Kia’s Street Map, MG Motors Pakistan & Extra
Bounce has obtained ICAT nod for its self-assembled electrical two-wheeler
Entuple E-mobility appears to boost 3.5 Mn for powertrain plant
MG Motors to launch EV fashions HS and ZS in Pakistan this 12 months
Bengaluru-based bike-sharing platform Bounce has received homologation certification from Worldwide Centre for Automotive Expertise (ICAT) for its self-assembled two-wheeler electrical automobiles (EV). The corporate’s founder and CEO Vivekananda HR confirmed the event on his Twitter deal with, nevertheless, the corporate declined to touch upon the specifics.
Homologation certification course of approves each a part of the automobiles together with elements like lamps, mirrors, tires and extra. Even different startups like Ather Vitality, Revolt, Tork Motors and others have obtained the homologation certification previously. Nonetheless, Bounce is the one consumer-focused bike-sharing platform to obtain the identical certification in India.
The corporate will present its new self-assembled EV on a subscription pricing mannequin in addition to on a long-term rental foundation. In parallel, it’ll additionally work with supply and ecommerce firms to provide scooters for last-mile use.
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(Supply: Argonne Nationwide Laboratory, Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the United States, 2010 – 2019, June 2020.)
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Entuple Emobility To Increase $3.5 Mn For Powertrain Plant
Bengaluru-based EV elements maker Entuple E-mobility is planning to boost $3-3.5 Mn (INR 22-25 Cr) of fairness capital from numerous traders. The corporate will use this funding to arrange the corporate’s 150,000-unit annual capability electrical powertrain manufacturing plant.
Moreover this, the corporate additionally plans to make EV quick chargers by 2021, and has been in talks with practically 30 EV firms — massive auto producers, startups, methods integrators, and specialty car makers.
Meru Cabs To Take On Shared Mobility With 10K EVs
Homegrown cab service supplier Meru Cabs is trying so as to add practically 10K EVs to its fleet in an try to tackle the B2B segments. The corporate will make investments practically $10 Mn within the know-how and electrical mobility section by the tip of this 12 months. It additionally plans to create an infrastructure to function a fleet of over 300 EVs throughout India.
EVs has additionally been the central focus of Mahindra which acquired a 55% majority stake in Meru again in September 2019.
UP Offers Nod To EV Charging Programs
Uttar Pradesh authorities has identified eight cities for the set up of e-charging services for electrical two, three and four-wheelers. In response to a latest proposal, the e-charging services beneath the sensible metropolis initiatives will probably be concurrently launched in Lucknow, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Bareilly and Jhansi.
In Prayagraj, the state authorities additionally plans to develop a brand new e-charging facility together with a bus charging station on an space of 6,000 metre sq. beneath the brand new Yamuna bridge. The ability will home an e-charging facility for practically 25 buses.
Okinawa Brings Buying Choices For Two-Wheelers
Gurugram-based electrical scooter producer Okinawa has partnered with OTO Capital to offer versatile and reasonably priced leasing choices for the customers. The leasing mannequin by OTO will guarantee 30% saving monthly and the flexibleness to improve to some other mannequin inside 2-3 years. The leasing interval can vary from 12 months to 36 months.
The corporate, within the press assertion, defined that the Okinawa Reward Professional would value INR 3960/month over a interval of two years by a conventional financial institution mortgage. Nonetheless, it will value solely INR 2950/month over the identical time by the OTO options.
Third Wheels United Launches Cellular App For Rickshaw Drivers
Bengaluru-based social enterprises Three Wheels United (TWU), which gives holistic financing options for auto drivers to personal a light-weight EV, has launched a cell app for auto rickshaw drivers to seek out all related native data associated to security and sanitisation protocols. It’ll additionally present data on authorities reduction initiatives for drivers, service station places, peer to see car rental, charging factors for electrical auto-rickshaws and different assets.
Three Wheels United has provided over 30,000 drivers numerous services and products and has financed over 3000 auto rickshaws.
IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Pure EV Enters Nepal
IIT Hyderabad-incubated EV startup Pure EV has set its foot in direction of worldwide growth by launching its electrical two-wheeler, EPluto7G, in Nepal. The mannequin will probably be accessible available in the market from October 2020.
It’s presently in search of extra distribution companions for different markets who can create an environment friendly channel community for car gross sales and repair within the goal markets. For not, its companions embrace White Lotus Motors (WLM).
Basic Motors Plans EV Drive System
Basic Motors is seeking to put into production an interchangeable “family” of EV drive methods, together with motors, boosting manufacturing efficiencies because it transitions to a totally electrical lineup. The event comes as it’s seeking to construct a vertically built-in electrical automotive enterprise.
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Kia Motors Reveals Its 7-12 months EV Plan
South Korean car producer Kia Motors has outlined its EV plans for the upcoming seven years, and has additionally elevated its goal. The corporate’s CEO and president Ho Sung Music famous that Kia Motors will roll out seven devoted battery-electric fashions by the tip of 2027. The corporate will probably be launching its first EV mannequin in 2021.
Kia Motors additionally goals to extend EV servicing and charging infrastructure at its dealerships first in Korea, then around the globe. The corporate has introduced a partnership with European charging infrastructure firm Ionity and is actively looking for infrastructure companions in the USA and China.
MG Motors To Launch HS, ZS EV In Pakistan
MG Motors is planning to launch its EV fashions HS and ZS in Pakistan this 12 months. CEO of Haier and Changhong Ruba, Javed Afridi has additionally confirmed this improvement and requested his followers for his or her suggestions on what fashions needs to be launched in Pakistan subsequent 12 months.