Electric buses

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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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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3rd UITP INDIA BUS SEMINAR - E-MOBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Introduction

Bus is the key mode of mass transit in the major cities in India. Urban population is projected to grow to about 473 million in 2021 and 820 million by 2051 as against only 285 million in 2001. Development of efficient urban transportation has been given top priority by the Government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) and JnNURM II programmes which aim to provide financial help to upgrade infrastructure and governance in Indian cities.

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