The world’s fastest rechargeable electric bus that takes just 10 seconds to be fully charged has been put into operation in China.
Hero MotoCorp has set some hearts racing from the moment they partnered with Erik Buell Racing. Last year they had showcased this hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle in Auto Expo Event 2014. Now that Erik Buell has filed for bankruptcy and Hero has bought the company still keeping Erik Buell on its payroll together with the fact that the Indian Electric Bike scene has been simmering has kept up hopes of this hydrogen cell bike or even electric bike making it to the production lines.
Many people do not realize it… but the dangers of dabbling with Li-Ion Batteries for your EV might show inverse sale. This doesn’t make sense straight away because people always argue that Li-Ion Batteries are light and have a greater power density and output. These are all good on paper buy if you put it in the market the advantages of Li-Ion disappear completely in front of a layman.
- For one the cost of the vehicle is straightaway higher than what is available in Petrol version.
- The battery replacement cost of ONE Li-Ion battery is about 5 times the cost of ONE LA battery.
- The worst part is that the range (km travelled) difference between Li-Ion Battery & Lead Acid Battery vehicle is almost the same.
- On top of it he doesn’t understand you when you talk about the awesomeness of the Li-Ion technology its energy density, light weight, quick charging etc.
Why the layman doesn’t understand all the stuff is because these great points of Li-Ion and bad points of LA Batteries are all stuff that doesn’t affect him “much” anyway… let me explain…
Ather Energy has planned an Electric Scooter launch for 2016 with speed of 75kmph and range of around70 kms while Hero Leap (hybrid) has a speed of 100kmph and range of 350kms. Both are priced around 90,000.
Which one would you buy? Me?… neither cause I think both look kind of sissy or lady like.
Probably if they came out with an Enfield Bullet, KTM Duke or a Pulsar I would be the 1st to line up…but right now… its time for sissy launches… so make way for the lady bikes 😉
HERO LEAP Hybrid SCOOTER ATHER ENERGY Electric SCOOTER
“Many believed that a pure electric double deck bus would not be possible due to the size of the battery packs required to power it”, a statement from the Mayor said. “However by working with BYD and utilising the latest cutting edge technology London has been able to secure another world first. The new electric double d ecker trial will see the zero emission double decker buses manufactured by BYD enter service on Route 16 from October”.
Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Sons, has made an undisclosed personal investment in Coimbatore-based Hemalatha Annamalai’s electric bike company Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd, making it Tata’s ninth known investment in the technology space since he retired as executive chairman of Tata Sons in 2012.
Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) on Wednesday rose as much as 16.5%, its sharpest gain in three years, after the Supreme Court of India ruled that Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) cannot set IGL’s network tariffs.
The Supreme Court ruled that the regulator has no power to set retail gas price, according to Bloomberg report.