BHEL to supply electric buses for Gorakhpur airport

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, India’s largest electrical equipment maker, said it has won a contract to supply electric buses for the Gorakhpur airport. A new airport for the Uttar Pradesh city, spread over 300 acres, will be set up on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway. At present, there is a small airport at Gorakhpur which is serviced […]

Amara Raja reports ‘continued demand slowdown’

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, India’s biggest manufacturer of lead acid batteries, reported a modest increase in revenue, and said it continued to face a demand slow down in its key markets of automobiles and telecom. “The automotive sector is facing challenges of demand uncertainty due to social, regulatory and technological changes,” said Vice Chairman and […]

BHEL starts rolling out solar EV chargers along Delhi-Chandigarh highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, which makes heavy electrical equipment, said has started rolling out a network of electric vehicle charges on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. The first such charger was inaugurated today at Ethnic India Resort in Rai in Sonepat district of Haryana. The chargers will be powered entirely by solar technology and will cover entire […]

BS-VI to hurt sales of diesel cars, boost electric vehicles – M&M

The introduction of BS-VI fuel standard a year from now is expected to make small diesel engines too expensive to be of practical use and push the market for smaller vehicles towards petrol, CNG and electric vehicles, automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said. Managing Director Pawan Goenka said the share of diesel engines in cars has […]

TREO: Mahindra launches electric auto with 170 km range, Rs 1.3 lakh price

Mahindra & Mahindra, the second largest Indian automaker, today announced the launch of Treo, a range of electric three-wheelers priced at Rs 1.36 lakh onwards with a range of 170 km per charge. Unlike other affordable electric vehicles such as bikes, the Treo uses the costly lithium ion battery to reduce weight and increase its […]

Maruti Suzuki’s electric vehicles hit Indian roads for testing

Suzuki, the Japan-based parent of India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki, has started real-life testing of electric vehicles in India. The company had, in September, promised to bring 50 units of its electric vehicles to India for conducting tests in real life conditions. “This extensive real-life usage of the vehicles in multiple terrains and climatic conditions […]

Ashok Leyland sets up electric vehicle facility at Ennore plant

Ashok Leyland, one of India’s top two commercial vehicle makers, said it has set up an electric vehicle unit at its Ennore plant, giving the company the capacity to “deal with” about 5,000-10,000 electric vehicles per year. The move comes eight months after it signed an agreement with Israel-based Phinergy to explore the possibility of […]

JSW Energy appoints GM executive to head its electric vehicle unit

Power generation company JSW Energy Ltd said it has appointed auto industry veteran Sergio Luiz Pegoraro Rocha of Brazil to head its upcoming electric vehicle unit. In his previous stint, he was President, CEO and Chairman of GM Korea (General Motors, Korea), Uzbekistan and Vietnam operations based out of Seoul, South Korea. The power company […]

Mahindra & Ford to co-develop SUVs, small electric vehicle

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced today between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of understanding (MoU) that they said will further strengthen their strategic alliance and accelerate the development of key products for consumers […]

Mahindra to invest Rs 500 cr into electric vehicle development

Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said it will invest Rs 500 cr at its Chakan plant in Maharashtra for product development and capacity enhancement in its electric vehicle operations. The investment is in addition to the Rs 6,500 cr expansion program that is already going on at the plant that also makes non-EV models, India’s biggest […]

Bharat Forge acquires stake in Pune-based Tork Motorcycles

Auto components maker Bharat Forge Ltd said it was buying a 45% stake in Tork Motorcycles at a cost of up to Rs 30 cr, taking yet another step towards adapting to the upcoming shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. Tork has designed, developed and built a complete electric motorcycle, the company said. […]

Ashok Leyland bets on Israel-based company’s Aluminum Air battery for electric commercial vehicles

Ashok Leyland, the auto arm of the Hinduja Group said it signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy, an Israel-based company that is developing Aluminium Air batteries for long-range vehicles. Unlike lithium ion batteries, which need to be recharged after 200-500 km, a vehicle that uses aluminum air battery can run for several thousand […]

Uber to deploy Mahindra electric cars in India

Mahindra & Mahindra said Uber, the taxi company, will deploy ‘hundreds of electric cars’ from the company in Delhi and Hyderabad. The partnership will gradually be expanded to other cities, it said. Mahindra’s electric vehicles on the Uber platform will include the ezoPlus hatch and the eVerito sedan. “As part of this collaboration, both the […]

Tata Power to set up electric vehicle charging stations in Mumbai

Tata Power announced its plan to set up electric vehicle charging stations across Mumbai, and has set up the first one at its compound in Vikhroli. “These chargers would facilitate electric car users to charge their cars (Battery Electric Vehicles such as the Mahindra e2O, Nissan Leaf, etc) at any time safely and conveniently. The […]

ISRO offers space tech to electric vehicle makers in India

Indian Space Research Organization could soon help Indian e-bikes overcome their biggest drawbacks — low mileage per charge and limited speed. Costing between Rs 35,000-50,000, most of these bikes have a top speed of 25 km per hour and a range of 30 to 50 km per charge. That could change soon, thanks to the […]

Mahindra & Mahindra launches “eSupro” electric vans at 8.5 lakhs

Mahindra & Mahindra said it launched its “eSupro” electric vans. There will be two models — cargo and passenger. The cargo vans are priced at Rs 8.45 lacs while the passenger variant is priced at Rs 8.75 (both Delhi ex-showroom price). The eSupro platform will cater primarily to the B2B segment and would be available […]

Tech Mahidra, Nissan, SAP team up for Canada’s Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System

Tech Mahindra Ltd said it will partner with Ontario-based local distribution company, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), SAP Canada and Nissan Canada for developing an Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System (IEVCS). This project is sponsored by Canada’s Ministry of Energy and funded in part through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative. Tech […]