Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicElectric vehicles

Topic: electric vehicles

‘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.

Battery swaps coming by mid-2023 to make driving an electric vehicle easier & cheaper

Policy on battery swapping for EVs is being formulated by NITI Aayog, while Bureau of Indian Standards is working on the parameters the batteries will have to meet.

Tech companies have a road out of China. It lies with the EV industry

Amid shortages and geopolitical tensions, there is a clear trend to ensure that the EV supply chain doesn’t suffer from the same concentration risk as consumer electronics.

Hero MotoCorp to launch first electric scooter under new ‘Vida’ brand in July

This is the first time Hero, the world's top two-wheeler maker, is switching to cleaner technology. Deliveries are set to begin later this year.

Why electric vehicles are getting bigger and heavier

Shift from combustion engines to electric vehicles is poised to make the weight problem even worse as lithium-ion battery packs used to power EVs are bulky and heavy.

First private EV charging point installed at South Delhi resident’s home

The installation took place under AAP government's single-window facility, which seeks to facilitate the expansion of charging infrastructure for EVs around the national capital.

Karnataka signs MoU with Ather to install 1,000 fast-charging stations for electric two-wheelers

Govt agencies will coordinate with the Electric Supply Companies to share their available spaces for the charging stations, says an official statement.

Why Karnataka got record 45% of India’s total FDI in first half of this financial year

Karnataka could create history this fiscal by trumping Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi as India's No. 1 investment destination. It was in 2008-09 that a state last accounted for 45% of total FDI. 

India needs an atmanirbhar electric vehicle supply chain before invites to Tesla

From Li-ion batteries to electric motors, import dependency has been the only option for domestic electric vehicle manufacturers.

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.

On Camera

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TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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