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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 ..

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 ..

Prince Charles launches new Tata Motors’ JLR innovation centre in London

Prince Charles has recently launched a new £150-million Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) innovation centre in London. The centre called the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), is created along with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) It is the largest such automotive research and development facility in Europe. Project Vector, which is an advanced and ..

Tata Motors Launches Electric Vehicle Technology Ziptron for its Future EVs

Tata Motors has announced new electric vehicle technology ZIPTRON to power a range of aspirational Tata Electric Cars. Ziptron Technology The Ziptron technology which will drive the electric vehicles comprises an efficient permanent magnet AC motor with regenerative braking which charges the battery on the drive. The new technology also comprises of dust and waterproof ..

“Elektro Dumper”- The world’s largest electric vehicle

In a revolutionary development in the field of electric vehicles for the world, an automobile company has unveiled the new “Elektro Dumper” which is the world’s largest electric vehicle currently. About the Elektro Dumper? The Elektro Dumper is a mining quarrying dumping truck which is currently working in the quarries at Biel, Switzerland. This giant ..

Innovation for Clean Air (IfCA) launched by India & UK

India and the United Kingdom (UK) have launched a two-year joint initiative – Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) in Bengaluru. The aim of the initiative is to provide a unique measurement system for air quality by integrating satellite and sensor data and extending support to India’s transition to electric vehicles. The UK-India joint initiative is ..

Innovating for Clean Air

The initiative, Innovating for Clean Air a two-year India-UK joint initiative in Bengaluru aimed at providing a unique air quality measurement system. Monitoring Air Quality The initiative provides for a unique air quality measurement system integrating satellite and sensor data and supports India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). The initiative will identify innovations having potential to ..

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 ..