Is Battery Swapping a viable solution for India?

“Battery-as-a-service or battery swapping allows EV owners to replace their depleted batteries with freshly charged ones at swap stations.”  The automotive industry is going through a revolution. India has already established aggressive emission reduction objectives, and the vehicle sector is one critical area where emissions can be dramatically reduced. Today every debate on EV adoption […]

EP 22 | Making EVs Mainstream | Sunfuel Electric | Gul PANAG & Sudhir NAYAK

In this episode we go back to the charging infrastructure sector and speak to a unique new startup charge point operator co-founded by a team of people who bring a myriad of experience from the consulting, advertising, manufacturing and even the film industry. The one thing that this team has in common is a passion […]

EP 21 |Achieving the impossible – Rapid Charge in 15 minutes | Arun Vinayak |Exponent Energy

During the last 18 months on this program, we have covered conversations with the entire EV ecosystem in India including regulators, grid operators, vehicle manufacturers, battery manufacturers and charge point operators. What has become a very evident lesson is that the various elements of the EV ecosystem dance to their own tune and are not […]

The Draft Policy Proposed By The NITI Aayog Seeks To Standardize Battery Swapping

‘The draft plan, issued by the government think tank NITI Aayog, attempts to accelerate the spread of battery swapping as a service in the Indian market.’  Niti Aayog announced the first iteration of the Battery Swapping Policy 2022 in order to increase interoperability and push for quicker adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the two-wheeler […]

What is the deal with EVs catching fire? And why should you care?

For years, the idea of electric vehicles ruling our highways seemed like a far-fetched dream. However, electric vehicles are now in high demand worldwide, and their popularity is only expected to grow in the coming years. Electric vehicles have seen rapid adoption as a result of Li-ion battery price reductions and improved performance. Despite the […]

Ola Electric Scooter Catches Fire in Pune, Probe Underway

Fire breaks out on an Ola S1 pro electric scooter. The company states it will take all necessary precautions to fix it. An Ola S1 pro electric scooter was spotted on fire in the Lohegaon region of Pune, as per a video that went popular on social media. The scooter is seen sitting on the side […]

EP 20 | Electrifying Indian Highways| Kartikey Hariyani | Chargezone

Unlike ICE vehicles, where the ecosystem was built over the last 100 years, the Electric Vehicle sector is still waiting for all parts of the ecosystem to talk to each other. Until that happens EV drivers and fleet owners will not have a seamless mobility experience. We often hear of the concept of range anxiety, […]

Suzuki to spend Rs. 10,445 crores in Gujarat for the local production of EVs and batteries.

Energizing India News 23 March ’22 Suzuki Motor Corporation stated that its future goal is to achieve carbon neutrality with small vehicles and that the business would maintain aggressive investment in India to attain self-sufficiency. (Atma-Nirbhar Bharat)  Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), a Japanese automaker, announced plans to invest roughly 150 billion yen (approximately 10,440 crores) […]