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Industry body seeks PLI expansion, cut in GST on batteries, charging infra

Industry body India Energy Storage (IESA) has demanded that the government reduce the goods and services tax (GST) on batteries and electric vehicles charging infrastructure services as well battery swapping. Ahead of the India Energy Storage Week 2024 (IESW) in New Delhi from July 1-5, 2024, the IESA also suggested expansion of production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes for battery components and battery raw materials processing industry, in a wishlist submitted to the government, a statement said. "Lithium ion batteries current GST rate is 18 per cent and other batteries is 28 per cent. We want all batteries to come under the 18 per cent GST bracket. Charging infra services and battery swapping services should be reduced to 5 or 18 per cent from the existing 28 per cent," IESA President Rahul Walawalkar said in the statement. He lauded the government for the initiatives like advanced chemistry cell battery (ACC-PLI), Auto-PLI, Auto Components PLI, etc. He suggested further expansi

Industry body seeks PLI expansion, cut in GST on batteries, charging infra
Updated On : 24 Jun 2024 | 6:27 PM IST

Charged-up: Bengaluru takes top spot in electric car registrations

Bengaluru is enthusiastically embracing not just electric cars, but electric two-wheelers also

Charged-up: Bengaluru takes top spot in electric car registrations
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 12:17 PM IST

Tripura to set up EV charging stations in Agartala, says power minister

A proposal seeking necessary funds has been placed before the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Tripura to set up EV charging stations in Agartala, says power minister
Updated On : 07 Jun 2024 | 7:14 AM IST

BluSmart launches BluSmart Charge app, opens EV charging service to public

Alongside the charge app launch, BluSmart also expanded its charging infrastructure network and achieved a significant milestone by opening its 50th EV charging hub

BluSmart launches BluSmart Charge app, opens EV charging service to public
Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 8:08 PM IST

M&M, Adani Total Energies join to set up EV charging infra across India

Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday said it has tied up with a unit of Adani Total Gas to establish electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country. The auto major and Adani Total Energies E-Mobility Ltd (ATEL) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. The MoU sets a roadmap for the creation of an expansive EV charging infrastructure across the country, it added. Moreover, the partnership will also entail rolling out e-mobility solutions to provide seamless access to the charging network for the customers covering discovery, availability, navigation, and transactions, the Mumbai-based automaker said. With this association, electric vehicle XUV400 customers will now have access to more than 1,100 chargers, it added. "This alliance is a cornerstone in enhancing the EV charging infrastructure, ensuring our customers enjoy seamless access to charging network and digital integration for an unparalleled EV experience," M&M President - Automotive ...

M&M, Adani Total Energies join to set up EV charging infra across India
Updated On : 21 Mar 2024 | 2:17 PM IST

Servotech Power gets Rs 111 cr EV charger supply order from Indian oil

Green charging solutions provider Servotech Power Systems Ltd on Friday said it has bagged a Rs 111-crore order from Indian Oil Corporation and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of 1,400 DC fast chargers. The company will manufacture, supply and install 1,400 DC chargers in two variants of 60 kW and 120 kW, the company said in a statement. The DC charger will be installed at Indian Oil petrol pumps and other prioritised locations, it said. The company in February bagged two orders that comprised a contract for 1,500 DC fast EV chargers from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and OEMs, and another for 1,800 DC EV chargers from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL). With the latest project, the total number of EV charger orders from oil marketing companies and EV charger OEMs stands at 4,700 units, it said. Servotech aims to install all these chargers by the end of FY 2024-25.

Servotech Power gets Rs 111 cr EV charger supply order from Indian oil
Updated On : 01 Mar 2024 | 3:51 PM IST

Stuffcool launches Jetset, Nomad charging adapter duo for people on-the-go

The Jetset is a universal travel adaptor and the Nomad is a GaN charging adapter. Both the power accessories are available on Stuffcools official website and select offline stores

Stuffcool launches Jetset, Nomad charging adapter duo for people on-the-go
Updated On : 23 Feb 2024 | 4:49 PM IST

BluSmart, Tata Power subsidiary sign agreement to source green power

This partnership with TPTCL will help BluSmart to eliminate Scope 2 emissions from its existing 1.4 million square feet of EV charging infrastructure and future charging hubs

BluSmart, Tata Power subsidiary sign agreement to source green power
Updated On : 21 Feb 2024 | 12:47 PM IST

Servotech Power, BPCL to set up 1,800 EV charging stations pan India

Servotech Power Systems Ltd (SPSL) on Tuesday said it has secured an order worth Rs 120 crore from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to install 1,800 fast EV charging stations across various locations in India. The project involves two charger variants, 60 kW and 120 kW, Servotech said, adding that it aims to complete this project by the end of this year. In a statement the company said it has bagged an order of 1,800 DC fast EV charging stations from BPCL and the order value is Rs 120 crore. "Our partnership focuses on establishing a dynamic EV charging network that makes EV charging accessible for EV owners nationwide. "Through cutting-edge DC Fast EV chargers, we aim to play a pivotal role in realizing India's ambitious goals in the E-Mobility sector, bringing the nation closer to becoming an EV-powered nation," Sarika Bhatia, Director of Servotech Power Systems said. Servotech Power Systems develops tech-enabled EV charging solutions.

