#Electric cars

.Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Epsilon is expected to receive Rs 60 billion ($807 million) of investment to produce 1 lakh tonnes of synthetic graphite anode by 2030. (photo credit: representative image/unsplash)

  • Electric Vehicles made a record share of 54% in total car sales in Norway last year
  • Vikram Handa's company aims to produce about 10% of the global demand for synthetic graphite anode by 2030
  • Ola Electric Mobility Pvt expects to manufacture 15% of the world’s e-scooters by the summer of 2022

Auto companies across the industry must massively increase their sales of electric and hybrid cars. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FordEu)

  • Ford will begin production of its first European-built all-electric passenger vehicle from 2023
  • The entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid
  • The assembly plant in Cologne will be upgraded accordingly

.London, UK
Jaguar Land Rover is owned by Tata Motors, itself part of Indian conglomerate Tata Group. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Jaguar)

  • 'By the middle of the decade, Jaguar will emerge as a pure electric luxury brand,' the company said
  • It 'will substantially reduce and rationalise its non-manufacturing infrastructure in the UK'
  • It did not say whether this meant job cuts were on the horizon

Road tax and registration fees will also be waived for all electric three-wheelers. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Delhi government will now focus on adoption of electric three-wheelers under ts 'Switch Delhi' campaign
  • Under Delhi's electric vehicle policy, 177 three-wheeler models are available and eligible for purchase
  • Three-wheelers are one of the major contributors to vehicular emissions in Delhi

The total European auto market contracted by nearly 24% last year. (Photo Credit: Tesla.com)

  • Buyers took advantage of government subsidies for clean cars 
  • Electric vehicle sales went up by 117% from 2019
  • Carmakers are shifting en masse to electric and hybrid models in order to bring average fleet emissions under control

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A benchmark for the economic slowdown in the country, the auto sector has been long-awaiting concrete steps for its revival. (Picture Credits: Representational Photo/Unsplash)

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed the introduction of a voluntary scrapping policy 
  • Private vehicles will be subject to a fitness test after 20 years
  • Infrastructure projects were announced, including 8,500 kilometers of highways by March, 2022

.Detroit, MI, USA
In 2019, Electric car sales accounted for only 2.6% of the global market. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GM)

  • General Motors aims to eliminate emissions-producing vehicles from its light-duty fleet by 2035
  • The Detroit automaker pledged to make all of its operations carbon-neutral by 2040
  • GM has made a pledge to offer 30 electric models by 2025 in all four of its main brands

.California, USA
The US-based electric vehicle company, made higher-than-anticipated vehicle sales in 2020. (Photo Credit: Tesla.com)

  • Tesla Inc delivered 4,99,550 vehicles during the entire year
  • CEO Elon Musk congratulated the entire team for their faith and hard work
  • In the fourth quarter, Tesla delivered  a whopping 1,80,570 vehicles.

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tesla co-founder Elon Musk had announced that the company would enter Indian market in 2021

  • Nitin Gadkari has been pushing for green fuel and electric vehicles 
  • The aim is to cut India's huge Rs 8 lakh crore crude imports
  • Nitin Gadkari also stated that Tesla would look at setting up a manufacturing unit based on the demand