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Audi India is beginning its electric journey in India with the much-awaited e-tron which is all about noiseless and emission-free driving. Will India warm up to this luxury EV that costs upwards of a Crore? We took the e-tron 55 quattro variant for a spin and here’s what we think about it.  Look at the e-tron from the outside and you’ll feel as if Audi has gone to great lengths to ensure that there is nothing radical about the e-tron’s outward appearance. Quite f...

MG Motor India launches ZS EV at inaugural price of INR 19.88 lakh

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has today launched the much-awaited ZS EV, India’s first pure electric internet SUV, at an inaugural price starting at INR 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who have booked the car before midnight on 17th January 2020. The ZS EV Excite is now available for INR 20.88 lakh while ZS EV Exclusive is available for INR 23.58 lakh. As part of its commitment to provide the best ownership experience, the carmaker has introduced the MG eShi...

Ampere Electric Vehicles accelerates its presence in India

Ampere Electric Vehicles, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton, is accelerating its presence in India with the announcement of opening two new EV dealerships in Delhi-NCR. These new showrooms will strengthen Ampere Electric’s presence in the city. Speaking on this occasion, P Sanjeev, Chief Operating Officer, Ampere Electric Vehicles said, “We are excited to launch two new dealerships in Delhi-NCR. Ampere Electric scooters with a comprehe...

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

Tata Motors today announced a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) domain by rolling out the 1000th Nexon EV from its plant in Pune. This landmark has been achieved in just over 6-months after the commercial launch of the vehicle portraying the rapid growth in both interest and demand for EVs. Acknowledged as the most preferred electric car in India, the Tata Nexon EV is the best seller in its segment, helping Tata Motors post a market share of 62% in EVs in Q1FY21. Spea...

Odysse Electric Vehicles launches its new low speed scooter

With e-mobility the buzzword and India emerging as the number one producer of two-wheelers, Odysse Electric Vehicles, a home grown electric two-wheeler manufacturing company, has launched a new low speed scooter, E2Go for the Indian market.   Available in two models of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries these e-scooters are not only cost effective to run but does not require any registration or license to drive. The cost of entry is also low making them ideal...

Ola launches electric category in London as part of its global commitment to greener, more sustainable future

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, today announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle category on its ride hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric vehicle. The category, called Ola EV, is a global first for Ola and will be available across London from today and over time will roll out to other cities around the world where Ola is operational. The Ola EV category will cost riders the same as a comfort category on ...

Bajaj Auto opens booking for Chetak Electric Scooter in Nagpur

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, opened bookings for the much-awaited Chetak electric scooter in Nagpur from July 16, 2021, 9 a.m. onwards. With the aim of providing a seamless and convenient booking experience, customers can book the vehicle exclusively online on www.chetak.com for INR 2000/- only. Previously, the booking slots available for Pune and Bangalore were fully subscribed to, in less than 48 hours and the same is an...

Ola Scooter gets 100,000 reservations in a day

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO, OLA Electric tweeted saying, that they had clocked 100,000 bookings for the revolutionary Ola Electric scooter on Day One of opening reservations. "That's 99,999 other people like you who aren't just thinking about sustainability but doing something about it too. Thank you fellow revolutionary. It only gets better from here."  

Komaki's thoughtfully designed EV - XGT X5 - gains momentum with elderly and specially abled people

Komaki has taken the EV market by storm in the last two quarters with a stellar sales performance across models. The growth of the EV division was driven by a nationwide expansion with multiple dealerships coming up in the northern and southern states of India. The growing adoption of EVs is visible among the masses as is indicated by the sales figures in the last two quarters. A total of 21,000 units have already been sold in the first half of 2021 – testimony to the growth pace of the...

Tata Motors drives in All New Tigor EV Sedan with Ziptron technology

Following the recent grand unveil, Tata Motors is all set to excite the electric vehicle market with the launch of the Tigor EV. Starting today, the Tigor EV deliveries will commence for the personal segment. Following the footstep of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4 star rating for adult (12.00 points out of 17.00) and child (37.24 points out of 49.00) occupant protection. Set to scale new heights in the dynamic world of electr...

