Charging stations Current Affairs, GK & News

National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)

National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV) is an organization which aims at promoting electrification of India’s transportation systems. About NHEV NHEV by 2020 is 1st intercity e-mobility prototypical program to facilitate Ease of Doing Business through Single Window Clearance under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is based on reforms of the Ministry of ..

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Delhi’s One Stop E-Vehicle website

The Delhi Government recently launched the one-stop website to promote electric vehicles. The website is ev.delhi.gov.in. The website is open for manufacturers, buyers, charging station explorers. The main features of the website are EV search, EV calculator and EV dashboard. About the website The website provides information about increasing charging infrastructure and the potential EV ..

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Standards for Charging Infrastructure for EV

The Ministry of Power recently released revised guidelines for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  The ministry has released these guidelines to increase the adoption of EVs and also to fasten the adoption. About the Guidelines It allows the entities or individuals to create charging stations without the need for license. However, they should meet certain technical ..

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Tamil Nadu: 100% Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption to EVs

The State Government of Tamil Nadu recently notified that it will grant 100% motor vehicle tax exemption for Electric Vehicles. Earlier, the State Government had issued orders for 50% concessional rate to EV taxes. It has now been made to 100%. Key Highlights The State Government has exempted taxes to both transport and non-transport vehicles. ..

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Indian Oil Corporation launches battery swapping facility for EVs

On June 26, 2020, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched battery swapping facility for Electric Vehicles at its petrol pumps. The facility will replace discharged batteries with charged batteries in 2 minutes. Highlights The IOC is to begin its battery swapping facility in one of its outlets in Chandigarh. The company is to gradually scale ..

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GST Council to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a bid to promote electric mobility, the GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to 5% and on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles from 18% to 5%. The new rates will come into effect from the 1st of August 2019. The Council also approved an exemption ..

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