Electric vehicles Current Affairs, GK & News

England: First country to mandate new homes to install EV chargers

British government has announced to introduce legislation in 2021, under which all the newly built homes and offices will require to feature electric vehicle chargers in England. Highlights Under the legislation, all new homes and offices will be required to feature smart charging devices which can automatically charge vehicles during off-peak periods. According to it, ..

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E-cycles for food delivery

Food delivery platform Swiggy is launching electric-cycles (E-cycles) in association with the Hero Lectro Cargo (HLC) in Hyderabad. Key Points Under the pilot project, e-cycles will be rolled out in August 2021 itself. E-cycles from Hero Lectro Cargo (HLC) will be deployed for last mile food delivery. Swiggy would deploy Hero Lectro WINN cargo e-cycles ..

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Maharashtra unveils new EV policy

Maharashtra government has unveiled the “Maharashtra Electric Vehicle (EV) policy, 2021”. Key Points Government also revealed its plans to attract EV manufacturing companies and allied businesses in State by offering incentives to industries and consumers. EV policy was unveiled by State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray which was approved by cabinet on July 4. Aim of ..

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Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, 2021

The International Energy Agency recently released the Global Electric Vehicle Outlook. Key Findings of the report Three million new electric cars were registered in 2020. This was 41% higher than those registered in 2019. According to the report, if the governments will ramp up their efforts to meet international climate goals, then the number of ..

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Road Transport Ministry’s ‘Go Electric Campaign’

The Union Minister of Road, Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, had launched the ‘Go Electric Campaign’ on February 19, 2021. Highlights This campaign was launched in order to spread awareness with respect to the benefits of Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure. The campaign would also raise awareness regarding e-mobility and electric cooking across India. Go Electric ..

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