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 […]

Japanese e-scooter, e-rickshaw brand Terra Motors to expand across India

Terra Motors, a Japanese maker of e-rickshaws and two-wheelers, will open dealerships across the country, the company said. The company is aiming at opening 80 outlets pan India by the end of next year. e-rickshaws are a growing category in India, spurred by the need to cut pollution in India’s big cities and the rising […]