The DC fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers will be available at BPCL fuel stations between Delhi and Jalandhar. BPCL plans 200 such fast-charging corridors along national highways by March this year.
A new report says Tamil Nadu could lower carbon emissions by over 36 million tonnes if 5-10% of all two-, three- and four-wheeler vehicle sales in the state during 2022-30 are converted to electric.
The electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, with over 150 charging points, is synced with the Magenta ChargeGrid Smart app that allows EV owners to check the real-time availability of charging stations and book slots.
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.
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.
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 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 state budget for 2020-21 has also allocated Rs 125 crore under Pradhan Mantri KUSUM Yojana to solarize 18,500 grid-connected pumps and for standalone offgrid solar power agriculture pumps.
The joint venture between Japanese majors Toshiba, Denso and Suzuki will make the investment in the Gujarat plant over the 2021-25 period, having pumped Rs12.5 billion into the first phase of development.
The investment—part of a $592 million assistance package—will be used to promote adoption of smart meters, distributed solar photovoltaic systems and e-vehicles in India.
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