Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines?

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Frankfurt motor show When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars. The silence should have pleased the chancellor, who in the wake of the VW emissions scandal has hinted at a possible ban on sales of The diesel cars for which German manufacturers are renowned. German cities plagued by air pollution, including Munich, home of BMW, are mulling over the banning of diesel from their centres. Internationally, the UK and France recently promised…

Tata & Hyundai to bring out electric cars

Looks like automakers in India are taking the Government of India’s dream of having an all-electric car population by 2030 seriously. Tata Motors, Hyundai and Mahindra are leading the race to roll out their electric cars soon.  READ ALSO: DUTCH STUDENTS MADE A BIODEGRADABLE ELECTRIC CAR FROM FLAX AND BEETS We all are aware that Tata is working on the electric version of the Tiago hatchback which is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Tata will also revive the Nano brand in India by giving it an…

Tata Tiago EV concept revealed; likely to become brand’s first electric car

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Homegrown car-maker Tata Motors and its wholly-owned UK-based subsidiary Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) unveiled Tiago EV concept at LCV2017, UK’s low carbon vehicle event which started on September 6 in Millbrook. The Tiago EV concept looks launch-ready and is expected to become the brand’s first EV for India as well as foreign markets. READ ALSO: ELECTRIC CAR BUZZ FUELS EXPECTATIONS, BUT RANGE, CHARGING HURDLES LOOM   Tiago EV utilises a liquid cooled 85kW drive motor developing 200Nm of torque driving front wheels through a single speed gearbox.  The Tiago…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

Auto companies like Hyundai, Tata Motors, advance plans to make electric cars in India

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Hyundai, Tata Motors MUMBAI: Signalling a major change in stance, carmakers are advancing plans to make electric cars in India by giving them preference over hybrid versions. Automakers such as Hyundai, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are leading the race to roll out electric cars soon. READ ALSO: NISSAN SHOWS LEAF ELECTRIC CAR REVAMPED WITH MORE RANGE   Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest carmaker, is considering the assembly of electric vehicles in India as early as 2019 and has dropped hybrid car plans for the market. BUT Tata Motors is…

2017 Frankfurt motor show preview – Updated

The headline act is expected to be the full reveal of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a McLaren P1-fighting hypercar that brings Formula 1 tech, and engines, to the road. But there will be plenty for everyone, including our first up-close look at the all-new Volkswagen Polo, Jaguar’s E-Pace compact electric SUV, and a turbocharged engine under the bonnet of a next-generation RenaultSport-badged Megane to name a few. But as always, we can anticipate a few surprises thrown into the mix as the cream of Europe’s car makers attempt to outdo each other on the show floor.…

First electric car charging station introduced in Mumbai by Tata Power

Electric cars are not unknown in India. The likes of the Reva and now the E2O along with a barrage of electric bikes have been doing the rounds for quite a few years now. What is unknown though is the availability of charging station in the cities. Tata Power decided to be the first to address this and installed its first electric vehicle charging facility at Vikhroli in Mumbai.Owning an electric car just got a tad bit easier with Mumbai’s first car charging point. The company aims to build a…

Tata Motors’ first electric vehicle set to hit Indian markets

Tata Motors is all set to reveal its first ever Electric Vehicle (EV) for the Indian market in September this year. The Tata Tiago EV is expected to borrow heavily from the Bolt BEV prototype, the electric version of the Bolt, according to reports. Tata Motors, in collaboration with its subsidiary, the UK based Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), has been working on battery-operated electric vehicles for quite some time. read more →