By Strom Motors
Strom Motors an EV start up based out of India is all set to launch Strom-R3, a reverse trike all electric urban mobility solution. Strom-R3 is the first reverse trike vehicle to receive homologation certification in India. Strom Motors was the winner of the coveted Spirit of Manufacturing Award at TiECON Global Summit held in November 2019 at New Delhi, India. Strom-R3 has received widespread recognition including as a top 10 startups by Government of India in early 2018 and by Economic Times.
Hero Electric - For those who follow our content, All of you know them. They are India’s largest selling electric scooter brand in the Country. Mr Naveen Munjal, managing director at Hero Electric, released a press statement with a headline "Hero Electric Puts On Hold Investment Of Up To Rs 700 Crore For A Year". You can read the article here.
Essentially Hero Electric is blaming the FAME 2 government subsidy scheme on poor sales of his product.
We thank you all for your comments and encouragement in our high speed electric scooter buyers guide!
Judging by the discussion in our YouTube video comments, we feel the buyer guide series will be useful and educational to all of you.
So we have our Electric Car Buyers Guide here for you. The choices are limited when it comes to Electric Cars. But we talk about what is available for you.
As of 20 December 2019, 128 Revolt motorcycles have been delivered in Pune. Most of them being the RV 400. Most customers seem to be using their bikes in top gear. The real life range is turning out to be something like 70 kilometers. The Revolt team still believes that you get 140 kilometer range, when you're using it in the limited speed mode. How many customers would want to go for this compromise on speed to get that range? Even the low-speed models are designed to be driven at 40 kmph now!
The Tata Nexon Electric Compact SUV was unveiled today in Mumbai. The Nexon is the first product based on the ZipTron platform which uses a high voltage system. Tata Motors have been creating marketing content for the Nexon EV, taking it to Ladakh and showcasing the performance of the vehicle. We had an opportunity to visit the unveil event and here are our takeaways.
Electric Scooters are the easiest route to get into the world of electric mobility. We often get many queries, from all of you - our readers and followers, about buying an electric scooter.
Which scooter offers the longest range, which has good top speed, which one is least expensive, which brand is more tech savvy and so on.
In this article and video embedded, we will talk about the High Speed Electric Scooters you can buy now!
By Atul Gopal
The story of the Tigor EV Electric Sedan starts with a government contract. For once in 2017, the babus get it right - as they take a brilliant decision of kick starting the nascent Indian EV 4 wheeler market, with a stimulus. So an order of ten thousand cars is tendered. When all the bets seemed to be on Mahindra walking away with the order, Tata Motors emerges as the dark horse.
This is the ePluto 7G. This is a brand new electric scooter launched by the Hyderabad based startup - PureEV. The pricing and availability will be updated by the end of December 2019.
We went on a 50 km ride and here are some 10 observations!
By Atul Gopal
So the PluginIndia team had received, PureEV EGNITE, It is a new e-Bike from PureEV a startup from Hyderabad. They have now launched this model, which is called EGNITE, which is essentially an electric mountain bike. The best part about this e-Bike is that the battery is made right here in India. Making it one of the few eBike companies making batteries in India.
PluginIndia recently took a trip to Hyderabad, the city of nawabs and of high technology. In fact, our hotel was in an area synonymous with the latter – Hitec City! That’s where we found ourselves, bleary-eyed after a long overnight bus ride that had brought us into Hyderabad from Bangalore. But we had little time to laze about in our hotel rooms because we had to go check out e-Trio, the only Indian company offering ARAI-certified electric vehicle (EV) conversion kits for your car!
So we got an email from the PureEV team last month, inviting PluginIndia to visit their factory and meet their battery engineering team in Hyderabad. We have heard a lot about the company and by looking at their website, we see some some cool looking electric two wheeler products. The fact that they make their own battery packs and also are working on algorithms, software to improve their battery, meant that this trip to Hyderabad was a no brainer.
By Atul Gopal
I was invited by the Pune International Centre (PIC) to attend a lecture on the topic, 'New Mobility'. The lecture was be delivered by Mr. Anup Sable - Chief Technology Officer (CTO), KPIT Technologies. Here is my writeup on the lecture, where Anup spoke about the disruption happening in the automobile sector.
What happens when a cell phone guy becomes a motorcycle maker? One imagines that the Micromax guys would have done what they usually do - concentrate on sales, source from China. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Revolt does not do that. The import content is under 40%, so it qualifies for the Make in India incentives.
What I liked is the attention to detail and some interesting insights about the millennial bike rider. The analogy was to what Sony had to go through when it developed the Walkman. One thing that Rahul is clear about: the target customer - Young Urban Males, which could include the Swiggy delivery guy.
Tork Motors gears up for launch with the installation of their first EV fast-charging station. With the launch of its first charging station, in Pune, India TORK Motors supports the government's vision of promoting e-mobility in India. TORK charging stations are 100% compliant to the standardized Bharat EV Specifications and can support any electric vehicle in the city that features a GB/T plug.
So Hero Electric, the largest company in terms of electric scooter sales, have recently updated their scooter lineup to comply with FAME 2 requirements.
We visited the dealership in Cinchwad, Pune and took the scooter on a spin. In this blog, we highlight our observations in real time as we rode the Hero Electric Photon.