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Uber launches 'green' services in Bengaluru, rides with EVs now available

Uber launched “Uber green” services in Karnataka capital Bengaluru via which users can now book eco-friendly, sustainable rides through electric vehicles.

The first of the green vehicles was flagged off by Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge.(Uber)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 09:34 AM IST

Delhi govt notifies cab aggregator policy, fleets to switch to electric

Those interested would need to register with the government within 90 days from the date of notification and procure a license

The policy covers all aggregators providing passenger transport in Delhi as well as those involved in delivery services and e-commerce vehicles. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Prepare for the future with a green mindset

Clean mobility is not the future, it is the need of our generation. For the future, we must start thinking of alternative clean fuels.

A motorist charges his electric vehicle at Vashi fuel centre charging station in Navi Mumbai (BACHCHAN KUMAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 06:27 PM IST

The just transition to a decarbonised economy

With the coming year’s Budget exercise underway, a key question is: Can it traverse the entire carbon ‘canvas’ in a more impactful manner?

A look at the ongoing ‘green’ electrification of the country’s energy systems reveals that the effort to fast-track its pace over the past decade or so has led to around 10 GW of renewable electricity being added annually (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Govt weighs five-year tax cuts on EV imports to woo Elon Musk’s Tesla

India is considering tax cuts on imports of electric vehicles to attract companies like Tesla to sell and manufacture cars in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Tesla chief executive Elon Musk during a meeting in New York City, New York, U.S., June 20, 2023.(via REUTERS)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 09:10 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

In a green push, govt officials in HP to get electric vehicles

The state finance department has asked all the departments concerned to submit a list of required vehicles in order to prepare a budget

Himachal Pradesh government has prepared a draft notification mandating the use of electric vehicles by all its officials (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, Shimla

Forget Teslas, India’s EV revolution is happening on two wheels

Electric scooters are spreading fast

Say the words “electric vehicle” and racy images of Tesla and its boss Elon Musk spring to Western minds. (HT File)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 12:00 PM IST
The Economist

‘Vehicular combustion is the root cause of air pollution in Lucknow’

On Wednesday, the city once again recorded a ‘poor’ AQI of 202, marking the second time in six months after it recorded a ‘moderate’ level on Tuesday.

Experts at the CSIR-IITR pointed out that pollution sources vary depending on the locality within the city. (Representational photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 06:16 AM IST

Epsilon Advanced Materials to build $650 million EV battery material plant in US

The manufacturing plant will be located in Brunswick County, southwest of Wilmington, and will be part of the EV battery hub developing in the state.

Mumbai-based EAM, a unit of Epsilon Carbon, said it will make anodes, the negative electrodes in batteries, from both natural and synthetic graphite.(Representational image)
Published on Oct 27, 2023 07:22 AM IST
Reuters |

Delhi EV policy 2.0 may incentivise retrofit

Delhi's EV policy 2.0 to be finalized in a month, aims to encourage adoption of electric vehicles.

The EV charging plaza at Chemsford Club parking, on Rafi Marg. Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said that Delhi EV policy 2.0 is likely to be finalised in a month. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 12:18 AM IST

Punekars preferring e-vehicles over fuel & CNG

In choosing e-vehicles over their fuel & CNG counterparts, Punekars are not only moving with the times but are also influenced by the fact that environmentally-friendly vehicles are being rewarded by the central government

Two-wheelers are the top preference followed by four-wheelers, buses and rickshaws. (RAHUL RAUT. HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 06:30 AM IST

PMC to replace old garbage collection vehicles with EVs

PMC has around 1,400 three, four-wheelers and heavy vehicles for the collection and transportation of garbage. Out of this, around 750 vehicles are heavy vehicles and the maximum are used for solid waste collection and transportation purposes

The Pune civic body has purchased 10 electric garbage tipper vehicles. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 10:05 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

CAQM reiterates Oct 31 deadline for NCR to phase out pre-BS 6 buses

Sharing data, CAQM said the transition is being facilitated with each state already in the process of procuring new buses

HT Image
Updated on Oct 21, 2023 05:30 AM IST

Pharmaceutical Sciences Oration-2023: ‘EVs using coal-generated power don’t serve purpose’

He was speaking on the sidelines of “The Panjab University Pharmaceutical Sciences Oration-2023” on the theme “Green chemistry, sustainability and need of the pharma industry” which was held at law auditorium in PU on Thursday

Padma Shri awardee GD Yadav interacting with the audience at Panjab University law auditorium on Thursday
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 09:56 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hon Hai and Nvidia collaborate on AI factory for smarter electric vehicles

Hon Hai aims to bring AI factory concept to various industries.

