By emphasizing the sale of electric vehicles in the coming 10 years, the government hopes for a greener and better India. The increased interest in electric mobility is evident in the line-up for the AutoShow 2020, in Delhi, which will see the highest number of EVs
December 26, 2019. By News Bureau
India’s electric vehicle goals are going up as Niti Aayog, the government’s think-tank, brandishes the emobility mantra. By emphasising on the sale of electric vehicles in coming 10 years, government hopes for a greener and better India. The increased interest in electric mobility is evident in the line-up for the AutoShow 2020, in Delhi, which will see the highest number of EVs.
Companies have speeded up their e-mobility offers. Tata Motors which is ready to launch its new EV line up after its first foray, the Nexon EV which will be available to the public in early 2020. M&M will have six EVs launched by next year beginning with the KUV100, a subcompact SUV. Both Tata Motors and M&M have drawn up plans to launch complete e-mobility solutions beyond existing cars in three years. Expect no less from market leaders Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have EV offers too.
GoGreenBoV has started the revolution in 2008 while Reva started in 2000, becoming a part of Mahindra Electric in 2010. Reva’s founder Chetan Maini has now started Sun Mobility, a key start-up imitating ahead in the puzzle of scaling electric vehicles by making swap charging infrastructure for public transportation. The government of Gujarat uses Sun Mobility’s swap charging in 10 of its buses and this is set to scale up in the coming year. Uber’s auto is going to use Sun’s swap batteries for its next phase of growth. Sun itself will expand to five new cities in the coming year.
Magenta Power is hoping to use a combination of solar and batteries to set up charging infrastructure in western India. It is raising finance to scale up to more than 200 charging centres across India. Amplus Solar is directing an undisclosed number of EVs with ecommerce companies like Big Basket who are trying to use a combination of solar power and power battery technology in supply vehicles. The biggest effect of EV innovation is Ather Energy with its Ather450 Scooter.
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