Tag: India

May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm

India considers banning fossil fuel bikes & trikes

In an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, a high-ranking government body in India is pressing for only electric tricycles or rickshaws to be permitted from April 2023 and solely electric two-wheelers to be sold from April 2025.

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May 16, 2019 - 06:16 pm

India: Nymbus charging network launched

Panasonic, in cooperation with SmartE and qQuick, has launched a new EV charging network for India named Nymbus. In the first phase, Panasonic will deploy the service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and on 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the Delhi-NCR region.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 01:57 pm

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.

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Mar 19, 2019 - 01:41 pm

Hyundai & Kia to invest $300 million in Ola

Hyundai and Kia are investing $300 million in mobility service provider, Ola. The strategic partnership includes the production of electric vehicles tailored to the Indian market, the establishment of charging infrastructure and the development of fleet and mobility solutions.

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Mar 1, 2019 - 04:51 pm

India starts phase 2 of FAME subsidy programme

In India, the second phase of the national electric mobility subsidy programme FAME, launched in 2015, will come into force on 1 April 2019. FAME 2 will run for three years and has a budget of 100 billion rupees (1.24 billion euros).

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Jan 30, 2019 - 01:27 pm

India gears import taxes for domestic EV assembly

The Indian government has lowered import duty on parts of electric vehicles from 15-30 per cent to 10-15 per cent, effective January 30.  At the same time, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is now charging customs duty for battery packs for EVs, which were previously exempt.

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Jan 25, 2019 - 03:05 pm

Finding hidden tigers

Mahindra say they successfully completed a pilot project using electric vehicles on safaris in India’s Taboda Andhari National Park. The manufacturer is now ready to supply Mahindra Supro Eco-Rangers to other parks and tiger preserves as well.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 01:52 pm

Hyundai to produce Kona electric car in India

Hyundai plans to produce its fully electric Kona in India starting in the second half of 2019. The plan is linked to an investment of 70 billion rupees (around 870 million euros) in the Hyundai plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Jan 22, 2019 - 04:09 pm

India ventures building a state-backed “Gigafactory”

The LIBCOIN consortium is negotiating with the Indian government on the construction of the first “Gigafactory” for battery cells in India. The plan involves building the battery factory with the state-owned Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals.

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Dec 1, 2018 - 02:33 pm

EV Motors India plans to install 6,500 charging parks

EV Motors India plans to use a cooperation with DLF, Delta Electronics and ABB India to set up a brand name PlugNgo, which will install more than 6,500 EV charging parks across India over the next five years. They will equip major cities in India with multiple charging parks each, and are calculating an investment […]

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Oct 12, 2018 - 04:54 pm

BYD to construct 500 electric buses for India

The joint venture of Goldstone and BYD now called Olectra-BYD has signed a contract with the north Indian state of Uttarakhand to deliver 500 electric buses. The contract is valued at about 82 millions euros.

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Oct 12, 2018 - 02:34 pm

Honda to introduce another hybrid for India

The Indian subsidiary for Honda is considering investing more than 1.2 billion dollars (863 million euros) to set up an affordable hybrid personal vehicle on the market in India, next to several new combustion models.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 03:32 pm

Exicom to set up EV infrastructure in India

Exicom of India has made the winning bid for setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Madhya Pradesh, India. The offer for the NTPC Tender includes 120kW and 50kW charging stations and DC chargers of CCS standard for electric buses.

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Aug 9, 2018 - 05:33 pm

Ikea opens in India with EVs and solar panels

Swedish furniture maker Ikea has opened their first store in India as planned. The centre in Hyderabad offers electric vehicles in their delivery fleet and uses solar power. Their targets to deepen their green stance are ambitious.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 06:16 pm

Delhi Metro introducing e-rickshaws on the last mile

SmartE, one of India’s largest EV fleet operators has intensified their latest deal with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). They installed electric rickshaws at a metro station to provide passengers with electric transport on the last mile.

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Aug 6, 2018 - 05:00 pm

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.

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Jul 25, 2018 - 04:50 pm

India reduces taxes for separately sold EV batteries

The Indian government has lowered the VAT tax for separately sold batteries designated for electrified vehicles from 28 to 18%. The tax rate for batteries already integrated into their vehicles is still clearly lower though, standing at 12%.

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Jul 2, 2018 - 05:20 pm

Tata to set up 100 EV charging stations in Maharashtra

The energy arm of India’s steely giant, Tata Power plans to install 100 electric car charging stations in the state of Maharashtra. The charge stops are to support electric vehicle adoption in India and are not the only initiative in the region that is home to Mumbai.

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Jun 30, 2018 - 12:11 am

Range rage in India

The EV popularization scheme in India is off to a slow start. The government in Delhi reportedly ordered hundreds of electric cars from Tata and Mahindra but officials are refusing to use them, the reason being range.

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Jun 29, 2018 - 09:28 pm

Hyundai eyeing EV production in India

Hyundai has announced plans to begin assembling electric vehicles in India, as well as set up EV production in the nation in the long-term. The currently standing factory in Chennai will be refitted for EV production and become the new regional headquarters.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 01:20 pm

Leclanche & Exide form JV to make batteries for India

India’s largest battery maker, Exide Industries set up a joint venture with Leclanché of Switzerland to make batteries for electric vehicles and stationery energy storage in India. The partnership will focus on electric buses and e-rickshaws first and marks Exide’s transition to Li-ion technology.

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Jun 23, 2018 - 02:17 pm

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.

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Jun 12, 2018 - 02:33 pm

Kia and Nissan coming to India to make and sell EVs

Kia is planning to produce BEVs and PHEVs in their future factory in the Indian Anantapur into which they are investing 1.1 billion dollars. Meanwhile, Nissan announced their plan to sell the 2nd gen Leaf next year in India as well.

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Jun 6, 2018 - 04:49 pm

Goldstone-BYD reveal electric bus made in India

BYD and their JV partner Goldstone Infratech in India have revealed their first joint product, an electric minibus. The ‘eBuzz K6’ has been presented in Delhi and can carry 18 passengers over a range of 200 kilometres on one charge.

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Jun 5, 2018 - 06:22 pm

Electric motorbike from India claims 500 km range

Indian company Mankame is working on an electric motorcycle with a spec that appears dreamy almost. Their EP-1 got a range of 500 km on paper, while its 40 kW motor manages a top speed of 250 kph. Their base price is 8,500 euros for a less powerful version but even the top trim is […]

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23.05.2019 12:34