Electric Vehicles

Earth Energy EV raises seed funding: To launch three electric vehicles this year

Earth Energy EV raises seed funding: To launch three electric vehicles this year

Jul 13, 2020

Earth Energy EV, a Mumbai-based startup has a production facility in the outskirts of the city and is involved in the development of electric motorcycles, scooters, commercial vehicles and autonomous vehicle drivetrains for global consumers. Moreover, the company is involved in the development and manufacturing of EV smart chargers.

EESL to install 162 EV charging stations in Noida: Locations, charging cost revealed

EESL to install 162 EV charging stations in Noida: Locations, charging cost revealed

Jul 10, 2020

NOIDA authority will be responsible for providing the space for the charging infrastructure. The said initiative by EESL and NOIDA Authority is said to save over 3.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions per electric car per year. Here are the locations and charging cost details along with some additional bits.

Exclusive: Techo Electra Saathi electric bike (Gemopai Miso rival) launch in India soon

Exclusive: Techo Electra Saathi electric bike (Gemopai Miso rival) launch in India soon

Jul 07, 2020

The Techo Electra Saathi electric bike will be launched at a price tag around Rs 60,000, with disc brakes at both ends, an expected range of 120km, and lots of utility spaces.

Tata Tigor EV facelift spied testing: Expected range, price, features

Tata Tigor EV facelift spied testing: Expected range, price, features

Jul 07, 2020

The Tata Tigor EV facelift will likely have the same dimensions as before, and even the looks will be similar to that of its petrol cousin. However, the battery pack may be upgraded, thereby giving a better range.

BGauss A2, B8 electric scooters with range of up to 110 km to launch next month

BGauss A2, B8 electric scooters with range of up to 110 km to launch next month

Jul 02, 2020

BGauss A2 and B8 electric scooters will be available in a total of five variants combined with LI Technology, Lithium-ion and Lead-acid battery types with the maximum offered range of 110 km from the low-speed variant.

Exclusive! Hero Electric’s AE-47 bike India launch delayed: New timeline, reasons explained

Exclusive! Hero Electric’s AE-47 bike India launch delayed: New timeline, reasons explained

Jul 02, 2020

The upcoming Hero Electric AE-47 all-electric bike will come with 4000W motor and will have a top speed of 85kmph. Moreover, the bike will come with a lightweight portable lithium-ion battery rated at 48V/3.5 kWh that can be charged in 4 hours. Here is when to expect it in India now.

Simple Mark 2 ‘smart’ electric scooter to launch in Feb 2021: 280 km range, 100 kph top speed

Simple Mark 2 ‘smart’ electric scooter to launch in Feb 2021: 280 km range, 100 kph top speed

Jul 02, 2020

Simple Energy has announced the launch timeline of its first electric scooter with boast 280 km of range and a top speed of 100 kph in Sports mode. If the startup gets its right, Simple Mark 2 will be one promising electric scooter.

After electric cargo three-wheelers, Omega Seiki to introduce electric two-wheelers & pickup trucks

After electric cargo three-wheelers, Omega Seiki to introduce electric two-wheelers & pickup trucks

Jun 30, 2020

Omega Seiki aims to keep its business models flexible by indulging in direct sales, leasing or managing fleet. The brand is already in talks with notable e-commerce giants for use of electric cargo three-wheelers as delivery vehicles.

Exclusive! Hero Electric sold 4,900+ scooters during lockdown: Eyes record sales despite Covid-19 pandemic

Exclusive! Hero Electric sold 4,900+ scooters during lockdown: Eyes record sales despite Covid-19 pandemic

Jul 02, 2020

During the lockdown period, Hero Electric started its sales from 20th April and regarding the online route, the company believes that to be a good thing because it has never received such an overwhelming response in the past. Here is how and why Hero Electric thinks that it will be able to clock its last year’s record sales of 50,000 units this year too!

Hyundai introduces its first electric minibus ‘County Electric’: 15-33 seats, 250 km range

Hyundai introduces its first electric minibus ‘County Electric’: 15-33 seats, 250 km range

Jun 29, 2020

Hyundai County Electric is the manufacturer’s first-ever all-electric minibus which will be available in 15 to 33 seating configurations and boast a long list of safety features.

Gemopai Miso electric scooter launched at a price of Rs 44,000: 90% charge in 2 hours and more benefits!

Gemopai Miso electric scooter launched at a price of Rs 44,000: 90% charge in 2 hours and more benefits!

Jun 26, 2020

Gemopai Miso can reach a top speed of 25 kmph and hence, you don’t need an RTO registration to ride it. The Miso comes with a Hexa headlight along with a LED Battery Indicator for the 48V, 1 KW detachable Li-ion battery. More details on the company’s mini electric scooter here.

Free Glyde e-scoot with Hero electric scooter! Details and how to get one

Free Glyde e-scoot with Hero electric scooter! Details and how to get one

Jun 25, 2020

Hero Electric’s ‘Be a Bike Buddy’ referral scheme is currently applicable on all Hero Electric vehicles, excluding Flash lead-acid low speed and Glyde E-Scoot model purchased online. The scheme starts today and is valid till 15th July. Moreover, the company’s “3 days no questions asked” return policy, doorstep delivery and doorstep service will also continue through the said scheme.

India-bound Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV updated: Range, features, specs

India-bound Jaguar i-Pace electric SUV updated: Range, features, specs

Jun 23, 2020

The updated Jaguar i-Pace boasts an AC charging system that claims to be faster and in the process allows the car to achieve 53km/hour range as well as have an overall 470km range.

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC India launch soon: A-Class lineup to arrive by end of 2020

All-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC India launch soon: A-Class lineup to arrive by end of 2020

Jun 17, 2020

The first ever all-electric Mercedes-Benz SUV will be arriving in India, and we now know its official launch is to take place very soon. Mercedes-Benz is launching 10 new models in India in 2020 and the A-Class line-up is also expected to arrive. Read on to find out when they will be introduced in India.

