PluginIndia team along with 'Been There Doon That' and Delhi EV community, are organising an Electric Car Rally and an EV education event at Dehradun on February 14th to 18th
Are you disgusted with the air pollution in our cities? Are you tired of noisy vehicles on our roads? Do you want to breathe clean air and have less stress?
If yes, why don't you make the move to electric vehicles (EV)? EV's emit zero local pollution, are economical to operate and are silent.
So would you like to know more?
If your answers to most of these questions is a resounding YES, then look no further!
Join team PlugInIndia - who will be organising - "Let Us Breathe" events in major Indian cities in the coming months.
Mr Sonendra from Lucknow, shares his Real Life EV Story!
He modified his Hero Electric Photon which had a Lead Acid battery into a super duper Lithium-Ion based e-Scooter!
Do read to find out more and also watch his video!
Days 5, 6 and 7 of our Chalo Dilli tour was all about meeting people!
We met an EV pioneer - Ms Rita Nahata, based out of Delhi, who drove a DC Reva, then a Revai, then an e2o and now the e2o Plus. We recorded some great stories and insights by Rita on her EV journey. We met the Managing Director of Terra Motors India, Mr Akihiro Ueda. Then we visited the factory of Chinese battery manufacturer of Lithium-Ion battery packs - Coslight, who have invested in India in Manesar. During the last day of our trip, we visit the headquarters of Okinawa scooters!
By Raphae Halim
The annual Rally for Eco:Logical Initiation of Vital Environments (RE:LIVE) was held from Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmednagar converging onto Nashik.
We covered a distance of 181 Km from Mumbai to Nashik. For a total of ~362 all electric Km for the round trip.
The RE:LIVE 2017 electric vehicle rally will be organized by PluginIndia and enthusiastic members of the Electric Vehicle (EV) community on January 6th, 7th and 8th.
The EV community in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmednagar have finished working to setup community charge points on the route towards Nashik.
These community points will be made available to the EV community long after the rally is done!
Special thanks to Mahindra Electric for sponsoring the installation of the charge points.
By Kedar Soman
Recently I read some posts about companies and groups that were interested in building charging infrastructure in India. Charging infra is crucial part of Electric vehicle spreading. It suffers from age old chicken or egg problem. Since there aren't enough EV's to justify large charging infrastructure, there isn't enough push to build and since there isn't enough push, EV adoption in the society is hampered.
It's very encouraging to see someone trying to build this paradoxical problem. Because it's high time.
This is my attempt to articulate charging needs if I were to buy an EV. Being an engineer, I love to put numbers on my thoughts. So here it goes.
The Pune and Delhi EV community have teamed up and have launched mobile apps to find electric vehicle charging stations.
The apps have been launched for the iOS and Android platforms. There is also a companion website for people on other platforms or for those not using smartphones. Topping up and finding charge points around you has never been so easy.
In this blog, i write about the exploratory drive conducted by Sagar, an owner of a Solar Powered Mahindra e2o electric car and myself, to Ahmednagar, which is 120 km east of Pune and Shirdi which is a further 85 km away. The goal of the exploratory drive was to establish community charging stations in the route. These stations and the charging details will be available on our website for the EV community. More importantly they will be open, enabling all electric vehicles to charge in the future.
The EV community in the cities of Pune and Mumbai did a series of test rides on an electric car - The Mahindra e2o between Mumbai and Pune over the last 2 weeks. A total of 5 electric cars drove around 1500 km with enthusiastic owners feeling green and great!
Together we saved more than 125 liters of petrol for our country and we did not pollute the air in the beautiful western ghat mountains. All of us would want to do this again and again and again!
Every year in America, EV advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with other groups and host a variety of activities that raise awareness of plug-in vehicles. They used to call the event - National Pluginday.
It is now entering its second year as National Drive Electric Week, and organizers say this year's will be bigger than ever.
Raphae Halim, my good friend and part of our review team suggested something few months back, that set a lot of things into motion over the last month or so. This is what Raphae said - 'Businesses/Vacation Homes/Shops/Resorts/Hotels' are places that can easily install level 2 charging stations. All they need to do is install 15 Amps sockets and provide some parking space for electric vehicles. Thus began my quest to work on a fun project, what i call - Community Charging Stations.
Read about the operating costs of Electric Cars and Scooters compared to Petrol based cars and scooter. You will be amazed by the savings.
Download the RechargeIndia iOS and Android app to find charge points around you. We now have DC fast charging stations too!