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Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland may look at partnerships in electric vehicles segment in future in a bid to cut huge costs involved in developing new technologies in this space. In the traditional internal combustion engine segment, the Hinduja group flagship firm, however, would like to go on in its own, having built a strong […]

British electric bike and lifestyle brand GoZero Mobility forayed into Indian market Wednesday with the launch of two electric bikes, One and Mile. GoZero One is powered with 400Wh lithium battery pack optimised to provide 60 Km of range on a single charge, while GoZero Mile is powered by 300Wh lithium battery pack which provides […]

Ather Energy has announced a strategic association with Godrej Nature’s Basket to expand AtherGrid, the company’s EV fast-charging public network’s presence. The 35 locations that Godrej Nature’s Basket operates across the country will host AtherGrid Points as the automobile player expands its presence across India. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article26586695.ece

Auto component maker Tata AutoComp Systems has partnered with Australia’s Tritium Pty Ltd to supply direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles in India. The two companies have signed an MoU under which Tata AutoComp will soon make available Tritium’s DC Fast Chargers in India. https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/tata-autocomp-ties-up-with-australia-s-tritium-to-set-up-ev-charging-stations-119030600436_1.html

The government of Kerala has finalised an electric vehicle (EV) policy for the state. The Cabinet approval came with some changes in the draft policy. One aim is to procure 6,000 electric buses for the state road transport corporation by 2025. https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/kerala-govt-okays-e-vehicle-policy-to-procure-6-000-buses-by-2025-119030601160_1.html

The government is set to announce a subsidy of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for 60,000 electric cars and dole of up to Rs 20,000 for 20,000 hybrid cars that are bought over the next three years as it seeks to promote green fuel in the country via a Rs 10,000-crore package. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/government-may-offer-up-to-rs-2-5-lakh-subsidy-for-60000-e-cars/articleshow/68195828.cms

Korean auto major Hyundai Motor announced that the company is planning to build a dedicated electric vehicle platform to launch its upcoming range of electric vehicles by 2020. This new platform is a part of company’s planned $40 billion investment into innovation, new models and technologies for electrified and autonomous vehicles as well as transportation […]

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched a technology-based electric mobility service in Mumbai on select routes. As part of the initiative – Glyd – the company flagged off the first batch of 10 e-Veritos in the city. The company has from time to time provided innovative and first of its kind e-mobility solutions. […]

In a big push to the Centre’s ambitious plan to switch to electric vehicles by 2030, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has initiated a process to establish electric vehicle charging stations for the public. The civic agency has already installed 25 charging stations at multiple locations across Lutyens’ Delhi, including CP, Gole Market, Jor […]

Kerala is set to give a major thrust to electric vehicles, with the state government setting a target to have one million electric vehicles by 2022. The domain is also putting in place a Rs 12 crore e-mobility fund.  The State Road Transport Corporation has also decided to make a complete switch to electric buses in […]