by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
Electric Vehicle motors have lasted for over 100 years and their design has changed slowly. During the last few years they have been subject to rapid technology change and they are also part of an acquisition frenzy. What is going on? The new IDTechEx report explains and - in over 30 ten-year forecasts and roadmaps - predicts.
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.
By Nimesh Shah
Government of India recently released a notification titled ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles – Guidelines and Standards -reg.’. Availability of adequate charging infrastructure is acknowledged as a key requirement for accelerated electric vehicle adoption in the country. In accordance, setting up of Public Charging Stations (PCS) has been de-licensed and any individual/entity is free to set up public charging stations, provided the stations meet the technical as well as performance standards laid down.
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!
Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx
The drone market in recent years has completely changed character. Gone is the hype. IDTechEx's report clearly demonstrates this by tracking company investment and formation trends each year. The price wars have also taken their toll with the Chinese winner having forced many to give their hardware (platform) play completely. We are often therefore asked whether this marks the end of the drone opportunity or not?
By Jason Mueller
For more than ten years now, Tesla has been making news because of their electric cars and other environmentally friendly products including solar panels. In November 2017 however, on top of introducing a modern update to the Tesla Roadster sports car, the company took a giant leap from an automobile or an electric SUV to producing an electric semi-truck.
I was holding myself back from writing my Part 2 of the connected car series. I thought lets see what CES 2018 has in store this year as there was already a lot of hype building up, that CES is set to be renamed 'Car Electronics Show', instead of what it originally stands for - the 'Consumer Electronics Show'.
Taxis and cabs are becoming a major part of public transportation these days. As technology advances, taxi services are being smoother and cheaper. People prefer taxis for long as well as short trips. The emergence of online taxi services is a prime contributor to this change in preference. Taxis can be considered as a boon and a bane. On one hand it is a help for the people and on the other hand, it is the major partaker in environmental air pollution.
...it is also 'Connected'.
This is Part I of my Connected Vehicle series.
Although Electric Vehicles (EVs) are making more news than Fuel Cell Technology, experts still find it hard to predict which one of the two would be the winner in future, or may be they would go hand in hand as two options (like petrol & diesel today)
Mr Kedar Soman had a WebEx session with Dr Prabakhar Patil : Ex-CEO LGChem Batteries.
Here Dr Patil gives us amazing insights into Lithium-Ion batteries and what is in store for the future.
The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, a Government of India policy think-tank setup by our Prime Minister has declared that Accelerated adoption of electric and shared vehicles could save $60 billion in diesel and petrol costs while cutting down as much as 1 gigatonne (GT) of carbon emissions for India by 2030.
The organization released a report that establishes a vision for the future of India’s mobility system and also defines a change model to support rapid scaling and deployment of solutions.
"Everybody recognizes that if you can make very efficient electric motors, you can make a quantum leap forward." - James Dyson
The electric motor has become a little more well known and appreciated over the past few years with its improving integration into electric cars.
With most people understanding and appreciating the impact that their pollution has on the climate, there has been a greater demand for auto manufacturers to create cars that can help to improve our environment, or at the very least, do less harm.
It is through this demand for growth and development that some of the world’s greatest inventors have refined the electric motor to now work better and be more efficient than it ever was before.
Let us understand this wonderful innovation that is propelling the electric vehicle revolution.
By Nikhil Parchure
As electric cars gain momentum another type of revolution is hitting automotive industry. That revolution is connected car revolution. It may not be talked about as much as electric cars but this revolution will come to all cars faster than electric technology.
Although the economics of electric car are becoming viable, it is still a long way to go before 100% of cars produced will be electric.
But I can see in next 10 years all cars will have intelligence for Car to Car communication. This will be a huge deal for automotive industry as cars will communicate to each other and share sensor data and avoid collisions, address traffic congestion and assist in emergency response by informing authorities automatically.
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! That is how you feel when you first ride an electric cycle! Hang on! Did u say electric cycle? Yes indeed a cycle with a motor, controller and a battery that does some pretty neat magic! Everyone who rides one, has a BIG smile on their faces! I myself am a big fan of these!
I have a theory on why everyone smiles when they ride one - Its the instant torque of the electric motor that give gives an instant pickup, which in turn gives you a instant high that makes your brain feel elevated for few seconds! :)
Anyway this is a blog on electric cycles, which have started to hit the Indian market. Read on to know more!
A common criticism of electric vehicles regarding emissions is that they simply transfer the CO2 emissions to the power plant. The obvious argument is that the grid power is produced from a variety of means - like hydro, wind, geothermal, nuclear, solar, etc. that involve no CO2 emissions. PluginIndia wrote a blog few years back trying to dispel many myths associated with electric vehicles. But this time, how about getting our hands dirty. We work out some calculations to show that electric vehicles, even if powered by electricity generated by coal powered plants (majority of electricity generated in many Indian states still comes from Coal), are much more efficient than oil based vehicles and as a result release less CO2 emissions.
This article is based is on a writeup by Mr Elon Musk, founder on Tesla Motors (link here). We have presented this with new calculations based on Indian conditions and also have documented multiple use cases.
Read about the operating costs of Electric Cars and Scooters compared to Petrol based cars and scooter. You will be amazed by the savings.
Download the RechargeIndia iOS and Android app to find charge points around you. We now have DC fast charging stations too!