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To Cut Its Carbon Footprint Retail Giant Amazon Plans To Ply 10,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles In India By 2025

The commitment of plying 10,000 EVs in India is a part of Amazon’s global commitment of deploying one lakh electric vehicles in the e-tailer's delivery fleet by 2030, under the Amazon’s Climate Pledge
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Supreme Court Seeks Centre's Reply On PIL For Converting Public Transport, Government Vehicles Into Electric

NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation has filed a PIL (Public interest litigation) in Supreme Court, alleging that the government has not done enough in pursuance of its own policy of converting public transport and government vehicles into EVs (electric vehicles)
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In Climate Push, Microsoft Pledges To Be Carbon Negative, Will Erase Its Carbon Footprint Since 1975

Microsoft's goal of removing enough carbon by 2050 to account for all its emissions since its founding in 1975 includes direct emissions from sources such as company vehicles and indirect emissions from electricity use
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Delhi Cabinet Approves Electric Vehicle Policy, Which Aims To Fight Air Pollution By Promoting EVs

With its Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2019, the Delhi government is targeting to have every fourth new vehicle on road to be electric by 2024 in the capital which is reeling under heavy air pollution, majorly from vehicular emissions
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Electric Vehicles To Become Cheaper From August 1 As GST Rates On Vehicles And Chargers Have Been Slashed

The GST Council has also approved exemption from GST on hiring of electric buses by local authorities to popularise electric mobility as a means of public transport, in addition to reducing GST on electric vehicles and EV chargers
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India Has A Game Plan For Electric Vehicles, Says NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant

Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant was addressing a conference on sustainable mobility where he asserted that the country's electric vehicle focus should mainly be on two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles and public transport
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100 Electric Vehicles Charging Stations To Come Up In Noida, Soon

Out of 100, two charging stations have already been installed in Noida in sector 63 and at gate number 2 of Noida Electronic City metro station, and will be in operation within a week
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Transition To Electric Vehicles May Take Longer Than 2030: The Energy And Resources Institute

According to The Energy And Resources Institute (TERI), while electric vehicles are environment-friendly and the running cost of these vehicles is cheaper, the EVs have not become popular in the country yet
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To Promote Green Mobility, TVS Launches India's First Ethanol-Based Motorcycle

According to TVS Chairman, Venu Srinivasan the two-wheeler industry is working towards green and sustainable future mobility solution spanning across fully electric mobility, hybrid technology and alternate fuels, to curb vehicular pollution and reduce dependence on petroleum
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Electric Vehicles: India’s First Electric SUV Launched This Year, But Are We Ready For The E-Revolution?

Along with launching Electric SUV Kona, the South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company has announced an investment of more than Rs.2000 crore in India for developing affordable passenger e-cars to make electric vehicles popular among masses and build charging infrastructure for the same
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#BeatAirPollution: Environment Ministry Takes A Green Step, Procures Five Electric Cars For Official Use

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has procured five electric cars for official use
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Budget 2019: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Big Boost To E-Vehicle Industry

In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed policy measure like reducing GST, removing custom duties on some components and income tax exemption to make electric vehicles cheaper
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Electric Vehicle Industry Cheers Budget 2019 As E-Vehicles Set To Get Cheaper In India

To boost electric mobility, the central government has announced tax benefits for buyers and manufacturers of electric vehicles in this year's budget, which according to the electric vehicle (EV) industry sends a clear signal that EV manufacturing is the next big thing in the government’s vision
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Electric Vehicles: As Government Pushes For Faster E-Mobility Adoption, Auto Industry Raises Concern Over The Rush

While government says electrification of vehicles will be helpful in providing energy security and improving environment, industry bodies and manufacturers argue that the industry is currently facing multiple challenges in transition in terms of technology, manufacturing capability, infrastructure and finances
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GST Council May Reduce Tax On Electric Vehicles And Their Components To Push Manufacturing And Sales

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said that during its next meeting, Good and Service Tax Council may consider reducing tax on electric vehicles, which are considered as more environment-friendly than the fossil-fuel burning vehicles
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