As EV Fever Rises, 90% Indian Car Owners Are Willing To Switch To Electric Vehicles: Survey

Given the right infrastructure, 90% car owners in India are willing to switch to electric vehicles (EVs), the most recent survey has revealed. According to an ET report, the survey took inputs from  2,200 respondents across major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai, in which majority of Indian car owners highlighted the need for government’s immediate intervention to avail required infrastructure for electric vehicles. The survey has emphasised that the government should take more initiatives and provide more financial assistance in the form of subsidy and reduced road tax. The major…

Ministers’ £400m plan for electric car charging infrastructure delayed

A £400m government plan to build electric car charging points looks likely to be significantly delayed, in a blow to car manufacturers and efforts to tackle air pollution in UK cities. The Treasury pledged last year to support the switch to zero-emission vehicles with a £400m fund for charging infrastructure. Half of the money was to come from the taxpayer, with the rest matched by the private sector, according to an announcement in the autumn budget. However, nearly half a year later, it has emerged that the government has not even started…

22 Electric Car Models to be Available in India Soon

The Supreme Court was today told that 22 models of electric cars of various vehicle manufacturers would be available in India soon and companies like Tatas and Mahindras were pushing very hard for it. The top court, which was hearing a pollution-related matter, was apprised about it after a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked vehicle manufacturers, “what are you doing about electric cars?” “They say that in auto shows, all kinds of electric cars are there,” the bench asked, following which one of the lawyers…

SUVs, new energy models stand out at industry expo

SUVs Debuted lineups at ongoing car show identify most popular segments If there is anything that carmakers have in common in a market as fast-changing as China’s, it is their conviction in the prospects for SUVs and electric cars, or even better still, electric SUVs. At the ongoing Guangzhou auto show in Guangdong province, out of the 47 models that are making their debuts, 28 are SUVs. New energy vehicles, including electric cars, total 131, some 12 percent of the total exhibits at the year-end gala. It is no wonder.…

How to design an electric car, according to Porsche design boss

The perceived wisdom goes that electric cars provide a blank canvas when it comes to car design, given that there’s no engine to define the whole packaging set-up. Not so, according to Porsche design boss Michael Mauer. “It is the packaging that defines the architecture of a car,” he said. “Passengers, luggage space, legal requirements – this defines the architecture of the car by as much as 70%,” leaving 30% for the designer’s pen. When entering new sectors with the Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan, Porsche has unashamedly looked to the…

Maruti’s first electric car in India in 2 years! Recast auto exposure now

Maruti NEW DELHI: Maruti parent SuzukiBSE 0.83 % has inked a pact with Toyota Motor and, if things as planned, India would see the first electric vehicle (EV) from the Maruti stable in less than two years! That would prove to be a game-changer for the domestic auto industry. Broader concerns How the EV segment would perform in the initial years would majorly depend on the price points of these vehicles. The average cost of a small car in India today stands at $6,00-8,000 (ex-showroom), while the median cost of a…

Electric bus in record-breaking journey

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electric bus An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge. The 40ft Catalyst E2 Max bus – designed by Californian company Proterra – went 1,102.2 miles on a testing ground in New Carlisle, Indiana. Cities around the world are looking to use more electric vehicles for public transport, to combat air pollution. Some experts believe the bus’s long journey could be a breakthrough moment for electric vehicles. READ ALSO: 2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW: MITSUBISHI E-EVOLUTION CONCEPT TEASED The previous record of…

2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased

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MITSUBISHI will tease a hybrid-engined performance SUV at October’s Tokyo Motor Show, called the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept. Hinting that the Evolution badge will finally make a comeback, but not on a sedan, the “very high performance automobile” will “blend Mitsubishi Motors’ signature 4WD and electric powertrain know-how with advanced Artificial Intelligence technology under a low slung aerodynamic SUV Coupe shape”. READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN ID ELECTRIC CAR TO LAUNCH IN 2020 ALONG WITH NEW VW GOLF That potentially means an electric motor will potentially fill the low-down torque hole that highly strung turbocharged performance cars sometimes suffer from, but wrapped…

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the Golf nameplate, but the first for the ID hatchback, which is poised to carry the German brand into the future. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed the launch cadence…

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

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Porsche Mission E While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won’t arrive for at least another year. And what could prove the most potent of them all—the production version of the stunning Porsche Mission E concept car revealed two years ago—won’t go into production for another two years. Still, we’ve learned a bit more about that car, which will go on sale at the end of 2019 as a 2020 model, from comments…