Week In India: PMI Electro Mobility To Establish Its Largest Electric Commercial Vehicle Production Facility, Delhi Government Approves 1,500 Low-Floor E-Buses; And More

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PMI Electro Mobility To Establish Its Largest Electric Commercial Vehicle Production Facility In Pune

PMI Electro Mobility Solutions Private Limited is one of the most prominent producers of electric buses in India. It will establish its electric largest commercial vehicle (eCV) production facility in Pune, Maharashtra. It is expected to be built in Chakan’s MIDC. The facility will have a 35-acre area and 1,500 employees. PMI says that the new facility will be operational by August 2023. It conforms to Green Building norms. It will be able to produce 2,500 electric vehicles per year and will begin commercial production in October 2023.

Delhi Government Approves 1,500 Low-Floor Electric Buses Into Its Public Transport Fleet

According to an official statement, the Delhi government approves the deployment of 1,500 low-floor electric buses into its public transport fleet. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is also determined to give 10 sites to different agencies to set up Electric Vehicle charging and battery swapping stations as a part of its Delhi EV Policy 2020. The city government approved the operation of 75 interstate buses on 11 routes that run through five states and one Union Territory. DTC board also decided that the monthly stipend for women engaged in training to become drivers on a contract basis should be raised from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000, with HMV driving license.

Hyundai Motor India Partners With Tata Power To Power-Up EV Charging Infrastructure In India

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the largest exporter since its inception, announced a strategic partnership with Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies and a leading EV charging infrastructure provider to build a robust EV charging network and boost EV adoption in India at its dealerships. Through this association, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. will become a key contributor to the expansion of quality charging infrastructure. The MoU was signed between Hyundai Motor India Ltd. and Tata Power in the presence of Mr Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited and Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, at HMIL’s Headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana.

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EVRE Installs First EV Charging Station At Residential Society In Delhi

EVRE installs the first electric vehicle (EV) charging station i.e., ‘EVRE Infinity EV Charger’ at the Nagarjuna Apartments, Mayur Vihar, East Delhi. This is the first charging station at a residential society in Delhi. The EVRE charging station was inaugurated by Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi. Manish Sisodia said, “We have set a target for ourselves that 10% of all new vehicles purchased should be electric vehicles. However, we have surpassed the target, and 12% of the vehicles purchased in 2022 are electric vehicles”.

Earthtron EV Installs 4 Charging Stations For Intercity Travel On Delhi-NCR Highways

Earthtron EV installs the 4 primary EV charging stations along the Delhi Agra Freeway, Delhi Chandigarh Freeway, Delhi Haridwar Freeway and Delhi Jaipur Freeway. This will make inter-city travel easy and stress-free for EV owners. An organization launch stated that these EV charging stations will have 50 charging points capacity and offer super-fast charging while guaranteeing fast turnaround times for those using digital platforms. According to a report, India’s Authorities want EV gross sales penetration of 30% in personal vehicles, 70% in industrial automobiles and 80% for two- and three-wheelers by 2030.

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Ather Energy Secures $128 Million From NIIF, Hero MotoCorp, And Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF) In Series E Round

Ather Energy, an Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer secures $128 Million from the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s (NIIF), Hero MotoCorp, and Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF) in a Series E round. Ather plans to use the funds raised to expand its production units, with a strong focus on research and innovation. In April, the company sold 3,779 electric vehicles monthly. This was its highest-ever sales record. Quarter-on-quarter, Ather’s flagship E-scooter, the Ather 450x is seeing 25% more demand. NIIF is a collaborative investment platform that caters to Indian and international investors.

Ez4EV Innovates ‘Zero Carbon’ Make in India, Green Energy EV Charging Solutions

Ez4EV Pvt Ltd (easy-for-electric vehicles), an energy management company and developer of innovative solutions for the EV charging sector, has broken barriers of the standard source (grid) of energy input by successful design and development of decentralized clean power generating platforms using Solar/CBG/CNG. After its first offering of EzUrja Mobile – the ultrafast mobile EV charging solution, it is another solution introduced for BESS-based EV charging services, both static and mobile.

TVS Motor Company Launches The New TVS iQube Electric Scooter In India

TVS Motor announced the launch of the new TVS iQube Electric scooter in three avatars that come loaded with a best-in-class on-road range of 140 km on a single charge. They will offer a host of intelligent connected features such as a 7” TFT touchscreen and clean UI, infinity theme personalisation, voice assist and TVS iQube Alexa skillset, intuitive music player control, OTA updates, fast charging with a plug-and-play carry along with charger, vehicle health and safety notifications, multiple Bluetooth and Cloud Connectivity options, 32-litre storage space, and much more.

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Ather Grid With Magenta ChargeGrid To Install Ather Grid For Electric 2-Wheelers In India

Ather Grid, a fast-charging network brand of Ather Energy signs an agreement with Magenta ChargeGrid, an Indian electric vehicle charging brand for installing Ather Grid for electric 2-wheelers in India. This collaboration of both companies will provide Ather access to Magenta’s network of highways and Indian cities across the country. This will also boost the expansion of the EV charging network and the adoption of electric vehicles in India. Currently, Magenta ChargeGrid is working to expand its network across 35-40 cities in India and it plans to have 11,000 chargers by the end of the financial year 2023.

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