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Green EVolution - November X 2020

Welcome to the November issue of our monthly blog series Green EVolution rounding up all things EVs & Renewable, for the month of October and November,2020. Follow along, and click on the headlines to know more about in detail.

Karnataka proposes to offer 20% subsidy on installation of EV charging stations

The Karnataka government has proposed a subsidy of 20% or Rs 10 lakh, whichever is higher, to individuals willing to set up public charging stations for electric vehicles. An EV charging station costs Rs 30-40 lakh.

Uber aims green run via tie-up with electric vehicle operator

App-based cab aggregator Uber is going to deploy over 1,000 electric vehicles in five cities, including Delhi-NCR, and plans to scale it up to 2,000 electric vehicles on its platform by next year.​

Police Scotland Buys 180 Hyundai Kona Electrics

Police Scotland has decided to buy 180 Kona Electrics, all of them the 64 kWh battery option. Police Scotland’s Fleet Strategy is highly ambitious, with the aim of having the UK’s first ultra-low emission blue light fleet by 2030.

Tesla Could Finally Come To India Next Year

India could emerge as one of the biggest market for Tesla. Tesla Energy & soon to be coming $25k car will play a huge role.

Elon Musk teases more plans for Tesla’s entry into India

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the company’s online order configurator will hit India “probably in January” 2021. The order configurator will allow customers to choose their variant, design the car, and place a deposit down on an all-electric car.

We at TCIN are way too excited regarding Tesla's entry in India next year.

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Bengaluru keen to roll out red carpet for Tesla safari

Karnataka has pitched Bengaluru to Tesla, as a potential location for a Gigafactory where it can manufacture electric cars and batteries.

Govt invites proposals for development of EV charging infra on major highways

Proposals have been invited from interested entities to build and operate EV charging infrastructure on the Mumbai – Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bengaluru-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat – Mumbai, Agra – Lucknow, Eastern Peripheral and Hyderabad-ORR expressways.

Bengaluru: BMTC begins trial runs of electric bus on 10 key routes

Transport minister Laxman Savadi said the bus is capable of running 200-250 kilometres in a single charge with the AC on in the city’s regular traffic conditions.

Tesla (TSLA) announces up to $12 billion investment for electric car and battery factories in just 2 years

During the conference call following Tesla’s Q3 2020 earnings, Tesla CFO Zachary Kirkhorn warned that the company is increasing its planned capital expenditures. It is expected to be at the high end of $2.5 to $3.5 billion in 2020 and increase to $4.5 to $6 billion in each of the next two fiscal years.

Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago

Researchers at both automakers found strong evidence in the 1960s and '70s that human activity was warming the Earth. Throughout the time, both GM and Ford continued to resist a technology that could have lowered their emissions and dependence on fossil fuels: the electric car. Instead of going all in on the electric car, both GM and Ford reoriented their business models toward larger vehicles that used more gas, such as SUVs and pickups.

India adds 883MW of rooftop solar in first nine months of 2020 despite COVID-19

New figures released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) showed that about 2320MW of solar capacity was added between January and September, with around 1,437MW of that being ground-mount.

Maharashtra govt to woo Tesla with land parcels in plum locations

Earlier, Industries Minister Subhas Desai and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray held a video conference with Tesla's senior management soon after Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla could enter India next year

Gujarat Government Is In A Talk With US based Electric Car Maker Tesla

The Gujarat government has been actively involved in bringing the company to the state after Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, recently announced his interest in India.

Infosys turns carbon neutral 30 years ahead of Paris Agreement's 2050 timeline