India’s electric vehicle push will lead to brighter, greener future

News: Decarbonisation of global economy, including India’s, entails decarbonisation of the transport sector. Moreover, it is in line with the India’s climate change commitments, will help boost manufacturing sector and also help ensure energy security. India supports the global “EV30@30” campaign, which aims for at least 30% of new vehicle sales to be electric by… Continue reading India’s electric vehicle push will lead to brighter, greener future

NITI Aayog, RMI, and RMI India Launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign

What is the News? NITI Aayog along with Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI), an independent non profit organization has launched Shoonya Initiative. About Shoonya Initiative Shoonya is an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and the industry.  Aim: To accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment and create… Continue reading NITI Aayog, RMI, and RMI India Launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign

Tesla is unlikely to launch its vehicles in India anytime soon

Source: Live Mint   Relevance:  Electric vehicles are necessary for pollution control and import substitution.    Synopsis: India needs to ease its restrictive policies towards the import of electric vehicles.   Introduction  Last month, Elon Musk complain about India’s restrictive policies for the import of electric vehicles. India’s restrictive policies are aimed at the Make in India campaign for… Continue reading Tesla is unlikely to launch its vehicles in India anytime soon

Charging infra guidelines for electric vehicles get nod

News:The Power ministry has revised guidelines for setting up charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles(EVs). Facts: What is the need of charging infrastructure: The lack of charging infrastructure is one of the main reasons behind poor adoption of electric mobility in India. The State Transport Units(STUs) who have also started operating electric busses on different routes… Continue reading Charging infra guidelines for electric vehicles get nod

Too much of reforms has led to slowdown: NITI Aayog CEO

NITI Aayog CEO has said that a huge set of reforms undertaken by the government has led to the current slowdown in the economy. He said that the reforms undertaken by government includes (a)GST (Goods and Services Tax) (b)IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) and (c)RERA(Real Estate Regulatory Authority). He has also advocated a series of… Continue reading Too much of reforms has led to slowdown: NITI Aayog CEO

Budget Briefs: Tax break to rev up electric vehicle sales

The Government has proposed a slew of measures to boost electric vehicles(EVs). The government has already moved to the Goods and Services tax (GST) council to lower the GST rate on electric vehicles from 12% to 5%. Besides,the government will also give an additional tax benefit of Rs 1.5 lakh on the interest paid on… Continue reading Budget Briefs: Tax break to rev up electric vehicle sales

Policy on electric vehicles well-thought-out: Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman has said that the proposal for transition to electric vehicles(EVs) was a well-thought-out policy to capitalise on the sunrise industry. The NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric three-wheelers be sold in the country post March 31,2023.Additionally,all new two-wheelers below 150cc sold after March 31,2025 should be electric. The industry has strongly… Continue reading Policy on electric vehicles well-thought-out: Rajiv Kumar

Govt eyes strict emission rules to boost EVs

The government is planning to make emission standards stringent to discourage the production and purchase of vehicles that are fitted with internal combustion engines(ICE). NITI Aayog has proposed the mandatory sale of two and three-wheelers Electric Vehicles(EVs) from 2025 but the industry representatives have resisted the shift towards EVs. The government officials are planning of… Continue reading Govt eyes strict emission rules to boost EVs

Council may consider GST cut on EVs

GST Council may cut the goods and services tax(GST) on electric vehicles to 5% from 12% to provide a stimulus to the sector. The lower rate are expected to encourage global manufacturers to invest in India’s planned shift to electric vehicles in order to try and bring down pollution levels. The Niti Aayog has prepared… Continue reading Council may consider GST cut on EVs

Niti’s new road map: Only electric vehicles to be sold after 2030

NITI Aayog has proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold after 2030. It has moved a cabinet note proposing that the road transport and highways ministry should prepare a framework to phase out the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030. The ministry has also been asked to pilot an e-highways programme. In… Continue reading Niti’s new road map: Only electric vehicles to be sold after 2030

SIAM, CII call for practical road map for electric vehicles

Automotive industry has opposed the government’s proposal to ban sales of non-electric three-wheelers by 2023 and two-wheelers of less than 150cc by 2025 terming it as an impractical and untimely move. Recently,Union Ministry of road and transport in consultations with NITI Aayog had proposed that all three-wheelers and two-wheelers below 150cc will need to go… Continue reading SIAM, CII call for practical road map for electric vehicles

Only electric 2-wheelers may be sold in country after 2025

Niti Aayog has proposed that in the next six to eight years,India’s entire two-wheeler industry should go full electric.The proposal is aimed to curb pollution and reduce India’s dependency on fossil fuels. The Niti Aayog has also pushed for doubling direct subsidy for electric three-wheelers to Rs 20,000 per kilowatt hour to make them as… Continue reading Only electric 2-wheelers may be sold in country after 2025

Now a portal to register e-vehicles

Maharashtra Government has announced its State Electric Vehicle Policy. Under this policy,Maharashtra has launched a new web portal for the registration of battery-operated vehicles.This portal will work as a gateway for sanction and disbursement of fiscal incentive to the buyers of Electric Vehicle (EVs), As per the approved policy,an enabling environment will also be created… Continue reading Now a portal to register e-vehicles

Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II

The Union cabinet has approved the proposal for implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’. The scheme will be implemented over the period of three years with effect from 1st April 2019. The main objectives of the scheme are a) encourage faster adoption of Electric… Continue reading Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II