The Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises, Anant Geete said that the final government approval for the Rs 5500-crore second-leg of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant today said the think tank has proposed abolishing road tax for electric vehicles in order to streamline India’s transition towards electric mobility.
The central government is considering providing subsidy on buying electric vehicles, a move that is expected to give a big push to their sales, Union power minister (independent charge) RK Singh has said.
The Switzerland government-promoted platform, Cleantech, meant for sharing Swiss experience in India about use of alternative energy, has pitched for looking at an energy selling model for electric vehicles like selling petrol for a car to make electric mobility affordable in India.
Last week, at Niti Aayog’s global mobility summit, Move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi painted a shining vision of the future of mobility in the country. “We want to build India as a driver in electric vehicles,” Modi said,
Umer Anwer stops on the street near Tesla Inc.’s Brooklyn showroom and grabs his smartphone. He’s looking for a spot to charge his electric car, and the Tesla charging plugs won’t work with the Nissan Leaf he’s driving.
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said electric vehicles should be adopted for betterment of our future generation and to maintain the ecological balance.
With electric vehicles on the rise and charging stations coming up in the state, Telangana power distribution companies have come up with electric vehicles tariff for charging station and battery swap.
In a U-turn, the government has decided to offer a direct subsidy of around Rs 1.4 lakh for each electric car, while extending benefits to those purchasing other electric vehicles (EVs) too, such as two- and three-wheelers.
State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, which leads the country’s energy efficiency and conservation drive, has thrown open a challenge for entrepreneurs and startups to develop electric cars that are more efficient in terms of performance and cheaper than what it had sought in its ecars tender last year.