India will soon embark on an ambitious programme aimed at switching most, if not all, of its vehicles to battery power by 2030. In an audacious move worthy of Elon Musk, the key to the plan's success will be the eschewing of subsidies driven by a battery leasing strategy. The scheme, which kicks off… read more →
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Tapping the push given to electric vehicles by the Indian Government, Jaipur-based lighting solutions company Autolite India has diversified into the manufacture of e-rickshaws from early this month. Powered by lead acid batteries, the e-rickshaws are being marketed in three states of Rajasthan, Haryana… read more →
Quite unexpectedly, India finds itself at the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, one that could have a profound influence on how we live. Under assault from dangerously high levels of pollution, our roads need a vehicular revolution on par with the one in the early 1990s that changed the way… read more →
Tesla has been making waves, right from the moment its cars hit the market. Hailed as a game changer, its highly refined, fully electric cars disrupted one of the most static sectors in the global market – the automobile sector. It recently made headlines as the best car brand in the US, trumping… read more →
In a bid to promote shared mobility of electric cars in India, Mahindra Electric has partnered with Zoomcar, a self-driven car-rental firm. Individuals who buy the all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus through Zoomcar’s fractional car ownership programme, ZAP will be able to list the vehicle on the platform… read more →
Batteries developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for satellite and launch vehicle applications may be used in electric vehicles in India. ISRO supplied 50 Ah lithium-ion cells to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The use of the batteries in a prototype two-wheeler… read more →
Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, backed by Japan's Softbank Group, is preparing for a large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles by next year even as it runs trials on the viability of the business model, chief executive Bhavish Aggarwal said. Ola will pilot a few thousand electric vehicles in several Indian… read more →
Mahindra First Choice Wheels launches India's first certified pre-owned electric vehicle program and retail outlet
Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd. (MFCWL), India's multi-brand certified used car company on Sunday inaugurated India's first certified pre-owned electric vehicle outlet - Car Connect, located at HSR Layout in Bengaluru. The outlet, yet another first in MFCWL's suite of industry-leading solutions for… read more →
Enthused by the market potential for electric vehicles (EV) in India, state-owned Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd (PGCIL), the power transmission utility responsible for establishing green energy transmission corridors, is considering setting up charging stations for EVs. The public sector unit is also… read more →
As the world is entering into the green revolution phase, India too seems to take the initiative seriously. The new electric bike developed by Polaris Industries is going be launched under the Indian Motorcycle brand names. The upcoming bike is all set to replace the old Victory Empulse TT bike. The… read more →