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Subsidies for electric vehicles likely from next week, says transport minister Gahlot – delhi news

As many as 1,280 new electric vehicles (EVs) have been registered in the national capital since the notification of the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020, on August 7, but these vehicle owners are yet to get the subsidy promised to them by the policy.

This is because the Delhi government is yet to set up the state EV fund and transport minister Kailash Gahlot said subsidies and other benefits such as a waiver on road tax and registration fee are likely to be launched next week.

The government had announced a subsidy of ₹1.5 lakh (₹10,000 per kWh of battery capacity) for the first 1,000 electric four-wheelers. A subsidy of up to ₹30,000 (₹5,000 per kWh of battery capacity) was to be given on the purchase of each electric two-wheeler, auto-rickshaw, rickshaw and freight vehicle.

Also, those buying electric vehicles are to be exempted from paying road tax and registration

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the electric car that dares to be different

The Mazda is a lovely little EV, nice to drive, different in many ways, with real driver appeal, but the range is parlous.

Until we get a range extender version, the MX-30 is only suitable as a second car/urban runabout – provided you don’t fancy a visit to the seaside.

THE FACTS

Mazda MX-30

TESTED AC synchronous electric motor and 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery with step-down gearing, front-wheel drive

PRICE/ON SALE without £3,000 Government PIGG, from £28,545, to £33,045 (£30,495 as tested in First Edition trim)/spring 2021

POWER/TORQUE 143bhp/160lb ft

TOP SPEED 87mph

ACCELERATION 0-62mph in 9.7sec

RANGE 124 miles (WLTP high) 

EFFICIENCY 3.49 miles per kWh

CO2 EMISSIONS zero at tailpipe, well-to-wheels 41.35/km

VED £0 

VERDICT Nice to look at and drive, and genuinely different, Mazda’s MX-30 only lacks one thing to make it a credible contender in the market and that’s a better battery range (until a range-extender version

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Geely launches electric vehicle manufacturing platform

BEIJING (Reuters) – Zhejiang Geely Holding Group launched its first electric vehicle-focused platform on Wednesday, aimed at rolling out a variety of models more efficiently for both the Chinese automaker and its partners.

A Lynk & Co Zero Concept is seen displayed at a promotional event in Beijing, China September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Yilei Sun

As the global auto industry ramps up investment in electric and high-tech vehicles, manufacturers from Volkswagen AG to General Motors Co have introduced platforms for electric vehicles (EVs).

Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) will be able to support small as well as large vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, vans and pickup trucks, Geely’s president An Conghui said at an event in Beijing.

An said Geely, which has a 9.7% stake in Daimler AG, spent 18 billion yuan ($2.6 billion) on research and development for SEA. SEA uses more aluminium to make vehicles lighter and a front steering

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Mercedes-Benz teases new EQS and EQE luxury electric vehicles

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a lineup of new electric vehicles built on a scalable architecture that will enable the automaker to tailor its production to a variety of vehicle types and shapes.

The new models are:

  • The flagship EQS luxury sedan, which Mercedes said would be part of the automaker’s S-Class segment and will go into production in 2021
  • An SUV version of the EQS, the EQS SUV, coming in 2022
  • The EQE sedan, not unlike Mercedes’ E-Class vehicles and described as the “business limousine of the future”
  • An SUV version of the EQS

In addition, the Mercedes EQA, a compact SUV based on the automaker’s GLA series, will go into production later this year, followed by the EQB crossover SUV in 2021. That’s a total of six new electric vehicles released over the course of the next two years. This will go a long way toward helping Mercedes realize its goal

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Electric vehicle start-up Lucid unveils Air sedan to take on Tesla

  • Electric vehicle start-up Lucid just unveiled its first production vehicle, the Air sedan.
  • The company is touting the car as a faster, more efficient and spacious vehicle than the Tesla Model S.
  • The Lucid Air is expected to be in production early next year at the company’s plant in Casa Grande, Arizona.
  •  Lucid also teased its next vehicle in development, a crossover-SUV tentatively named “Gravity.”



a car parked in front of a building: The Lucid Air sedan, which is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.


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The Lucid Air sedan, which is expected to go into production next year at a plant being constructed in Arizona.

