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In India, 67.6 million people live in cities embracing renewable energy in a big way

As of 2020, only 13 cities in India had renewable energy targets and/or policies in place. These cities, however, are home to a significant 67.6 million people.

India, Sweden to fund joint R&D in renewable energy and storage

The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) have issued a call for joint R&D proposals in renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy storage. The deadline for the submission of proposals is May 6.

Indian electric rickshaw market could hit US$1.4 billion by 2025

The electric rickshaw market would grow at 33.3% annually over five years to touch $1,394.2 million by 2025. 

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Spanish EV startup selects ION Energy’s battery management system

The Spanish startup will use ION’s advanced battery management and intelligence technologies for its electric scooter, the RAY 7.7.

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Andaman island rolls out electric buses

The project, comprising a fleet of 40 electric buses, is being implemented by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited.

Uttarakhand rolls out electric bus service

The hill state in northern India has added the electric bus footprint with the service flagged off in the capital city Dehradun. The state government plans to start 30 such eco-friendly electric buses in this financial year. The buses, supplied by Olectra Greentech, will run in Dehradun, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar.

Government planning electric vehicle charging kiosks at 69,000 petrol pumps

An underdeveloped charging ecosystem is one of the many factors restricting the uptake of electric four-wheelers in India. A limited number of products and higher costs than combustion-engine powered vehicles are the other deterrents.

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BMW selects KPIT software for next-generation EV charging electronics

The engagement covers software development, integration, and maintenance of combined powertrain coordination unit including charging control, and extends over several years.

Installers sought for 1,000 EV charging stations nationwide

Contractors will be required to identify sites and develop, operate and maintain interoperable electric chargers in more than 75 cities.

FAME II program backs more than 27,000 EVs

The second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles program offers purchase incentives for electric and hybrid vehicles and also supports charging infrastructure.

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