E-Buses in India

DELHI ELECTRIC VEHICLE POLICY 2018 - A BIG PUSH TOWARDS ELECTRIFICATION

Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi released it draft Electric Vehicle Policy 2018. Delhi is facing major issues with air and noise pollution. Adoption of Electric Vehicles (‘EVs’) for road transport will contributes to better air quality, reduced noise pollution, enhanced energy security and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Delhi has become the seventh state in the country to launch its own EV policy, following Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 

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DHI EXTENDED THE PHASE-I OF THE FAME SCHEME TILL MARCH 2019

Department of Heavy Industry has finally extended the validity of Phase-I of FAME (Faster Adaptation of Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) for a period of 6 months, i.e. upto 31 March 2019.

Earlier, it was anticipated that DHI will launched FAME-II with an outlay of INR 55 billion (US$ 900 million) spanning over five years and subsidy support for all types of electric vehicles. Download Notfication

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UITP AND ICCT SIGNED MoU WITH BMTC TO SUPPORT SOOT FREE BUS INITIATIVE

Bengaluru, with a population of more than 8 million people, is among the fastest growing metropolitan cities in India. Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), with its 6,400 strong fleet, is India’s largest public city bus operator and operates only diesel buses. Most of these buses today conform to Bharat Stage (BS) IV emission norms. The operations and maintenance (O&M) costs of these buses are already quite high, with many buses regularly grounded due to maintenance issues.

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ELECTRIC BUSES PROCUREMENT IN INDIA – INDIAN CITIES GOT THE VIABLE RATES

Last 2 months has witnessed a greater action in the space of electric buses. Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), Government of India sanctioned INR 4.37 billion (US$ 67 million) for the procurement of electric buses, e-taxis and e-autos in December 2017. The department has selected 11 cities with one million-plus population for the procurement of 390 electric buses, and is providing funds to the tune of INR 10 million (US$ 150,000) per bus.

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