Charging stations: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

Karnataka government receives approval for purchase of electric vehicles

The Karnataka government has recently received the approval for purchase of electric vehicles from the Department of Heavy Industries of the Union Government under FAME India subsidised scheme. The state will purchase 40 electric buses, ..