Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

2636 EV Charging Stations sanctioned under Phase II FAME India

Published: January 3, 2020

The Department of Heavy Industries operating under Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has sanctioned 2636 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations under FAME India scheme Phase II. The stations are to be set in 62 cities in 24 states and Union Territories. Highlights The aim of the move is to make sure at least ..

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World’s First Electronic Flight takes off from Canada

Published: December 11, 2019

The first fully electronic flight in the world completed its test flight successfully on December 10, 2019. The flight is to operate from Vancouver, Canada to the near by islands. Highlights The zero emission completely electronic flight proved that all-electric commercial aviation is possible. The electrical aircraft designed was a 6-seater sea plane that was ..

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Initiatives to promote e-vehicles

Published: January 8, 2019

The following initiatives have been taken to promote e-vehicles in the country: The government has granted an exemption to Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels from the requirement of a permit. The Ministry of the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has launched FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid ..

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