Enticing: LeasePlan will introduce 1000 EVs in India in 2018, further bolstering India's EV transition

India Big on E-Buses

India E-bus plan, BEST depots to get Electric chargers, EVs on lease

Patna will soon get 30 electric buses worth Rs 1 crore each to curb air pollution under centre-state smart city plan. Earlier this year Centre selected 11 cities and supplied 40 buses for every city.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra will sign e-vehicles MoU with Mahindra on May 31, ahead of that it plans to set up chargers at BEST depots, and Dutch car leasing firm LeasePlan will introduce 1000 EVs in its fleet in India this year.

Slump in EV sales? Half of Volvo to be pure EV by 2025

In UK, first two months data of 2018 shows electric car sales plunged by more than a third. In Jan-Feb last year, almost 1,500 battery cars were sold in the UK, this year, less than 1,000. Experts say it reflects concerns over infrastructure and costs.

However, Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo will sell one million electrified cars by 2025. Volvo Car, owned by Chinese carmaker Geely, estimates that by 2025 half of Volvo vehicles “will be fully electric.”

Chargers across the US by 2019, Poland’s electric cars, anti-smog plan

Swiss ABB and S Korea’s Signet EV bagged the biggest US order from Volkswagen to set up 2000 high power EV chargers across the United States by 2019. A lack of public charging infrastructure is seen as a major barrier to the mass adoption of EVs.

Across Atlantic, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will back Poland’s plan to improve air quality and switch to electric vehicles. Poland aims to have 1 million electric cars on its roads by 2025.

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