The Chinese market for electric buses has sharply dropped as subsidies disappear. India has announced energetic moves to replace 150,000 diesel buses. That and more modest moves elsewhere are likely to keep deliveries rising, as appraised by analysts IDTechEx in the report, "Electric Buses 2019 - 2029".
By Prof Nagendra Singh Tiwari
इस महीने फ़ेम २ की मुख्य विशेषताएँ घोषित की गईं। फ़ेम २ की सामान्य दिशा दुपहिया वाहनो, सार्वजनिक परिवहन एवं बेड़े के माँग एवं प्रोत्साहन के हिसाब से सकारात्मक है।
ई वी समुदाय इस बात से भौचक्का है की निजी इलेक्ट्रिक कारों को इस योजना से बाहर रखा गया है, ऐसे और भी बैटरी निर्माण से सम्बंधित कई महत्वपूर्ण प्रश्न हैं जिनके उत्तर दिए जाने की आवश्यकता है यहाँ तक की जिनके उत्तर पूर्व में दिए गए है उनके भी।
प्लग इन इंडिया चिंतन के इस एपिसोड में, हम फ़ेम २ योजना एवं भारत में स्थानीय बैटरी पैक, घटकों और सेल निर्माण
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The FAME 2 (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) salient features were announced this month. The general direction of FAME 2 is positive in terms of demand side incentives for two wheelers, public transport and fleets.
While the EV community is aghast, that private electric cars are excluded from the scheme, there were more important questions regarding battery manufacturing that needed answering and even those have been answered.
In this blog, we talk about the FAME 2 scheme and also look at mandates for local battery pack, components and cell manufacturing in India.
The Tigor Electric Car from Tata Motors was delivered to EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited) and few of them have also been made available to Zoomcar, who have started leasing the car to individuals.
The Tigor EV is not available in Dealers as of March 2019, but we managed to test drive the car for few hours.
Here are some talking points.
If you are living in an Indian city, look at all around you. Look at all the pollution causing, oil guzzling two wheelers, cars and SUV’s and listen to the awful noise pollution of these vehicles.
People driving large OIL guzzling SUV’s and most of the time driving alone.
What is the need for a Diesel SUV when 95% of the time, you drive alone or with another person on board?
This is 2019, and why don’t we see more Electric vehicles in our cities that can help clean the air in our cities?
By Team PluginIndia
So an incredible EV recce drive/rally comes to an end! The Dehradun highway is now electrified and the electric car community can go upto Dehradun due to reliable points by ZeroBill
As usual we have tons of memories to share and some statistics in this photo-info blog!
ZeroBill team helps PluginIndia by creating Community Charge Points | Delhi - Dehradun EV Recce Drive
As we shared in our previous blog, Team PluginIndia and Delhi Community are organizing the Electric Car Recce Drive from Feb 15th to Feb 19th.
Five days to go and we were grossly under prepared. We basically had 2 or 3 contacts and hoped to charge our Electric Cars.
It was underwhelming. We needed to do more.
And then, out of nowhere, the nice people of ZeroBill stepped in and took the task of installing community charge points to the next level!
PluginIndia team along with 'Been There Doon That' and Delhi EV community, are organising an Electric Car Rally and an EV education event at Dehradun on February 14th to 18th
We showcased the electric van, Mahindra’s e-Supro, a few months ago on our YouTube channel. Many of you liked the concept of an electric van, but many others were wary about the high price.
Every business is different, with each having different goods transportation or people transportation needs. We received many queries from business owners about whether the e-Supro was a viable vehicle for their specific use cases.
So in this blog and video, we crunch some numbers and also speak to some business owners and obtain their perspectives.
By Raphae Halim
Hello, Welcome to the fifth episode of ‘Ask your EV Guru’!
Many of you want to buy an electric car, but prefer a used electric car. And we get many comments from you asking us, how to buy a used electric car.
This article and the video embedded, is intended to look at the perks of being an electric vehicle owner. It is not intended to denigrate CNG vehicle owners, who are doing their part, whether inadvertently or otherwise, to not use OIL and save the environment. I'm an electric car and a CNG vehicle owner myself.
By Kedar Soman
It was almost end of 2017. I was sitting in a Delhi meeting that was supposed to come up with policy suggestions for NITI aayog for electric vehicles. Right across from me sat two individuals from one very established car company in India. As the discussion veered towards what the car manufacturers need to do to advance electric mobility in India, these two individuals literally went berserk. They shouted from the top of their voices how the government should not dictate the direction and the market needs figure it out by itself. Any suggestion for tightening fuel standard, suggesting change in taxation, suggestion of measures to make the car manufacturers make more electric vehicles prompted a strong, almost vicious reaction from these two guys.
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.