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  • The 43-seater capacity luxury electric bus, manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution, has a range of 300 kilometre on a single charge and would be operated twice daily between the two cities, the operator Prasanna Purple Mobility Solutions said.

    M&M MD Pawan Goenka said that the prime focus will be on EVs and the company will be doing things “similar to what other service providers are doing, but with a twist”. He mentioned that there is enough room to accommodate more service providers and new entries in the segment should not be of concern.

    "The partnership with Tata Power will be a tremendous value addition for JLR customers as it provides a one-stop solution to their charging needs and also provides easy accessibility to the wide network of public charging infrastructure being set up by Tata Power across India," JLR India President and Managing Director Rohit Suri said.

    When the company launches more affordable mass-market EVs, it plans to localise as much content as it does for its conventional vehicles, which is over 90%, he said. The company has been talking with potential suppliers to increase localised content. It is also contacting global battery suppliers, including LG Chem.

    ​​Hyundai has been looking at multiple partnerships to localise, seeking to ensure that EVs become mainstream and affordable. Ashok Leyland is also is quite open to the idea of working with partners on electric vehicle technology, an idea which has been resonated by its management. The truck major has partnered with Chetan Maini-promoted Sun Mobility to launch the Circuit S, an electric bus powered by the latter's swappable battery technology.

    India has the potential to become one of the largest EV markets in the world, with the government pushing for the segment in order to curb pollution and reduce reliance on import-dependent fossil fuel, says a World Economic Forum report.

    Both the groups were expected to formalise the agreement at the Auto Expo, but because of the corona virus breakout in China, senior contingent from Haima were unable to travel for the show, delaying the formalisation of the venture by a few weeks.

    EVs charging infrastructure will be available at every four kilometres in big cities within a year, sources said.

    At the other end, sales of personal electric cars will remain in the slow lane due to high acquisition and ownership costs in the absence of demand incentives, Crisil said.

    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.

    The move is meant to give the brand a renewed thrust to achieve its global ambition of being a leading player in electric mobility technology solutions. The new identity further enhances the brand for a digital world by ensuring the logo works seamlessly on digital assets as well as on the EV components and vehicles.

    Tata Motors has stayed away from hybrid vehicles tech and put their weight behind an all-electric approach.

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