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Electric cars help limit climate change despite blackspots in India, Poland

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Plug-in vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than petrol and diesel models over a car’s lifetime – that includes the mining of metals or lithium for batteries, manufacturing, driving 150,000 kilometers and finally scrapping, a study published in the journal Nature...

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Chinese, South Korean companies keen to invest in Haryana in EV sector

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 19, 2020

Top companies of South Korea and China have evinced interest in making multi crore investment in Haryana in the field of electric vehicles and Information Technology. The interest was shown by the investors during a meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister,...

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XNRGI Opens Lithium Metal Battery Factory with 240MWh per year Capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

XNRGI has opened a High Temperature (HT) lithium ion battery factory in Gurugram, India (formerly Gurugaon, India) capable of producing 240MWh of battery storage each year.The factory has begun production of its HT Mobility Smart Telemetry Battery XM5kWh for Rickshaws, E-...

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Karnataka govt gives massive thrust to decongest Bengaluru, allots Rs 8,772 cr for city development

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 6, 2020

Recognising the importance of Bengaluru as the key driver of state's economy, the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday mooted proposals to ease the notorious traffic congestion of the city by promoting the public transport system. "For the year 2020-21, a total amount...

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India EV Battery Swapping Propelled by low Penetration of Charging Stations: P&S Intelligence

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

Due to increased run-time and improved remunerative prospects for shared e-mobility drivers, the demand for electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping is rising in India, a new report by market research and consulting services firm P&S Intelligence has revealed. The market is...

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"To be true to the spirit of clean mobility, we believe that electric vehicle charging has to be clean energy sourced"

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Maxson Lewis, Managing Director of Magenta Power, talks about integrating renewable energy sources (RES) in EV charging infrastructure and whether this presents a viable market opportunity for...

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Hyundai to source more components locally for EV play

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

Hyundai Motor India, the country's second-largest carmaker, said it was accelerating the localisation plan for its electric vehicles (EV) as the government is set to hike basic customs duties on completely-built as well as knocked-down EVs and components, making imports more...

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EESL to close 1,000 EVs tender by Sep 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is looking at procuring 1,000 Electric Vehicles or EVs, having a range of 180 km per charge by September this year to expand the green fleet. The state-owned company has also been approached by two e-taxi aggregators, Bengaluru-based...

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Reserves of lithium, critical for EV batteries, found near Bengaluru: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate, a unit of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, have estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a patch of land surveyed in Mandya, 100 km from Bengaluru, according to a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue of journal...

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Electric cars likely to get same power specs

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

In a bid to standardise the various parts of the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem, several constituents, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), have come together to define standards. The move is primarily aimed at commercial vehicles that will ply with swappable...

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