The Bureau of Indian Standard is in the process of publishing two more standards related to batteries for various passenger and goods carrying vehicles.
BOLT chargers will be installed in more than 750 Hero Electric’s touch points across India benefitting over 4.5 lakh customers.
The collaboration entails Hero Electric riders to access ElectricPe’s charging network, as the company recently committed to setting up 1,00,000 charging points by the end of this year.
Electric vehicle batteries are packed with energy, with additional battery density and efficiency working to quell range anxiety for drivers. But with that capability lingers a concern from some that EVs may pose a fire risk and a challenge for first responders in the event of accidents. Professor Ray Wills from Future Smart Strategies bought his first EV in 2012 and argues that in terms of safety, EVs remain an easily superior vehicle, and even the tiny fire risk that exists is an ever-diminishing issue.
Olectra’s fleet of 300 electric city buses in Pune is the largest compared to any city in India.
Players in the electric mobility sector call for a reduction in goods and services tax on electric vehicle (EV) batteries, easy access to low-cost finance for EV buyers, and expansion of FAME Scheme subsidy to ICE-to-EV conversion kits. They also expect the government to enhance the manufacturing capacity and financial layout under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for advanced-chemistry battery cells.
Prof. Viswanathan is currently an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is a global leader in advanced batteries for electric mobility.
The manufacturer of high-end solar products, medical devices and LED lighting solutions has started the manufacturing of smart tech-driven innovative EV chargers for installation at various EV charging stations across the country.
The agreement was signed with GreenCell Mobility, which is an e-mobility platform supported by Governments of India and United Kingdom to boost adoption of electric vehicles in the country.
The company, which currently sells electric SUV ZS EV, will launch an electric crossover vehicle based on a global platform but customized for the Indian market as its next new product.
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