Hero Electric enters into strategic partnership with Wheels EMI Pvt Ltd to boost Electric 2W sales

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two-wheeler company today announced its collaboration with Wheels EMI Private Limited to offer easy financing options for the purchase of electric two-wheelers in India. Hero Electric currently sells over 10,000 two-wheelers every month, of which 40% comes from rural pockets of India. With this partnership, the company expects a rise in sales and is projected to double them over last year by 2021 With rising fuel prices and modification ...

Tata Motors announces commercial launch of the ‘XPRES T EV’ for fleet customers with FAME subsidy pricing

Following a nation-wide introduction of the XPRES brand in July 2021, Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the commercial launch of its first electric sedan under XPRES brand – the XPRES-T EV, exclusively for fleet customers. Targeted at mobility services, corporate and government fleet customers, the XPRES-T EV will come with an optimal battery size, captive fast charging solution, which will ensure outstandingly low cost of ownership in a...

Catch National Geographic’s new documentary ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’ about revolutionizing EV Industry

Energy powers the world. But the emissions generated from fossil fuels have deepened the claws of the carbon footprint on our planet. Highlighting the importance of ground-breaking innovation to build a clean-green India, National Geographic in India is all set to bring forth Tata Motors’ mission to mainstream EV technology in India, and its efforts to make the country evolve to electric.  Titled ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’, the exclusive documentary...

Hero Electric announces expansion of production capacity to over five lakh by March 2022

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two wheeler maker today announced its commitment  to further expand capacity of  its all new production facility in Ludhiana owing to growing demand being witnessed by the brand. With this initiative, Hero Electric aims to drive growth in the EV two wheeler sector and plans to subsequently add production capacities of one million every year with a target to manufacture over five million EV 2W per year by 2026.  Being market leaders wit...

Tata Motors to raise $1 BN in its Passenger EV business at a valuation of upto $9.1 BN from TPG Rise Climate

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) and TPG Rise Climate have today entered into a binding agreement whereby TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ, shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. TPG Rise Climate along with co-investors shall invest Rs 7,500 Cr in compulsory convertible instruments to secure between 11 % to 15 % stake in this company translating to an equity valuation of up to $9.1 bn. The new company shall leverage all existing...

Ampere Electric launches new e-scooter Magnus EX

Ampere Electric, the e2w brand under Greaves Electric Mobility, has expanded its popular Magnus range with new addition- Magnus EX. This large family e-scooter epitomizes best-in-class comfort and functionally superior performance with host of improved & innovative features. With an extraordinary mileage of 121 Kms per charge as per ARAI, Magnus EX comes at an attractive price of INR 68,999/- (Ex-showroom Pune price). With additional state Government incentiv...

Ki Mobility launches Digital Mobility platform for Electric Vehicles

Ki Mobility Solutions, India’s first full-stack O-to-O (online to offline) digital platform that operates myTVS brand - India’s largest integrated multi-brand vehicle service provider - today announced the launch of a comprehensive digital mobility service platform for electric vehicles (EV). Accordingly, Ki Mobility will offer its entire portfolio of solutions and pan India network to help EV manufacturers to jump-start their operations across the country. ...

Komaki to launch its latest high-speed scooter 'Venice' in 10 colors

Delhi-based EV manufacturer, Komaki Electric Vehicles, has announced that it is going to launch its new electric scooter under the moniker of ‘’VENICE’’. This will be the 5th addition to its range of high-speed registration models. It will be made available in 10 poppy colors at an affordable price to please the Indian customers. Equipped with regenerative braking, repair switch, and mobile connectivity, this model is going to be a perfect blend of modern tec...

Hero Electric becomes No.1 EV brand in India; launches campaign to celebrate milestone

After leading the baton of the electric revolution of two-wheelers in India, Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company is proud to continue its number 1 position in the segment. As per the latest JMK research findings, Hero Electric is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched its new campaign - India’s No.1 EV Company. It re-iterates Hero Electric’s 14-year-old legacy of shaping and leadin...

Jio-bp and Mahindra Group sign MoU for EV and low-carbon solutions

Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML), operating under the brand name Jio-bp and The Mahindra Group, today announced a non-binding MoU for exploring creation of EV products and services, alongside identifying synergies in low-carbon and conventional fuels. The MoU also covers evaluating charging solutions by Jio-bp for Mahindra vehicles including electric 3 and 4 wheelers, quadricycles and e-SCV (Small Commercial Vehicles – sub 4 ton). This would include captive fleets and last-mile mobil...

