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If you’re from the Mechanical Engineering stream and want to participate in the Electric Vehicle industry, this article discusses some of the proven ways in doing so. In the world today, it pays to have a skill that you know really well – this could be a technical skill like circuit board design, or a...
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At present we need to quickly reach the point of inflexion from where on the E-mobility will take off by itself. The products and technologies that are already on the ground need to be promoted in a big way so that the critical mass of say 2 to 3 million EVs is achieved. That volume...
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As per EESL, the Indian government alone has demand for half a million electric vehicles. Switching these (to electric vehicles) will stimulate demand and initiate market transformation. EESL has agreed to invest close to Rs. 10,000 crore in the state and has also pledged to manufacture over 1 lakh electric vehicles over the next 5...
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Head of electric vehicle association says group is “quite confused and we are seeking clarification from the government” Rebecca Bundhun- The National, Updated: February 17, 2018 05:16 PM Sohinder Gill, the director of corporate affairs at the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), which represents Indian electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle components makers, talks...
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The EV mission is currently in a flux, caught between the politics, bureaucracy and the industry. On more than one occasion, the ministers have reportedly talking of withdrawing subsidy, citing 12% GST(against 28% of IC engine vehicles) as incentive enough for EV proliferation. The bureaucracy is in a tussle on who would be the guardian...
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It is true that one of the main source of revenue of indian govt is taxes on petrol and diesel. Currently central and state govt gets around Rs.35 and Rs.25 per litre of taxes in petrol and diesel and any significant drop in consumption will reduce the  govt tax kitty substantially. On the other side...
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Some forecasts that by 2025 one petrol and bottled mineral water may cost the same. We feel it is not likely. In the last 3 years the new exploration on crude oil drilling has reduced considerably because of the softening of crude prices. The consumption of crude oil and China and India is no way...
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Not exactly. No doubt that FAME 1 has achieved less than 5% of the targets on the EV volumes and ECO system creation. Perhaps the FAME 1 targets were too ambitious. There is a strong resistance and inertia of almost all the automobile manufacturers in India to convert to electric and they did not bite...
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While states are free to announce their initiatives on EV, it is not very clear as to who is responsible for EV policies and  its implementation. Few years back MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) headed at that time by the hon. Minister Dr. Farrukh Abdullah had announced a subsidy scheme that was not...
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Such statements can at best be seen as directional than goals. Some Ministers have indeed been talking out of turns for converting into 100% EVs even before the 2030 deadline.  Lately some statements have appeared in the media retracting the earlier stand and talking about 30% vehicles being electric by 2030. Who is authorised to...
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