Week In India: Hero MotoCorp Launches It’s Electric Mobility Brand ‘Vida’; Tata Motors Bags An Order For 65 EVs From KSEB; And More

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Hero MotoCorp Launches It’s Electric Mobility Brand ‘Vida’

In keeping with the relentless pursuit towards its vision – Be the Future of Mobility – Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, unveiled Vida, Powered by Hero, a brand-new identity for its emerging mobility solutions, including upcoming Electric Vehicles (EV). Introducing Vida, Powered by Hero at a one-of-its-kind Carbon Neutral event at the exclusive Clarence Island in Dubai, Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, also announced a US$100 Million Global Sustainability Fund. The fund will aim to establish global partnerships, spearheaded by the BML Munjal University (BMU) and Hero MotoCorp, with the objective of nurturing more than 10,000 entrepreneurs on ESG solutions that have a positive impact on the planet.

Tata Motors Bags An Order For 65 EVs From KSEB

Dr. B. Ashok IAS – Chairman, KSEB, Adv. Antony Raju – Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Sri. K. Krishnankutty – Hon’ble Minister of Electricity & Adv V.K. Prasanth – MLA along with Senior Officials of Tata Motors at the handover ceremony of 65 Tata Motors EVs (60 Tigor EVs and 5 Nexon EVs) today at Kanakakkkunu Palace, Trivandrum. This was a part of a tender agreement with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) in line with the state’s vision ‘Go Green/Carbon Neutral’ by 2030. India’s leading automobile company, Tata Motors, as part of a tender agreement with Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), has bagged a contract for 65 EVs (60 Tigor EVs and 5 Nexon EVs). This order is part of a competitive pan India tender, floated by KSEB in line with the state’s vision ‘Go Green/Carbon Neutral’ by 2030.

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India Focusing On Mass EV Technology To Build In The Country – Nitin Gadkari

India is focusing on electricity-based innovations for mass rapid transportation as it is cost-effective and can be made in India, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways. A few US companies also have approached the Minister with the technology he said. He was attending an event in Silicon Valley. “The ministry plans to undertake the development of ropeways as an alternate transport solution in the hill and congested, urban areas. Ropeways, cable car … and particularly I’m very much clearly interested to work on the technology of light rail transport,” said Gadkari. “We are in search of the technology, which can be cost-effective and which we can make it in India for mass rapid transport (system) on electricity,” Gadkari said. The government is planning to add 11 ropeway projects in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Manipur. Minister urged companies of the US to invest in India.

Tata Power Signs MoU With Enviro To Deploy EV Charging Points In Gurugram

Tata Power, one of India’s leading electric-vehicle charging infrastructure providers, has collaborated with Enviro – the facility management wing of the NCR-based real estate developer Vatika Group to install 59 EV charging points at its properties across Gurugram, Haryana. The EV chargers will be installed at 18 locations across the properties of Vatika Group in Gurugram. These chargers will be made available as Public Charging Stations and Semi-Public based on the nature of the premises. As a result, commuters can have easy access to the chargers, thus encouraging them to use battery-powered vehicles. This collaboration will be vital in accelerating e-mobility adoption across EV users in NC National Capital Region (NCR).                               

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Automovill With Midgard Electric To Set Up EV Charging Stations

Automovill collaborates with Midgard Electric for electric vehicle charging stations. Midgard Electric will allow Automovill to use its network of 500 service centres for EV charging points. The plan is divided into 2 phases. In Phase 1 of the plan, the partnership will launch EV charging stations in the network of Automovill, and in Phase 2, EV charging stations will be set up in parking stations, malls, communities, and other such locations. Automovill has centres in cities including Bangalore, Hyderabad, NCR, Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ranchi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, and Guwahati.

Delhi-Jaipur And Agra-Noida Expressway To Get 30 EV Charging Stations

The government is planning to start electric vehicles on Delhi-Jaipur and Agra-Noida expressway and more such major routes to reduce the carbon footprint and make India, a zero-emission nation. In a recent meeting of the NHEV Working Group Advisor (Infrastructure, Connectivity Transport, and Electric Mobility), Sudhendu J Sinha, and NITI Aayog, discussions were held on the Battery Swapping policy and swapping stations. 30 E-highway charging stations will be set up on this route with 20 electric two-wheelers and 20 electric three-wheelers will also be provided with swappable battery units on a mobile-based subscription service.

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Ather Energy Partners With Bharat FIH To Develop Components For Its Scooters

Ather Energy partners with Bharat FIH to manufacture and develop key components for its electric scooters which are the Ather 450X and the 450 Plus. Bharat FIH will assist in manufacturing-related services including Drive Control Modules, Peripheral Controlling Units, and more. The company has already started manufacturing components for Ather Energy’s scooters. Ather Energy has around 30 experience centres in our country and it is rapidly expanding to meet the growing demand. Recently, Ather Energy signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government committing 1,000 fast chargers across the state, in a bid to address a key issue to the adoption of electric vehicles in the country.

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