Bajaj Auto announces a new Electric Vehicle manufacturing unit for India and exports in Pune; vehicles to roll out by June 2022

Bajaj Auto Limited, ‘The World’s Favourite Indian’, today announced an investment of Rs 300 Cr (USD 40 Mn) and commenced work at a brand-new unit at Akurdi for manufacturing Electric Vehicles. This unit will have a production capacity of 500,000 EVs per annum. Akurdi (Pune) is also the site of the original Chetak scooter factory that made Bajaj Auto a household name in India.  Speaking about the new unit, Mr Rajiv Bajaj – Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said...

BattRE launches AR-based virtual showroom - Emagine

Following the trends of the changing market post covid, BattRE - a tech-driven EV start-up - has launched its very own AR-based virtual showroom; introducing an era of change in the EV industry. Known as Emagine,  the  platform  uses AR  to allow  customers to experience, customise  and even buy their favourite BattRE scooter, at their convenience.  Talking   about   the  ...

Crayon Motors launches low-speed premium Electric Scooter Envy

After the successful launch of Snow Electric Scooter in the Indian Markets, Crayon Motors, an Indian manufacturer of e-mobility solutions, strengthens its product line-up, announces its second low-speed, premium Electric scooter - Envy in the Indian markets. Big, bold, and beautiful, Envy is the answer to the premium budget needs of today’s India. The scooter comes with a spacious boot space and a unique keyless start. The electric scooter is starts at Rs. 6...

Trouve Motor teases its first Global Electric Hyper-Sports Bike

Trouve Motor, an IIT-Delhi incubated startup, teased the launch of its latest electric hyper-sports superbike. The suave looking superbike is claimed to run at a top speed of 200 kmph with an acceleration capability of 0-100 kmph in just 3 seconds.  Trouve Motor, which is one of the first full-fledged premium electric bike manufacturers globally has mentioned that the superbike will be an all-electric powertrain that combines a liquid-cooled AC induction motor gene...

Tata Motors launches All New Tigor EV Sedan with Ziptron technology in Nepal

Tata Motors, in partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., is all set to excite the electric vehicle market in Nepal with the launch of the Tigor EV. Starting today, the Tigor EV deliveries will commence across the country. Following in the footsteps of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4-star rating for adult (12.00 points out of 17.00) and child (37.24 points out of 49.00) occupant protection. Set to scale new heights in the dyn...

Skill-Lync builds inhouse Electric Vehicle; to help students with first-hand experience in building EVs

Skill-Lync, India's leading engineering EdTech start-up, has announced that it has built an in-house Electric Vehicle to help its students gain insights into the future of the automotive industry. In line with the company’s vision of providing deep expertise to its students, the vehicle has been built by a team of 6 in-house experts at Skill-Lync in collaboration with professionals from leading OEMs in the country. Built over a course of 9 months and at an approximate cost o...

Hero Electric partners with BOLT to set up 50,000 EV Charging Stations across India

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, has partnered with BOLT, India’s largest EV Charging Network, to set up 50,000 EV charging stations in India in the next one year. As part of the collaboration, BOLT chargers will be installed in more than 750 Hero Electric’s touch points across India benefitting over 4.5 lakh customers. Furthermore, around 2,000 Hero Electric riders will avail free of cost BOLT cha...

Kia secures multiple wins at prestigious iF Design Awards 2022

Kia has secured multiple high-profile accolades at the prestigious iF Design Awards 2022, signaling the strength of the brand’s Opposites United product design ethos, as well as its innovative approach to engaging with current and prospective electric vehicle (EV) customers. The EV6 all-electric crossover played a central role in all four of Kia’s iF Design Award wins. As well as securing the ‘Automobiles/Vehicles’ design award, the EV6 was in the spotligh...

Tata Motors introduces new Nexon EV MAX

Committed to the rapid electrification of mobility in India, Tata Motors today launched an extension to India’s bestselling EV in the personal mobility segment, the new Nexon EV MAX, at an attractive starting price of INR 17.74 lakh (ex-showroom All India). With this launch, Tata Motors is taking the lead to enhance the appeal of EVs and expand the market with a new offering for customers who are look for longer intercity travel. The new Nexon EV MAX is powered by high voltage state-...

