Electric Vehicles Current Affairs - 2020

Gujarat Announces New subsidy schemes for e-Vehicles

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced a scheme for e-Vehicles. This would encourage the use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state. The announcement was made to curb the air pollution in Gujarat. Key Facts Government would provide a subsidy of 12,000 rupees to students who are studying in Standard-9th to colleges in Read More…

EESL to procure 250 Electric Vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor

On September 3, 2020, the energy Efficiency Services Limited announced that it will procure 250 electric Vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India. Highlights The Tata Motors is to supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs and the Hyundai Motor India Limited will supply 100 Kona Electric SUVs for government use. EESL is to procure Read More…

GoI: 21 Centres of Excellence to be launched to incubate new technologies

The State-Owned Technology Parks in India (STPI) are to have the largest ecosystem to incubate new technologies. This is to be achieved by setting up 21 Centres of Excellence in these parks. Highlights India has centres of excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things, electric vehicles, block chain, animation and gaming, etc. The Government of India Read More…

Facts Box: Delhi electric Vehicle Policy

On August 7, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched “Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy”. Under the new policy, the State Government of Delhi will waive registration fee and road tax. Also, it will provide an incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakhs for new cars in the NCR region. Highlights The policy aims to boost Read More…

India’s first Charging Plaza inaugurated

On July 20, 2020, the Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy Shri R K Singh inaugurated first public Electric Vehicle charging plaza at Chelmsford club in New Delhi. Highlights Along with the charging plaza, the minister also inaugurated RAISE. RAISE is Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency (RAISE). Read More…