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IIT Hyderabad Electric Vehicle Startup Pure EV Raises Fund

I remember meeting these guys at a recent event at Hyderabad, and the next thing I hear, they have raised money! IIT Hyderabad-incubated start-up Pure EV, which manufactures e-bikes and lithium batteries, on Wednesday said it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from V.C.Nannapaneni, chairman and managing director Natco Pharma. Pure EV is reportedly […]

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Kia Exploring Low Cost Electric Cars in India, with Hyundai

Hyundai might have just launched a fairly expensive Kona, but that doesn’t deter its group company Kia Motors to explore launching a lower priced electric car in India. Kia Motors already has some products for hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicles which are being sold globally. Which of these, or the variant of […]

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Electric Rickshaw Co SmartE Raises 100 crores

I was in NCR recently, running around all the way from Gurgaon to Noida, and one striking feature of transportation is the change to e-vehicles for the three-wheelers. Along with the CNG autos (CNG is mandatory for public transport in Delhi), this time I saw a significant number of electric three wheelers – both e-autorickshaws and […]

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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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