Ampere rolls out its 50,000th electric two-wheeler from the company’s EV Megasite in Ranipet

Ampere, the electric two-wheeler brand under Greaves Electric Mobility, a wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, has rolled out its 50,000th Two Wheeler Electric Scooter off the assembly line at the company’s EV megasite in Ranipet (Tamil Nadu) from its commencement of operations. This remarkable milestone has been fuelled by the conscious shift of consumers towards sustainable and affordable electric mobility, growing product awareness...

BLive expands footprint in Hyderabad; opens fourth experience store in city

India’s fastest growing Multibrand EV platform, BLive, opened its fourth EV Experience store in the city at Malakpet Hyderabad. Hyderabad has three other EV experience stores at Pragathinagar, Hafeezpet and Bapu Nagar, respectively. The store is launched with the franchisee Shalini E-Motors. With this store BLive takes a step further in its plans to set up at least 15 multi-brand stores spread across Hyderabad and other major cities in Telangana. The phenomenal growth of BLive aligns wi...

e-Ashwa Automotive acquires 100% stake in Electric 2W company Stripes Motors

e-Ashwa Automotive Private Limited, one of the leading and fastest growing electric vehicle manufacturing brands in the country, has announced 100 per cent acquisition of Stripes Motors Pvt. Ltd. which sells electric 2-Wheelers under the popular Stripes brand in North-East India.  Stripes Motors is one of the fastest growing companies of electric vehicles in Assam & North East India. They deal in Electric Bicycle and Electric Bike. The brand is very popula...

Volvo Car India launches it's Pure Electric XC40 Recharge

Volvo Car India today launched its much-awaited pure electric XC40 Recharge on metaverse which the company named as ‘VolvoVerse’. Volvo XC40 Recharge will be the first locally assembled luxury electric vehicle in India. “The launch of the XC40 Recharge and its assembly at our Bangalore plant further reinforces Volvo Car’s long term vision and commitment to India and the Indian consumer. We are happy that the wait is over for our loyal consumers w...

Quantum Energy forays into electric two-wheelers

Hyderabad-based Quantum Energy showcases its upcoming EV high-speed scooters and signed an MOU with MBI Korea to bring advanced technology into India in high-speed scooters. Quantum Energy is an electric mobility company in the design, development, and manufacturing of electric scooters under Make in India. It is backed by the prestigious Kusalava group which has been in the automotive industry for the past 50 years. It has its R&D center in Bengaluru and the manufacturing facility a...

Mahindra inaugurates its state-of-the-art EV design studio in the UK

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today formally inaugurated its new design centre of excellence, Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E), which will serve as the conceptual hotbed for the company’s portfolio of EV products. Physically present at the heart of innovation, M.A.D.E is located at the global automotive and EV hub of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Home to Oxford University, this region is renowned for its high-end research and academic institutions....

Mahindra unveils five Electrifying SUVs under two brands based on the purpose-built INGLO platform

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today unveiled its new state-of-the-art INGLO EV platform and five e-SUVs under two EV brands showcasing its vision for the future of electric mobility. Mahindra's vision is to lead the electric mobility revolution in India by bringing authentic electric SUVs with cutting-edge technology, through the three key strategic pillars of Brand, Design and Technology.  Brand:   Bringing alive the sport in electric...

Tata Motors celebrates its production milestone of 50,000 EVs

India has embraced the EV revolution and this has driven Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand to a key milestone – the rollout of 50,000th EV in the country. The Company today, rolled-out its 50000th EV, from its Pune facility. Favorable policy environment, positive word of mouth from existing customers, practical product options, better ride and handling and attractive cost of ownership have helped the Company achieve this feat ahead of its target. Commentin...

Mahindra partners with Jio-bp, Statiq, and Charge Zone for EV infrastructure solutions

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s leading SUV manufacturer, recently announced partnerships with three EV infrastructure partners - Jio-bp, Statiq, and Charge Zone to offer robust charging solutions for Mahindra’s upcoming range of passenger electric vehicles. With these partnerships, Mahindra EV users will get seamless access to a robust fast charging infrastructure and e-mobility solutions spanning across discovery, availability, navigation and transactions. Mah...

