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Hyderabad startup develops swappable batteries for 3-wheelers

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 16, 2020

One of the biggest challenges for the growth of the electric vehicle industry in India is the availability of batteries that are easy to fit and use. And this is exactly what the BITS Pilani alumni duo Arun Sreyas and Gautham Maheswaran are planning to solve with their...

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39 electric autos now run in Bengaluru; want to make it 1 lakh by 2024: Firm

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

You might have seen blue-and-white electric autorickshaws with green and yellow number plates plying on Bengaluru roads. Thanks to Bengaluru-based social enterprise Three Wheels United (TWU), 39 electric autos are now running in the city. The firm is planning to finance 10,...

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Kochi: Transport authority to issue permits to CNG, LNG, LPG and e-vehicles only

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has decided to conditionally issue city permits to autorickshaws in Kochi. The new permits will be issued to autorickshaws, which ply on CNG, LNG and LPG, and electric vehicles. According to the decisions taken by the RTA, new permits will...

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Piaggio launches Ape’ E-City auto in Vijayawada

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

Piaggio Vehicles, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, has launched their new electric vehicle, Ape’ E-City in Vijayawada and inaugurated Ape’ Electric Experience Centre showroom. The Ape’ E-City offers zero emission, nearly no noise and vibration free...

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Electric cars won't sell much, but electric three-wheelers will dominate market: report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Electric three-wheelers or e-rickshaws that have become the face of electric mobility in India are set to corner about 50 per cent of all three-wheelers sold in the country as early as 2024, according to a report by Crisil Research. Electrification will also gain traction in...

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Greaves revs up e-mobility business as electric two- and three-wheeler sales hit top gear

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Greaves Cotton plans new products, network expansion and other initiatives to strengthen its electric mobility business with growing sales of its electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers. For the December 2019 quarter, electric two-wheeler sales grew 22 per cent at 4,944...

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Mahle develops IPM Motor for 2W, 3W EVs in India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

Automotive parts supplier Mahle has devloped a low voltage IPM Motor designed to operate on a variety of small electric vehicles, especially electric 2- and 3-wheelers. Mahle recently increased its stake in its former 50:50 Joint Venture Mahle Electric Drives India (MEDI) to...

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Kinetic Green Energy set for ₹250-crore expansion

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Ltd, part of the Kinetic & Firodia Group, is planning an aggressive expansion programme which will involve the company investing about ₹250 crore. For this, the Pune-headquartered company will be raising about $35 million (₹250...

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Mahindra Electric Mobility plans a global journey, unveils a new brand

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, a part of the $20.7 billion Mahindra Group, is planning to go global and export its indigenously developed EV technology products and solution to overseas markets such as Europe and South Korea. Mahindra Electric CEO Mahesh Babu said the...

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Hyderabad startup fuelling India’s e-commerce EV plans

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

City based electric vehicle manufacturer, Gayam Motor Works (GMW), will be expanding its association with Amazon by providing majority of three-wheeler EVs for the latter’s last mile delivery. The startup is also looking at further expanding its ties with e-commerce and...

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