Electric vehicles: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

FAME Scheme: 670 new electric buses and 241 charging stations sanctioned

The Government of India recently sanctioned 670 Electric buses and 241 charging stations under phase II of FAME scheme. FAME is Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles. It was launched to promote electric mobility in the country. Key Features The scheme aims on electrification of public transportation. It provides incentives for three wheelers and ..

EESL’s procurement of 250 Electric Vehicles

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) recently selected Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India in an international bidding process to procure 250 electric vehicles (EVs) for government entities. Tata Motors will supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs and Hyundai will supply 100 Kona electric premium SUVs. The total tender value is Rs 41.6 crore. For the procurement, EESL is going to utilise the $5-million (around Rs 37-crore) grant that was recently ..

MoRTH allows Registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced that it will allow the sale and registration of electric vehicles without pre-filled batteries. The Ministry has clarified and notified this to all the States and UTs. Details of the Order The registrations will depend on the type of approval certificates issued by the Test Agency, ..

Tamil Nadu to set up an exclusive park for Electric Vehicles

The Tamil Nadu government has announced that it will set up a park exclusively for the electric vehicle production eco-system in the country. It is going to the first-ever such park in the country. The state has the aim of around Rs 50000 crores investment in the Electric Vehicle domain. What is the Current Status ..

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 ..