Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicElectric vehicle

Topic: Electric vehicle

‘Poor charging infrastructure, high prices’ — what’s putting the brakes on India’s 2030 EV target

Two-wheeler electric vehicles faring well, but long charging duration & expensive batteries may dent govt’s ambitions, says Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association report.

Indian cars no longer dependent on foreign designs. Maruti promises to boost it further

As the world’s third-largest car market after China and the US, India could also become a hub for enhanced design and engineering facilities.

Toyota to invest Rs 4,800 crore to make electric vehicle parts in India

The Japanese carmaker signed a memorandum of understanding with Karnataka and expects the investment to generate around 3,500 new jobs in the country.

Electric scooters catching fire show high cost of India’s green goals

The govt has pledged to adopt new standards to tackle the fires, which are likely caused due to thermal inefficiencies in lithium-ion batteries and exacerbated by hot weather.

India’s EV battery race is led by newbie scooter maker that gets more state support than RIL

Ola Electric is getting 40% of the total capacity covered by $2.4 billion in battery incentives as India aims to keep Chinese technology & raw materials away from the nascent sector.

Bengaluru-based electric scooter startup to invest up to Rs 2,500 crore in new plants

Simple Energy is building an initial facility with the capacity to produce 10 lakh scooters a year. It aims to open a second plant by 2023 and make 1.25 crore scooters annually.

UK to extend 750 million pounds for green projects in India, commits new funds for EVs

This is part of UK's India Green Guarantee to the World Bank, announced at COP26. UK has also committed 210 million pounds to fund green projects in developing countries.

Ola’s new e-scooter factory is women-only, aims to build 10 million two-wheelers by 2022

The e-mobility business is expected to make its debut next year with the vision to provide the world 'clean mobility, a carbon-negative footprint, and an inclusive workforce'.

Tesla to start exporting made-in-China Model 3 sedans to Europe

Tesla's Shanghai factory opened for local deliveries at the start of this year. It will start shipping cars to more than 10 countries, including Germany, France & Switzerland.

Electric vehicles aren’t enough to clean up city’s energy systems

An investment of €6 billion in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure could yield over €12 billion in human health benefits from improved air quality.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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