Delhi welcomes the first of 300 electric buses
This week India’s capital city territory, Delhi inaugurated the operation of one electric bus to public transport services. The bus was procured by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and manufactured by JBM Auto Limited. This is the first of another 300 electric buses of the same type that should hit Delhi streets by April this […]
India: CESL opens tender for 100,000 light electric vehicles
India´s state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) is calling bids to procure 100,000 electric two- and three-wheelers. The tender is part of what may indeed be “the largest such global tender” as CESL’s head organisation EESL aims to have half a million light electric vehicles across India.
India extends Fame II subsidy programme
The government of India is extending the second phase of the national eMobility subsidy programme FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles), which started on 1 April 2019. FAME 2 was originally scheduled to run until the end of 2022 and has now been extended until 31 May 2024.
Amazon to use 10k EVs in India by 2025
Amazon has announced its intention to use a total of 10,000 electric vehicles in India by 2025. These are to be both electric rickshaws and four-wheeled electric vehicles from Indian production.
India: 95% of e-scooters excluded from new subsidies
Approximately 95% of the electric scooters in India do not qualify for the subsidies of the new FAME II funding programme. This is partly due to the batteries: Almost 90% of e-scooters that were previously subsidized by FAME-I used lead-acid batteries.
India changing focus of new electric vehicles policy
India’s government is preparing a new EV policy that will move away from a pan-indian into a more focussed approach. Rather than trying to inspire a transition to electric transport nationwide, they are planning to concentrate on pilot projects in major urban centres.
India to focus EV subsidies on ride sharing electric cars
The Indian government has been rethinking their FAME scheme designed to increase electric mobility. The new draft will channel funds away from grants for buying private electric cars and into EVs used by drivers working for shared mobility services such as Ola and Uber.
Electric cars coming to FAME II in India
India is advancing their electric transport initiative on various levels. Details on the second part of their EV scheme FAME have been leaked. Plus, those electric cars already on the road will now receive a special green license plate with other privileges planned as well.