India is Shifting to All-Electric Cars VERY Soon

Recently, India officially committed to reducing emissions bu 37% and to sell only electric vehicles by 2030. This is one of the most ambitious announcements regarding electrification next to China’s new commitment to all-electric vehicles.

“This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the burgeoning demand for road infrastructure over the next 13 years.” – – Quartz India (online magazine)


They go on to say: “As a precursor, India’s new and renewable energy ministry has been appointed the nodal agency to help procure some 10,000 electric cars this year to replace existing government vehicles.
Various state governments are making their own plans in this regard.

Last week, the southern state of Karnataka approved a policy to promote research & development in electric mobility. It has now made it mandatory to have charging points and pods in all high rises. Maharashtra had waived various taxes for EVs when it became India’s first state to have an electric mass mobility system—in May, taxi aggregator Ola began operating 200 EVs, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaws, and auto-rickshaws in the state’s Nagpur city.”

Considering the fact that India is already taking serious steps towards automotive electrification, the future of electric cars in one of the most populous places on earth looks like a good one indeed.

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Built in India: Check out the Ather S340 Electric Scooter

Built in India, the Ather S340 Electric Scooter is a medium range vehicle that uses up-to-date technology in a tidy package. The Ather S340 Electric Scooter shines a spotlight at India’s emerging high tech manufacturing. Every day, India grows in tech savvy sophistication and companies like Ather Energy look competitive right out of the box.

See more at https://www.atherenergy.com

A CONNECTED RIDE. A SMARTER RIDE.

A connected touchscreen dashboard. Integrate it with vehicle firmware, sync it with our cloud database and layer with predictive analytics. Serve this to curious data scientists and the possibilities of the connected S340 are now endless.

AS YOU LIKE IT

Vehicles of tomorrow will offer deep personalization. Our first step, the S340. It comes with two riding modes – Sport & Economy and customizable profiles that allow you to configure your scooter settings with a tap.

WITH YOU, EVEN WHEN YOU’RE AWAY

Pick up your phone. It might just be a notification from your S340. Now talk to your 3G enabled scooter through an app which allows you to configure your ride and profile preferences. And you can even sync your navigation routes with your dashboard, from the comfort of your home.

THE INVISIBLE CORD

With 24×7 connectivity*, the cord with Ather remains uncut. The vehicle’s critical data is constantly analyzed and regular improvements are made with over the air firmware and software updates. How about adding a new feature for enhancing your ride experience? Absolutely possible. Delivered via the air.

BUILT FOR US

We’re a team of 2-wheeler enthusiasts who are engineers at heart. A tough bunch to please. To be truly happy with the S340, we had to build it ground up, crafting it part by part. The result. A creation with every part working in complete harmony and a scooter that we love to ride.

THE ART OF ENGINEERING

The inspiration from performance bikes carries through the design philosophy. A dynamic silhouette with a kicked out rear wheel and a distinct forward leaning profile lends the S340 a sportier stance.

LOOKS LIKE A SCOOTER

RIDES LIKE A BIKE

The S340 is designed with a balanced Front- Rear weight ratio and a rear mono shock suspension, akin to high performance bikes. Coupled with a Zero Lateral Offset and Low Center of Gravity, the S340 has the stability to negotiate even the meanest of city conditions.

PASSIONATELY BUILT

RUTHLESSLY TESTED

Each and every part of the S340 has been built with tons of passion. But when it came to putting it to the test, we were its biggest enemy. Months of unemotional performance tests on the most gruesome terrain and harshest rigs have made the city a cake walk for the S340.

INTUITIVE HEADLIGHTS

The S340 has a smart LED headlamp that switches on automatically and controls light intensity based on ambient light conditions.

THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC.

Electric was obvious. Better control, cleaner fuel and purely more efficient. Things that the future won’t relent on. But its true power is unleashed by our battery pack – better thermal design, cell arrangement, and integrated battery management system. Owning an electric vehicle will never be a compromise again.

ZIP AHEAD

With instant torque and quick acceleration, the S340 gives you an edge in stop and go traffic conditions. Off the block in a blink.

RUNS A MARATHON

Start the day, zip to your workplace, hit the gym post work, head to the grocery store, grab a bite, get back home and still have charge to spare. With a 60 km range at 72 kmph, the electric ride is no longer a compromise between range and performance.

SPRINTS TO A CHARGE

Long charging hours are a thing of the past. Faster than most smartphones, the charger of the S340 charges 80% in under 50 mins. This means you are back in action by the time you finish your lunch.

PACKS A PUNCH.

ENJOYS A DIP.

Structurally robust, thermally efficient and intelligently designed, the battery pack offers an uncompromised ride for 50,000 kms. The IP 67 rated battery pack can also take a dip under 1 m of water in waterlogged areas for a good 30 minutes and still not catch a cold!

