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About PlugInCaroo

Let us as a Nation move towards fuel efficient vehicles, clean water, green farms and a clean-green environment! India receives some of the highest rainfall in the world... still the country thirst for water... why? India has the highest cattle population in the world...but hardly extracts any biogas/gobar-gas from it... why? India tops the world in almost all agricultural products... but less than 1% is organic/natural... why? India receives good sunlight and has a Solar powered Airport... but less than 0.01% of houses are powered by solar power... why? India has the best electric/CNG car in the world (E2O/Tata NANO).. but 99.99% of car owners prefer to pay in dollars for their petrol.. why? (1Ltr = 1$ almost). All these problems can be solved by us 100% within our lifetime... if we take action to solve these issues personally and bringing awareness about it, (instead of discussing TV serials, celebrities, cricket scores & political parties). Let us together build a bridge of knowledge over ignorance! Lets us become independent from "Fuel, Water and Seed control". Right from the time when fire was discovered as a source of energy people have been trying to control the source of energy... not any more!

Mahindra e-Alpha Mini

Mahindra’s e-Alfa Mini, is a zero emission, all new electric rickshaw.

Mahindra E-Alpha Mini - Rs 1,12,000

Mahindra E-Alpha Mini – Rs 1,12,000

The e-Alfa Mini with a 4+1 seating capacity is a complete 3 wheeler designed specifically for Indian conditions. It will further drive Mahindra’s vision of… Continue reading

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Ather Electric Scooter – Kharide ya nahi? | Part 2| Hindi

It was stated in the previous episode that this scooter is suitable for some and unsuitable for others. In this episode let us find out for whom this scooter is unsuitable. In the next episode we will find for whom this scooter is a must.

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Suzuki finally targets 1.5 million Electric cars sales PER YR in India in next 2 yrs!

Sensing the reluctance of both Indian car makers Mahindra and Tata Motors along with other multinational car makers to make electric cars in India Japan has seized the opportunity to win over the Indian government by finally committing to develop electric cars in India.

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The Indian government has been providing a carrot & stick to Mahindra & Tata to develop electric cars and they… Continue reading

Ather Electric Scooter – To buy or not to buy? – Part 1

Ather electric scooter has some strong and unique features which stand out. One of the biggest differences between Ather and other electric scooters in the market is that Ather scooter comes with a subscription which includes all other expenses other than charging. So people do not need to worry about incurring expenses other than charging their scooter. Not only this, but, unlimited free charging of the Ather scooter at the AtherPoint too has been offered for the first year.

Ather Electric Scooter - Cost Analysis

Ather Electric Scooter – Cost Analysis

Ather hack: First yr is FREE charging so try to use as much as possible. Ride far an wide. Go out on weekends to outstations, charge it where ever possible at your friends place, relatives place, nearby shops etc (if Ather points are not there in outstations). Give the scooter to your parents and siblings to ride. Try to ride 100+kms per day.

Ride safe: Wear helmet, never ride after 6pm in areas you are not familiar or without streetlight, never drink (alcohol) and ride.

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…