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Electric Cars Personified

As we become more environmentally conscious, eco-friendly vehicles have emerged as an attractive alternative to regular fuel vehicles. These not only let users enjoy high fuel efficiency but also allow them to leave a smaller carbon footprint. Global electric vehicle sales figures for Quarter 1 2016 highlight that plug-in sales in 2016 totaled to 180,500 units till date. This is approximately an increase of 42% as compared to the same period of time in 2015.

Advantages of Electric Vehicles

  • Reducing Carbon Footprint

    The environmental impact of an electric car is zero which means you're reducing your carbon footprint
  • Cost Saving

    Being green, efficient and clean does not mean that the 'mileage' of Evs is compromised.
  • Clean Environment

    Electric cars put curb on noise pollution. Electric vehicles do not have a tail pipe, they give off no emissions.

Increase in no. of EVs sold over the period of 5-10 years (Global)

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The above figures, it should be noted, are with regard to all-electrics (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and also light-commercial electric vehicles.

World Environment Day Specials - An Electric Expedition

We drove the most environment friendly car to two of the most environment friendly destinations in India. Join us in the coffee and tea estates, uncover the adventure of the jungle and explore the victorian architecture these places have to offer and yes all of this in an Electric car. Relive the adventure of driving the Mahindra e2oPlus in the two southern states of India - Kerala and Karnataka.

  • Kerala
  • Karnataka

Mahindra e2oPlus in God's own country

The Airbus A380 swayed and shook, dropped and rolled as it started its descent into God’s own country. The little droplets of rain on the panes made me smile with glee. And that was not only because after taking off from the sweltering Bombay heat, Kochi decided to be good to me. For in Kochi I had something special waiting. The lush green locale of the Cochin airport set the tone and so did the acres of solar panels around it. We were out to celebrate the World Environment Day and Mahindra Electric had the perfect car for us – the Mahindra e2oPlus.

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e2oPlus drives to Chikmagalur

‘550kms in the Mahindra e2oPlus car? Are you kidding me? It runs a maximum of 140kms in a charge, that too in ideal conditions. You must be crazy’ concluded my colleague Venkat when I told him what I was about to embark upon.And yes, I am not crazy for I have a 350km round trip under my belt already (you can read about that here) and I was confident of returning triumphant from this one as well. Bangalore is the best city in India to live if you have an electric car and that is because of the infrastructure that has been built by Mahindra Electric, India’s only electric car maker.

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Indian Government finally embarks on electrification push

Indian Government finally embarks on electrification push

The electric future is a global phenomenon and it is realising faster than ever. Major carmakers around the world are gearing up towards the new powertrain for sustenance before the exhaustion of fossil fuels. While the developed countries are adapting faster and applying various regulations to ensure their streets are emission free in coming years, the Indian Government so far has been discerningly quiet on the electrification push. But now, it seems that the trends are shifting.

As per the latest announcement by the NITI Aayog, the government plans to initiate the electrification push with a completely different kind of approach unlike the developed countries. Instead of relying on heavy subsidies for the electric vehicles, the plan is to sell the car without battery (thus bringing down the cost by up to 70 per cent since it constitutes the major cost of an EV) and lease out the battery pack separately. The scheme, which should kick off by 2020, would initially involve public transport and then slowly move towards private passenger cars. The battery can be leased at the stations and replenished for another when one pack is consumed. The government would control the industry for a couple of years initially until it stabilises.

This unique plan is still in the early stages of drafting and will be penned down soon. The government intends to replace all the vehicles on Indian roads with no-emission electric vehicles by the year 2030. The taxis, two-wheelers, three-wheelers and non-air-conditioned city buses would have specific filling stations with quick replacement and charging facilities for city commute. The specifications, rules, plans, infrastructure and other minute details of the plans are being worked out. A formal policy is expected to roll out in about six months.

Pioneers of the Indian EV industry, Mahindra Electric are at the forefront with new investments in EV technology and ever expanding EV portfolio. Other Indian car makers are expected to join the movement sooner than later helping the much-needed transition to electric mobility.

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News Around the Globe for Electric

Audi Q3 might go all-electric
Mar 29 2017
Audi Q3 might go all-electric
Mar 29 2017
Audi’s offering in the compact crossover segment, the Q3, is about to receive an update sometime this year. It is speculated that after the new Q3 is revealed and goes on sale in 2018, it will be followed by an all-electric or a plug-in hybrid variant, or both.
The compact crossover will make use of the new Volkswagen e-Golf’s platform when it comes in all-electric guise. That will provide the electric Q3 with an electric powertrain of 115bhp and 290 Nm of torque...Read More
Toyota might start mass-production of EVs from 2020
Toyota might start mass-production of EVs from 2020
Sources reveal that Toyota...Read More
Mar 27 2017
This is the world’s fastest electric car – NextEV Nio EP9
This is the world’s fastest electric car – NextEV Nio EP9
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