The country’s electric bus market has gained momentum owing to aggressive government push through FAME India [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] scheme and increased interest from global investors.
The e-commerce player has worked with design and manufacturing partners to procure electric vehicles (EVs) optimized for e-commerce deliveries. It is also planning to set up the necessary charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises to push the use of EVs.
Mobility in rural Kenya is currently flooded with unsustainable CO2-emitting motorcycles that pose a threat to the environment and public health. But the electric tricycle is an environmentally friendly alternative, and Solar E-cycles – a homegrown Kenyan startup – believes a leasing model could unlock a ton of three-wheeled potential.
The containerised solution integrates grid connection and multiple charging systems, allowing public transport and commercial fleet operators to charge more electric vehicles with less infrastructure in depots.
The industry needs to cut a dependence on electric vehicle battery imports from China, according to the road transport minister, who said the government is looking to support research into alternatives to lithium-ion technology.
The 50KW DC chargers will be accessible by both MG ZS electric vehicle (EV) customers as well as other EV owners whose automobiles are compatible with the CCS/CHAdeMO charging standards.
Under the brand name EZ Charge, Tata Power has already installed 170 fast and smart-charging points for electric vehicles in more than 20 cities across the country.
EV sales are set to be 1.7 million off because of the economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis, however analyst BloombergNEF predicts that will be less of a hit than the anticipated fall in sales of conventional cars, increasing the penetration of electric models into the overall market.
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