The London Congestion Charge aims to reduce traffic and emissions in the capital’s centre. Thanks to zero tailpipe emissions, EV drivers pay zero Congestion Charge. Some London boroughs also offer free or reduced-charge parking for electric vehicles. In years to come, electric cars are also likely to make sense elsewhere in the country as more cities launch Clean Air Zones (CAZ). … [Read more...] about Can an electric car save you money? 10 reasons why you should switch to an electric vehicle
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NEW DELHI: India’s auto part makers are ready for the shift to Bharat State VI emission norms. Most of them showcased their technological preparedness at their stalls at the Component Show, being held alongside the Auto Show.The CK Birla Group’s engine and transmission manufacturing unit Avtec showed BS VI ready petrol and diesel engines for passenger vehicles developed in collaboration with Peugeot Citroën.“Since we are already an engine manufacturer, we don’t need to start from zero,” said Prabhakar Kadapa, managing director of Avtec. “We just need to do re-tooling and invest in testing.”It can start volume production of engines using both fuels with a year’s notice, he said.Avtec has also licensed diesel engines that have a capacity of less than 2000 cc. The Supreme Court has barred the registration of vehicles with diesel engines at that or above as part of pollution control efforts.Transport minister Nitin Gadkari reiterated … [Read more...] about How prepared are auto parts makers to adopt BS-VI norms?
The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the national transporter said on Monday. It has also set a target of electrification of all routes on broad gauge by December 2023. … [Read more...] about Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter by 2030
Supreme Court Wednesday recalled its March 27 order by which it had allowed the sale of BS-IV vehicles for 10 days across the country, except in Delhi-NCR, after lifting of COVID-19 induced lockdown. The apex court said automobile dealers violated its directives and BS-IV vehicles were sold during the lockdown in last week of March and after March 31 also. "Do not take advantage of this court by playing fraud" a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, S A Nazeer and Indira Banerjee, said while hearing the matter through video-conferencing. The top court had on March 27 said it was permitting sale of 10 per cent of unsold BS-IV vehicles to make up for six days lost due to the nationwide lockdown which was imposed on March 25. The apex court Wednesday said that Bharat Stage (BS)-IV vehicles sold after March 31 this year will not be presently registered. The bench observed that sale of BS-IV vehicles had increased in the last week of March, when the nationwide lockdown was in force, and … [Read more...] about Supreme Court slams FADA for exceeding BS-IV vehicle sales limit
Automotive electricals manufacturer Lucas TVS will launch traction motors designed for electric vehicles by next year in what the 55-year-old TVS Group company believes is a key de-risking strategy to align with the global transition towards electric vehicles.The company will set up a trial production line dedicated to its EV journey inside one of its seven plants, with room to scale up, based on demand.The plan is to expand in a phased manner. The traction motors will find purchase in the growing electric rickshaws and electric three-wheeler segments.Lucas TVS will evaluate product segments relevant for the EV industry as government regulations and incentives to encourage adoption of the cleaner technology evolve.Having been working on the transition to electric-vehicle technology for four years now, the company views it as a threat to its existing businesses but also an opportunity to strike new ground.Arvind Balaji, a fourth-generation scion of the TV Sundaram Iyengar family and the … [Read more...] about Lucas TVS to join the electric vehicle lane with Traction Motors next year