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India Blocks $1 Billion Bid By China’s BYD to Set Up EV Factory

India rejected Chinese carmaker BYD Co.’s proposal to build a $1 billion electric-vehicle plant in partnership with a local company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.  The Indian government dismissed the plan from BYD and Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering…

Toyota Recalls 12,000+ EVs Developed With Warren Buffett-backed BYD In China

BYD, the China electric vehicle and battery leader backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said on Sunday sales of new energy vehicles nearly doubled in June from a year earlier to 253,046 from 134,036 a year earlier, underscoring the popularity…

Olectra Greentech’s Partnership With BYD Motors And Megha Engineering in India Rejected

Olectra Greentech, a unit of MEIL, has been working with Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD Motors to develop electric buses. However, the Indian government has rejected a plan by BYD Motors and Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) to set…

NITI Aayog’s Goa Conference Focuses on Accelerating India’s Electric Mobility Roadmap

NITI Aayog’s “Policy Support and Enablers to Accelerate India‘s Electric Mobility” conference in Goa on Wednesday paved the way for the nation’s electric mobility growth with an effective roadmap. Held alongside the fourth Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting during India’s G20 Presidency, the conference…

Govt Rejects Chinese BYD Motors’ Plan To Build $1 bn EV Plant

As the government gears up to welcome Elon Musk’s Tesla to set up a supply chain ecosystem in the country in the foreseeable future, the Centre has reportedly rejected Chinese electric vehicle (EV) giant BYD Motors’ plan to set up…

Audi And SAIC Join EV Development

Audi and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) have agreed to co-operate on electric vehicle development in a move aimed at strengthening their respective positions in the Chinese car market, according to a statement made by the Chinese state-owned car maker…

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Hop Electric Looks To Expand Retail Footprint To Over 300 Cities This Year

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Hop Electric on Friday said it is looking to expand its retail footprint to more than 300 cities by the end of the year. The Jaipur-based firm had entered the EV space last June and has over 100 retail stores already…

Indian Startup Signs Pact To Explore EV Production Facility in Saudi Arabia

Indian startup Pravaig Dynamics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore setting up a left-hand drive electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing unit in Saudi Arabia. The unit will have a capacity of up to one million vehicles to cater…

Chargeup Sets Up Solar-Powered EV Battery Swapping Station In Jaipur

Delhi-based EV Fi-ne-tech startup Chargeup has set up India’s first solar-powered battery swapping station in Jaipur. This EV charging station, equipped with solar technology, will cater to the battery swapping needs of electric vehicle owners in the state by using a solar-power grid. As…

Tesla And Chinese Car Manufacturing Clock Massive Milestone

Tesla’s Shanghai GigaFactory in China has confirmed that its 1,000,000th Model Y rolled off the production line earlier this month – a milestone that only took some 30 months to complete.  Launched in the US several years ago and in right-hand drive…