Roadside Car E-Charging Outlets from Siemens in India Soon


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Siemens, the global electronics and electrical engineering firm, has revealed it is engaged in preliminary talks to set up e-charging stations in Mumbai and other parts of the country in a bid to drive electric mobility.
That's a very brave move from Siemen's as the e-car population in our country is very low,at the same time if you provide the right infrastructure for these vehicle's their population too would grow considering the rising fuel prices.
The 2012 Union Budget offers little or no benefits to the EV industry. According to Chetan Maini, chief of technology & strategy, Mahindra Reva, “the increase in various duties/cess will increase the cost of EVs by 1-1.5 percent. The increase in basic excise duty for cars, from 5 to 6 percent, will result in a 1 percent increase in EV prices. Excise on parts (input) has increased from 10 to 12 percent. Lithium batteries are still exempt from customs duty, but the increase in Countervailing Duty (CVD) from 5 to 6 percent will increase the cost of batteries.”
This is the time for our government to correct their mistake and encourage alternate fueled mobility in our country,any new source of energy need's some help for the masses to accept it.

Do you think this move will make e-vehicles more practical ?

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Re: SIEMENS to install e-charging station in various metros across India

Great initiative for sure. Not only it will assist minority of those existing EV owners but also encourage use of EVs to an extent. On a similar note, I also feel there’s a little market of EVs in India. We do not have choices of affordable Electric Vehicles. Do we? Leave alone the Reva which in no terms can be defined as a proper car.

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Re: SIEMENS to install e-charging station in various metros across India

Great initiative for sure. Not only it will assist minority of those existing EV owners but also encourage use of EVs to an extent. On a similar note, I also feel there’s a little market of EVs in India. We do not have choices of affordable Electric Vehicles. Do we? Leave alone the Reva which in no terms can be defined as a proper car.

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Totally agree with you,but such initiative will encourage people to think about e-vehicle's which in turn will encourage automaker's to jump into this arena with better product with reasonable cost. Every new technology will have to face some difficulties cost wise and consumer acceptance,
 
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