Week In India: Delhi Registers 40% Of Electric Vehicle Purchases After EV Policy 2020; Omega Seiki Mobility Launches Electric Three-Wheeler, Vicktor; And More

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Delhi Registers 40% Of Electric Vehicle Purchases After EV Policy 2020

According to official data, electric vehicle sales have increased since the introduction of the 2020 EV Policy in Delhi. More than 40% of these vehicles were sold after that policy was implemented. Official figures show that the number of electric vehicles in Delhi is more than 1.64 lakh. Of these, 67,063 were purchased up to August 31. Officials claim that the majority of EVs currently being bought are two-wheelers because they are economical and affordable. Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister, praised the adoption of electric vehicles by Delhiites in a video message. He stated that more electric vehicles will mean less pollution as Delhi has more of them.

Omega Seiki Mobility Launches Electric Three-Wheeler, Vicktor

Omega Seiki Mobility, a Delhi-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced that the Vicktor model, priced at Rs 5 lakh ex-showroom, will be launched in India. According to the company, the price applies to the first 100 customers after government subsidy. OSM Vicktor runs on a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It can travel up to 250 km per charge. Customers can choose between two versions of the electric three-wheeler: open or closed. OSM dealers have begun booking the electric three-wheeler for Rs 9,999. Deliveries will begin in November 2022.

Hero Electric Partners With Adani Electricity And VoltUp To Set Up EV Charging Stations In Mumbai

Hero Electric, the oldest and largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer in India, announced a partnership agreement with Adani Electricity and VoltUp in Mumbai, a one-stop solution for battery swapping. According to the partners, this is the first time that an OEM, infrastructure partner, last-mile partners, and start-up battery swapping company have joined forces to promote smart mobility. They will collaborate to build and scale up EV charging infrastructure – thus bridging network, energy and technology. The agreement states that the partnership will expand the coverage of the western line between Churchgate and Mira-Bhayandar to 50 locations.

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Flipkart Partners With Magenta Mobility To Deploy 400 Electric Cargo Vehicles For Its Last-Mile Delivery Across Delhi-NCR

Flipkart joins forces with Magenta Mobility to deploy electric vehicles for its last-mile transportation. According to the company, Magenta Mobility has entered the Delhi NCR region and will provide around 400 electric cargo vehicles for the Flipkart fleet. This deployment goes beyond the existing fleet Magenta has in Bengaluru for Flipkart. It has over 500 electric vehicles that it operates in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. These vehicles are used to serve clients in e-commerce, grocery delivery, food, pharmaceuticals, and FMCG. Magenta Mobility plans to deploy a fleet of more than 500 EVs in Delhi this fiscal year in order to support organizations that are transitioning to clean mobility.

Audi India Completes Installation Of 100+ Chargers Across 60+ Cities In India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has successfully installed 100+ chargers across 60+ cities in India – this includes all Audi India dealerships, and workshop facilities and selects SAVWIPL Group brand dealerships located across strategic highways in the country. All Audi India dealerships are equipped with a 22kW charger and so far, 16 Audi India dealerships including Audi Ahmedabad, Audi Bengaluru Central, Audi Bhubaneshwar, Audi Chennai, Audi Delhi South, Audi Goa, Audi Gurugram, Audi Karnal, Audi Ludhiana, Audi Mumbai South, Audi Surat, Audi Pune, Audi Delhi West, Audi Guwahati, Audi Jaipur and Audi Kolkata are equipped with a 50kW DC fast charger.

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BYD Delivers Over 450 All-New e6 Vehicles Across India

BYD India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer, BYD, has delivered over 450 premium e6 eMPVs across India. BYD first launched this model in the key cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, and Kochi. The company has further expanded BYD India’s footprint by appointing dealer partners in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Indore, Jaipur, Pune, and Kolkata. Recently, BYD India inaugurated its showrooms across five cities, i.e., Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad.

Log9 Joins Hands with Gravton Motors to Offer InstaCharge Battery Technology for Gravton RapidEV Electric Bike

Bengaluru-based advanced battery technology and deep-technology start-up Log9 Materials has announced entering a strategic collaboration, initiated through a recently-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Hyderabad-headquartered EV manufacturer Gravton Motors. The MOU will pave the way for a long-term partnership that would mainly encompass rolling out an electric bike manufactured by Gravton Motors and InstaCharged by Log9’s cutting-edge InstaCharge battery technology; this integrated model has been named ‘Gravton RapidEV’.

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Delhi Government Launches Open Database For Battery Swapping And EV Charging Stations

To bring together all-electric vehicle players, the Delhi government launched an open database for EV charging stations and battery-swapping stations via its Switch Delhi portal. Officials said that the database will allow open access to over 2,500 charging stations in Delhi to all EV players. They can also develop platforms to seamlessly provide information about charging and swapping stations to all EV users in Delhi. In 2021, Delhi’s government created an open database for bus transportation, which was a huge success. Google, Uber, and many others are using the same database. The launch of the open database to charge EVs in Delhi will help solve the greatest problem facing EV users: range anxiety.

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