Akhil Venkateshwaran is an owner of the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV, based out of Bengaluru. He shared with us details of his 385km, Electric Car Road Trip from Bengaluru to Coimbatore on his Kona Electric. The PluginIndia team asked him some questions on his epic journey that shows electric vehicles offer incredible cost benefits during such trips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Let's all welcome a new electric car to the Indian EV market. Hyundai are launching India's first electric SUV on July 9, 2019.
No this is not a gossip news item that you read in auto blogs or websites these days about EV's. This is a real launch, where the car will be made available for individual and commercial customers in India. We have been in touch with the nice people in Hyundai over the year talking about the car, the team etc. They don't reveal much, but here are important points to consider if you are interested in the Hyundai Kona Electric SUV.
The Tigor Electric Car from Tata Motors was delivered to EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) and few of them have also been made available to Zoomcar, who have started leasing the car to individuals.
The Tigor EV is not available in Dealers as of March 2019, but we managed to test drive the car for few hours.
Here are some talking points.
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?
By Team PluginIndia
So an incredible EV recce drive/rally comes to an end! The Dehradun highway is now electrified and the electric car community can go upto Dehradun due to reliable points by ZeroBill
As usual we have tons of memories to share and some statistics in this photo-info blog!
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
By Raphae Halim
Hello, Welcome to the fifth episode of ‘Ask your EV Guru’!
Many of you want to buy an electric car, but prefer a used electric car. And we get many comments from you asking us, how to buy a used electric car.
This article and the video embedded, is intended to look at the perks of being an electric vehicle owner. It is not intended to denigrate CNG vehicle owners, who are doing their part, whether inadvertently or otherwise, to not use OIL and save the environment. I'm an electric car and a CNG vehicle owner myself.
What are the numbers that stand out when you DC fast charge an Indian electric car?
What is the average rate of charging?
How much time does it take to fast charge an Indian electric car?
How much electricity is consumed per session?
Watch the video and check out the numbers in this article.