Monthly Archives: September 2016

Tork Electric Motorcycle launch at Techspark 2016

Tork Electric Motorcycle launched today 30 September 2016 at Techspark 2016 for a price of Indian Rupees 124,999. This is not any random bike… this is a bike that has won 1st place in the Isle of Man TT. Gosh look at the loosers asking for Tork to lessen the price as if it is a luna moped… you guys are buying a solid race bike.Its worth every penny… go out and buy it and leave the Pulsars and Bullets gaging behind… at every single signal lights!!! No petrol bike can outrace the Tork from the blocks…

 Tork today becomes the best Electric Motorcycle in the world in its class and price. Ather Energy has to make way to be the second best 2 wheeler and Gogoro scooter 3rd. Phew what a year… and the year has still 3 months to end…

Well done Tork you guys deserve every bit of it…

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A Battery that Lasts For 2,000 years!!!

Accidents’ happening in labs is not a good thing. But, what if that accident yields an unexpected result leading researchers to a system that could make batteries last up to 400 times longer than the best-performing batteries today?

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Working in UCI chemist Reginald Penner’s lab, doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai is doing further research on the battery recharging technology to better understand the properties of the manganese dioxide materials. Steve Zylius / UCI

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have accidentally made a battery that can last up to 200,000 cycles of recharging and can last up to 400 times longer. This discovery could bring us closer to… Continue reading

Jersey/HF cows not good for India!

Indian Diary Farmer cutting the very branch he is sitting on

Indian Diary Farmer cutting the very branch he is sitting on

Jersey/HF cows are at their best where the average temperature of the state or province during the afternoon is below 25 degrees Centigrade. I said BELOW 25 for 90% of the time… not just for coldest month! In India the temperature in almost all states is much above that except for the month of February  This makes Jersey/HF unsustainable across almost all of India except  the hill stations of India.

These small ear-ed animals have a huge difficulty dissipating heat. Ears are the cooling system of a cow’s body. Small ears hold more heat withing the body. This is an advantage in snowing countries but… Continue reading

Cow the methane generator of the world!!!

Methane generated by animals

Methane generated by animals

Our post “Cow-the source of Electricity, Fuel &…” has been the most sought after topic. But today in India people do not know anything about the cow even though India had Krishna who showed us how important cow is in our lives. The vedas have laid down rules how to take care of cow and what to feed them. Unfortunately today people have forgotten it nor do they pay any importance to it and these ignorant people are fully taken advantage of by multi-national companies. Lack of bos indica cattle along with use of chemical fertilizer are the main reason for the suicide of Indian farmers.

Companies prefer to dig thousands of kilometers in the deep… Continue reading

Statistics so far… in 2016

Just checked out the statistics for year 2016 and the results are interesting. First of all its so amazing to see the blog getting hits from all over the world of which top 9 are listed below. But what is interesting is that top search were “Cow producing Electricity via biogas”, then Nano GenX and third Ather Scooter Vs Gogoro Scooter. Hero Motor’s Trike “the special ability scooter for the handicapped” came 4th while the Hero Motor’s “Best scooter in the world for Rs 30,000” came 6th. This suggest that there is a lot of demand and interest for special ability scooters or trikes.

Most searched posts for 2016

Most searched posts for 2016

Another interesting fact that comes to light is that the list of countries also shows the amount of interest and the actual grassroots development that is going on in the field of Green-Energy implementation either by way of infrastructure or by way of actual penetration of Electric Vehicles in these countries. Interestingly China is nowhere in the list possibly because English is not a big favorite as a language of the Chinese on the Internet, where they usually prefer Chinese language. Another fact is that the Chinese searches are possibly “controlled” to throw up local websites rather than foreign websites especially Indian.

Most searches carried out in the above countries

Most searches came from the above countries

The surprise country in the list is… Qatar which is just starting out on the Green-Energy road. A lot of new buildings in the country are being built to incorporate some of the best green-principles. This is one country in the list which has the potential to overtake others in the list to become 100% green-energy compliant. Even today in a desert country like Qatar the places of greenery are the houses of Qataris which are surrounded by various types of plants and trees and almost all of them have farmhouses where farming happens 6 months of the year without much government support. Many of them have started to incorporate LED lights for indoor, external lights and even street lights and road signals. There are also quite a few wind turbines and it would not be any surprise if Qatar increases Wind and Solar Energy exponentially in the next 5 yrs building towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosting. Right now Germany from the above list is far ahead in the race to 100% green energy.

The arrival of Ather Energy has generated great interest in Green Energy and has has India topping the list. There are also a lot of engineering students who are searching for green and clean solutions to local and problems. In the year 2017… three… good… Indian made electric 2-wheelers are going on sale and thousands hit the roads. When this happens more people are going to wakeup and get interested.

India already has Kochi Airport that is completely powered by Solar but none of the houses in Kerala are powered by Solar…come to think of it… Kerala a tiny state in India already has a working model in its Airport… so rooftop solar in Kerala is a huge virgin market for any body to tap and there is no industry leader other than SuKam which seem happy to stick to being an inverter company.

With 2 good electric cars already out and 3 electric bikes coming the year 2017 is going to be one electric one!!!

The Great Indian EV Battery dilemma!

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Many people when starting-up their EV dream usually start with “advanced” Li-Ion batteries in mind. Then after making the vehicle find that the product is turning out expensive especially when compared with its use and benefits. For eg. a 2 to 3 lakh motorcycle/scooter for your office journey is very expensive when you can get a CNG-Nano car at the same price and ride much, much safer and comfortably in Air condition interior, listening to your favourite songs/FM and make calls… all this at almost the same fuel price of an EV (battery+charging cost).

Making a Rs 300,000 e-scooter/motorcycle is… Continue reading