By Raphae Halim
Affordable Electric Vans are important to enable small businesses move cargo across the city or for small distances. The Diesel cargo vans used by small businesses nowadays are noisy, emit PM 2.5 pollution and should be electrified ASAP to reduce emissions and reduce our use of imported oil. So we reached out to Kinetic Green, makers of electric cargo vans, asking them to show us their product which could benefit small businesses. They showed us the Kinetic Green, Safar Shakti Star, which we took on a spin.
Blu Smart Electric Taxi, Hyundai Kona launch, DC Fast chargers, Solar Power : PluginIndia Delhi trip
The PluginIndia team felt the full blast of the Indian EV transformation during our recent trip to Delhi/NCR, which is the region where we observe huge investment in the EV space and maximum disruption caused by electric vehicles.
We saw electric Rickshaws everywhere, including from organized players like Smart-E. We travelled across NCR in an electric taxi by a startup called Blu Smart. We then were invited by the Hyundai team for the launch of first All-Electric SUV in India - The Hyundai Kona.
We then also visited a user who has installed a 5 kW solar power system at his home and charges his electric car using Solar!
We showcased the electric van, Mahindra’s e-Supro, a few months ago on our YouTube channel. Many of you liked the concept of an electric van, but many others were wary about the high price.
Every business is different, with each having different goods transportation or people transportation needs. We received many queries from business owners about whether the e-Supro was a viable vehicle for their specific use cases.
So in this blog and video, we crunch some numbers and also speak to some business owners and obtain their perspectives.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, and SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive electric mobility forward in India.
Whilst diesel and gasoline-powered vessels currently dominate maritime transportation, the market for pure electric and hybrid boats and ships is growing rapidly.
IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Luke Gear, has published the below article on his new report on electric and hybrid boats and ships.
Mahindra Electric have inaugurated a facility in Bengaluru to manufacture Electric Vehicle Technology, developed under +ME brand. This is based on Mahindra’s Future of Mobility theme based on 3C's – Clean, Connected & Convenient. They also rolled out their first electric 3 wheeler range Treo and Treo Yaari, to be priced attractively, starting at Rs. 1.36 lakhs
By Jason Mueller
For more than ten years now, Tesla has been making news because of their electric cars and other environmentally friendly products including solar panels. In November 2017 however, on top of introducing a modern update to the Tesla Roadster sports car, the company took a giant leap from an automobile or an electric SUV to producing an electric semi-truck.