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Battery Smart Raises $25 Million Funding Led by Tiger Global

Delhi-based EV battery-swapping startup, Battery Smart has announced that they have closed the series-A funding round. In this round, Battery Smart has raised $25 Million in funding from American Investment firm, Tiger Global.  Besides Tiger Global, Blume Ventures & Orios Ventures also joined as part of this investment. In November last year, Battery Smart raised $7 […]

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Battery Swapping Primer: A Viable Alternative to Charging Stations

Battery swapping can be a game-changer, bringing the world a few steps closer to electric vehicles. It has the potential to enhance the attractiveness of electric mobility by addressing both the early market purchase price disparities with conventional vehicles and, importantly, the recharging time challenges of electric vehicles (EVs). A swap station offers a fully […]

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Ather Energy Calls Battery Explosion In Its EV A Rare Structural Breach

Ather Energy has come up with a statement regarding the fire incident that broke out in an electric scooter at one of its centres in Chennai, Tamil Nadu recently where some property and e-scooters got affected. Ather Energy has stated that a ‘rare’ structural breach is ‘extremely rare’ phenomenon. The electric scooter maker said that […]

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Could Priority Sector Lending Status For Electric Mobility Charge Up Adoption ?

The electric vehicles have a long way to go to lead the mobility sector in India. One of the major points of delay is the finance for the industry. NITI Aayog, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and RMI India released a report in January 2022, titled Banking on Electric Vehicles in India. The report surfaces the need […]

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Fire incidents Compel Ola and Pure EV to recall thousands of e-scooters

The fire incidents in electric vehicles across the country is pushing the electric vehicle manufacturers to recall their EVs as their goodwill stares at a decline. The central government has also formed a panel to examine if the OEMs were negligent in manufacturing the electric vehicles. Now Pure EV and Ola Electric have recalled thousands […]

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The Top 5 Lithium-ion Battery Mishaps And Lessons Therein

Since its inception in the 1970s and first commercial launch by Sony in 1991, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology has come a long way. Fast forward half a century. As of today, almost every new technology that requires external power support, from smartphones to electric cars to even the International Space Station, uses Li-ion battery technology. […]

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Rs 18,100 crore Battery PLI Finally Picks 4 Firms

Confirmation has finally come that the four companies selected for the Advanced Cell Chemistry (ACC) or the Battery PLI scheme ACC Storage are Reliance New Energy Solar Limited, Ola Electric Mobility Private Limited,  Hyundai Global Motors Company Limited and Rajesh Exports Limited. These companies will received the first slew of incentives to support cell production […]

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Ola Electric Invests in ‘Extreme Fast’ Charging Firm StoreDot

Bengaluru based Ola Electric has invested an undisclosed amount in Israeli start up StoreDot, a battery technology company that promises “extreme-fast charging” batteries for electric vehicles (EV). Ola electric called the investment strategic in nature, without disclosing the amount invested. StoreDot, in its last funding round of $60 million, had reportedly been valued at $1.5 […]

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Ola Electric Plans 50 Gwh India Battery Plant in EV Push

Softbank Group-backed Ola Electric plans to build a battery cell manufacturing plant in India with a capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) as part of its broader electrification push, according to recent media reports. Ola will need 40Gwh of battery capacity to meet its annual target to produce 10 million electric scooters and […]

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