Tag Archives: Electric Vehicles

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
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India sets record for single largest purchase of electric vehicles!

Energy Efficiency Services, a state-run agency set a record of largest single-order of electric vehicles in the world when it floated a tender floated for 10,000 EVs.

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Tata Motors, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit (PVBU) Mayank Pareek at the launch of “Tigor” in New Delhi on March 29, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Tata Motors was selected as… Continue reading

Tork vs Ather vs Gogoro2

Over the past year while Tork and Ather were laying out their factories and probably got buzzed by the sudden and overnight demonetization, Gogoro released Series 2 of their pretty scooter.

Gogoro has paid heed to… Continue reading

Expect dramatic shift in Indian EV Market… by yesterday!

Yep… not tomorrow… cause tomorrow already has become yesterday… that’s the pace the Indian Govt seems to be working… at least on Paper.

Looks like PM Modi has some issues to settle with Elon Musk… for not taking his offer to Make in India. If India get this done… Elon could well become bankrupt… (ISRO already has half of Elon’s Pie).

As per the plan on paper India could have govt battery plant and battery swapping and charging stations by 2018… Gigawatt size plant by 2020… and all diesel and petrol vehicles will be “DEMONITIZED” by 2032!… lol that woke up a lot of sleeping petrol heads… Wake up guys… the petrol/diesel car you buy today will become JUNK in 5 years time.

For a govt that could demonetize 80% of a country’s currency overnight… this would be a walk in the park…

The recommendations in a draft report…
by Niti Aayog, the planning body headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has recommended around 17 MAJOR DISRUPTIVE ideas like… Continue reading

Hub Motors must be banned

Hub motors are the most in-efficient way of using electric motors. China has been notorious for using Hub motors in all its 2 wheelers in e-cycles & e-scooters. It is the most easiest and simplest to use, all one got to do is remove the front wheel and replace it with the Hub-motor-wheel and fix the controller plus battery and you are ready to go. It is available from Rs 10,000 to 20,000 for the entire kit add Rs 1,000 for shipping to your doorstep!

Hub Motors must be banned

Hub motors are ok to be used in toys, school science projects and by amateurs. But selling it installed in scooters and… Continue reading

Maruti pulls out of International EV Consortium

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.

Toyota & Suzuki wanted most of the … Continue reading

Storm of events catapulting Indian EV Industry to top

A storm of events is catapulting the lethargic Electric Vehicle Industry in India to the forefront of the Automobile Sector in the World.