Jensen Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp., speaks during the Hon Hai Tech Day in Taipei on October 18, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Oct 18, 2023 07:48 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

NITI Aayog encourages Maharatnas to set up charging stations, adopt to EVs

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government aims to have EVs comprise 30% of new private vehicle registrations, amounting to 8 crore EVs, by 2030

NITI Aayog advisor Sudhendu Sinha chaired a meeting with Maharatnas on Friday. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2023 01:36 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

India’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in last 6 years, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that new possibilities are being created for the youth as India’s economy is expanding

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressed the Kaushal Deekshant Samaroh of the union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on Thursday. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Chandigarh Police add 52 petrol bikes to fleet, auto dealers cry foul

The bikes, which are an addition to the Chandigarh police’s fleet, have been acquired from Hero Motor Private Limited as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit flagged off 52 petrol-run bikes in Chandigarh on Monday. (KeshaVv)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 07:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

One year on, Chandigarh admn to review Electric Vehicle policy

The meeting of Chandigarh administration to review the Electric Vehicle policy will be held in the second week of October

Under the policy, Chandigarh administration plans to gradually stop registering fuel-run vehicles to dissuade people from buying vehicles that cause pollution. (iStock)
Updated on Oct 06, 2023 08:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Fate of e-bike scheme uncertain as it awaits state govt nod

The scheme aims to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce air pollution in a city that has the highest number of two-wheelers in the country

While the e-bike scheme was conceptualised under the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, it hit a roadblock after the Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction)-Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) combine came into power in the state. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:06 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Electric vehicles fail to spark Chandigarh buyers’ interest, only 5% registrations in a year

As per the data, from September 20, 2022, to September 18, 2023, 52,412 vehicles were registered in Chandigarh, out of which, only 2,599 were electric vehicles. The count of two-wheeler registrations stood at 21,400, out of which only 1,807 were electric vehicles

Despite a vigorous push from the UT administration, electric vehicles (EVs) are struggling to find takers, with only 5% EV registrations recorded in the last year. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

EV facility to be made available at key tourist places: Yogi

In the last one year, over 30 crore tourists visited Uttar Pradesh, including two crore who went to Kashi Vishwanath Dham during Sawan, says chief minister

The CM also directed the Gorakhpur administration to develop prepare an action plan for introducing a sea plane service, with take-offs and landings from a floating jetty on the Tal (lake). (File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 09:12 PM IST

40% electric vehicles sold in India made in Tamil Nadu: Report

According to the data, 1,044,600 EVs were registered with RTOs this year till September 20. Of this, Tamil Nadu sold 414,802 EVs manufactured based on registration of all EVs across the state’s RTOs

Out of the 1 million EVs sold in India this year, more than 400,000 EVs were manufactured in Tamil Nadu (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 01:21 AM IST
By, Chennai

Free parking for Electric Vehicles in Panchkula: Mayor

Besides the free parking for Electric Vehicles, beautification of Ambedkar Chowk and Panchkula sectors 24, 25 and 26 was approved. in the latest meeting

Panchkula is planning to incentivise free parking for Electric Vehicles. (HT File)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Panchkula

40% electric vehicles sold in India manufactured in Tamil Nadu

According to the Vahan Dashboard data, as many as 10,44,600 EVs were registered with RTOs from January until September 20

Out of the ten lakh EVs sold in India this year, over four lakh were manufactured in Tamil Nadu. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 03:25 PM IST

Rishi Sunak’s anti-green turn on Britain’s climate targets

It creates uncertainty, will deter investors and probably won’t win voters

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak(AP)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 04:47 PM IST
The Economist

Delhi aims to double its EV adoption this financial year

These plans were outlined in the outcomes budget document shared by the planning department of the Delhi government on Tuesday

New Delhi, India - July 20, 2020: A view of a public electric vehicle (EV) charging plaza during its inauguration at Chemsford Club parking, on Rafi Marg in New Delhi, India, on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 03:17 AM IST

Munich Auto Show 2023: Cars that project movies, bike wash | Key highlights

Chinese carmakers showcase innovative features, European manufacturers focus on electric models, and a bike wash attracts cyclists at the Munich auto fair IAA.

Visitors watch the premiere presentation of the Mercedes Benz Concept CLA Class in the Open Space pavilion of Mercedes Benz during the International Motor Show IAA in Munich, Germany, on September 6.(AFP)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 12:05 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Mercedes CEO: Variable costs for EVs to remain higher, fueling competition

Mercedes CEO says variable costs for electric vehicles will remain higher than combustion engine models.

A Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven is displayed during an event a day ahead of the official opening of the 2023 Munich Auto Show IAA Mobility, in Munich, Germany, September 4.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 04:51 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Electricity usage by EVs in Maha rises to 14.44 million units in just 10 months

State-run MSEDCL, also called Mahavitaran, is the nodal agency for providing charging stations for EVs. The sale of electricity coincides with the substantial increase in the number of EVs sold. Sources in the government said the number of EVs sold in Maharashtra is close to 3 lakh, which used to be around 4,700 in 2018

Navi Mumbai, India - February 11, 2022: A motorist charges his electric car at a charging station at Vashi Fuel Centre, in Navi Mumbai, India, on Friday, February 11, 2022. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:15 AM IST
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