Royal Enfield working on new EV platform, may venture out of segment

The wait for an electric motorcycle from Royal Enfield may be about to come to a close soon, but the company is considering venturing out of its traditional segment. The iconic motorcycle maker is working on an all-new electric vehicle platform and could look beyond its traditional mid-sized segment when it launches its first electric […]

Delivery bike specialist Baaz raises Rs 15 cr VC capital

ElecTorq Technologies, which makes delivery-oriented Baaz electric bikes, said it raised $2 mn from investors such as Kalaari Capital, AdvantEdge, 9Unicorns and Sumant Sinha to fund its expansion plans. The company focuses on delivery workers with its bikes and automatic battery swapping network. “We are getting bombarded with requests from gig workers to join our […]

Ahead of Hero MotoCorp’s EV launch, Hero Electric ties up with M&M for joint development

With only days remaining for the entry of Hero MotoCorp into the electric scooter market, Hero Electric — run by relatives of the promoter family of Hero MotoCorp — have entered into a five-year agreement with Mahindra & Mahindra, a rival of Hero MotoCorp and one of India’s largest automakers. Under the contract, Mahindra & […]

Revolt bike network to expand to 75 cities by early 2022

RattanIndia Enterprises, led by IndiaBulls founder Rajiv Rattan, has announced plans to open Revolt electric bike showrooms in 60 new cities by early next year, which will take the total number of showrooms to 75. These new cities include Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow and the national capital. The current crop of showrooms are located in Bangalore, […]

Hero MotoCorp to stick to scooters in major EV push in March

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest maker of motorized two-wheelers, said it will start its EV journey in March with a scooter developed fully in-house, but said current technology and battery prices prohibit the launch of electric motorcycles aimed at the mass market. The company has already announced that it would launch an electric vehicle in […]

KPIT Tech in tie-up with German auto parts giant

Two weeks after announcing that it plans to invest more and more in developing ‘computer controlled vehicle technology’, Pune-based embedded software company KPIT Technologies has announced a tie-up with ZF, a €33 billion German automobile technology provider. KPIT Tech said it will develop software for next-generation, automated vehicles with ZF, which is based in Munich […]

Tata Power, TVS Motor set up EV charging partnership

TVS Motor Company said it has tied up with Tata Power to create a large, dedicated electric two-wheeler charging infrastructure to accelerate electric mobility in India. This will be done by setting up an electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVCI) across India and by deploying solar power technologies at TVS Motor locations. TVS Motor Co said […]

Tata Power to set up EV charging points at HPCL pumps

Tata Power, one of the country’s largest power generation and distribution companies, said it has signed an agreement to set up electric vehicle charging points at the petrol pumps operated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd or HPCL. The two companies, however, did not disclose the estimated number of such charging stations that will be put […]

Desi firms enter race to make Li-ion batteries

Sharda Motor Industries, a New Delhi-based manufacturer of auto parts such as suspensions and catalytic converters, and the Kinetic group of Pune have become two of the rare Indian firms to dare to enter the cut-throat world of lithium-ion battery manufacturing. The supply of Li-ion batteries is currently almost completely controlled by Chinese companies, which […]

Hero’s battery swapping bikes could arrive early next year

Hero MotoCorp, which announced a partnership with Taiwan-based battery swapping company Gogoro, said its new range of e-bikes with swapping technology will hit the Indian market next year, possibly as early as Jan-Mar. Niranjan Gupta, Chief Financial Officer at the world’s largest two-wheeler maker, said the company is working on bringing out electric bikes that […]

Hero MotoCorp to introduce battery swapping network

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest maker of two-wheeler vehicles, today announced a tie-up with Taiwan-based Gogoro to introduce the latter’s battery swapping technology in India. Hero MotoCorp, one of the biggest makers of electric scooters in India, will bring Gogoro’s battery swapping platform to India. Under the agreement, Hero will get access to Gogoro’s innovations […]

BHEL to supply electric buses for Gorakhpur airport

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, India’s largest electrical equipment maker, said it has won a contract to supply electric buses for the Gorakhpur airport. A new airport for the Uttar Pradesh city, spread over 300 acres, will be set up on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway. At present, there is a small airport at Gorakhpur which is serviced […]

Amara Raja reports ‘continued demand slowdown’

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, India’s biggest manufacturer of lead acid batteries, reported a modest increase in revenue, and said it continued to face a demand slow down in its key markets of automobiles and telecom. “The automotive sector is facing challenges of demand uncertainty due to social, regulatory and technological changes,” said Vice Chairman and […]

BHEL starts rolling out solar EV chargers along Delhi-Chandigarh highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, which makes heavy electrical equipment, said has started rolling out a network of electric vehicle charges on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. The first such charger was inaugurated today at Ethnic India Resort in Rai in Sonepat district of Haryana. The chargers will be powered entirely by solar technology and will cover entire […]

BS-VI to hurt sales of diesel cars, boost electric vehicles – M&M

The introduction of BS-VI fuel standard a year from now is expected to make small diesel engines too expensive to be of practical use and push the market for smaller vehicles towards petrol, CNG and electric vehicles, automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said. Managing Director Pawan Goenka said the share of diesel engines in cars has […]

TREO: Mahindra launches electric auto with 170 km range, Rs 1.3 lakh price

Mahindra & Mahindra, the second largest Indian automaker, today announced the launch of Treo, a range of electric three-wheelers priced at Rs 1.36 lakh onwards with a range of 170 km per charge. Unlike other affordable electric vehicles such as bikes, the Treo uses the costly lithium ion battery to reduce weight and increase its […]