JSW Energy a company with net profit of 2.17 billion rupees for the quarter ended June 2017 is now embarking upon the journey to build electric cars, batteries and charging infrastructure in India as a part of its diversification plans to drive future growth.
It plans to invest up to 40 billion rupees ($623 million) over the next few years and expects its first electric car to be rolled out by 2020. In a welcome break it is the first non-automotive company in India to not only build electric car but batteries and charging infrastructure too.
The world is moving towards banning Petrol & Diesel for all vehicles by the year 2025. The use of Electric vehicles are becoming more real than ever before. India has 2 good electric cars in E2O & E2O Plus. The cost of travelling in these cars are as cheap as travelling by a motocycle. Since this car does not use Petrol or Diesel (which are very expensive and harmful fuel)… you can save as much as Rupees 1 Lakh a year on fuel cost…especially if you drive a total distance of 100kms.
The maths is very simple… to recharge this “E2O Plus” P8-version car you will need just Rs 100 and you get 140km range. Most people travel within this range.
After Ford, Maruti too pulls out of International Consortium for EVs called xEV. This consortium created about 1 year ago consisted of Industry leaders like Tata-Mahindra-Maruti-Suzuki-Toyota-Ford.
What is interesting to note is that more than Toyota & Ford it is the Indian companies Tata & Mahindra who have developed and showcased and even sold Electric cars. (Actually if not for the stupid Cyrus “Mystery” even Tata Nano EV would have been on the streets by now because they had showcased the car around the same time as Reva NXR aka E2O.
Mirror, mirror on the wall which is the best electric car of them all?
E2O Plus (P8) vs E-Verito vs E-Supro
Now that India has an electric car in 3 distinct category (subcompact, mid-size and commercial) its time to see which car is best suited for you. This is because each car is targeted at… Continue reading →
Finally we have an EV that resembles a normal car in looks. Earlier our innovation was the Nano which hand almost no nose (bonnet)… then the E20 without or with a small rear… now finally we have a car that is “proportionate” or balanced in appearance and thus appealing to the eye.
What is an EV charging Kiosk? This is an EV Charging Station that could (depending upon the location) charge your EV for free or for a FEE. This fee could also vary depending upon the location of the station.
How does it work?
How the Smart EV Charging Kiosk/Station functions in UK. The 3rd step can be avoided by getting RFID built in the vehicle. This will also protect against theft.
There is also another challenge… about places with power cuts. There is solution for this also. In places like Kerala even today they almost live in the dark ages… Continue reading →