In concurrence with demand and scarcity of fuels, all the developing countries like India are now encouraging the scopes and opportunities of E-Vehicles or electric vehicles. Every existing automobile companies are trying to grab this as an opportunity. Along with them, many E-Vehicle companies are carving their way into the market through various startups.
E Vehicles can be classified based on No. of wheels as two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler. And based on the types of electrification– Fully Electric, Mild, Micro, Plug-in hybrid.
Looking into the issues of pollution a vehicle amendment bill was passed by the Indian Government in the year 2015. As a result, it establishes E-Rickshaw as a commercial mode of transportation. E-Rickshaws are now being preferred more and more.
Now let us look into some of the companies and segments of E-Vehicles-
The E-Cars available in India are-
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- Mahindra e-Verito
- Mahindra e2o
- Tata Tigor EV 2019
- Tata Nexon EV 2020
The following companies have launched E-BIKES in India:
- Revolt Motors
- Tork Motors (to be launched)
- Emflux Motors (to be launched)
- Ultraviolette Automotive
India’s first E-bus was launched in Bangalore in 2014.
- Ashok Leyland
- Tata Motors
The following companies have launched E-pickup trucks in India:
- Tata Motors, Ace Electric
- Ashok Leyland, Dost
- Croyance Automotive, ELECRO
The following companies have launched electric auto rickshaws in India:
- Entice Impex Pvt Ltd (Gatti E-rickshaw)
- Kerala Neem G
Hybrid cars are available in various types depending upon its combination of power supply form battery and petrol. Below are some of the hybrid cars available in India:
- Toyota Prius
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Toyota Camry
- MG Hector
- Suzuki Ciaz
- Suzuki Swift
- Suzuki Ertiga
- Mahindra Scorpio Intelli hybrid
This is a just the start of new decade more and more upcoming line-ups of E-vehicles will be launched this year.
REFERENCES- Wikipedia,articles on E-Vehicles,Google