By Atul Gopal
The PluginIndia team had an opportunity to test the iQube electric scooter from TVS Motors. Here are our findings after riding it for close to 250 km. Here are our findings on the build quality, ride, battery specification and range you can expect.
OLA Electric and Simple Energy are India's two hottest electric scooter startups. Both OLA and Simple have unveiled their scooters - OLA S1 Pro and Simple One. Many of you ask us, which scooter to buy? We talk about spec comparisons, investments in manufacturing, battery pack design and more. We also comment on OLA's claim of selling Rs 1,100 CR worth of scooters.
Join us in analyzing the OLA S1 Electric Scooter launch event. In this article and video we go through the OLA scooter launch event and find, what impressed us and what concerned us.
The PluginIndia team had visited a new electric two wheeler manufacturer - Rowwet Mobility. They have 4 models of electric scooters and also plan to launch some motorcycles. We got an opportunity to test the Eleq model, which is a high speed electric scooter. Here are my thoughts.
The PluginIndia team visited a TVS dealer to test the iQube electric scooter. Here are our initial impressions of the iQube.
By Team PluginIndia
We often get so many queries, from all of you about buying a high speed electric scooter. Especially those who want no compromises. Many of want to get an electric scooter that has operations all over India, companies that invest in RnD, companies that offer performance scooters. You have many questions like - which scooter offers the longest range, which scooter offers good quality batteries and so on. In this blog/video we will talk about the performance electric scooters you can buy now in mid 2021.
By Kamlesh & Atul
There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the benefits of electric vehicles. In the blog/video, we bust many myths and we show how electric scooters offer huge social and societal benefits for India.
There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the cost of electric vehicles. In the blog/video, we bust this myth and we show how petrol scooters cost same as electric scooters and you always save money when it comes to total cost of ownership when using an EV.
Today we are very excited to talk to you about a HUGE disruption that is going to happen in the Indian automobile space. And that disruption is going to be caused by electric vehicles - Which are good for India, our cities and good for our health and well being. And this huge disruption is going to be done by Ola Electric, an electric vehicle startup that has huge financial backing and the commitment to promote electric vehicles in India.
By Atul Gopal
PluginIndia team met Laxminarayan and Namitha in Bangalore to talk about their Ampere Magnus Pro Electric Scooter. Atul spoke with them about their daily usage and over all experience of owning and riding the vehicle. Let us first know a little about them.
Laxminarayan has done his education in rural management and has now transitioned to digital marketing. He has been happy with his Activa till the time he got married. Namita, his better half, was working with a bank in Mysore before she got married and shifted to Bangalore. Distances were short in Mysore - and the commute was enjoyable. Her bank was kind enough to give her a transfer to a Bangalore branch. But she found herself spending two hours on the bus commute to work. That is when Laxminarayan decided that Namita should be given some mobility.
By Atul Gopal
Ather's corporate avatar is called Ather Energy. And the Ather grid plays an important part in justifying the Energy moniker. Energy has always played a significant role in civilisation.
The PluginIndia team charged the Ather 450x and other EVs via the Ather Grid charger provided by the Bengaluru based electric scooter brand.
We calculated the charging time, cost and ease of use, Here are my thoughts on it.
The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to test the latest electric scooter from Ather Energy, the Bengaluru based electric scooter brand.
We spent time with the Ather 450X. In this blog, i give my thoughts on the scooter.
By Atul Gopal
The PluginIndia team got the Hero Electric Optima electric scooter from the eGalaxy Motors, dealer in Pune for few days. The Hero Electric team have improved the Optima compared to the versions released during the previous decade. There is also a unique dual battery system for 100+ km range. In this article, we showcase our findings after testing the Hero Electric Optima electric scooter.
By Kamlesh Mallick
With inputs from EV Industry
When it comes to India's FAME 2 scheme for promotion of electric vehicles, there has been a conflicting perceptive between two leading figures in the Indian EV industry.
On one hand you have Mr Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric and also director general of Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) and on the other hand you have, Tarun Mehta, CEO of Ather Energy. So let's discuss!
Ather inaugurated its Pune showroom... ok call that experience center, on upmarket Bhandarkar Road here in Pune city. The company CFO, Ravneet, had come down for the event. Spoke to some of the company’s team members when Kamlesh and yours truly visited. I document some interesting interactions with the Ather team.