It’s one of the most exciting design challenges of our time. It’s a very rare opportunity to reinvent a common object. Even more difficult is to decide not only what kind of vehicle needs to be reinvented but also the size of that vehicle? Which market sector should these EV companies decide to cater to? Cars? Bikes? Trikes?
We at PluginIndia, have been planning this for a while. When, I got an opportunity to visit the platinum rated green factory of Mahindra Reva, I did not hesitate. After all, this manufacturing facility will make every Indian proud - for the outstanding contribution to preserving the environment, for making India's most innovative car and to show our country that vehicles powered by clean energy are the future.
By Tarun Mehta
Why Elon and gang did NOT start by building a cheap electric car in the first place?
Samarth Dua gave a nice market perspective to the above question in the Quora post -
Tesla Motors: Why doesn't Tesla make small electric cars?
He made a point that Tesla wanted to build a high margin car first and sell to a niche and then use the proceeds from that to finance something even bigger (like the Model S, X and E).
I do not completely agree that Elon Musk was hoping to drive profits from one vehicle to another (Roadster never made any profit and the Model S is barely breaking even). They did however, serve as excellent marketing and validation points for Tesla.
By Alysha Webb
Automakers in China are talking about producing electric vehicles. They are even producing a few. But volume production of any EVs is still years off in China, I surmised after my recent trip to Beijing to attend the April 20 media day at Auto China.
A private company in Islamabad, Pakistan has come up with a solution to reduce the country’s import bill by not only building solar car, running it at Taxi but also offered to build Taxi Stands near the various sectors of the city.
Most urban dwellers in our country live in multi storied apartments. This can also be a hindrance to lots of people, who would like to own an electric vehicle.
PluginIndia.com investigates on how big a problem this really is.