Sandeep Joshi

NEW DELHI: In an eco-friendly initiative, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. on Wednesday added eight Reva electric cars to its fleet of vehicles engaged in maintenance work in the Capital.

Agassi is trying to couple existing electric car technologies with thousands of Internet- connected recharging stations.
The State of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Company on Tuesday endorsed an effort to build an alternative transportation system based on electric vehicles with swappable batteries and an

Many of the world's biggest automakers on Wednesday detailed ambitious electric-car plans that promise zero emissions but will demand patience from consumers and subsidies from governments to succeed.

Changan Automobile Group, Ford Motor's China partner, said on Tuesday it will roll out 30 electric cars developed jointly with Electrovaya in Canada before the end of this year, potentially becoming the first Chinese auto maker to tap the North American market.

Renault sees demand for as many as 50,000 electric vehicles in 2011, the year the carmaker will begin selling such zero emission cars in Denmark, Israel and Portugal, engineering and quality head Jean-Louis Ricaud said on Thursday in an interview with Reuters.

Ricaud confirmed the electric car will be based on the Megane platform and called the 'Fluence'.

Students at Bheri Technical Institute (BTI) in Nepalgunj have successfully developed and test-drove on Wednesday a vehicle named 'Niful' that runs on solar power and batteries.

Toyota Motor Corp cut its 2009 vehicle sales forecast by nearly 7 percent as high fuel prices hammer demand for large cars and pickup trucks, and said it will speed up the rollout of hybrid and electric cars as their popularity grows.

The weaker outlook from the world's most profitable carmaker weighed on shares of European rivals and highlighted an increasingly difficult environment, where orders in the United States and Western Europe for high-margin, gas-thirsty vehicles is slumping.

Sanjib Chakraborty
KOLKATA, July 28: It's been three months since the electric furnace for the crematorium ground of Madhyamgram municipality has been completed, but one detail has kept it from being inaugurated and put to use.
An unclaimed body is required for the trial run of the furnace, located at Sajirhat near Madhyamgram in North 24-Parganas, but there has not been one body available for this purpose.
Local residents as well as people from the outside area have been going to Kolkata, even to Basirhat, to cremate bodies.

Japan Post Service Co will convert all of its fleet of some 20,000 automobiles to electric vehicles over about eight years starting this fiscal year, company officials said Monday. The move by the mail delivery unit of Japan Post Holdings Co is designed to cope with soaring crude oil prices and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the officials said. In the fiscal year that ended in March, the company used some 70,000 liters of gasoline, costing over 10 billion yen.