EV startup EVeium to open 100 plus showrooms pan India by the end of the year 2023

EVeium, a pioneer in the manufacturing of high-speed electric two-wheelers, has announced aggressive plans to open 100-plus showrooms pan India by the end of the year 2023. Since its inception, EVeium has sold 1000 plus EV scooters through its 11 dealerships networks set up across Rajamundhry, Andhra Pradesh; Pune, Maharashtra; Nashik, Maharashtra; Malegaon, Maharashtra; Solapur, Maharashtra; Bengaluru, Karnataka; Hyderabad, Telangana; Calicut, Kerala, and others cities. EVeium Smart Mobil...

Tigor.ev now with more Tech and Luxe features

In line with its New Forever philosophy, Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer, today launched the new Tigor.ev sedan with an extended range of 315 km (ARAI certified) and host of premium & technology features. Now available in a new Magnetic Red color option, the Tigor.ev accentuates the feeling of luxury and comfort with new additions like Leatherette upholstery, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Rain Sensing wipers, Auto Headlamps and Cruise Control. It also offers m...

Mahindra launches its first C-Segment Electric SUV, the fun and fast XUV400

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, today announced pricing for the fun and fast XUV400, its first electric SUV, unveiled on World EV Day in 2022. The XUV400 is designed and engineered for car buyers looking to join the electric revolution. Set to take Mahindra’s electrification journey forward, the all-electric SUV will be priced from INR 15.99 lakh. The introductory prices are applicable on the first 5,000 bookings for each of the two ...

Renault and Nissan renew commitment to Indian operations through new investment and vehicles

Renault and Nissan have announced a new long-term vision for India, increasing production and R&D activities, introducing electric vehicles, and transitioning to carbon-neutral manufacturing. From their base in Chennai, the companies will collaborate on six new production vehicles for domestic and international customers, including two new fully electric vehicles, uplifting the Renault-Nissan centre into an international export hub. An initial investment of around $600m USD / â‚...

Okaya EV unveils secure and water resistant E-Scooter Faast F3 with 125Km range

Okaya EV, India’s fastest growing electric vehicle brand, has strengthened its ‘Faast’ series that offers enhanced performance and range-oriented scooters with the launch of its latest scooter Okaya Faast F3. Okaya Faast F3 delivers an exceptional range of 125 Km on a single charge, is waterproof and dust-resistant and has a maximum speed of 70Km based upon loading capacity. With its unique features and safety parameters, Okaya Faast F3 is designed for people who are lo...

Tata Motors and Uber sign an MOU for XPRES-T EVs

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile manufacturer and the pioneer of India’s EV evolution, today signed an MoU with Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app to bring 25,000 XPRES-T EVs into their premium category service. Aligned towards its goal of a clean and green environment, Tata Motors will be aiding Uber in electrifying their services across Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The Company will begin the deliveries of the ...

Bengaluru-based EV startup River, launches Indie, the SUV of Scooters

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup River launches Indie, the SUV of scooters. The scooter brings a revolutionary new design offering several never before seen features that expand the ways a scooter can be used. Indie is conceived and designed in the River R&D facility in Bengaluru and will be manufactured at the River Factory in the outskirts of the city.  “River’s mission is to improve the day-to-day lives of people through a design-first ap...

Odysse Electric Vehicles launches VADER, India’s first electric Motorcycle powered by 7” Android Display

Odysse Electric Vehicles, India’s fastest-growing premium electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced the launch of its new electric motorbike VADER. Odysse VADER is India’s first motorbike to be powered by 7-inch android display and can be controlled by an App and Bluetooth connectivity. VADER motorcycle comes with a range of 125 km on Eco mode and is powered by the Odysse EV App which is available on Android. Odysse VADER, completely made in India, ha...

MG Motor India ushers in a new era for urban mobility with MG Comet EV—The Smart Electric Vehicle

MG Motor India, a British automobile brand with a 99-year-old legacy, today unveiled its smart electric vehicle, the MG Comet EV, announcing a new chapter in urban mobility solutions for India. The versatile GSEV-platform-based PureEV has a minimalist yet spacious design and possesses an inherent agility that allows smooth, stress-free commuting within the city. The Comet EV is the second EV in MG Motor India’s portfolio and comes with futuristic and user-friendly Smart technologie...

