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Future is green: 2020 may see re-birth of electric vehicles, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

The year 2019 was a mix of ups and downs for the electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country. The coming year is expected to be better, with the entry of more electric cars and Chinese entities’ entry, bringing down the average cost. The second phase of the Rs 10,000-crore...

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Tata Motors unveils electric Nexon SUV, launch in Jan 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Tata Motors Limited (TML) unveiled electric variant of its popular Nexon compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Mumbai earlier today. The bookings for Nexon EV, which targets the personal segment, will open from December 20 and the commercial launch is scheduled for January...

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Punjab govt in talks with Japan for launch of electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The Punjab government on Monday said it is in talks with Japan to launch electric buses based on the Japanese model of state-of-the-art quick charge lithium ion batteries. The project will begin with a pilot of five buses in Chandigarh and Patiala. The government will take...

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Ather Energy to set up EV, lithium-ion battery plant in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Ather Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to set up an electric vehicle and lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in Hosur, which is close to Bengaluru. The new facility will come up in an area of 400,000 sq ft. Ather Energy has...

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Government in the process of finalizing new energy policy: NITI Aayog Additional Secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

Government thinktank NITI Aayog‘s additional secretary (Energy) R.P. Gupta has informed that the Indian government is in the process of finalizing an energy policy for the country. “The new policy will address the issues of accessibility and affordability, energy security,...

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Stakeholders From The Automobile Sector To Gather In Delhi To Discuss India'S Ev Strategy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

Since the announcement of the FAME India Scheme, the Indian government's ambitious plan to phase-out combustion vehicles in the country is becoming a reality. According to a survey conducted by the Economic Times in May 2019, 90% of car owners in India are willing to switch...

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Suzuki Motorcycle to start testing electric scooter in India in 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

Suzuki Motorcycle India has developed a prototype electric scooter which it will start testing it in the country by 2020. Despite wide expectations from the government to swiftly set up the charging infrastructure, the company will not wait for the ecosystem to be completed...

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How electric cycle rickshaws are driving the e-mobility boom in West Bengal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

A silent electric vehicle revolution is playing out in suburban West Bengal, within Kolkata city and on its fringes. At the forefront of this revolution is the now ubiquitous e-rickshaw. Alongside it is the battery-operated version of the ‘desi’ cycle-rickshaw, a breed that...

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Electric vehicles’ lithium-battery policy to incentivise recycling entities

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

India is in the process of framing a recycling policy for lithium-ion batteries being used in electric vehicles and offer tax sops to recycling entities while imposing a liability on producers to collect used batteries that achieve end of life under the extended producer...

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Lithium-Ion battery recycling presents a $1,000 million opportunity in India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years in India and its recycling offers a $1000 million opportunity by 2030, JMK Research has estimated. However, recycling would gather momentum only when the Indian government brings in a well...

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