Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicElectric vehicles

Topic: electric vehicles

EVs ‘aren’t the answer’, Maruti Suzuki bets on hybrid technology, biofuels in clean shift

Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R.C. Bhargava said the ability to get green transportation in India is going to take time because of the nature of its electricity generation.

Vehicle owners, automakers not convinced by govt’s plan to recycle old cars, finds survey

Some 57% of 10,543 vehicle owners surveyed by LocalCircles say whether a car should be removed from service or not should depend on miles on the odometer rather than age.

You thought you’ll buy an EV to beat the chip shortage delaying car deliveries? Tough luck

The processing power, provided by the use of semiconductors, is required for battery management software that manages the cells in EVs to optimise the workings.

SubscriberWrites: EVs have to travel a long way to get perfect Green Tag. It is not completely emission free

Level of pollution caused by e-vehicles varies from country to country depending on factors like source of energy, policy on battery recycling, and mining process.

Saudi group to invest up to $220 million in India’s two-wheeled EV maker Greaves Electric

The group will initially pay $150 million for a 35.8% stake in the electric vehicle maker, part of Greaves Cotton, an Indian manufacturing and engineering company.

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

‘Nothing wrong with scooter,’ Ola Electric claims rider was overspeeding in Guwahati accident

On 26 March, the rider of a newly-purchased Ola S1 Pro met with an accident. His father took to Twitter to claim the vehicle's 'regenerative braking' was faulty.

Why electric scooters are catching fire & should this really make you worry about EVs

E-scooters, being built by brands trying to make a name for themselves, are as safe as two-wheelers and cars that have internal combustion engines.

Why rise in nickel price due to Russia-Ukraine war casts shadow on shift from fossil fuels to EVs

Russia accounts for about 11 per cent of the global supply of nickel ore, and 20 per cent of the world’s top-grade or Class 1 nickel.

‘Pune will lead electric vehicle revolution,’ says Aaditya Thackeray at Alternate Fuel Conclave

During the event, Thackeray interacted with several entrepreneurs and launched six electric vehicles by various companies as well as the EKA bus by Pinnacle Industries.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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