India Automotive

India Automotive · 26. March 2018
The automobile industry in India is the world’s 3rd largest, with the country currently being the world’s 7th largest CV manufacturer. Two-wheelers dominate the industry and had a 79% share in the automobile production in FY 2016-17. Two-wheeler sales are expected to grow 8-10% in FY 2017-18. The passenger vehicle sales in India crossed the 3m unit milestone during FY 2016-17, and is further expected to increase to 10m units, by FY 2019-20. The auto industry is set to witness major changes...
India Automotive · 03. March 2018
Ashok Leyland at AutoExpo 2018 unveiled its first electric bus Circuit S powered by Sun Mobility's swappable smart battery. Commercially, the bus will be available in next three to six months.
India Automotive · 03. March 2018
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will soon float the second global tender for 10,000 electric vehicles to be deployed across the country for government use. In the previous EV tender from August last year, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra emerged as the lowest bidders. Tata Motors had quoted Rs 11.2 lakh ($17k) for each car including GST, which was matched by Mahindra, in the first phase of procuring 500 vehicles.
India Automotive · 03. March 2018
Chetan Maini promoted SUN Mobility is planning to invest Rs 16.7 billion to create charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, the Bengaluru-based company entered a strategic alliance with commercial major Ashok Leyland to develop electric buses with swap-and-charge battery technology. The partners have unveiled Circuit S, India’s first electric bus equipped with swappable batteries. The fully-charged batteries, which can power the bus for 50-60 km, take less...
India Automotive · 03. March 2018
Automaker Mahindra& Mahindra (M&M) has announced a tie-up with Korea-based battery manufacturer LG Chem for development of a unique cell exclusively for India. The plant will have a capacity of half a million battery modules per annum and will also house a battery module pack line. The entire facility for both module and pack is expected to go into production in the last quarter of 2019-20.
India Automotive · 03. March 2018
High acquisition cost and limited range are the main impediments for 4-wheeler EV demand in India. But three-wheelers (3W), or ‘rickshaws’, could switch faster given most ply commercially and leverage lower operating costs. And in electric buses, government is acting as initial adopter. 'Battery swapping’ infrastructure is key to the discussion on battery ecosystem given positives like quicker charging (5-10 minutes), lower vehicle cost (batteries can be leased separately) and better grid...
India Automotive · 09. November 2017
Lithium-ion cells (the basic components of batteries) cost over $1,000 a kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2010; last year they were in the $130-200 range. GM says it is paying $145 per kWh to LG Chem for the cells that make up the 60kWh battery for the Bolt (the pack, thanks to labour, materials and electronics, costs more than the sum of its cells). Tesla says that cells for the Model 3 are cheaper.
India Automotive · 06. November 2017
As you know, all new vehicles sold in India by 2030 shall be powered by electricity. The basic premise of the Plan consists of three interlinked concepts: SHARED, ELECTRIC, and CONNECTED. The FIRST PHASE of this plan will focus on the electric mobility of City Buses, taxi fleets, three-wheelers, and two wheelers the SECOND PHASE will focus on cars and trucks. Contact Bostel Consulting associated with Quanzen Consultants, the Business Development and Sourcing Support Expert to International...
India Automotive · 05. November 2017
“If the government wants to move to EVs by 2030… you have to create an environment for the customer to buy an EV. That you can do by seeing how you can bring down the battery cost,” Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod Dasari said. “The government must invest a lot more money in technology development of batteries. It should focus more on creating electric infrastructure, on creating electric standards.”
India Automotive · 03. November 2017
What is Unique about this plan? At the heart of the plan's success will be the battery leasing strategy for certain group of vehicles. The plan includes the sale of vehicles without batteries to improve affordability. Also it reduces the need for subsidies on car price substantially. There will be tax breaks for manufacturers to incentivize “Make in India” for vehicles & drive trains though. As stated by the Indian Minister for Power & renewable Energy, there will also be limited...

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