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Auto sector seeks incentive-based scrappage scheme in budget

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 29, 2020

In its efforts to boost the slowdown-battered automobile sector, the industry has demand an incentive-based vehicle scrappage scheme for removal of old vehicles. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has sent this and other recommendations to the government...

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241 electric vehicles charging stations in city, suburbs for Rs 125 crore

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

The state government is ready with a plan of setting up 241 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, the project cost for which has been pegged at Rs 125 crore. The authorities are making this move because of a rising fossil fuel prices and...

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Hero Cycles seeks incentives under FAME2, to promote its e-bikes

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

Country’s biggest bicycle maker Hero Cycles on Tuesday said that if electric bicycles come under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME2 Scheme), the company can bring more products at lower cost, as low as ₹10,000. “I want to ask the...

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EV Charging Stations setup by BHEL on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) is setting up a network of solar-based Electric Vehicle Chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. Five charging stations in the series were inaugurated by Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public...

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Amit Shah flags off first fleet of eco-friendly electric buses in Ahmedabad

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 30, 2019

The ride in public transport buses in Ahmedabad will now be smoother and eco-friendly as Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the afternoon today flagged off the first fleet of eco-friendly electric buses in the city. These electric buses will be operated on major junctions on...

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Mumbai: City to get 300 e-buses, 100 for Navi Mumbai

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

BEST is among five city transport undertakings allotted the most electric vehicles (300) under the Central government's FAME-2 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles...

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Centre sanctions 50 electric buses for Tripura under FAME

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

As a part of the Green India Mission under climate change mitigation compliance, the Union ministry of heavy industries has sanctioned 50 electric buses for Tripura under the phase II of the...

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T.N. to unveil electric vehicle policy by next month-end

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2019

The Tamil Nadu government, which is chalking out an electric vehicle policy to provide infrastructure for vehicles across the State, has prepared a draft and will unveil it before the end of...

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Pragmatic policy likely on electric two-wheelers in a few months: TVS Motor

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

TVS Motor Company Chairman and Mananging Director Venu Srinivasan hopes to see a sensible policy in a few months from the cental government on electric two-wheelers. He says the industry has...

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Niti’s methanol plan for petrol vehicles on the backburner

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 16, 2019

The Niti Aayog has put the brakes on its plans for the use of methanol as an alternative fuel for petrol-run vehicles, in a major shift in strategy as the government’s focus has now moved to...

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