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.
By Abhishek & Kamlesh
In this episode of Electric Car Watch, we will talk about how battery recycling is happening in 2022 and witnessing the genesis of the battery circular economy in action. We talk about how Redwood materials and Attero in India are pioneering Lithium-Ion battery recycling.
In this article and video, we show the real truth on how Petrol and Diesel vehicles cause far more air pollution compared to electric vehicles. The original script was originally created by the GasTroll Youtube Channel with help from the Fully Charged Show. The India specific version is researched and created by PluginIndia. The sources for numbers and facts are at the end of the article.
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!
by Mr. Anand Kulkarni, Product Line Director
Electric Vehicle & ALFA Architecture - Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd.
In the last few years, Electric vehicles are slowly gaining prominence in the automotive sector and it will not be long before they become more established. They have shown the world that they are at-least equitable if not mostly superior in performance to their ICE engine counterparts. Nonetheless, there still seem to be some myths about their capabilities, especially when it comes to their immunity against rainy weather. As the monsoon approaches, the question in everybody’s mind is – Can the Electric vehicle survive the rainy days ahead?
This week Kamlesh and I visited a very interesting EV workshop in the Cinchwad area of Pune. Northway Motorsport specialises in converting ICE Vehicles to Electric vehicles.
Mr Hemank Dabhade is the founder of Northway Motorsport, has created a sensation on the internet with his videos of his converted electric cars.
In this blog, i will give my thoughts on the work being done by Hemank and also share many insights we learnt during this fascinating meeting.
Innovations and breakthroughs come out as a delightful surprise to any industry and the same is the case with the EV sector. Recently only a team of scientists from Korea had discovered ways to improve the overall range of EV vehicles. They have invented technologies using silicon anode material that nearly multiplies the battery capacity by four times as compared to traditional graphite anode material.
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.
Kochi (Kerala) got introduced to e-rickshaws the last year and the response from both the drivers and the customers were over the roof. This had resulted in the formation of a new agreement between the Auto Driver’s Union and two manufacturers to get 250 more e-rickshaws to run across the city within a span of a few months.
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.
Guest Post : Archit K from EternalGreen Innovation
It is clear that Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) are here to stay. With the MG ZS EV, Tata Nexon EV, and several new and exciting announcements this Auto Expo, it is clear that the OEMs are also bullish on EV market. In the first two months of 2020 alone, a large number of MG ZS EVs were booked and over 2000 Tata Tigor EVs were ordered. This puts the total number of electric car sales in 2020 so far at twice that of 2019.
Guest Post : Ajay Maurya from EternalGreen Innovations
Indian metropolises faced with the challenges posed by rapid immigration and pollution. There is an urgent need to take care of micro-challenges being faced by early adopters of EV. The first wave of EV adoption will happen at B2B/commercial level by fleet operators and corporates for urban transportation. We can say with high certainty that successful EV's adoption will significantly depend upon how effectively a fleet operator can monitor and manage these EVs.
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.
I was invited by the Pune International Centre (PIC) to attend a lecture on the topic, 'New Mobility'. The lecture was be delivered by Mr. Anup Sable - Chief Technology Officer (CTO), KPIT Technologies. Here is my writeup on the lecture, where Anup spoke about the disruption happening in the automobile sector.