Thursday, April 18

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India’s first electric double decker AC bus unveiled by Switch Mobility
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India’s first electric double decker AC bus unveiled by Switch Mobility

Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle division of Ashok Leyland, unveiled India's first electric double decker AC bus. These buses will replace the existing double-decker fleet of the BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport) in Mumbai. As of now, Switch is operating its twin-floor electric AC buses in the UK. Switch India has already secured an order of 200 electric double-decker buses in Mumbai and is looking at a dominant space in the electric double-decker segment, across key regions in the country, the company said. "We already have an order for 200 electric double-decker AC buses in Mumbai. We will deliver 50 of these buses this financial year. Many more cities are discussing with us for these buses," Mahesh Babu, CEO Switch Mobility India and COO at Switch Mobility...
EV Growth in India up 20 Percent in FY20
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EV Growth in India up 20 Percent in FY20

Electric vehicle sales, excluding e-rickshaws, in India grew by 20 percent at 1.56 lakh units in 2019-20 driven by two-wheelers, a report by Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Monday. In 2018-19, total EV sales in India stood at 1.3 lakh units, SMEV said in a statement. Out of the total sales in FY20, 1.52 lakh units were two-wheelers, 3,400 cars and 600 buses. The corresponding sale for the 2018-19 was 1.26 two-wheelers, 3,600 cars and around 400 buses, it added. "This figure does not include e-rickshaws which is still largely with the unorganized sector with a reported sale of around 90,000 units. The corresponding figures of the e-ricks sold in the previous year have not been documented," SMEV said. SMEV said the growth of EV sales in India was dri...
Uber Aims to Go Fully-Electric in London in 2025
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Uber Aims to Go Fully-Electric in London in 2025

The cab aggregator Uber has planned for every car on its taxi app in London to be fully electric in 2025, It would also add a clean air fee to each trip from early next year. The rapidly-expanding firm is simultaneously trying to appease regulators in key markets such as London, with initiatives such as on environmentally-friendly vehicles, as well as expanding into new areas ahead of a flotation. "It's going to be part of the family and how the capitalization looks like is something that we are ultimately open to but it is not an area of focus right now." Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who pulled out of a Saudi conference after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, also said the firm would wait for answers about the incident before deciding how that might affect Saudi investm...