BattRE bags AIS 156-Amendment III - Phase 2 CMVR certification for electric scooter Stor:ie

BattREElectric Mobility Private Limited (Batt:RE), an e-mobility company focused on providing sustainable, performance-rich commute experiences for the urban consumer, has received the AIS 156 - Amendment III - Phase 2 CMVR Certification for its Stor:ie electric 2-wheeler, affirming the brand's commitment to providing the safest and most efficient electric vehicles to its riders. This certification is one of the most stringent safety and performance standards for electric two-wh...

e-Sprinto’s most anticipated High-Speed Electric Scooter, Amery, hits the streets with unmatched power and style

e-Sprinto, India’s fastest-growing electric two-wheeler brand has proudly unveiled its highly anticipated EV two-wheeler Amery, the second high-speed electric scooter to join the brand’s illustrious lineup. The model with its impressive range of 140 kilometres on a single charge and segment-best features including Remote Control Lock, Anti-theft alarm, Mobile charging socket, Find my vehicle and more, is targeted towards unisex urban riders aged 20 to 35. Amery’s innovati...

Enigma expands its Electric Vehicle footprint with Nepal showroom launch

Enigma, a young Make-in-India EV manufacturer from Madhya Pradesh, is excited to announce the launch of its first showroom in Nepal. This expansion marks a significant milestone for Enigma as it fortifies its foothold in the international market, underscoring the company’s unwavering dedication to expanding its global presence and capitalizing on emerging prospects. Located at Nagpokhri, Naxal, Kathmandu, the Enigma Electric experience centre promises to deliver an immersive and futu...

Uber goes Green at Mumbai International Airport

Uber, India’s leading ridesharing app, today announced the launch of its flagship EV product, Uber Green with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) being the first location in Mumbai to offer the service. Accelerating sustainable mobility in India, Uber now offers on-demand electric vehicle (EV) rides with Uber Green, allowing riders to enjoy eco-friendly transportation options with a simple tap on the app. Uber Green will be currently available for pasengers requ...

Odysse collaborates with Flipkart; Enters E-commerce World

Odysse Electric Vehicles, India’s fastest-growing premium electric vehicle manufacturer, is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce marketplace. This collaboration aims to provide customers across the country with a seamless and hassle-free experience to pre-book and purchase Odysse's range of innovative and cutting-edge electric bikes and scooters bundled with amazing launch offers. The entire range of Odysse products ...

Pole to Pole electric vehicle expedition reaches South Pole

Chris and Julie Ramsey, husband and wife adventurers, have completed their all-electric journey to the South Pole in Antarctica. Their 10-month, 30,000 km adventure that started on the frozen Arctic Sea at the 1823 Magnetic North Pole, has seen them drive the varied terrains and conditions of North, Central and South America before carefully traversing the most remote continent on the planet, to reach the South Pole. This is the first time any car, let alone an EV, has completed such a jou...

Lectrix EV launches India's only 2W EV with 2.3KW Battery

Lectrix EV, one of the top 10 OEM's in the EV segment, launches LXS 2.0 with a range of 98kms@2.3KW battery and unparalleled quality (with more than 1.25L km tested) at the unbelievable price of Rs. 79,999 only (lowest in the category).  LXS 2.0 is the only EV in the 2W category that solves the 3 major problems for the consumers. It combines the right range, the right quality and the right value for money – making it an ideal offer for those wanting to enter the EV category ...

JSW Group to set up a Mega Scale Integrated Electric Vehicles (EV) And EV Battery Manufacturing Project in Odisha

In a landmark move set to strengthen Odisha's position in the electric vehicle (EV) sector, JSW Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Odisha for the establishment of an Integrated Electric Vehicles (EV) And EV Battery Manufacturing Project at Cuttack and Paradip. This historic moment marks JSW Group’s strategic entry into Odisha, amidst competitive offers from other states.   The ambitious project, with an invest...

