Is it the right time to switch to an electric vehicle?

Well, do you think is it the right time to switch to an electric vehicle? What’s the importance of Electric vehicles in our daily life as well as how conventional vehicle pollution increasing day by day? Rather how we all can solve that problem? Let’s discuss briefly these issues.  We are concerned about the environmental […]

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Electric vehicles complete 2 crore km on Delhi roads

Thanks to the Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi, there has been a reduction of 500 kilograms of particulate matter emissions! EVs deployed in Delhi completed two crore kilometres on the road that resulted in such a great reduction. Moreover, it contributed significantly to cleaner air and health benefits for the public, said Convergence Energy […]

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Is Union Budget 2021 environmentally inclusive?

The expectations from the budget of FY 2021-2022 had been extremely high since the country faced huge economic retardation after fighting the Coronavirus pandemic for almost a year. The strategic budget allocation for the environment had been very crucial this year. Given the country’s heavy investments for developing new entrepreneurial ventures, the natural resources were […]

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Budget 2021 updates: Rs 2217 crore allocated for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun presenting the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament.  Addressing air pollution, Sitharaman announced a total spend of Rs 2217 crore allocated for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution. This would be Sitharaman’s third budget under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a significant departure […]

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Delhi govt to release plan to set up 200 EV public charging stations

The Delhi government will roll out a coordinated strategy to setup 200 public charging and battery swapping stations at prominent locations in the city

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Arvind Kejriwal launches Electric Vehicle Policy; aims to boost Delhi’s economy, reduce air pollution

The Delhi government has launched its ambitious Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, which aims to boost Delhi’s economy, reduce pollution levels and generate employment.  Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal said that it stands as the most progressive in the entire country and the objective is that by 2024, 25% of all new vehicle registrations should be for […]

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Coronavirus Impact on the Energy Sector

With the rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe, the energy sector is suffering from the impending losses both in employment and revenue. Unfortunately, our transition to a 100 percent clean future powered by renewable energy seems diminishing at this moment.  This article assesses the impacts of coronavirus on the energy sector (both renewable […]

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Apple adds cycling directions and EV routing to Maps in iOS 14

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2020 conference was full of huge announcements. This is the first time that Apple did a virtual-only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the major announcements made by Apple was that they would add electric vehicles charge routing into their next update to Apple Maps for iOS 14. This […]

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How green are Delhi’s political parties’ manifestos?

Ahead of Delhi elections, Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party released their election manifestoes and environment-related issues feature in the promises of all three parties. Air Pollution Starting with the chronic air pollution that has affected people of Delhi for years now, BJP, in its manifesto, has talked about a comprehensive strategy for […]

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Rounding up Electric Mobility in India in 2019!

2019! I can say the year when Electric Vehicles kick-started in India. We witnessed some launches, some policy change from the government for both good and bad. In this article, I will try to rewind what happened in the EV sector in India. Let’s first talk about 4w EV launches in India The first major […]

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13 Things Tesla Club India Suggests for Electric Mobility in India

Running an online EV community (Tesla Club India), I am very much concerned about the increasing pollution caused by petrol/diesel-run vehicles and the climate crisis.  The only solution that seems is the use of Electric Vehicles & Renewable Energy.  I would like to put some suggestions: 1. India is seeing a boost in 2-wheeler EV. Ather […]

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Opinion: Government To Go Slow on EV?

So this news came that government has decided to go slow on EV, so as to save ICE manufacturers from going in loss over current auto sales decline. This has me upset and a bit mad over this decision. Am I overreacting? Am I not understanding economics? Am I happy with job loss? NO. I […]

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Where Are Chargers? But Where Are EVs?

So everyone is worried about charging network! Did we have 60000 petrol pumps decades ago? No. They eventually grew. If there hadn’t been any demand there would have been no increase in stations. With EV in markets, charging infra will develop. They aren’t going to come overnight, they will come slowly. But what we need […]

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Environment Ministry to Use Mahindra Electric Cars for Official Use To Combat Air Pollution

The Environment Ministry has acquired electric cars for official use, a move aimed at reducing air pollution. According to ministry sources, five electric cars have been acquired on a trial basis out of which three have been allotted to ministry officials. A tweet was sent out by the official Twitter handle of the ministry, stating […]

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Ola Puts Light on Battery Swapping Technology In India

Ola Mobility Institute (OMI), a policy research and social innovation unit of ride-hailing platform Ola, pitches for battery swapping technology to “be actively treated as a promising solution to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India, especially for the two- and three-wheeler segments.” The Institute organised a policy dialogue GREENLIGHT on the issue. The […]

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