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The stakeholders would include e-vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and charging point operators, the government said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

Delhi govt announces common forum to discuss electric vehicle policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:05 AM IST
The first virtual meeting under the forum is scheduled to be held on December 18, the government said in a statement.
The service will also free up the ambulances for the more critical cases.(ANI)
The service will also free up the ambulances for the more critical cases.(ANI)

Delhi launches free e-vehicle service for transporting Covid-19 patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Launched in collaboration with EVERA, the electric vehicles will be used as an ambulance to transfer patients to any healthcare facility for free.
The fresh funding will be used for electric vehicle (EV) integration, geographical expansion, and for operations.
The fresh funding will be used for electric vehicle (EV) integration, geographical expansion, and for operations.

Bounce raises funds from InnoVen for EV integration, expansion

Livemint | By Salman S.H.
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Bounce currently operates a fleet of more than 23,000 two-wheelers in 35 cities.The startup directly competes with other mobility services such as VOGO
IIT Kharagpur students develop new electric vehicle to reduce vehicular pollution.(PTI)
IIT Kharagpur students develop new electric vehicle to reduce vehicular pollution.(PTI)

IIT Kharagpur students develop new electric vehicle

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 02:54 PM IST
The new green vehicle ‘DESHLA’, designed and built by the team, is set to pose a strong challenge to the current generation of three-wheeler autos and high-maintenance e-rickshaws, said a statement of IIT Kharagpur.
No money was, however, separately allocated for metro phase 4. Work on phase-IV is yet to begin despite the Delhi government and the Centre both clearing the project.(HT Photo)
No money was, however, separately allocated for metro phase 4. Work on phase-IV is yet to begin despite the Delhi government and the Centre both clearing the project.(HT Photo)

Push for electric vehicles, Metro ph-III

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The Delhi Metro Corporation (DMRC) was allocated a grant of Rs 414.70 crore, which officials said would be used only for the expansion of the Noida and Ghaziabad lines as part of phase III expansion project.
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the Centre’s target to ensure an at least 30% shift to electric vehicles by 2030.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the Centre’s target to ensure an at least 30% shift to electric vehicles by 2030.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

No registration fee likely for e-vehicles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:38 AM IST
At present, vehicle registration fees are Rs 300 for three wheelers/quadricycles/light motor vehicles, Rs 1,000 for medium passenger motor vehicles, Rs 1,500 for heavy passenger motor vehicles and Rs 5,000 for imported motor vehicles.
E- rickshaws on a Patna road.(AP Dube / HT Photo)
E- rickshaws on a Patna road.(AP Dube / HT Photo)

Electric vehicles set to get green number plates in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:40 PM IST
The Bihar state transport department has issued an order to replace the background colour of the number plates of electric-powered vehicles.
The report of Tesla’s cost-cutting plan affecting toilet paper supplies at work comes after Musk announced earlier in May that he would personally examine and review every expenditure at Tesla, no matter how small.(REUTERS FILE)
The report of Tesla’s cost-cutting plan affecting toilet paper supplies at work comes after Musk announced earlier in May that he would personally examine and review every expenditure at Tesla, no matter how small.(REUTERS FILE)

‘This is complete nonsense’: Elon Musk denies report of toilet paper shortage at Tesla

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:31 PM IST
A report by Electrek said that “teams at several Tesla facilities are going to some extremes in attempts to cut costs, including skipping on ordering office supplies - even toilet paper”.
Currently, phase-IV project of the Delhi Metro — clearance for which was given by the Delhi government last year after a wait of almost two years — is awaiting the Union government’s nod.(Picture for representation)
Currently, phase-IV project of the Delhi Metro — clearance for which was given by the Delhi government last year after a wait of almost two years — is awaiting the Union government’s nod.(Picture for representation)

Electric vehicles get Rs 100-crore push in Delhi budget, Metro Phase 4 Rs 500 crore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 02:01 AM IST
The Delhi government, in its budget released on Tuesday, allocated Rs 500 crore for the Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV project. Besides, the government also promised to roll out 4,000 new buses in phases.
The upcoming charging facility for electric vehicles is scheduled to come up within a couple of months on National Highway-48, adjacent to the Rajiv Chowk intersection, at an establishment cost of Rs 13 lakh.(Picture for representation)
The upcoming charging facility for electric vehicles is scheduled to come up within a couple of months on National Highway-48, adjacent to the Rajiv Chowk intersection, at an establishment cost of Rs 13 lakh.(Picture for representation)

Rajiv Chowk to get Gurugram’s first electric vehicle charging station, pact signed

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 05:21 AM IST
The deputy commissioner’s office on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a private firm for setting up a charging station for electric vehicles in the city. This will be the first government-sanctioned electric vehicle charging station in the city.
EV Expo 2018, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on December 21, 2018. PM Modi’s government has set a target of electric vehicles making up 30 percent of new sales of cars and two-wheelers by 2030 from less than 1% today.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
EV Expo 2018, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi on December 21, 2018. PM Modi’s government has set a target of electric vehicles making up 30 percent of new sales of cars and two-wheelers by 2030 from less than 1% today.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India’s electric vehicle goals being realised on two wheels, not four

Gove, New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has set a target of electric vehicles making up 30 % of new sales of cars and two-wheelers by 2030 from less than 1% today.
A switch to e-mobility would take a lot more than just buying and putting e-vehicles on the road. The biggest challenge is to keep them running.(File Photo)
A switch to e-mobility would take a lot more than just buying and putting e-vehicles on the road. The biggest challenge is to keep them running.(File Photo)

Charging infra and green power must for switch to e-vehicles

Hindustan Times | By Shivani Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 12:10 PM IST
Electric vehicles can help because they have zero tailpipe emissions and can reduce the dangerous nitrogen-oxide and particulate matter in the air. They also offer quieter and smoother rides. The new draft policy’s focus on electrifying two-wheelers, besides auto-rickshaws, cabs, goods carriers and public buses, could address a big problem.
An electric car manufactured by Tata Motors. Last year, the sale of electric vehicles surpassed the 30 lac mark worldwide.(HT File Photo)
An electric car manufactured by Tata Motors. Last year, the sale of electric vehicles surpassed the 30 lac mark worldwide.(HT File Photo)

A sound policy regarding electric vehicles can be a game changer

UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Introducing electric vehicles in the state will not only improve the air quality, but also create more employment opportunities and foster innovation in the transportation sector.
Lithium-ion battery cells are seen on the production line of the Eliiy Power Co. plant in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Lithium-ion battery cells are seen on the production line of the Eliiy Power Co. plant in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Exide and Leclanche form venture to make batteries for India

Bloomberg | By Anna Hirtenstein
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The partnership will produce and sell lithium-ion batteries in India with a focus on packs to power electric buses and e-rickshaws.
India’s EV market is expected to grow at double-digit rates till 2020(MINT)
India’s EV market is expected to grow at double-digit rates till 2020(MINT)

Suzuki’s entry into the EV market could be a game changer

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:16 PM IST
The entry of Suzuki Motor Corp into the EV market at this stage is a positive development not just because it adds to the list of existing firms in the space such as Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd but because, it is the market leader in passenger vehicles in the country and also the company that changed the auto ecosystem in the country in the 1980s and the 1990s
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