giving registration number to a vehicle. The development comes seven months after state government approved the plying of e-autos. Ghaziabad resident...

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MG Motor working on sub-₹10 lakh EV

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Morris Garages (MG) Motor India on Thursday said it is working on a sub-₹10 lakh electric car for the Indian market. Speaking on the sidelines of an event to unveil its electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) – ZS, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India,...

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MG ZS electric SUV unveiled; comes with air purifier, runs 340 km fully charged

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

MG Motor India has unveiled its second product, the ZS EV, in India after the popular introduction of Hector in July this year. The electric sports utility vehicle is based on the same spec as the MG GS model that is sold in the global market. The iconic British brand, now...

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Corporate, PE investments in EV start-ups grow 170% in 2019 to $397 mn

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

Driven by the belief that the next wave of disruption for India’s automobile industry will be led by electric vehicles (EVs), corporate and private equity (PE) investors seem to be increasing their bets on start-ups working in this space. Investment flows into such start-ups...

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Shifting to electric vehicles may only burn money: Experts

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Electric vehicles may not be the panacea the country is hoping for. To implement the electrification plan of 2030, the manufacturing of battery capacity in the country needs to be augmented at least 1,000 times. Moreover, five giga factories will be required to be set up,...

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IIT-H partners with Japanese company to produce electric vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

In a revolutionary move in Indian Automobile Sector, which was heading towards adoption of manufacturing of electric vehicles, the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad and ItsEV, a Japan-based electric vehicle manufacturing company were planning to launch electric vehicle...

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PWD’s e-Car pilot project clocks 92 per cent savings

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Department officials used e-cars from February to July this year. A pilot project to replace government vehicles run on petrol and diesel with environment-friendly electric cars undertaken by the Maharashtra Public Works Department (PWD) has yielded remarkable results, with...

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‘Govt may grant 20% parking reservation for e-vehicles’

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

In a major push to encourage electric vehicles (e-vehicles) in Karnataka, the state government is mulling on expanding the existing 10 per cent of parking space allotted for e-vehicles by 10 per cent, said Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce &...

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Rs 360-cr subsidy given to 285,000 EV buyers under FAME India: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that about 2.85 lakh buyers of electric/hybrid vehicles have been supported by a subsidy of Rs 360 crore under the FAME India Scheme. He said that the benefit of incentives to buyers of mild hybrid vehicles under Faster...

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Tata Power to operate EVs as part of its maintenance fleet in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) in our national capital, has announced its intention to operate battery-electric cars as part of its fleet. The company has rolled out a pilot project with the car-rental service Zoomcar that...

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