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid is touting its all-electric Air sedan as a more efficient, faster and spacious vehicle than the Tesla Model S, a car the company’s CEO Peter Rawlinson helped develop.

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“What we’ve got is a breakthrough in electric cars,”  he told media ahead of the Air’s unveiling on Wednesday. “That’s not just due to batteries, it’s due

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Free parking for electric cars and VAT cut considered to drive up sale of green vehicles

Free parking and a VAT cut on electric cars are being considered by ministers in efforts to outlaw the sale of new combustion engine vehicles within ten years.

According to a report commissioned by the Department for Transport, a series of “upfront incentives” were required to boost the number of electric vehicles being sold.

Additional financial support to buy a battery-powered car was “one of the most effective and popular levers” which could be introduced by the Government, the report found.

Cutting the VAT rate for electric cars and penalising those who buy petrol or diesel models could also be a popular move to drive change.

Other incentives, including the free use of public car parking spaces, were said to potentially offer a “positive impact” in the short to medium term – and some councils already offer either free or cheaper parking for

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a zippy electric car made for the city



a blue car parked on the side of a road: Renault Zoe


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Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe is an electric car made for the city – compact, agile and packing enough tech to make driving a breeze.

Not only does it offer the likes of cruise control, a reversing camera and a large touchscreen display, the Zoe is also compatible with Renault’s smartphone app and comes with a range-saving Eco mode.

Starting at £26,495 (after the £3,000 plug-in car grant), the Renault Zoe is one of the cheaper electric car options on the market, however we drove the top of the range Zoe GT Line which had an on the road price of £30,120.

Renault Zoe design

The Renault Zoe looks and feels like a slightly raised Renault Clio, and its proportions – and humble boot space – are reminiscent of the now defunct Renault Modus, albeit with more modern styling.

The Celadon Blue paint finish (an additional

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World EV Day 2020: The Most Outrageous Electric Bikes In The World

Outrageous e bikes

Gone are the days when electric vehicles were considered to be inferior to petrol-powered counterparts. The advancement of technology in the world of electric two-wheelers have made some of the bikes defy conventional wisdom and stand apart for their uniqueness. On this year’s World EV Day, we explore some of the most outrageous electric motorcycles to have graced modern history.

World’s most expensive electric bike:

UK-based Arc Vehicle have created one of the most futuristic-looking electric motorcycles called the Vector. The British designers and engineers have left no stone unturned when it comes to the juicy specifications of this electric motorcycle. Top-spec underpinnings? Check. Carbonfibre chassis? Check. Lightning-quick charging? Check. Extreme range? Check.

The Arc Vector is capable of putting petrol-powered bikes to shame with a range of 436km on a single charge. What’s more, the battery pack sitting inside the full-carbon fibre monocoque chassis can be charged via a

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Mahindra collaborates with Israel’s REE Automotive to develop electric commercial vehicles

Such a strategic collaboration will leverage REE’s revolutionary electric vehicle corner module and platform technology of integrating powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel.

Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive recently announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles that will retail across global markets. In what REE Automotive brings to the table is its electric vehicle corner module and platform technology that allows integration of powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel. On its part, Mahindra will contribute to the collaboration through its vehicle design experience, engineering, sourcing capability and manufacturing assets.

REE Automotive estimates a global customer demand for 200,000-250,000 units of its electric commercial vehicles over the next few years. This includes potential Mahindra’s domestic and international volumes. Should there be a need, the companies will scale production

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Mahindra Partners With REE Automotive For Electric Commercial Vehicle Development

Mahindra and Israel-based REE Automotive have partnered for electric commercial vehicle (eCV) development. Both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore the development and manufacturing of eCVs for global markets.

The partnership will help Mahindra make use of REE’s revolutionary electric vehicle corner module and platform technology. The company has developed a unique setup of integrating powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel.

Such setup will make it ideal for commercial use, which helps clear-up space in the centre that is usually taken by battery and motors. The electric commercial vehicles using the platform will offer enhanced practicality need for the segment.

The platform can suit any kind of format as the architecture remains the same. As a result, it can spawn a host of eCVs varying in size and length giving the buyers a host of options to choose depending on

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