Odysse pledges to strengthen its roots by rolling out Extended Battery Warranty Program on all its Li-ion products

Odysse Electric Vehicles, India’s fastest-growing premium electric vehicle manufacturer, is strengthening its bonds with its customers by introducing of an extended warranty program for the batteries for its popular models. All the customers purchasing the Odysse products from 1 March 2024 can benefit from the extended warranty period of up to 5 years on select models, providing enhanced peace of mind and confidence in their purchase.  Under the terms of the ...

BATTERYMATE

MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, is only the second OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that has its own battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a joint venture with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer. The batteries are produced on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, where 36 Giga Hour battery plant is being built, and which once completed, will be the biggest EV battery plant in the world.  &ldq...

Anglian Omega Group forays into OEM biz, to target EVs

Anglian Omega Group, a leading Indian supplier of automotive parts, is entering the OEM business as it plans to launch its first electric vehicle, which is reportedly designed, developed and built by the in-house team of the company. Three-years in making, the company will soon launch the vehicle, which was displayed at the 15th Auto Expo held in Noida.  While providing more details on the launch and the go-to-market strategy, Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Anglian Omega Gr...

The e-Amby: First by accident then by design

Dilip Chhabria’s latest design of the e-Amby in Pearl Charcoal Grey, has garnered a lot of interest on social media. Take a look at the picture below and you will know exactly what we’re talking about. The e-Amby is Chhabria’s interpretation of the good old, Hindustan Ambassador car, in a brand-new avatar, and it has come out of DC’s design studio, which is now called DC2. If you know anything about DC Design, you will know that every single product that comes out of f...

EVs to have a defining FY21: Sohinder Gill

The Indian Electric Vehicle (EV) market has grown by 20% in FY20 over the last year. Electric scooters have contributed towards 97% of the growth. In a telephonic interview, Sohinder Gill, Director General, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), says that despite the industry expected to lose out six to seven months due to the pandemic, EVs will have a defining FY21 with no de-growth. TOS: A 20% growth in EV sales is promising in FY20. How do you see FY21 panning out conside...

Batting for the battery

Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles, (C-BEEV), believes that times like these call for innovations, and says that all efforts must be directed towards fighting this pandemic to save society in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. Besides delving deep into batteries, she also discusses EVs and various aspects of building a standardised EV ecosystem. Read on… TOS: Will this pandemic slow down the transition proc...

Leap of faith

Is Indian auto industry ready to take the EV leap? A million-dollar question that everyone wants an answer to! While we have witnessed isolated developments on setting up of electric mobility infrastructure in the country and the optimism of the industry to offer a new technology despite the first quarter overall sales of FY2020-21 at the lowest in 12 years due to the pandemic, auto experts believe it is not the time to race behind timelines but a crucial phase to build local capabilitie...

Going into Detel

Detel, the company whose claim to fame has been the launch of affordable and pocket friendly products in the past such as the world’s most economical feature phone at INR 299 and the world’s most economical LED TV at INR 3999 has now forayed into the two-wheeler space with their latest product, Detel Easy, priced competitively at INR 19,999 GST.  With Detel Easy, what you get is an easy to use, low speed, low maintenance EV with contemporary design and quick charging tha...

The future is electric

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, tells TURN OF SPEED about its own battery technology, its powertrains, the EV revolution in India being led by two and three wheelers, and how it believes that India has a strong and stable policy in FAME. TOS: Tell us about the MESMA 48 platform. It is all the buzz, and is enabling so much at Mahindra Electric.  MB: Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture (MESMA) is India’s first electric architecture that has ...

Elegant Quiet Comfort

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range (which consists of EQ-Boost – Electrified Combustion Vehicles, EQ Power – Plug-In Hybrids, and EQ – Electric Vehicles), represents Intelligent Electric Mobility. Little surprise then that at a time when the Indian government is batting hard for Electric Vehicles (EVs), they decided to bring in the EQC as the first model to launch their electric offensive with, in India.  The EQC 400 4MATIC’s design may not appeal to many who have ...

5 reasons why Electric Vehicles are enticing

In today's day and age, Electric Vehicles, (EVs), are the need of the hour. There is a great deal of interest in EVs and it won't be long before the world makes that crucial transition to them. However, it isn't all talk. Several car manufacturers, like MG Motor India, are taking big steps to ensure that they have at least one EV offering in their product portfolio. What is also interesting is that EVs are no longer boring looking vehicles. On the contrary, not only do t...