Servotech Power, BPCL to set up 1,800 EV charging stations pan India
Updated On : 30 Jan 2024 | 2:40 PM IST

Adani, Siemens, GMR, Reliance vying for green mobility project in UP

The state government plans to develop e-charging infrastructure on four expressways -- Bundelkhand, Purvanchal, Agra-Lucknow, and Gorakhpur Link Expressway

Adani, Siemens, GMR, Reliance vying for green mobility project in UP
Updated On : 25 Dec 2023 | 4:44 PM IST

Tata Power ties up with Indian Oil to set up over 500 EV charging stations

IOCL said it is aiming to provide 10,000 EV charging stations in India by 2024 transforming the retail network to complete energy solutions outlets

Tata Power ties up with Indian Oil to set up over 500 EV charging stations
Updated On : 11 Dec 2023 | 1:56 PM IST

10,000 fuel stations now offering EV charging facilities across the country

The government has mandated that all petrol pumps set up after 2019 must have one alternate energy supply besides petrol and diesel. The alternate fuel could be CNG, biogas, or EV charging facility

10,000 fuel stations now offering EV charging facilities across the country
Updated On : 08 Dec 2023 | 11:48 AM IST

Why the public charging infra needs to catch up with the rise of EVs

According to data from OMI Found­at­ion's EV dashboard, India has 10,185 charg­ing stations comprising 17,094 charging points

Why the public charging infra needs to catch up with the rise of EVs
Updated On : 14 Nov 2023 | 10:17 PM IST

CHARGE+ZONE, Evnnovator partner with Mercedes-Benz for charging solution

Electric vehicle charging infra platform CHARGE+ZONE and Evnnovator, an end-to-end EV charging aggregator, have partnered with Mercedes-Benz for providing a vertically integrated charging solution in the country. Mercedes-Benz's existing charging network is now seamlessly integrated with over 150 DC fast charging stations and over 100 type 2 chargers already operating on Evnnovator's eMSP platform, as per a statement. Going forward, the integration would result in a robust network of approximately 500 charging points accessible nationwide to all EV customers through the FICH app, it added. The German premium car maker has the largest luxury-OEM backed charging infrastructure in the country. "We have collaborated with Evnnovator, onboarding the charging infrastructure of our franchise partners across India, on their FICH application. This application ensures seamless access to our pan-India fast charging solutions," Santosh Iyer, Managing Director and CEO at Mercedes-Benz India said

CHARGE+ZONE, Evnnovator partner with Mercedes-Benz for charging solution
Updated On : 07 Nov 2023 | 5:19 PM IST

Jogging on a treadmill: The tale of India's charging infrastructure

Bankability biggest hurdle for public charging stations over low usage, indefinite breakeven period

Jogging on a treadmill: The tale of India's charging infrastructure
Updated On : 24 Oct 2023 | 11:30 PM IST

Powering up: India takes 'standardised' road to charge up electric vehicles

The implementation of a universal charging standard by the government would allow users to charge their EVs at any available charging station nationwide

Powering up: India takes 'standardised' road to charge up electric vehicles
Updated On : 22 Oct 2023 | 11:59 PM IST

Stuffcool ChargeCube 30 review: Compact power strip with USB-C, USB-A ports

Stuffcool ChargeCube 30's compact design, high-quality construction, and USB-A and USB-C ports in addition to three 6A power sockets give it a competitive edge over other power strips and cubes

Stuffcool ChargeCube 30 review: Compact power strip with USB-C, USB-A ports
Updated On : 25 Sep 2023 | 11:48 AM IST

Ather Energy partners with BPCL to expand charging infrastructure

Electric scooter maker Ather Energy on Friday said it has partnered with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to expand its charging network. Through the collaboration, Ather will gain access to BPCL's network of over 21,000 fuel stations across the country, facilitating the installation of Ather's public fast-charging grid. Ather already has more than 1,400 chargers across 100 cities. "Our partnership with BPCL builds the momentum even further to create a widespread, nationwide fast-charging network," Ather Energy Chief Business Officer Ravneet Phokela said in a statement. As electric vehicle adoption continues to grow, the company believes that strategic alliances like these play a crucial role in making charging infrastructure more accessible, he added.

Ather Energy partners with BPCL to expand charging infrastructure
Updated On : 28 Jul 2023 | 7:16 PM IST

India moves to bridge charging gap as electric car sales cross 100,000-mark

Europe has a public charger for every three electric cars and the United States for every six, shows International Energy Agency data

India moves to bridge charging gap as electric car sales cross 100,000-mark
Updated On : 13 Jul 2023 | 11:51 PM IST

10% of country's fuel pumps now offer EV charging facilities, IOCL leads

5,600 IOCL pumps offer EV charging facilities which come at about 15 per cent of its total 36,400 fuel pumps across the country

10% of country's fuel pumps now offer EV charging facilities, IOCL leads
Updated On : 30 Jun 2023 | 11:33 AM IST