By Atul Gopal
The PluginIndia team visited a TVS dealer to test the iQube electric scooter. Here are our initial impressions of the iQube.
The PluginIndia team got a chance to visit a Pune eBike startup - Felidae Electric, who are working on manufacturing eBikes, that are Made In India. The startup manufacturers all the electronics components like motor, controller, LCD displays, battery packs in house. This makes Felidae very unique among the eBike sellers in India, who import entire eBikes from China and other countries. A true Make in India story among the Indian eBike/EV industry.
Guest Post for the EV Community
Mr Vinod Pillai,
Owner of MG ZS EV
Photos credit Mrs Devika Pillai
We undertook a drive from Delhi to Kochi in an MG ZS EV. The confidence to do this was in part inspired by the fact that we had completed a round trip from Delhi to Pune earlier in Jan 21. So at least part of the route was well known to us. My effort in penning our experience is primarily to highlight the lessons learnt in driving an EV long distance over a period of 6 days, through 8 states through the lockdown imposed by the pandemic.
By Team PluginIndia
We often get so many queries, from all of you about buying a high speed electric scooter. Especially those who want no compromises. Many of want to get an electric scooter that has operations all over India, companies that invest in RnD, companies that offer performance scooters. You have many questions like - which scooter offers the longest range, which scooter offers good quality batteries and so on. In this blog/video we will talk about the performance electric scooters you can buy now in mid 2021.
By Atul Gopal
We had an opportunity to visit Nothway Motorsports to check out their new electric truck conversion kit. In this blog, we talk about the ideas implemented in this certified kit, after experiencing the truck and speaking to the founder Mr Hemank Dhabade
The PluginIndia team - Abhishek, Farah and yours truly had a wonderful opportunity to visit the PURE EV factory in the month of January, 2021. This is my blog on the observations made when meeting people from different departments - Design, Battery RnD, Factory, Sales, Service and MIS. All in all we are very impressed by the work being done here at PURE. They are investing in real RnD and this company is a big part of the Indian EV industry now. And the expectation levels have only increased!
The PluginIndia team recently met some members of the Tata Motors RnD team and we were discussing about the Nexon EV's performance in the market. In this article, we document certain charging tips that are were mentioned to us by the Nexon EV team, that will significantly boost battery health.
We had an opportunity to visit Nothway Motorsports to check out their new electric car conversion kit. In this blog, we talk about the ideas implemented in this certified kit, after experiencing the car and speaking to the founder Mr Hemank Dhabade
By Kamlesh & Atul
There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the benefits of electric vehicles. In the blog/video, we bust many myths and we show how electric scooters offer huge social and societal benefits for India.
There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the cost of electric vehicles. In the blog/video, we bust this myth and we show how petrol scooters cost same as electric scooters and you always save money when it comes to total cost of ownership when using an EV.
In this video and blog we dissect the article from AutoCarIndia which shows how Maruti is playing the delay EV game by not launching even a single electric car even in 2021. We also talk about how the pollution vehicle media plays along and does not hold the car industry accountable.
By Atul Gopal
@ IIT Madras, Chennai
Atul from PluginIndia visited the IIT Madras campus and met Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwaala, who spoke about Electric Vehicles, startups, education and manufacturing in India.
This is a blog and findings from his trip and the interview.
Team PluginIndia visited a sustainable home called Amla belonging to Reva and Ranjan. They are attempting to go back to being natives of nature and to reconnect with the elements and mend the broken energy cycles. They also own a Tata Nexon EV. Get some healthy snacks and enjoy the video/writeup below!
Today we are very excited to talk to you about a HUGE disruption that is going to happen in the Indian automobile space. And that disruption is going to be caused by electric vehicles - Which are good for India, our cities and good for our health and well being. And this huge disruption is going to be done by Ola Electric, an electric vehicle startup that has huge financial backing and the commitment to promote electric vehicles in India.
The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to visit a unique startup in the EV space - Cellestial E-Mobility based out of Bengaluru. We actually interviewed the founder Mr Syed last year. So this was a visit to finally meet the team and see the tractor in action.