OWN AN EXPERIENCE

We have not only built a scooter that you will love but have also carefully crafted every experience around it. From offering door step vehicle delivery & service to thoughtfully located charging points to dedicated relationship managers, we aim to make every interaction with you a delightful experience.

The Mahindra GenZe 2.0s Electric Scooter has a Unique Battery Swapping Feature

Designed for congested urban areas,  the Mahindra Genze 2.0s is an all-electric scooter that packs some unique features along with a handsome, utilitarian frame.

“The 2.0s has lower handlebars, a new front fascia, and a sporty look. It comes with enhanced app features, including the ability to track and disable your scooter remotely to protect you from theft, and three years of 3G telematics data included.”

GENZE 2.0S *NEW
$3,599.00
Specs:
1.6 kWh
Removable Lithium Ion Battery 110V
Plugs into any standard outlet
(3.5 hrs) Charges from 0% – 100%

smooth & steady pickup

What people love most about the 2.0 is how it behaves—the throttle response is powerful and predictably smooth. The responsiveness & unmatched performance are the result of extensive testing & refinement that went into the GenZe 2.0’s proprietary control system. Our Powertrain Control Module is completely integrated over a CANbus network to control operation, and monitor and report on diagnostics.

designed for your life

Smart, practical, easy, and exhilarating.
We thought of everything.

  • TOP SPEED
    30 mph
  • DRIVING MODES
    sport economy & easy
    CHARGER INPUT POWER
    110V ac 5 amps
    CARRYING CAPACITY
    295 lbs
    .
    REGENERATIVE BREAKING
    yes
    RANGE
    Up to 30 miles
    ACCELERATION
    0-30 mph < 10 sec
    FRAME
    powder coated aluminum
    REMOVABLE LI-ION BATTERY
    1.6 kWh
    CURB WEIGHT
    232

Modern Love Bug? Check out the Tata GenX Nano

By: Hans Gruber

The Tata Nano is one of the lest expensive cars you can buy new. In the future we will cover the all new 2017 Tata Nano Pelican, which is a direct replacement for this current Nano.

Here’s the technical information:

ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN & CHASSIS
Type 2 Cylinder, MPFI
Capacity (cc) 624
Max. Engine Power 38 PS @ 5500 +/- 250 rpm
Max. Torque 51 Nm @ 4000 +/- 500 rpm
Top Speed 105 kmph
Gradability 30%
Transmission Type Synchromesh on All Forward Gears ; Sliding Mesh on Reverse Gear with Overdrive on 4th Gear
No. of Gears 4 Forward and 1 Reverse
Brake Type Dual Circuit, Vertical Split Operated by Tandem Master Cylinder with Vacuum Booster
Front & Rear Brakes 180 mm Dia. Drum Brakes
Suspension-Front Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Gas Filled Dampers and Anti-Roll Bar
Suspension-Rear Independent, Semi Trailing Arm with Coil Spring and Gas Filled Shock Absorbers
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Wheel Base (mm) 2230
Overall Length (mm) 3099
Overall Width (mm) 1495 without ORVMs
Overall Height (mm) 1652
Min. Ground Clearance (mm) 180
Kerb Weight (kgs) 600 to 635
Fuel Tank Capacity (ltr) 15
Seating Capacity 4 Persons
Wheels Size 4 B x 12
Minimum Turning Circle Radius (m) 4
Tyres Radial & Tubeless Tyres, Front – 135/70 R 12 & Rear 155/65 R 12
Spare Tyre Size 135/70 R 12
Luggage Space (ltr) 500 with Rear Seat Folded & Otherwise 80
SPECIFICATIONS
STYLE
Roof Spoiler | Body Coloured Bumpers | Body
Coloured Door Handles | Seat Upholstery – Dual
Tone/Trendy Black /Premium Beige | Tinted
Glass | Front & Rear Fog Lamps | Driver &
Passenger Side Tip – Tap ORVM | Wheelcover –
Stylish in Steel
CONVENIENCE & UTILITY
12V Power Socket | Glove Box | Map Pocket
Integral with Driver & Co-driver Seat | Front
Assist Grips | Driver Seat with Slider | Passenger
Side Seat with Slider | Cup Holder in Front
Console | Magazine & Coin Holder on All Doors |
Sun Visor on Driver & Passenger Side | Vanity
Mirror
SAFETY & SECURITY
Remote Central Locking | Seat Belts – Front &
Rear | Additional Body Reinforcements |
Booster Assisted Brakes | Intrusion Beam |
Centre High Mount Stop Lamp | Immobilizer
COMFORT
Air-Conditioning | Heater | Front Power Windows |
Anti-Glare IRVM | Rear – Seat Folding | Front
Seat Headrest | Rear Seat Integral Headrest |
Gear Shift Console | Cabin Lamp | Low Fuel
Warming Lamp | Rear Seat Folding | Music
System with CD, AUX & Bluetooth