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.
This week, Elon Musk showcased a concept tunnel that could revolutionize urban transport.
The big takeaway from this proof of concept, is that only Electric Vehicles with autonomous hardware/software installed can use this infrastructure. No ICE vehicles allowed!
By Tejas Chothani
I have been a petrol head since the time I started taking a keen interest in cars about a decade ago. Having represented India and my alma mater The University of Cincinnati, in International Automotive Design competitions during my engineering days it felt as if there is nothing more special than the sound of an engine and the smell of gasoline. Fast Forward to 2018 and I have been an Electric Vehicle owner and proudly drive my - No-Noise; No-Fossil-Fuel; No-Maintenance Car
The Leaf is the best-selling electric car in the world1. It’s a battery-operated, all electric five door hatchback. Although it has a footprint of a compact car, the interiors feel like a mid-size car: roomy with a decent sized boot space. I was skeptical looking at the odd-shaped car before buying, but as soon as you start driving it, all those fears are put to rest.
Strom Motors has launched a reverse trike compact electric car, Strom - R3 on Sunday 8th April in Mumbai at Infiniti Mall, Malad.
Strom - R3 is a fully air-conditioned three wheeled reverse trike.
Strom Motors is launching an urban compact electric car, Strom - R3 on Sunday 8th April in Mumbai at Infiniti Mall, Malad.
Strom - R3 is a fully air-conditioned three wheeled reverse trike that is the perfect vehicle for today's urban youth, working professionals and young moms.