59 products launched, unveiled on Day 1 of Auto Expo 2023

On the first media day at the Auto Expo 2023 in Greater Noida, vehicle exhibitors in total launched and unveiled over 59 products, including both global and India premier.

Lectrix EV plans 300 dealerships by mid-2023

Lectrix EV, the electric mobility arm of SAR Group, said that it will expand its network in India by adding 300 dealerships by mid-2023. The electric two-wheeler company, which started operations earlier this year, ...

Ather Energy sold 2389 units in July ‘22; registers 24% year-on-year growth

Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy sold 2389 units in July ’22, thereby registering a 24% year-on-year growth. The company, it may be recalled, has introduced the new 450X Gen 3- now powered by a 3.7 kWh bat...

Hero Electric rolls out e-scooters from Mahindra’s Pithampur plant

Hero Electric announced the rollout of its first batch of electric scooters from Mahindra Group’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier this year, Hero Electric had announced its 5-year partnership with Mahindr...

Two-Wheeler Electrification in India: Challenges & Opportunities

India has the world’s largest and fastest growing two-wheeler market. It is the cheapest and quickest form of local travel. Forecasts peg the number of vehicles sold annually to reach 26.6 million units by 2025.

Ellysium Automotives launches EVeium EV two-wheeler brand in India

Ellysium Automotives, the auto arm of United Arab Emirates based group company META4 Group, has announced the launch of its EV two-wheeler brand in India – EVeium.

Komaki to set up 45000 charging points across India by end 2023

The electric vehicle division of KLB Komaki, known for producing powerful and sporty electric two-wheelers is now ready to charge up India’s EV infrastructure with high-end peer-to-peer charging points across the le...

Okinawa Autotech to set up third ‘mega’ plant in Rajasthan for EVs

Okinawa Autotech, India’s No-1 selling electric two-wheeler brand has announced the setting up of a mega factory in Karoli, Rajasthan. It will be one of the most comprehensive units and the first such attempt made ...

Okinawa Autotech signs JV agreement with Tacita of Italy

Leading Indian electric two wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech has signed a joint venture agreement with Tacita, an Italian manufacturer of electric performance and cruiser motorcycles. The new company, born from...

Hop Electric Mobility raises USD 2.6 million in strategic round

Hop Electric Mobility, India's fastest-growing electric vehicle manufacturer, has closed a strategic round of USD 2.6 million as part of an ongoing USD 10 million pre-series fundraiser. The company has achieved the ...

HOP Electric Mobility expands to 100+ experience centres in India

Hop Electric, an electric vehicle manufacturer, has reached up to 100+ experience centres across India. In terms of future prospects, Hop Electric Mobility is planning to expand its retail footprint in more than 300...

iVoomi Energy aims to onboard 150 channel partners by April 2022 end

iVoomi Energy, an electric two-wheeler manufacturer, announced its plans to create a significant value chain in the EV ecosystem by expanding its channel partner network and creating opportunities for co-creation. W...

Hero Electric, ReadyAssist tie up for skilling 20,000 mechanics

Hero Electric has partnered with ReadyAssist, a leading 24/7 roadside assistance company for training and upskilling 20,000 mechanics for servicing EVs under its Private Garage Owners (PGO) initiative. With the risi...

Hero Electric to deliver 1000 e-scooters to Turtle Mobility by end 2022

Hero Electric announced its partnership with Turtle Mobility, a startup offering last-mile delivery connectivity solutions to e-commerce and grocery companies. Hero Electric will deliver 200 scooters by the end of 2...

High speed e-two wheeler sales jump 425pc, grabs 61pc of E2W market

The year 2021 has clearly shown that Indians have begun to prefer registered high speed electric two wheelers (E2W) as compared to non-registered low speed two wheelers. Thus, while registered high speed two wheeler...

Okinawa Autotech achieves 1,00,000+ domestic sales in 2021

Okinawa Autotech electric two-wheeler manufacturer has surpassed 100,000 domestic sales of its high-speed and low-speed models. The sales momentum this year has primarily been driven by the hugely popular and locall...

Simple Energy, IIT Indore develop advance thermal management system

Simple Energy, India's longest-range electric scooter brand and one of the top three EV start-ups, collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore (IIT Indore) to develop a novel composite material with ...