Talkin bout a Revolution

‘Space Age,’ ‘Quirky,’ ‘Savvy’ and ‘Intelligent’ are some of the words that best describe Ather Energy’s latest model, the 450X, which is not just a beautiful machine but one that is also big on Tech. What that translates as is a price tag that is slightly on the “steeper” side. But then, the 450X, is such a wild thing and so much fun that you can be assured of a really good time. We tell you why the 450X makes a strong case fo...

Race to the Future

It is no secret that electric cars are all the rage, globally. From an upstart EV company becoming the most valuable automotive company in the world to people’s rightful enthusiasm for a cleaner future, electric cars are on the minds of motorists around the world. However, while everyone is talking about EVs, is the picture very different on the streets and are several countries indeed seeing a slower transition? We sit down (virtually, of course), and speak with industry captains, Rama...

The Times They’re A-Changin

In this interview with TURN OF SPEED, Vivek B. Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Passenger & Electric Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, tells us about the newly launched Tata Tigor EV – their second offering in a market where many car manufacturers are yet to launch a personal EV – and about how Tata Motors is inviting Indians to #EvolveToElectric. Excerpts from the interview…   TOS: Tell us about how the Tata Tigor EV launched today is different from...

METAMORPHOSIS

Just like many in India have lived to tell their great grandchildren the story of how pigeons delivered letters during their days before email became de riguer, many out there, will live to tell the story of how their journey from the days of bullock carts metamorphosed into Electric Vehicles (EVs). For now, let us dive straight in to see what Tata Motors’ latest Electric Vehicle offering is all about. After launching the Tata Nexon EV last year, Tata Motors, is back again with ...

RORR Away!

Founded by IITians, Dinkar Agrawal and Madhumita Agrawal, Oben Electric Vehicles Private Limited, which is inspired by German automotive engineering and design has started not just developing, designing but also manufacturing electric two-wheelers in-house. Madhumita Agrawal, Co-Founder & CEO Oben Electric Vehicles, Private Limited, tells TURN OF SPEED about their premium performance electric motorcycle, RORR, their choice of LFP (Lithium Ferro Phosphate) battery over the N...

Mahindra XUV400: The New Disruptor?

There’s a new arrival on the Indian EV scene – Mahindra XUV400 – and boy is it fast! We drove the XUV400 at MSPT (Mahindra SUV Proving Track), in Chennai, recently and were blown away by its scorching performance. Here’s what we think of Mahindra’s latest EV offering which is here to take on Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, and Tata Nexon EV… On the outside, one of the first things that you will notice are its dimensions. You’ll see that the XUV40...

Mercedes Benz EQB: Go for Rose Gold

Fads come and go but frankly, one fad that I didn’t really think much of, until only a few years back, when it arrived on the scene, was the colour, Rose Gold. However, this was before I saw an Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments offering this pen in Rose Gold. Back then, this colour was aimed primarily at the Middle Eastern market. Last year, one of my favourite Japanese watchmakers offered a digital watch in Rose Gold. Fast forward to 2022. Now, the German car m...

Audi Q8 e-tron: Supercharge your Life!

You may remember our review of the e-tron 55 Quattro from July 2021 (If you haven't read it, you can do so by clicking on the link: https://www.turnofspeed.in/review/in-a-league-of-its-own.html) where we called the “intelligent” and “fully connected” SUV a “stellar offering” from Audi. Now, in 2023, the German carmaker has introduced the Q8 e-tron, and while there are only a few changes this time around, Audi, continues to bring something supe...

Tata Nexon EV MAX Review

Tata Motors' latest offering, the Tata Nexon EV MAX is here. What do we think of this new #Electric #Vehicle that comes with a bigger battery capacity and an improved driving range? Check out our video on @turnofspeed and let us know what you think of the new Tata Nexon EV in the comments section below.  

MG Comet: Driving The Future

MG Comet gives us a glimpse into the world of #EVs right here, right now. Could this be the beginning of what our cars in the not so distant future will look and drive like? @Rachna_Tyagi from @turnofspeed took it for a spin on the roads of Delhi and she sure thinks so. Watch the video #MG #Comet: Driving the #Future to know more about this #electric #hatch.