The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is all set to become the first temple management in the world to use electric cars for commuting. As part of its electric vehicles policy, the Andhra Pradesh government will deploy 350 electric cars across the state by June end. Of this, 50 will be for the use of TTD officials in Tirumala.
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) plans to roll out 1,000 electric cars to Maharashtra government over the next six monthsas the latter plans to create Rs. 25,000 crore market for electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure in the state.
India has pushed back a deadline to put thousands of battery-driven cars on the road by nearly a year, in a setback to its ambitions of having electric vehicles comprise about a third of its fleet by 2030.
Britain risks a shortage of electric cars after Brexit as carmakers will lose an incentive to sell low-emission vehicles there, a Brussels-based think-tank warned.
The Indian auto industry has spoken in unison. The country’s ambitions to fully electrify vehicles by 2030 will come to nought, zilch, or in simple words nothing.
Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt (GW) network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain, it said on Monday.
Tesla reported that it lost less money than the market expected and said it was making progress ramping up production of Model 3 electric cars.
Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo targets to sell one million electrified cars by 2025 when half of all the cars it sells globally are expected to be full electric models, a top company official said. Being the first luxury carmaker to announce its intention of shifting its focus away from diesel and towards electrified vehicles, Volvo Car, owned by Chinese carmaker Geely, looks to partly electrify its entire fleet by 2019 through hybrid versions.
Some models will cost the same as combustion engines as soon as 2024 and become cheaper the following year, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Electric cars may be cheaper than their petroleum counterparts by 2025 if the cost of lithium-ion batteries continues to fall.