In India electric vehicles are getting significant focus and their adoption is gathering pace. Here are some latest developments in emobility sector.
India launches E-Amrit, a web portal for EVs
The government of India has launched a web portal dedicated to EVs. The portal will raise awareness on EVs so complement all the initiatives being taken by the government. According to a some news report the portal will be a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles-such as their purchase, investment opportunities, policies and subsidies. The portal has been developed and hosted by NITI Aayog under a collaborative knowledge exchange programme with the UK government.
BSES ties up with Kazam to install EV charging stations
BSES has announced a partnership with Kazam, an IoT-enabled charging station startup, to install electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi. The partnership is in line with the announcement of the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy by the Government of NCT of Delhi, announced last year. The Startup has in last few months has installed over 600 charging stations across 11 states of the country and is working with over 100 businesses, according to some reports. BSES, along with EV charging startup Kazam, plans to install around 30,000 points for electric vehicles in Delhi NCR to recharge in the first phase.
Tata Power installs more than 1,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations
Tata Power recently achieved a milestone of having more than 1,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country. In addition, the company is also close to 10,000 home EV charging points. The EV charging stations are spread aound 180 cities and in multiple State and National highways under various business models and market segments. The company now plans to have a base of 10,000 charging stations.
Switch Mobility to operate 40 Electric buses in Chandigarh
Switch Mobility Automotive, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland, and Chandigarh City Bus Services Society CCBSS, flagged off commercial operations of first lot out of 40 Electric buses in the city of Chandigarh. The company has bagged the order for 40 electric buses under the FAME-II scheme. These electric buses come with fast charging technology and will provide service within the route plans set by the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU). On an average, this fleet of 40 globally benchmarked electric buses will save approximately 6.5 lakh Litre of fuel while reducing carbon emissions to the tune of 1700 Ton, annually.
Kawasaki, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, Yamaha to expand fuel options to achieving Carbon Neutrality
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda and Yamaha Motor have jointly announced that in order to pursue carbon neutrality, they will take on the challenge of expanding fuel options through the use of internal combustion engines at the Super Taikyu endurance race in Okayama on November 13-14.
Specifically, to further expand the options for producing, transporting and using fuel, the five companies intend to unite and pursue the three initiatives of:
1. participating in races using carbon-neutral fuels
2. exploring the use of hydrogen engines in two-wheeled and other vehicles
3. continuing to race using hydrogen engines
Maharashtra Government signs MoU with Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute will provide technical support to Maharashtra government in adoption and promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and implementing recently launched EV Policy. The two parties signed an MoU for the same at COP26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. RMI, a non-profit organisation based in US, is working to accelerate clean energy transition and improve lives. The focus of the partnership will be on electric mobility, ZEV, hydrogen fuel and decarbonisation of transport sector.
Other developments soon to be updated..