2020. What a year! The world is happy to see the year leave, all our lives. The Indian electric vehicle industry too suffered a setback during the first six months of the year. Yet, by the end of the year, there is a huge wave of optimism in the industry for the coming year. This report logs the highs and lows of the Indian EV industry for 2020.
September 2020 : Industry Analysis - Delhi's EV policy, Ampere battery lease, Real reason EV's are not selling
By Team PluginIndia
In this month's EV industry analysis, Raphae and Amit speak about Delhi's EV policy announcement. We discuss policy in detail and also speak to an industry expert on the subject.
We also discuss Ampere's battery subscription plan in partnership with Autovert Technologies. We also analyse a Forbes article about the huge cynicism and hate we see online towards EVs.
By Team PluginIndia
In this month's EV industry analysis, Raphae and Amit speak about how businesses are getting rid of petrol vehicles and adding more EV’s in their fleets. This clearly shows the value proposition that EVs offer to businesses. Electric Vehicles are way superior to Petrol vehicles in terms of economy, efficiency, reliability and performance and businesses love that!
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.
In this month's EV industry analysis, Raphae and Amit speak about the lack of original designs in Indian Electric Scooter industry. This has resulted in Honda suing Hero Electric for copying the Honda Moove scooter's design. We also speak about Ola Electric's foray into electric scooters and two wheelers and why they purchased the Dutch scooter startup - Etergo.
CRISIL has published an interesting report regarding the EV market in India. It has been estimated that electric three-wheelers and two-wheelers would be ruling the streets for the upcoming five years while the electric four-wheeler space would remain lifeless.
What happens when we standardize things? Well, the answer is pretty simple, you will benefit from producing more in minimum time. Even though this thought came a little late to EV manufacturers in India, it can be safely assumed that “better late than never”. In a concentrated effort to standardize various parts that go into an electric vehicle, OEM’s and organizations have come together to a common ground recently.
By Manish Agrawal, Founder OnePlug
How about riding electric scoter that is pocket friendly and compact enough to glide through the ever-rising traffic? Sounds like fun? Well within the near future, that’s going to be a reality as Bajaj Auto is developing their own low powered single-seater electric scooter.
Rocky Mountain Institute and NITI Aayog have recently brought up a set of calculations that would set the electric vehicle aspirations on the right track. The report had comprehensive studies about the opportunities of the automotive sector and government after the implementation of FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles II) scheme.
By Team PluginIndia
We get many questions from you about how to set up electric vehicle charging stations, if it is viable as a business, what are the requirements and so on. Many of you are interested in setting up charging infrastructure in your town or city to enable more people and businesses to use electric vehicles.
Here is a startup called OnePlug that is enabling "chargeprenuers" like yourself to achieve your goals.
OnePlug is founded by Mr Manish Agrawal, who along with his team has created affordable, safe charging equipment for all electric vehicles.
In this article of Let's Chat EVs, we speak to Manish.
By Team PluginIndia
Blu Smart is a Delhi based startup aiming to electrify and revolutionize ride-hailing and sharing in India. Electrification of ride hailing and sharing services are good for the country. Think about all the oil saved and lack of emissions during every ride. Mr Tushar Garg is the Chief Business Officer at Blu Smart and we are delighted to have this opportunity to speak to him on what the company is upto and what are the goals for 2020 and beyond.
PureEV is a Hyderabad based startup who have been researching and manufacturing high performance Lithium batteries and Electric Vehicles since 2018.
In this EV Industry QnA, Raphae Halim from PluginIndia speaks to Mr Rohit Vadera is one of the co-founders of the company which was incubated out of IIT Hyderabad.
We discuss about Pure EV's ePluto7G electric scooter, Lithium Batteries, Energy Storage solutions and more.
Cellestial E-Mobility, a Hyderabad based startup has rolled out its first prototype electric tractor. This tractor is economical to operate, as powerful as a diesel tractor,
while consuming less energy. With features like with features like battery swapping, regenerative braking, AC charging, battery that can act as a UPS, this product will be very beneficial to the agriculture industry. The best part the electric tractor will be cheaper than equivalent diesel tractors.
We spoke to Mr Syed Mubasheer , founder of Cellestial E-Mobility and asked him some questions on this very interesting product.
Let's take a look at the electric vehicle stories that are trending in February 2020. Amit and Raphae speak about demystifying availability of Lithium, they mention the serious and not so serious EV showcases at the Auto Expo. We examine the Ather 450X pricing controversy and look at the twitter happenings.
Finally we also look at some community contributors in the EV world!
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.