Simple Energy to invest Rs 2500 crore in new plant in Tamil Nadu

Simple Energy, India’s longest range electric scooter, also among the top three EV start ups has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Government for an investment up to Rs 2500 crore for co...

Okinawa sets up first experience centre in Dehradun

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturer has launched its first ever Experience Centre, Galaxy in Dehradun - the capital of Uttarakhand. At Okinawa Galaxy, customers can experience the products ...

Ather Energy 2nd manufacturing facility in Hosur by 2022

Ather Energy, India’s leading EV scooter brand, commissioned its second manufacturing facility in Hosur to cater to the growing demand of its electric scooters - the 450X and 450 Plus. The company plans to manufactu...

DETEL STORY: Phones, televisions & now an electric 2 wheeler for masses

Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO & Managing Director of SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd is someone who has been fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the masses. From being a seller of SIM cards, branded mobile phones and ele...

HOP Electric plans 2nd manufacturing facility; signs 30 new channel partners

Electric two-wheeler manufacturer HOP Electric Mobility, having recently launched two unique products HOP Leo and HOP LYF, is now planning to expand its presence in multiple states and also set up a second plant.

Ather Energy opens proprietary fast-charging connector for other OEMs

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced that the company will offer its proprietary charging connector to other OEMs to adopt for their two-wheelers, paving the way for an i...

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

CESL signs agreements for over 30,000 e-vehicles with Goa, Kerala

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a 100% subsidiary of Indian government owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has forged key partnerships on World Environment Day in an effort to further the deploy...

Okinawa Autotech aims to clock Rs 465 crore revenue in FY 22

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has announced a range of milestones achieved over the last financial year, as well as the roadmap for the ongoing financial year. The company clocked a...

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

Ather Energy offers first glimpse of 123,000 sq. ft. Hosur EV manufacturing facility

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, began operations from its mega-factory in Hosur, Tamil Nadu from January 2, 2021. Since then, Ather Energy has begun deliveries in Mumbai, Pune,...

OLA to deploy ABB robotics, automation solutions at electric scooter factory

Ola, one of the leading mobility companies in the world, has announced that it has selected ABB as one of its key partners for robotics and automation solutions for its mega-factory in India that will roll out the m...

Earth Energy EV to launch six new electric scooters and commercial vehicles

Earth Energy EV, an automotive startup has announced its plans to launch six new commercial and non-commercial vehicles commercially in the market this year. The company plans to introduce electric vehicles with 96%...

Hero Electric partners with Earth Ride to provide e-bikes to youth

Electric two wheeler company Hero Electric has announced its partnership with Delhi-based start-up Earth Ride, to provide e-bikes to the youth of the country searching for new business enterprises.

Ather Energy adds 16 new markets in country in phase 2 expansion

As part of phase 2 of expansion, Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced the launch of the Ather 450X in 16 additional cities

eMatrixmile, Magenta to install QYK POD charging stations for EVs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), has been signed between eMatrixmile India Pvt Ltd and Magenta EV Solutions Private Limited for installation and commissioning of 'QYK POD' charging stations with associated infra...

Varroc showcases  roadmap for future of mobility

15th Edition of the Auto Expo-The Components Show 2020 by showcasing solutions for electric mobility, connected vehicles, and light weighting.

Naveen Munjal - Managing Director, Hero Electric

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India meets up with Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric and asks him about his company's journey in the electric vehicle space. Munjal talks about his company, his products, his plans and...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

KSL Cleantech plans to scale up electric vehicle business

Building on the success of its solar business, Kolkata-based KSL Cleantech Ltd. (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limited), one of the largest and most experienced solar photovoltaic companies in India, is gearing up t...

UM Motorcycle to revamp business in India as sales hit zero

UM Motorcycle, a US based company, which began selling motorcycles in India sometime in 2016 and had a peak sales of 11,000 units per annum, has begun the 2019-20 financial year with a duck. Yes, both production and...

22Kymco to set up plant in Bhiwadi for electric, gasoline scooters

22Kymco, a joint venture between 22Motors and Kwang Yang Motor Company (Kymco) has announced setting up a manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Haryana.

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

22Motors acquires patent for Hill Assist feature

22Motors, the new age electric mobility solutions company, obtained a worldwide patent for its invention of the hill assist control feature, a first in two-wheelers globally. The patent was filed on February 7, 2019...

Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant, will receive increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000

Ather Energy has announced that their flagship intelligent scooter, Ather 450 is FAME 2 compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000. Though orders for the scooter have continued in Bengaluru throug...

Ather Energy announces entry into Chennai in June

Ather Energy products will not be available in Chennai by June 2019. Chennai is the second city the company is entering after its commercial launch in Bengaluru in 2018. With this, Ather plans to be in 30 cities ove...

Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO join forces to make future of EVs better in India

Indian electric vehicle manufacturer Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO, a Taiwanese two wheeler manufacturer announced their partnership in India enabling them to share knowledge, technology and expertise to create premi...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

 Ather Energy launches largest charging infrastructure network in an Indian city

Ather Energy has announced the launch of their charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), AtherGrid, which is open to all EVs. The company, known for their intelligent, electric scooter S340, has begun ins...

Interview with Parveen Kharb, CEO and Co Founder, Twenty Two Motors

Having worked in some of the leading global automobile brands like BMW, Toyota and Harley Davidson, the chief brains behind Twenty Two Motors had a vision to revolutionise the way urban youth daily commute. With the...

Okinawa organises e-vehicle awareness campaign

Okinawa Autotech, an electric two-wheeler manufacturing company, kick started its EV awareness drive aiming to sensitise the youth about the advantages of adopting EVs for their day-to-day commuting purpose. Okinawa...

Interview with Ankit Khatry, co-founder, Emflux Motors

Interview with Ankit Khatry, Co-founder, Emflux Motors. The electric motorcycle will have a range of 200 km in city ride condition, can accelerate from 0 - 100 kmph in 3.0 Seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 ...

Jeetender Shrma - Managing Director, Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interview the Founder & Managing Director of Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd at the launch of the Praise e-scooter in New Delhi.

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

Tork T6X electric motorcycle garners 1000+ booking in 24 hours

Call it the Tesla effect, or some such thing, but Tork's T6X electric motorcycle which was launched in Bengaluru on September 30, 2016 has kicked up a storm capturing imaginations and interest of the motoring world ...

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

Interview with Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries Limited

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Mahindra Partners’ fresh funding for US based Scoot Networks

Mahindra Partners, the $900 million private equity division of the Mahindra group, has announced that it has closed a new round of financing in Scoot Networks, an urban mobility solutions provider based in San Franc...

Hero Electric launches E-Tipper; Lithium Ion technology for scooters

With electric vehicles slowly gaining popularity the world over, and India beginning to accept its green advantages, Hero Electric, a pioneer in the electric two-wheeler industry, has launched several innovative pro...

GEM forays into electric 2-wheeler market at E.V. Expo 2015

Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (GEM) a leading player in e-rickshaws, has forayed into the 2-wheeler market. The company launched environment friendly electronic motor bike e-storm and e-champ at the EV Exp...

Delphi’s 48-Volt architecture to help auto industry on emissions

For an industry that has tried everything from 300-600 volts with pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and big lithium-ion batteries, a widespread 48-Volt strategy may offer the biggest bang for the buck. Europe ...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

Interview with Sohinder Gill, Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles and CEO- Global Business, Hero Eco

Hero Electric is part of the Naveen Munjal controlled Hero Eco Group which makes electric two wheelers. Based in Ludhiana, the Hero Electric plant can make 200 vehicles a day. Munjal started his company around 1999-...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

EXCLUSIVE: E-vehicles finally get Govt. nod for subsidy, says Gill

The Finance Ministry, Government of India, has approved an interim National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 which would set aside Rs 1000 crore towards supporting the electric vehicle industry in the cou...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

No policy initiative to encourage electric vehicle makers, admits Govt

Hats off to companies like Mahindra Reva and Hero Electric for pursuing their dreams to bring about a greener world and encourage the use of electric vehicles in India. Because the government has now admitted that i...

Mahindras to acquire 51pc in Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), an unlisted subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra has made a binding offer to acquire a 51pc stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), part of the Euro 54 billion PSA Group based in France, ...

Interview with Jun Nakata, Director - Sales and Marketing, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

We are under process to expand our capacity at the Surajpur factory. Finally, we can produce 1 million units per annum in two shifts. For this fiscal, we are targeting 6.5 million units in sales, out of which 4.5 mi...

Honda to start electric vehicle testing programme

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its plan to start its Electric Vehicle Testing Program with Saitama




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