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  • An electric car with Swedish roots, and a rebellious streak Oct 23, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    An electric car with Swedish roots, and a rebellious streak

    On the other hand, what may be a deal-clincher for some is the vehicle’s understated yet attractive design

  • Tesla in talks with Karnataka government for Gigafactory, R&D centre in Bengaluru Oct 05, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Tesla in talks with Karnataka government for Gigafactory, R&D centre in Bengaluru

    The potential Gigafactory will manufacture Tesla’s electric vehicles and batteries, but talks are preliminary and is likely to be “long drawn”

  • General Motors doubling down on big SUVs, unveils longer Chevy Tahoe, Suburban Dec 11, 2019 08:05 AM IST

    General Motors doubling down on big SUVs, unveils longer Chevy Tahoe, Suburban

    "As the industry moves toward EVs, profits from large SUVs will help pay for investments," GM President Mark Reuss said.

  • Meet EV deadline or pay up for pollution, Centre may tell auto cos Aug 01, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Meet EV deadline or pay up for pollution, Centre may tell auto cos

  • Modi government pushes for transition to electric vehicles for public transport Jul 29, 2019 04:28 PM IST

    Modi government pushes for transition to electric vehicles for public transport

    The FAME scheme has proposed the establishment of about 2,700 charging stations in metros, other million-plus cities and, smart cities and cities of hilly states across the country

  • Govt asserts subsidy for EVs only for commercial vehicles, not personal usage Jul 19, 2019 03:45 PM IST

    Govt asserts subsidy for EVs only for commercial vehicles, not personal usage

    Various industry players have been asking the government to also provide support to EVs for personal usage four-wheelers in order to make them affordable and popularise the eco-friendly technology.

  • Why electricity supplied to Electric Vehicles in India is not so green Jul 09, 2019 04:18 PM IST

    Why electricity supplied to Electric Vehicles in India is not so green

    Depending on country’s electricity-generation sources, electric vehicles are largely not emissions-free in most of the countries.

  • FICCI pushes for inclusion of battery swapping scheme under FAME-II Jun 28, 2019 03:38 PM IST

    FICCI pushes for inclusion of battery swapping scheme under FAME-II

    This would reduce the time to charge electric vehicles which generally takes a few hours

  • India to formulate local electric vehicle standards to facilitate segment growth May 17, 2019 03:43 PM IST

    India to formulate local electric vehicle standards to facilitate segment growth

    Manufacturing EVs and their parts domestically was also being pushed by the government under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid vehicles (FAME) scheme.

  • Panasonic launches electric vehicle charging service in Delhi-NCR May 15, 2019 05:07 PM IST

    Panasonic launches electric vehicle charging service in Delhi-NCR

    The company aims to expand the offerings to Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Amaravati in the next three years, and 25 more cities in the next five years.

  • Government hikes FAME-I outlay to Rs 895 crore Nov 25, 2018 10:25 AM IST

    Government hikes FAME-I outlay to Rs 895 crore

    The phase-I of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME India) scheme was supposed to be implemented over a two-year period commencing from April 1, 2015

  • This is why electric cars may not reduce air pollution Nov 14, 2018 04:31 PM IST

    This is why electric cars may not reduce air pollution

    Electrification of vehicles will have to be part of a comprehensive package of policies promoting energy efficiency and to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector

  • Government to exempt EVs, alternative fuel-powered vehicles from permit requirements: Nitin Gadkari Sep 06, 2018 04:48 PM IST

    Government to exempt EVs, alternative fuel-powered vehicles from permit requirements: Nitin Gadkari

    Urging automakers to focus in this direction, the minister said demand for EVs could also be created by mandating cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to induct a certain percentage of such vehicles in their fleet.

  • Centre scraps cash incentives for private EVs Jun 22, 2018 02:07 PM IST

    Centre scraps cash incentives for private EVs

    To justify their policy, the Centre has decided to provide cash subsidies to electric cars used by shared-mobility operators like Ola and Uber since “the vehicles will run much more than private cars”

  • Government to make fuel efficiency norms taut to push EV manufacturing Jun 14, 2018 03:54 PM IST

    Government to make fuel efficiency norms taut to push EV manufacturing

    Fuel efficiency norms mandated by the transport ministry require cars to be 30 percent more fuel efficient by 2022, thereby reducing CO2 emission

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