By Atul Gopal
I had an opportunity to visit a multi brand Electric Vehicle showroom in Pune. Here are my notes.
PluginIndia was invited by the OLA Electric team to visit the OLA future factory. I was there with lots of journalists from auto and mainstream media. We had a tour of the factory and we also had a QnA session with Bhavish Aggarwal, the founder of OLA Electric. Here is my blog and video on the day. In the video, i give a guided tour of the factory.
We have seen multiple instances of electric scooters catching fire in the past 6 months. PURE EV, Okinawa and OLA Electric are brands whose vehicle's have caught fire. The buck stops with these corporations. They need to release investigative reports by their team as well as documents from third party investigators. They should also release educative guides on how to take care of their EV's in hot Indian summers. At the same time the Indian mainstream media and the pollution vehicle media have to stop causing hysteria when it comes to EV fires while conveniently ignoring the hundred's of ICE fires happening each month. Let's have some perspective here.
The PluginIndia team met OLA Electric Management team and the man himself - Bhavish Aggarwal, founder of OLA. We spoke about Dealerless model, Service focus, Automation, Localization, Exports and
delivery plan for customers. Here is my blog on our meet.
By Abhishek & Kamlesh
In this episode of Electric Car watch, we will talk about the Indian electric car startup Strom Motors and what they need to do to be a relevant player this decade.
Here are four issues that the PluginIndia team has observed by interacting with the EV community. This is the feedback from the EV community to OLA’s management team.
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 got a chance to visit a Pune eBike startup - Felidae Electric, who are working on manufacturing eBikes, that are Made In India. The startup manufacturers all the electronics components like motor, controller, LCD displays, battery packs in house. This makes Felidae very unique among the eBike sellers in India, who import entire eBikes from China and other countries. A true Make in India story among the Indian eBike/EV industry.
The PluginIndia team - Abhishek, Farah and yours truly had a wonderful opportunity to visit the PURE EV factory in the month of January, 2021. This is my blog on the observations made when meeting people from different departments - Design, Battery RnD, Factory, Sales, Service and MIS. All in all we are very impressed by the work being done here at PURE. They are investing in real RnD and this company is a big part of the Indian EV industry now. And the expectation levels have only increased!
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.
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.