European EV sales outstripped diesel for the first time.

Energizing India News, 18 Oct 21′ The global market for electric and plug-in hybrid cars edged out sales of diesel vehicles by 10,100 units in August 2021.  For the first time in Europe, electric vehicles outsold diesel vehicles in passenger car sales. According to JATO Dynamics data, EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles outsold diesel vehicles […]

Tata Motors Celebrates its 10,000th Electric Vehicle Customer.

Energizing India News, 28 Sep 21′ Tata Motors has reached a new milestone by enrolling its 10,000th electric vehicle customer, making it the first and only carmaker in India to do so. Early adopters have driven the first 10,000 electric vehicles, which, according to Tata Motors, will pave the path for EVs to become mainstream. […]

Toyota to invest $13.5B to develop EV battery tech by 2030.

Energizing India News, 14 Sep 21′ Toyota Motor Corp said it expects to spend more than $13.5 Billion by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system – a bid to lead in the key automotive technology over the next decade.  The world’s largest automaker by volume, which pioneered hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles with the […]

World’s Largest EV Battery Maker, CATL Unveils a new Sodium-Ion Battery

Energizing India News, 25 Aug 21′ Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. or more famously known as CATL, unveiled a sodium-ion battery, a type of lower-density cell that uses cheaper raw materials than batteries made from lithium-ion metals. As well as the first generation of sodium batteries. The Ningde, Fujian-based company also launched a battery-pack solution that can integrate sodium-ion cells and lithium-ion […]

Maharashtra EV Policy To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

The Maharashtra government facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles through incentives and subsidies for both consumers and manufacturers under its Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021-2025. Maharashtra, a leading industrial, manufacturing, and finance hub in India, announced its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021 on July 13, 2021. It will be valid till March 31, 2025. The new […]

Fame-2 incentive scheme for electric vehicles extended by two more years

Initially, to be implemented for three years from April 1, 2019, it will now be in force for up to March 31, 2024.  The Union Government’s decision to extend the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicle (FAME) scheme by two years to 31 March 2024, will help push […]

Electric two-wheelers now more affordable after govt revises FAME II subsidies.

Aiming at faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India, the Centre has decided to reduce the burden on EV manufacturers by increasing subsidies on electric two-wheelers. According to a notification issued by the Department of Heavy Industry on Friday, the incentive for electric two-wheelers has been increased to ₹15,000 per kWh, up by […]

India electric vehicles: Initiative reveals need for new infrastructure

One of the world’s most polluted cities is on a drive to cut vehicle emissions.  India’s capital New Delhi has launched a campaign to promote electric cars and rickshaws.  But environmentalists say without the necessary infrastructure, the project could hit a dead end.     Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India.