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The India EV Story – Emerging Opportunities – An excellent compilation

A 2017 compendium & summary about the automotive and electric vehicle industry in India from the Innovation Norway organization. While it is indeed a bit old (we are sitting a full 2 years from the time of its launch), this is nevertheless a well done report that can be used for lots of reference data […]

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Electric Vehicle Insurance – Discounted Third Party Premium Rates Introduced by IRDAI

Until recently, there has been no special insurance premium for electric vehicle insurance, so you had to pay the same premiums that you paid for conventional vehicles. In Jun 2019, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has notified the premium rates for private EV third-party liability insurance cover for the financial year […]

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AI enabled Electric Motorbike RV 400 from Revolt Motors

Among electric two wheelers, electric scooters are quite common. Electric motorcycles less so. And the reasons are not far to seek: Compared to scooters, electric motorcycles require a relatively higher amount of battery, making them heavier and far more costly. Revolt Motors RV 400 is hence a fairly bold launch. It was announced by Revolt […]

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Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging – Nissan Gets Patents for EV Electromagnetic Induction Charging Tech

In May 2019, Nissan announced it has received an Indian patent for its wireless charging technology for electric vehicle, which could help the vehicle to charge without connecting with a charging device. When the vehicle is parked at a specific parking position, the power feeding coil will be positioned below the power receiving coil under […]

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Hyundai Kona Electric Car – 450 Kms on a charge – Launching in India Jul 9, 2019

A fully electric car, with a range of 450 Kms, launching in India tomorrow (Jul 9, 2019). That would be Hyundai Kona, and I reckon it would be the first fully electric car to have such a long range. Image source: Hyundai company web site – https://www.hyundai.com/in/en/find-a-car/kona-electric/highlights.html The following are what the Hyundai company web site […]

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Hyundai to Sell Mass Market Electric Vehicles in India Soon?

Appears that Hyundai is keen on bringing an electric car very soon to India. Read that the car could be a mass market car, whose architecture could be shared between Hyundai & its affiliate Kia. It is also said that India will be the manufacturing base for the car – now that should not be […]

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Electric Vehicle + Shared Car / Cab Hailing Economy – a potent combination

Did you notice that the cab aggregators such as Ola & Uber are some of the first movers to try making a large part of their fleet electric? Now, part of the reason could be just PR – or the push given by the government. But if you think a bit deeper, the EV business […]

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Electric Vehicles for Waste Pickup in Chennai

In the way to office today (I work in Chennai), saw an electric tempo running slowly alongside. The realized that it was a local waste collection vehicle. This was getting interesting. A bit of googling, and I get this news item about how the city is going electric in its waste management efforts. The news item, from […]

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Posted in: Electric Vehicles, Waste to Energy

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EV Components Customs Duty Exemption in India – Union Budget 2019

To encourage the use of electric vehicles, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced customs duty exemption on certain parts of electric vehicle in the 2019 Union Budget. The exemption from customs duty would extend to parts for exclusive use in electric vehicles. This includes e-drive assembly, on-board charger, e-compressor (what is this?) and charging gun.

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