Monthly Archives: June 2018

Corrupt Govt officers refuse Electric Cars

In a major setback to the Indian government and Mr Nitin Gadkari’s big push fpr using electric cars with a view to save petrodollars, the senior government officials have refused to use electric cars made by homegrown carmakers – Mahindra and Tata Motors according to the report in Livemint.

Corrupt Govt pocket petrol allowance & refuse EVs

Corrupt Govt pocket petrol allowance & refuse EVs

In less than a year after state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) floated a tender for 10,000 electric cars amid much fanfare, India’s EV growth story seems to be headed in a wrong direction.


Ssenior government officials have refused to use electric cars made by homegrown carmakers Mahindra and Tata Motors. The babus were claiming to be unhappy with the 80kms range of the car but the real reason obviously would be the huge allowance that the government staff get for using Petrol/Diesel cars.


We at PlugInCaroo feel the only way ahead would be to cancel the petrol allowance of every government staff who refuses to use electric vehicle because perhaps the staff finds the petrol vehicle more efficient and saves more money than the electric vehicle and thus he shouldn’t mind paying the petrol allowance from his own pocket.


You can even bring a river to a horse… but still…  you cannot make him drink! 

Ather Electric Scooter – Kharide ya nahi? – Part1

एथर स्कूटर किसी भी सामान्य इलेक्ट्रिक स्कूटर की तरह नहीं है। इसमें कुछ अनोखा अतिरिक्त विशेषताएं हैं| बाजार में एथर और अन्य इलेक्ट्रिक स्कूटर के बीच सबसे बड़ा अंतर यह है कि एथर स्कूटर Rs 800 के मासिक सब्सक्रिप्शन के साथ आता है। इस सब्सक्रिप्शन में चार्ज करने के अलावा अन्य सभी खर्च शामिल हैं।जैसे की सर्विस, मेंटेनेंस और 4G-डाटा चार्जे| इसलिए लोगों को अपने स्कूटर चार्ज करने के अलावा अन्य खर्चों के बारे में चिंता करने की आवश्यकता ही नहीं। इतना ही नहीं, “एथर – पॉइंट” पर एथर स्कूटर की असीमित मुफ्त चार्जिंग – पहले वर्ष के लिए पेश की गई है…

Electric buses in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kochi and Kozhikode

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) rolled out its first electric bus on Monday, making Kerala the sixth Indian state to run the service.

KSRTC will carry out a trial run for 15 days starting from Monday, out of which 8 days will be in Thiruvananthapuram and 7 days in Ernakulam, following which it will conduct services in Kochi and Kozhikode.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his Facebook post on Monday said that if the services are successful, they will roll out around 300 electric buses for service throughout the state.

“Electric buses are…

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ISRO offers Li-Ion tech to StartUps

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has asked local startups and industry houses to bid for transfer of its lithium ion cells technology as it looks to encourage making these energy-efficient batteries locally and help reduce imports.

The space agency floated a so-called request for qualification on Tuesday, promising to transfer the technology for lithium ion batteries built for powering satellites for Rs 1 crore, for sucessfull bidders. The transfer of technology, it hopes will spur the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry.

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), located in Kerala…

India’s 1st Li-Ion cell manufacturing coming up in Andhra Pradesh

Munoth Industries Limited will set up India’s first lithium ion cell production project by investing Rs 799 crore in three phases in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. This move will provide a trigger for enabling mobile component manufacturing in India that will also lead to value addition in overall mobile phone manufacturing.

In the first phase…

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Ather 450 Launch




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