Okinawa and Tacita establish R&D Centre in Europe, Electric Cruiser Motorcycle soon

Okinawa Autotech, a renowned manufacturer of electric two-wheelers in India, announced the opening of their first Research and Development (R&D) center in Europe, located in Italy. The establishment of this center is a result of their strategic partnership with Tacita, and a significant investment of 25 million euros will be made over the next three years. Continue reading “Okinawa and Tacita establish R&D Centre in Europe, Electric Cruiser Motorcycle soon”

Ather 450X gets 4 new colours, new UI, better navigation and more

Ather Energy held a community day event in Bengaluru where it made several announcements, including the new firmware update for its scooters, new colours for the 450X, and more. Tarun Mehta, the company’s CEO, made all the announcements and revealed the company’s exponential growth thus far. Continue reading “Ather 450X gets 4 new colours, new UI, better navigation and more”

Ultraviolette F77 launched as India’s most expensive Electric sports bike

Bengaluru-based EV start-up Ultraviolette Automotive has just launched its first product, the F77 electric motorcycle, in India. The updated frame, swingarm, and newly created batteries were all displayed in Ultraviolette’s demonstration of the F77. The F77 and the F77 Recon models will both be available for purchase. Continue reading “Ultraviolette F77 launched as India’s most expensive Electric sports bike”

Amazon India signs MoU with TVS Motor to scale EV deployment

Amazon India and TVS Motor Company have announced a strategic partnership to boost electric transportation, infrastructure, and services. TVS Motor’s electric two- and three-wheelers will be used for Amazon’s last-mile deliveries. Continue reading “Amazon India signs MoU with TVS Motor to scale EV deployment”

Ola S1 Air unveiled — 85kmph top speed, up to 101KM range

After starting pre-reservations for the Ola S1 in August, Ola Electric has introduced the Ola S1 Air, the company’s latest entry-level electric scooter. This has the same design as the S1, but comes with a smaller 2.5kWh battery with Indian Drive Cycle (IDC) range of 101 KM, true range of 100 KM in Eco Mode, and has normal and sports mode. It has a top speed of 85 kmph compared to 95kmph as the S1. Continue reading “Ola S1 Air unveiled — 85kmph top speed, up to 101KM range”

Ather now has 580 fast charging grids across India

Ather Energy has announced that it has installed the 580th public fast charging point, the Ather Grid, across 56 cities in India. The company plans to install 820 more grids, taking the count to 1400 by the end of FY23. Ather said that its fast charging Grids have been strategically installed across markets, with 60% of current installations in tier-II and tier-III cities. Continue reading “Ather now has 580 fast charging grids across India”

Hero Vida V1 Plus and V1 Pro electric scooters with up to 165 KM range launched starting at Rs. 1.45 lakhs

Hero MotoCorp today launched its Vida V1 series electric scooters in India. These come in Vida V1 Plus and Vida V1 Pro models that offer 3.44kWh and 3.94 kWh removable batteries, promising 143 km and 165 km IDC range, respectively. Continue reading “Hero Vida V1 Plus and V1 Pro electric scooters with up to 165 KM range launched starting at Rs. 1.45 lakhs”

Ather Energy opens its first retail store in Kolkata

Ather Energy this week opened its first own Ather Space in Kolkata. The Ather Space will sell the recently introduced Ather 450X Gen 3 and the Ather 450 Plus Gen 3. It is Ather Energy’s second Experience Center in the state after Siliguri, which was opened in association with SRIRS E-Ventures in October last year. Continue reading “Ather Energy opens its first retail store in Kolkata”

Ola Electric car with 0 to 100 in 4s, over 500 KM range to launch in 2024

Ola Electric, in an online event, launched reservations of Ola S1. The company already confirmed that it is working on an electric car. Today, the company’s CEO said that the first Ola Electric car will be one of the fastest cars in India with 0 to 100 in 4 seconds, and offer more than 500 KM range on a single charge. Continue reading “Ola Electric car with 0 to 100 in 4s, over 500 KM range to launch in 2024”

Ola S1 reservation begins — up to 141 KM range, Rs. 99,999 introductory price

Ola Electric launched the Ola s1 and S1 Pro electric scooters in India a year back, starting at an introductory Rs. 99,999. After the sale of S1 Pro from last year, today, the company has started pre-reservations for the Ola S1 on its website by paying Rs. 499 till August 31st. Continue reading “Ola S1 reservation begins — up to 141 KM range, Rs. 99,999 introductory price”

Ather 450X Gen 3 with longer range, new features launched

Ather just introduced a new 450x smart electric scooter in an online event. It comes with a range of 105 km with new 21700 battery compared to 85km in the older model, thanks to 3.7kWh battery.  It comes with performance 100/80-12″ tyres from MRF as a standard that promises 22% better grip in turns and better braking. Continue reading “Ather 450X Gen 3 with longer range, new features launched”

Ola Electric to build a car, teases MoveOS 3 for S1 Pro

Ola Electric Mobility, an Indian electric vehicle manufacturer, is planning on a new electric car in India. Bhavish Aggarwal, the company’s founder and CEO, confirmed the news in a tweet. This is a surprising move by the company. Continue reading “Ola Electric to build a car, teases MoveOS 3 for S1 Pro”

Ola Electric unveils indigenous Li-ion cell, mass production to begin by 2023

The first lithium-ion cell made in India was showcased by Ola Electric on Tuesday. The Bengaluru-based company announced that by the course of the next year, mass manufacturing of the “NMC 2170” cell will start at its Gigafactory in Chennai. Continue reading “Ola Electric unveils indigenous Li-ion cell, mass production to begin by 2023”

Government sends notice to Ola, Okinawa and others regarding EV fires

Electric vehicle (EV) fires are becoming more common, and people are becoming wary of purchasing EVs in the current situation. In the last two months, several electric two-wheeler models from Ola Electric, Okinawa Autotech, Jitendra EV, and PureEV have caught fire. This prompted the government to become more involved in the EV space. Continue reading “Government sends notice to Ola, Okinawa and others regarding EV fires”

Ather Energy raises $128M led by NIIFL’s SOF, Hero MotoCorp

Ather Energy today announced that it has completed a Series E funding round in which it has raised $128 million with National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited’s (NIIFL) Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF), and Hero MotoCorp, a significant shareholder of Ather, and additional investors. Continue reading “Ather Energy raises $128M led by NIIFL’s SOF, Hero MotoCorp”