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TechnologyIndia has not set deadline to launch electric vehicles: official

10:35  21 august  2019
10:35  21 august  2019 Source:

Dam bursts in India after rains, killing six

Dam bursts in India after rains, killing six Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal rains have crippled India's financial centre of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic in the city of 18 million, while wall collapses have killed nearly 30 people. Tuesday's breach of the Tiware dam in the coastal district of Ratnagiri, nearly 275 km (170 miles) south of Mumbai, washed away dozens of homes, an official of the Maharashtra state government said. "Around 18 people are missing," he added.

Toyota has no plans to launch an electric vehicle in India and would wait for the charging infrastructure to develop before taking a call on launching such models, according to a senior official of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM). "We have no plans to go electric ," vice chairman and whole-time

India News: NEW DELHI: Transport minister Nitin Gadkari is seeking a recalibration of the electric vehicle (EV) "The tightening of fuel efficiency or CAFE has direct impact on the share of electric or hybrid vehicles a company would need to produce to meet the notified norms," the official said.

New Delhi (Reuters) - The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on Wednesday.

The Indian auto industry has been caught in the middle of slowing economic growth that has led to a slump in demand for vehicles, forced plant shutdowns and large layoffs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working to push electric vehicles in an effort to cut India's fuel import bill and curb pollution.

In June, a government think-tank that plays a key role in policymaking had recommended that only electric models of scooters and motorbikes with engine capacity of more than 150cc must be sold from 2025.

(Reporting by Aftab Ahmed in New Delhi, writing by Chris Thomas in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

Miami’s gathering electric scooters before Dorian sends them airborne.
With the help of hurricane-force winds, dockless electric scooters could soon start terrorizing more than mere city streets. The City of Miami has asked electric scooter companies to collect their fleets out of fear the vehicles could become flying projectiles once Hurricane Dorian makes landfall this weekend, reports CNBC. The municipal government issued a noon Friday deadline to all six of the companies that operate scooters in the city -- including Bird, Lime and Uber -- to pick up their respective fleets.

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