Monthly Archives: November 2017

Joke of the Year… Suzuki, Toyota sign MoU to make EVs in India…LOL

Toyota Motor Corporation, the world’s biggest automaker and Suzuki Motor Corporation, parent company of Maruti Suzuki concluded a memorandum of understanding to develop electric vehicles (EV) in India in around 2020.

Suzuki will make the EVs, and supply some to Toyota, while Toyota will provide technical support. Additionally, Toyota and Suzuki will conduct a comprehensive study of activities for the widespread acceptance and popular use of EVs in India. These will include establishment of charging… Continue reading

Indian Govt to adopt liberal norms for EV charging

The Center is likely to put in place liberal norms for  setting up charging stations to power  electric vehicles.

While  the NDA government plans to have an all-electric fleet on the country’s  roads by 2030, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission is working on setting up norms for charging stations.

According to the proposal, those setting up… Continue reading

Suzuki caught flat footed in Indian EV race

As India appears to be focusing on pure electric vehicles in a shift away from supporting hybrid vehicles Suzuki CEO , Toshihiro visualizes the future.

As the industry shifts towards EVs (electric vehicles), when it comes to India, our volumes are so large that I worry that we could be caught flat-footed if there was a sudden shift towards electrification” Suzuki CEO , Toshihiro said.

Suzuki, which makes the  Baleno compact hatchback and… Continue reading

NITI Aayog proposes 135 EV charging pods in Delhi

NITI Aayog on 10th Nov 2017 released a proposal to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Delhi, especially in the Gurgaon-IGI-South Delhi-Noida corridor.
This will make the actual roll out easier and faster and also save cost on the deployment.
The planning process is… based on a five-step process;

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Will Tiago kill the Tata Nano car?

Many people think that the Nano did not sell because it was called the “cheapest” car. This is not true. Nano had good response and did well till year 2012 after which sales dropped.

Nano is an unique vehicle. Nano has features that other vehicles can never… Continue reading