Week in Brief: Delhi DISCOMS directs New EV Charging Stations to take safety precautions, ABB India to Manufacture Industrial Devices Worth Rs 191 crores, Toyota And Suzuki Partners to Upgrade Innova Crysta Slated for Launch in 2021-22 and More

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Solar Vehicle Challenge Set up to take place for the first time in India in 2021

The ‘Electric Solar Vehicle Championship: ESVC 3000+ Rally’ is planned on the lines of the World Solar Challenge held in Australia. This is India’s first Solar Vehicle Challenge. Several teams from around the globe will be invited to take part in this event. NITI Ayog is giving its rigorous support to this rally. Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director ARAI, said the solar car rally will provide a platform for engineering student teams to work in electric mobility with renewable charging and enable budding engineers to grapple with real-life applications. It will also create awareness among the younger generation towards sustainable mobility, she said.  It is said that over 1,600 km will be covered in 8 days.

Jaguar Land Rover India Partners With Tata Power for its Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

Tata power will be providing end-to-end EV charging solutions for the upcoming Jaguar Land Rover’s range of electrified vehicles. After sales support, Charging solutions will be provided by Tata Power to Jaguar retailers and customers.The tie-up will be putting up charging stations at 27 outlets in 24 cities across the country and at the customer’s residence or office. A range of AC and DC chargers with a capacity of 7kw to 50kw will be provided.

Delhi DISCOMS directs New EV Charging Stations to take safety precautions

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has asked to take safety measures to new EV charging stations. The DERC has observed charging stations were being installed in the basements of commercial complexes close to a large number of batteries stored for battery swapping purposes. To avoid any fire accidents DERC has instructed DISCOMs to take all necessary safety measures to avoid any fire accidents for these installations.Last year, Delhi cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. This has further incentivized the pace of EV adoption process, which in turn is likely to push consumers towards electric mobility.

ABB India to Manufacture Industrial Devices Worth Rs 191 crores

ABB India has acquired orders worth Rs 191 orders to supply Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) and Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), traction devices and industrial drives, respectively. The company will supply Rs 127 crore worth of traction equipment to the manufacturing unit of Indian Railways and Rs 68 crores of industrial drives to Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) for their oil drilling unit.These components will be manufactured at its Nelamangala facility in Bengaluru, it is one of the largest factories for locomotive applications and one of the four global shop-floors for medium voltage drives located in Southern India.

Toyota And Suzuki Partners to Upgrade Innova Crysta Slated for Launch in 2021-22

Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp is looking out for joint sourcing of components as part of a strategy to cut costs, especially for their full hybrid offerings. The company seeks to approach several suppliers of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSI)  for some of its new models such as the upgrade or replacement of Innova Crysta multi-purpose vehicle slated for launch in 2021-22. Toyota and Suzuki first associated in 2017 to develop hybrid and electric vehicles for the Indian market. Toyota and Maruti agreed to sell each other vehicles globally. Toyota had agreed to supply its hybrid technology to Suzuki. This way both companies are trying to build synergy in the back end.

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