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Commercial productionof e-auto resumes at KAL

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

The production of state’s first electric autorickshaw, the Neem G e-auto, has gathered steam. The commercial production of the e-auto is going on in full swing at the Kerala Automobiles Limited in Neyyattinkara. The bookings for e-auto had begun much earlier. The batteries...

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Electric Vehicles boom will push Nickel Sulphate supply to peak in 2027: Wood Mac

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 8, 2020

With the demand from the electric vehicle (EV) sector continuing to accelerate, Nickel Sulphate production is expected to rise from 211 kilo-tonnes (Kt) in 2019 to its peak at 450 Kt in 2027, reaching approximately 800 Kt by 2035, according to research firm Wood Mackenzie....

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Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa resumes production with 25 per cent workforce

By : Sustainability ..., May 12, 2020

Electric two-wheeler maker Okinawa on Monday said it has resumed operations at its plant in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), and corporate office in Gurugram (Haryana), with 25 per cent workforce. The company said it will maintain safety measures at its offices, manufacturing unit and...

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Covid19: Okinawa shuts electric scooter manufacturing plant till further notice

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

Okinawa, the leading player in electric two-wheeler business has announced that it will be shutting its Rajasthan plant. The announcement comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic scare. Most of the other auto manufacturing facilities have already downed their shutters in...

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Nitish Kumar asks officials to prepare comprehensive policy to promote electric vehicles in Bihar

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asked officials of five departments to sit together and prepare a comprehensive policy to promote manufacturing and use of electric vehicles in the state. “Senior officials of industries, energy, urban development and housing, transport and...

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Coronavirus: Two-wheeler production affected, EV ecosystem in India expecting disruption on a large scale

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency and while governments scramble to find a cure as death toll increases, there are other effects of the pandemic that the industries will have to bear. Several automobile manufacturers in India rely on China for import of...

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The biggest challenge for mass adoption of electric vehicles in India: Price

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

More so than anywhere else, automakers are chasing the holy grail of electric mobility in India: a lower price. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s launch of its e-KUV at a price of ₹825,000 ($11, 587), compared to its next cleanest option -- a mid-range petrol variant at ₹650,000...

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Budget 2020 proposes hike in EV import duty to promote domestic manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

The Union Budget on Saturday proposed to increase customs duty on import of electric vehicles across categories. The increase in basic customs duty is in the ranges of 10-40 percentage points across EV segment, and comes in the backdrop of Chinese manufacturers dumping low-...

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India’s electric vehicle ambitions could stumble on lack of Lithium

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

India’s ambition of becoming a global hub for making electric vehicles faces one major hurdle: its lack of access to lithium. Home to some of the most polluted cities on the planet, the South Asian nation is pivoting toward new-energy vehicles to clean up its toxic air. But...

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Fisker Confirms Its 480 Km Range Ocean Electric SUV Will Launch In India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Fisker Inc, a company known for its state-of-the-art electric vehicles, is in the limelight again with the launch of its Ocean electric SUV prior to the CES 2020. With its debut appearance in 2018, the electric SUV garnered a lot of attention over the years and is now finally...

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