Monthly Archives: January 2021

India among frontline countries in implementing Paris Agreement on climate change: President Kovind

India is among the frontline nations in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday, reiterating that environment protection is one of the topmost priorities of the government. Addressing a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, Kovind said, “Along with development, environment protection is also one of the […]

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India, France joint initiative to boost ties in sustainable development, environment protection

India and France on Thursday launched a joint initiative to strengthen cooperation in sustainable development and work towards global environment protection. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment, under which the two countries will engage in discussions on critical areas of collaboration […]

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Nissan, E-buses in Andaman, Joy E Bikes, Matter, Grinntech, SMEV, Fortum and more

This week’s EV news wrap includes Nissan, E-buses in Andaman, Joy E Bikes, Matter, Grinntech, SMEV, Fortum and more Nissan’s all new models will be electrified by early 2030s as part of its carbon neutral goal Nissan Motor has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and the life cycle of […]

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Budget 2021 Expectations: Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO & MD, Greaves Cotton Limited

Speaking on the expectation of the EV industry from budget 2021 Nagesh Basavanhalli, Group CEO & MD, Greaves Cotton Limited said-India has embarked on the electric vehicles journey with several initiatives being undertaken by the government in recent past. However, we need to keep the focus constant to accelerate EV growth in the country. In […]

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Economic survey recognises need to continue on the path of sustainable development: Sumant Sinha

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Economic Survey that details the state of the economy ahead of the government’s Budget for fiscal year beginning April 1, 2021. Reacting to the Economic Survey Sumant Sinha CMD, ReNew Power and Sr Vice President, ASSOCHAM said “It is heartening to note that the economic survey recognises the […]

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Budget 2021 Expectations: Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA

IESA has been actively working in the space of energy storage, electric vehicle, renewable integration & microgrids for the past many years. It has recently enhanced engagement with various GOI Ministries, state utilities & national labs to prioritize the pilot energy storage projects and R&D initiatives. IESA have 120+ energy storage and e-mobility ecosystem players […]

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CESL commissions first one MW solar power project of Goa

Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), on Friday said it has commissioned one MW of Goa’s first solar energy project. According to a statement, this is CESL’s and Goa’s first milestone in 100 MW solar project. The project was inaugurated by Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral […]

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Ahmedabad based startup Matter to launch electric motorcycles in India soon

Ahmedabad-based technology start-up-Matter on Thursday said it would launch electric vehicles and a range of energy solutions in the country starting 2021. The company will enter key Indian cities, including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow and Chandigarh, in stages with these differentiated offerings, said a company release on Thursday. Matter is […]

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Electric vehicle battery manufacturer Grinntech starts production at its facility

Grinntech Motors, engaged in manufacturing Lithium-Ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), commenced production at its facility in Tamil Nadu, the company said on Thursday. The company in October 2020 had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Tamil Nadu entailing investments of Rs 100 crore. “Our state-of-the-art plant is a modern facility that […]

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US President Joe Biden sets example, vows to replace government fleet with EVs

President Joe Biden setting a global example on Monday vowed to replace the US government’s fleet of roughly 650,000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean-energy. “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in […]

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