Electric vehicle: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

On September 24, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Standards for Safety Evaluation of vehicles propelled by Hydrogen Fuel Cells. About the new rules According to the new rules, the vehicles under Category M and N that are running on compressed hydrogen gas fuel cell are to be in accordance ..

Gujarat launches new subsidy scheme for E-Vehicles

On September 17, 2020, the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani announced a subsidy scheme for electric vehicles. The scheme was launched in order to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Key features of the scheme Under the scheme, the students will get a subsidy of Rs 12,000 to buy e-vehicles. Also, ..

Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy launched in Delhi: Highlights

Delhi government has launched a new electric vehicle policy that aims to boost the economy, creating jobs and reduce air pollution in the national capital. The government is aiming for registration of 5 lakh new EVs in the state in the next five years. What are the salient features of the EV Policy of Delhi? ..

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 ..

Tamil Nadu CM proposes schemes to attract investments

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has proposed two schemes including ₹148 crore project of Electric vehicle park and ₹500 crore project of Data centre park. The projects are aimed at attracting new investments into Tamil Nadu. As per his announcement in the Assembly, the electric vehicle park will be set up at Manalur SIPCOT ..