Only green addicts buy electric cars: Peugeot CEO
The lack of a dense charging network, the limited operating range of electric cars as well as uncertainties surrounding the long-term price of electricity, are hindering a broader adoption of electric cars, Peugeot Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said. This is the reason Peugeot decided to develop vehicle platforms which are capable of including fully electric, hybrid or just combustion engines.
Electric cars likely to get same power specs
India has the potential to become one of the largest EV markets in the world, with the governmen...
Warren Buffett-backed BYD to supply EV parts to rivals
BYD, founded as a mobile-phone battery maker, has been growing by expanding into new b...
2020 to be a big year for Mercedes-Benz; auto company plans to launch 10 luxury cars in India
The premium automaker plans to cater to electric car, super sportscar, SUVs and limousines.
Why don't people buy environment-friendly products like green crackers and cars? Here is a clue
According to a research conducted by University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Leeds, people skip green products because of doubts over performance ability associated with green products, whereby consumers perceive them as being less effective.
Old electric car batteries may help cut costs of storing power
Relectrify, which is holding talks with battery manufacturers and distributors, sees potential to eventually help improve performance of batteries for the auto sector, in addition to energy storage.
Want environment minister to explain proposal to introduce EVs: SC
The authorities were also required to provide charging points for electric vehicles at public places like malls and petrol pumps. Bhushan also said that under the scheme the authorities were required to promote sale of electric vehicles by providing subsidies.
A green drive: Climate crusader Bill Gates buys an electric Porsche Taycan; says he prefers EVs over fossil fuel cars
Porsche Taycan starts at $185,000.
India’s electric car ambitions could stumble on lack of lithium
India’s EV production will rely on imports from China of lithium chemicals used to make cathodes and battery cells, according to Jasmeet Singh Kalsi, director at Manikaran Power Ltd., which is exploring setting up India’s first lithium refinery. “China has a thriving lithium chemical, battery cathode, battery cell and EV supply chain. India has none.”
Mercedes Benz plans electric car debut in India
The company will initially import the EQC to India, but has also started to explore plans of assembling electrics at its factory in Pune as sales of the first green car begin and others get planned, Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO of Mercedes in India, said.
Carmakers can’t turn out EVs cheap enough to convert Indians
Mahindra’s e-KUV is Rs 8,25,000, compared to its next cleanest car-- a petrol variant priced at Rs 6,50,000.
Can CAFÉ push electric vehicles?
The transportation sector is said to comprise about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reduction of emissions from motor vehicles, which comprise about 90% of the sector, is thus paramount for the attainment of the target.
Tesla hits $100B; Musk must sustain for big payout
The milestone comes less than a month after Tesla’s stock crossed $420, the infamous price at which Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had tweeted he would take the electric car maker private.
Porsche bets rich Indians will pay to show off electric cars
Local duties in India make imported luxury cars about 2.5 times more expensive than what they cost in Europe -- a reason cited by Elon Musk for ignoring the market so far -- but that’s no deterrent for prospective buyers, accordion to Pavan Shetty, director at Porsche India. But, Porsche is planning to start selling its electric Taycan model in India next year.
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