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Bengaluru takes steps to become the electric-vehicle capital of India

Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar recently announced that Bengaluru will have its first electric vehicle charging station opened on February 15 at the BESCOM office in KR Circle. Further, it will get 11 such stations soon. It was announced months after the state Cabinet cleared the Karnataka Electric… read more →

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Indian Electric Vehicle Market To Grow In Double Digits: Assocham

The Indian electric vehicles (EV) market is expected to grow at double digit rates till 2020, while the nascent telematics market is also poised to develop at a much faster rate. The EV industry in the country is at a nascent stage, comprising less than one per cent of total vehicle sales and is dominated… read more →

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E-cars will help save 4 times more than estimated earlier

Electric vehicles powered with cent per cent renewable energy can help save close to Rs 40,000 in fuel cost annually -- four times more than what was estimated earlier. The cost of solar and wind energy in India has hit a tipping point: it is now significantly cheaper than coal-based power. This makes… read more →

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EESL invites bid for 2,000 electric vehicle chargers for phase II

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited a bid for 2,000 electric vehicle chargers for the second phase of its EV programme, which will see the rollout of 9,500 electric vehicles across different states. EESL, which is a joint venture of PSUs under the power ministry, had floated… read more →

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EESL plans pan-India rollout of 9,500 electric vehicles

State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is trying to rope in more states and make a pan-India roll out of 9,500 electric vehicles this year, as the first 500 cars are ready to be delivered in Delhi next week. EESL in August last year floated a tender for 10,000 electric cars. The first part of this… read more →

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India turns Tesla's electric vehicle formula on its head to target mass market

Tesla helped electric vehicles gain a mainstream foothold in the US by starting with luxury cars and then moving down-market. India's nascent transition to EVs is heading in the opposite direction. Many consumers will get their first taste of electric vehicles from public-transit systems and corporate… read more →

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Transport Ministry to seek Rs 5,000 crore for electric bus fleets, bus ports

The road transport and highways ministry will seek separate budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for introducing government-owned electric bus fleets and building world-class bus ports across the country, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said. The ministry plans to set up special purpose vehicles… read more →

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Govt introduces smart chargers for electric vehicles

India is likely to get nearly 150 smart electric vehicle (EV) charging stations over the next 12-18 months. This was announced during the launch of a smart EV charger at the SCOPE Complex in New Delhi on Monday. The EV charger was installed by Fortum India, a wholly owned subsidiary of clean energy… read more →

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Chennai to soon get charging stations for e-bikes, autos

Chennai will soon get two charging stations for electric two-wheelers and e-auto rickshaws. The project is funded by German firms iPLON, GmbH and German Energy Agency Dena. iPLON India will be implementing the project in Chennai. Aarthy Vigneshwari, Project Engineer, iPLON India told BusinessLine: “Though… read more →

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Scientists develop new Graphene-based battery that charges five times faster

Scientists have developed a new graphene-based battery material with charging speed five times faster than today's lithium-ion batteries. The breakthrough by researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in South Korea provides promise for the next generation batteries, particularly… read more →

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