In this article and video, we show the real truth on how Petrol and Diesel vehicles cause far more air pollution compared to electric vehicles. The original script was originally created by the GasTroll Youtube Channel with help from the Fully Charged Show. The India specific version is researched and created by PluginIndia. The sources for numbers and facts are at the end of the article.
There is a strong anti China movement in India and around the world as we speak. Unfortunately many industries in India are dependent on China including our Electric Vehicle Industry.
In this episode of EV guru we show were Indian EV Industry is in terms of localisation and we showcase how many industries are dependent on China.
Ultimately we speak about taking the pragmatic approach for our Indian EV Industry.
SUV’s running on Internal Combustion Engines(ICE) consume more oil and generate more pollution than small cars. For decades, there have been movements all over the world to highlight the flaws of SUVs and to limit their production.
Unfortunately, car makers all around the world and in India continue to aggressively market these vehicles. Why?
Join us in this hard hitting article/podcast that calls out Indian and MNC automakers who don't care about the air pollution in Indian cities or about India’s oil import bills.
For the CEOs and investors in the pollution vehicle industry, it's business as usual.
So the entire PluginIndia team and the EV community watched the new Hamara Kal video few months back. What nostalgic and emotional feeling for all of us! I kid you not, that evening, our EV community group was discussing the video and re-watching it non stop! And then when we saw and rode the 2020 Chetak electric scooter for the first time, there was another wave of positive feelings that engulfed all of us - both the old and the new generation! It's hard to describe. Such things need to be felt!
In this article we will document our initial impressions on the Chetak electric scooter, the experience centre and the people we met.
By Prof Nagendra Singh Tiwari
द्वारा कमलेश मल्लिक एवं आशीष गुप्ता
यदि आप एक भारतीय शहर में निवासरत हैं, तो अपने चारों ओर देखिए।देखिए इन प्रदूषण करने वाले, तेल पीते दो पहिया वाहनों, कारों एवं एसयूवीज़ को और सुनिए इन वाहनों के भयानक ध्वनि प्रदूषण को।
लोग इन तेल पीती बड़ी एसयूवीज़ में अधिकांश समय अकेले ही इनकी सवारी करते हैं।
एक डीज़ल एसयूवी की ज़रूरत क्या है ? जब आप ९५% समय अकेले ही या एक अन्य व्यक्ति के साथ उसमें सवारी करते है।
ये २०१९ है, और क्यों हम अपने शहरों में और अधिक इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन नहीं देखते जो हमारे शहरों की हवा को साफ़ रखने में हमारी मदद कर सकते हैं?
इसके कई कारण हैं -जागरूकता की कमी, बाज़ार में विकल्पों की कमी, बैटरी की चिंता, चार्जिंग अधोसंरचना की कमी इत्यादि।
लेकिन एक अन्य बड़ा कारण है जिसकी चर्चा अक्सर नहीं होती है और वो हैं कार्पोरेट, विशेषकर आंतरिक दहन इंजन वाहनों के निर्माताओं ने हमारे नवजात भारतीय इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन उद्योग के विकाश को अवरुद्ध किया है।
If you are living in an Indian city, look at all around you. Look at all the pollution causing, oil guzzling two wheelers, cars and SUV’s and listen to the awful noise pollution of these vehicles.
People driving large OIL guzzling SUV’s and most of the time driving alone.
What is the need for a Diesel SUV when 95% of the time, you drive alone or with another person on board?
This is 2019, and why don’t we see more Electric vehicles in our cities that can help clean the air in our cities?
ZeroBill team helps PluginIndia by creating Community Charge Points | Delhi - Dehradun EV Recce Drive
As we shared in our previous blog, Team PluginIndia and Delhi Community are organizing the Electric Car Recce Drive from Feb 15th to Feb 19th.
Five days to go and we were grossly under prepared. We basically had 2 or 3 contacts and hoped to charge our Electric Cars.
It was underwhelming. We needed to do more.
And then, out of nowhere, the nice people of ZeroBill stepped in and took the task of installing community charge points to the next level!
It was almost end of 2017. I was sitting in a Delhi meeting that was supposed to come up with policy suggestions for NITI aayog for electric vehicles. Right across from me sat two individuals from one very established car company in India. As the discussion veered towards what the car manufacturers need to do to advance electric mobility in India, these two individuals literally went berserk. They shouted from the top of their voices how the government should not dictate the direction and the market needs figure it out by itself. Any suggestion for tightening fuel standard, suggesting change in taxation, suggestion of measures to make the car manufacturers make more electric vehicles prompted a strong, almost vicious reaction from these two guys.
Welcome to another PluginIndia musings episode. This time we’ll be talking about the top issues in the Indian EV industry and why these need to be resolved ASAP to ensure the industry grows and, more important, people start trusting and using electric vehicles.
Recently someone asked me "Why do you like electric vehicles?".
It's like asking a soldier why did you join army, or asking a cricket player what motivated you to play cricket? It's a very short question, insinuating a short answer is expected and the hesitation in reply comes not from your lack of commitment to your cause, but from a momentary overload of thoughts and emotions that make it a challenge to condense the reply in one sentence.
Many people are very curious about EV's and ask us this question. Of course there are petrol heads and EV cynics who don't care.
But, hey they don't know what they are missing!
For others, i will summarise my experiences below.
I recently had a friend ask me. Why am I so passionate about electric vehicles?
I and plenty of people have repeatedly talked about environmental benefits of electric vehicles. They have been proven beyond doubt. EV's are damn good for environment. Just google Electric vehicle, global warming, pollution and you will find tons of articles and videos. So let's not repeat that again.
There is another angle to this crusade. For me, this is third battle of independence for India.
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.
By Abhishek Uchil
Great leaps in technology are being made every day in the 21st century. Steve Jobs was one of the first visionaries to fully realise the value of the touchscreen in people’s lives, and thus the modern smartphone was born. The current trend in technology is the pursuit of autonomy and integrated lifestyles. Entire households controlled by a computer, cars that can drive themselves – the achievement of these aims, which were hitherto limited to the realm of science fiction, is what some of the best minds of our time are obsessed with. The following bit of speculative fiction imagines what life will be like for us in 2050, when touchscreen, autonomous, and integrated technologies will have inevitably merged into a simultaneously complex and simplified whole. I may be entirely wrong in imagining that some of the things I’ve described in this essay will come to pass, but it is still interesting to imagine what life will be like in the electric future 40 years from now. We may never, ever have flying cars, but I do believe that the technologies mentioned in this essay are within the realm of possibility (indeed, some of them exist even now, if only in very nascent stages). It is my hope that we will be able to take advantage of them sooner rather than later.
PluginIndia now has an online shop! We offer EV and clean energy themed apparel and accessories, clean energy products, EV accessories, bumper stickers, EV signboards and more! This shop with your support, will help the team at PluginIndia do more EV awareness campaigns, organize more RE:LIVE events with the community, do more reviews of electric vehicles and clean energy products.