Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in India

Indian Power Minister proposes a way to electrify the country’s entire auto fleet by 2030

The Indian government is working on a scheme that would offer EVs to consumers with no down payment, to be paid for out of the fuel savings. The aim is to electrify the country’s entire auto fleet by 2030. At a recent press event, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that a working group including the… Read more »

India investigates VW diesels, launches incentive scheme for EVs

The dark cloud from Volkswagen’s diesel debacle is spreading around the world. India’s Heavy Industries Ministry ordered an independent investigation, which led to the recall of 323,000 VW vehicles in India (via The Times of India). The ministry says it plans to to start testing all on-road diesel vehicles in the country to see if they… Read more »

Indian government launches major EV incentive program

India’s government has announced a goal of putting 6-7 million electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2020, and proposes to invest an estimated 14,000 crore ($2.2 billion) over a period of 5 years in subsidies and other incentives. The Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) program will… Read more »

Nissan LEAF headed for India, government rolls out subsidies

Nissan is aiming to bring the LEAF to India and is considering a collaboration with local manufacturers to provide charging infrastructure. “We are actively looking at the Leaf for India….I think there is a lot of potential for that car here,” said Nissan Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer. “There is no doubt electric cars are… Read more »

India sees major growth in EV market, plans substantial subsidies

India plans to roll out generous subsidies for EVs beginning in April 2014, under the country’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, a senior government official said this week. As reported by Indian news outlet The Economic Times, Ambuj Sharma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, said that, now that the Indian economy is picking up,… Read more »

India approves incentives for EVs and hybrids, sets ambitious target

India’s government has approved a 230 billion rupee ($4.13 billion) plan to encourage the production of electric and hybrid vehicles, with a target of six million vehicles on the road by 2020, Reuters reported this week. Four to five million of those are expected to be two-wheelers. Even so, it sounds like an ambitious goal,… Read more »

Indian government plans large investments to promote EVs and hybrids

Zee News reported that the Indian government plans to invest 13,000 crore rupees (about $2.4 billion) over a period of eight years to promote electric and hybrid vehicles in the country. The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises is drafting a National Mission for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (NMHEV) in consultation with various automakers,… Read more »

Indian firm Hero to expand its EV empire to the UK and North America

Could an Indian firm come to dominate the world market for electric two-wheelers? The Hero Eco Group may be planning just that. Hero, which builds 65,000 electric scooters and bicycles per year at its plant in the Punjab, recently acquired UK-based Ultra Motors, which sells its A2B and F4W brands of electric bikes and scooters… Read more »

Polaris plans to produce EVs for India

Polaris, the global king of small vehicles, has announced a plan to introduce EVs in India, where the company already sells gas-powered ATVs. Few details were forthcoming, but commercial utility vehicles are probably the company’s main target market. As Polaris India Managing Director Pankaj Dubey put it, “Once we launch the electric cars, then we… Read more »