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 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 […]

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) […]

Electric Vehicle Trends In India And Top Selling EVs in 2021

Energizing India Blog, 19th Feb ’22 After nearly a decade of hype, there are some signs that the electric-vehicle revolution is finally here. As most automakers around the world produce more electric vehicles in an effort to reduce emissions in the face of stricter regulations, the share of plug-in electric vehicles has steadily increased. Governments […]

Ford India might return to manufacture as an EV maker under the PLI scheme

Energizing India News, 16th Feb ’22 Under the government’s PLI incentive program, Ford might be able to manufacture EVs at one of its Indian plants.  Only six months after Ford India shut down local manufacturing, we now have word that the American conglomerate may be able to resume production here, having been granted a license […]