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Goa to subsidise 11,000 electric vehicles annually for five years

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2021

In a bid to reduce the state’s carbon footprint, the government has decided to provide subsidies to 11,000 electric vehicles every year for a period of five years. The subsidy will be capped at Rs 25 crore annually. As per the draft scheme for promotion of electric vehicles...

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Subject Tags: FAME II , India

Electric bus orders on track in India despite coronavirus outbreak

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

As production plants across China struggle with supplies due to the coronavirus outbreak, the market leader of electric buses in India is confident of meeting delivery deadlines. Olectra Greentech, which has bagged contracts to supply 735 electric buses to nine cities in...

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Okinawa Looks To Make EV Charging Practical For Range-Anxious Indians

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

"People think that lack of infrastructure is the biggest challenge for the adoption of electric vehicles in India, however, that is only in the case of four-wheelers," said Jeetender Sharma, cofounder of Okinawa Autotech. Sharma's belief stems from the fact that detachable...

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Tariff impact to be negligible if utilities invest in EV charging infra

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Majority of the state public utilities have said that there will be a marginal increase in electricity tariffs if discoms invest in public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in their respective license areas. While, one state public utility said that tariff could...

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Eye on future, clean mobility, 20 e-sedans to soon ply on Ludhiana-Jalandhar route

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 24, 2020

Seeking to offer clean mobility, a pilot project to run 20 electric sedans on Ludhiana-Jalandhar route is on the anvil in Punjab. The proposed project is a joint initiative of Punjab government, World Economic Forum and Mahindra & Mahindra subsidiary Smart Sustainable...

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Nitin Gadkari expects states to order 10,000 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

The government is pushing for greater acceptance of electric buses and has advised states to do away with permit requirements for such vehicles, said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, adding that he is expecting a minimum order of 10,000 battery electric...

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Govt to scrap registration fees for buying electric vehicles: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 13, 2020

The government is promoting electric vehicles (EV) by proposing to drop registration fees and using the Union Budget to given an additional income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on interest paid on loans taken to purchase such transport, said Prakash Javadekar, Minister of...

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No bidders for e-buses, NMC seeks extension of deadline

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

For the second consecutive time, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s transport department has found no bidders for supplying 40 electric buses, sanctioned by the central government last year. The NMC has already missed two deadlines. “Now, we have sought another extension till...

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300 e-buses to hit Mumbai roads

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

BEST's fleet strength will go up by 300 electric buses, being procured for Mumbai under FAME-2 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles) scheme/subsidy of the Central government. The buses, whose 10-year-contract for Rs 1,259 crore will come up for...

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BMTC board gives nod to procure new buses

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

In a relief for passengers, a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) board meeting on Tuesday approved the procurement of new buses.

BMTC board has approved the procurement of 1,500 BS-VI diesel buses after the approval from the state government. BS-VI...

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