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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

EP 19 | What are EV Manufacturers doing wrong? | Cyrus Dhabar | Powerdrift

During the recent annual budget presented by the finance minister in February 2022, she made firm policy announcements on battery swapping infrastructure and it’s evident that policy objectives are clearly towards massive swift to clean mobility by 2030. We already have determined that the present buying cycle for ICE vehicles is likely the last one […]

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 […]