Myth Buster! Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings NOT on in India: Facts listed!

Myth Buster! Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings NOT on in India: Facts listed!

Jun 17, 2020

A lot of publications have been reporting that Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings have resumed in India. Our story here reveals why this is clearly NOT the case as of now. Also, we tell you why the company suspended the bookings for the Chetak and the Covid-19 pandemic is not the only reason.

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus offers 646 km driving range: Certified as world’s longest-range EV

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus offers 646 km driving range: Certified as world’s longest-range EV

Jun 16, 2020

The Tesla Model S has become the first electric vehicle to be certified to deliver over 400 miles of driving range as the company has confirmed in a blog post on its website. Tesla suggests that the Model S Long Range Plus version has been certified on the EPA cycle for 402 miles (646kms) on a single charge. Tesla has explained how it managed to achieve the feat.

All-electric Indian FTR 1200 might be called EFTR: To rub shoulders with Harley-Davidson LiveWire!

All-electric Indian FTR 1200 might be called EFTR: To rub shoulders with Harley-Davidson LiveWire!

Jun 15, 2020

Indian Motorcycle’s parent company Polaris used to own Victory Motorcycles and one interesting product under the collaboration was Empulse TT electric motorcycle. However, after the demise of the Victory in 2017, the Empulse saw the path to the graveyard too.  As of now, it is not clear if the company would exploit the same platform as the Empulse for the EFTR.

BGAUSS to enter electric two-wheeler space with premium electric scooters

BGAUSS to enter electric two-wheeler space with premium electric scooters

Jun 13, 2020

What gives RR Global the confidence to succeed in the electric two-wheeler space. RR Global, the $800-million electrical industry conglomerate has recently announced its entry in the electric two-wheeler space under the brand name BGAUSS. The company will roll out two products with a total of five variants in the Indian market to begin operations.

Tata AutoComp signs MoU with Tellus Power Green to install electric vehicle charging stations

Tata AutoComp signs MoU with Tellus Power Green to install electric vehicle charging stations

Jun 11, 2020

The MoU aims to supply AC and DC fast chargers for the entire range of electric vehicles – two-wheelers, three-wheelers, commercial vehicles and passenger cars in India.

Boycotting Chinese automotive imports is like destroying your house to kill the rat: Magenta Power

Boycotting Chinese automotive imports is like destroying your house to kill the rat: Magenta Power

Jun 11, 2020

Maxson Lewis, Managing Director, Magenta Power pens down what he feels about stopping Chinese imports to India as the repercussions of a kneejerk move can have adverse effects on the economy. Instead, Lewis highlights a path that India can take in order to become self-reliant, especially in the world of electric vehicles and battery technology.

MG Motor, Tata Power collaborate to install ‘SuperFast’ EV charging stations at select MG dealerships

MG Motor, Tata Power collaborate to install ‘SuperFast’ EV charging stations at select MG dealerships

Jun 08, 2020

MG Motor India has a total of 10 SuperFast 50 kW charging stations in five cities – New Delhi- NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Under the Tata Power collaboration, it will be expanding them to more cities.

EESL to install 2,000 electric vehicle charging stations this fiscal: 500 in Delhi-NCR

EESL to install 2,000 electric vehicle charging stations this fiscal: 500 in Delhi-NCR

Jun 07, 2020

Out of the 2,000 EV charging stations that EESL is planning to set up across India, around 500 will be installed in the current fiscal in the Delhi-NCR region. Eventually, the company is planning to set up as many as 10,000 charging stations over the next two to three years across the length and breadth of the country.

Germany to make electic car charging stations mandatory at all petrol stations

Germany to make electic car charging stations mandatory at all petrol stations

Jun 05, 2020

As of March 2020, Germany had 27,730 electric car charging stations according to BDEW, Germany’s association for the energy and water industry.

World Environment Day: Non-polluting e-rickshaws to lead India’s EV revolution

World Environment Day: Non-polluting e-rickshaws to lead India’s EV revolution

Jun 05, 2020

From providing daily commuters last-mile connectivity to the metro stations to offering hyperlocal delivery, electric rickshaws today can do it all! What has inspired their evolution and high adoption in India? And where are electric rickshaws going?

Every 50th customer to get a free Hero Electric scooter: How to get yours

Every 50th customer to get a free Hero Electric scooter: How to get yours

Jun 03, 2020

Hero Electric has already recommenced its dealership operations in green zones and select orange zones as per the Government directives in numerous cities across India earlier this week. The company has re-opened around 300 outlets with all the necessary safety & hygiene protocols and the dealers have also implemented all the measures to sanitize the showrooms and vehicles regularly. 

Covid-19 Effect: Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings temporarily stopped, deliveries delayed

Covid-19 Effect: Bajaj Chetak electric scooter bookings temporarily stopped, deliveries delayed

Jun 01, 2020

If you are someone who has booked Bajaj Chetak electric scooter before 29th February, 2020, you will need to wait a bit longer as your vehicle will only arrive by September this year. That said, future buyers of the Chetak might also need to wait a bit longer as the current production suspension can eventually result in a longer waiting period.

The big electric two-wheeler opportunity for India is here

The big electric two-wheeler opportunity for India is here

May 30, 2020

China now accounts for about 99% of the total two-wheeler electric stock, which makes it roughly 257 million vehicles. India currently sells 20 million two-wheelers per year out of which 6 million are scooters. Scooter sales alone are more than two times the entire car sales. Though electric vehicles in the two-wheeler market space are increasing, 2019 EV sales represent a tiny percentage of the market which is 126,000 units.

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