Panel Blames Faulty, Scrambled Battery For Spate Of EV Fires

The batteries fitted into electric two-wheelers catching fire were faultily designed and lacked even the basic safety mechanisms. The expert panel formed by the government to investigate the accidents has called upon the manufacturers for corrective mechanisms or face legal action otherwise. According to a member of the panel, the battery management system seriously compromised […]

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Battery Related Fires Singe Sale of E Scooters In May

The surging demand for electric scooters seems to have been affected by the spate of battery fires across the country since summer started in earnest. Quality concerns have definitely come to the fore among prospective customers. While rising petrol prices have been pushing more and more people to shift to an electric scooter, the recent […]

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Govt Calls EV Manufacturers To Explain Recent EV fires

The Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), DRDO‘s lab, has blamed the EV manufacturing companies for the recent spate of fires. The report has found that recent electric scooter fires were caused by defects in their batteries, including in the designs of the battery packs and modules. Published on May 23, the report […]

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PLI Battery Scheme Has 10 Bidders. Reliance, L&T, Amara Raja Bid

Bids from 10 companies have been received for the government’s PLI Battery scheme, or ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’. Seen as a key initiative to ensure 50 GWh of ACC battery storage manufacturing capacity in the country. The Rs 18, 400 Lucas-TVS, Exide Indcrore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for advanced chemistry […]

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BSES and Ola Electric Mobility to set up EV Battery Swapping Stations

BSES will set up EV battery swapping stations in New Delhi for two and three-wheelers in collaboration with Ola Electric Mobility. Delhi-based power Discoms BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani (BRPL) have announced that they will set up EV battery swapping stations in New Delhi for two and three-wheelers in collaboration with Ola […]

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Prioritise Electrification of 2 & 3 Wheeler Segment: Report

The report brings insights and opinions from the country’s first multimodal e-mobility initiative, titled ‘Beyond Nagpur: The Promise of Electric Mobility’. A new report by the Ola Mobility Institute, a policy research and social innovation think-tank, offers insights from the shared mobility providers extensive electric vehicle operations in Nagpur to help devise business models, provide […]

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Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Mn in Ola with Key Focus on Electric Mobility Solutions

The companies will collaborate on building a unique fleet and to develop EVs and charging infrastructure customised for the Indian market. Hyundai Motor Group and Ola have announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors Corporation will make their biggest combined investment to date, as part the Group’s continued efforts to become […]

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Ola Raises Rs 400 Cr For its Electric Mobility Plan

This was the first round of investment for Ola Electric, which reportedly is running several pilots to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions. Ola Electric Mobility, the company backed by Indian car aggregator Ola, announced on Friday that it has successfully raised Rs. 400 crores (roughly $56.4 million) in a funding round led by several […]

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NTPC signs Agreement with EV Aggregators for Developing Charging Infra

The agreement signed between Ola, Lithium, Shuttl, Bikxie, Bounce, Electrie and Zoom Car and NTPC will lead to development of charging infrastructure. To increase the availability of public EV charging infrastructure, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has signed an agreement with Vehicle Aggregators for development and utilization of the facility. The agreement signed between Ola, […]

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