Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicElectric vehicles

Topic: electric vehicles

The future is here at Ola FutureFactory as AI & women workers join hands for big EV push

What makes Ola FutureFactory in TN unique is its size, scale, ambition, demand — and the fact that it is almost entirely staffed by women workers.

E-vehicle charging stations every 40-60 km, 40,000 km of highway coverage: NHAI’s 2023 target

In an interview to ThePrint, Road Secretary and NHAI chairman Giridhar Aramane said 700 charging stations will come up as part of wayside amenities on national highways.

Ford’s electric vehicle & battery plants plan is not just ambitious but far-fetched

Ford & SK Innovation are partnering to spend $11.4 bn on three electric car battery plants across US. But high returns that should come with high risks don’t seem immediately on offer.

The world is ditching fossil fuels for batteries. They are key to the energy transition

Lithium-Ion batteries first appeared commercially in 1990s and are now the go-to choice to power everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles.

Why sodium-ion battery could be the next best electric car battery

In contrast to lithium-ion, sodium-ion batteries have a lower energy density, run better at cooler temperatures & have a greater life span, making them a better long-term investment.

Tesla now closer to India debut with 4 vehicle models approved

Tesla has had its vehicles certified as being roadworthy in India and received approval to make or import four models to the country, a posting on the road ministry's website states.

Nearly half of all prospective new car buyers are thinking of going electric, study suggests

No less than 41 per cent of those who say they intend to purchase a new car are considering an EV — 66 per cent of them in the next 12 months.

With Rs 99,999 price tag, Ola looks to make e-scooters the affordable option for Indians

India is the world’s largest two-wheeler market. Electric vehicle sales are low but have been climbing steadily as the government pushes for its adoption through subsidies.

Modi govt asks Tesla about its sourcing plans, India roadmap before considering tax breaks

The Ministry of Heavy Industries also asked Tesla for its thoughts on importing fully built cars versus partially built vehicles, which attract a lower import levy.

India’s aluminum vs China’s lithium: IOC, Israeli firm develop new battery tech to cut imports

Lithium is the key metal in EV batteries. An aluminum-air battery could do better than lithium-ion ones as it's 'potentially cheaper, safer & EVs using it will have a longer range'.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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