Japan EV maker GLM to expand with Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes and Japan’s GLM Company have deployed the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to expand its electric vehicle development business. GLM will be able to meet the high demand for its expertise and its own technology platform of electric vehicle development solutions including chassis, power systems, and vehicle control units, which automotive manufacturers and new entrants from […]

IAA 2018 Paved Way For CV Industry Digitsation

By T Murrali The recently-concluded 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 had more exhibitors and world premieres with focus on digitisation, connectivity, automation and electric mobility. The number of exhibitors increased from about 2,000 from 52 countries in 2016 to 2,174 from 48 countries. Even then electric mobility and digitisation were the central topics. But now […]

Greaves Cotton to acquire Ampere Vehicles

Greaves Cotton will acquire a majority stake in Electric Vehicle company Ampere Vehicles Private Limited. This acquisition will accelerate the development of clean energy technology solutions for the mobility needs of passengers and small businesses. “Greaves has been a trusted brand since 1859 and is well known for the reliability of its products, a strong […]

India’s first Lithium-Ion charger unveiled

The Research &Development team of Ampere Vehicles has developed India’s first, indigenous lithium-ion battery charger. President of India Ram Nath Kovind has unveiled the product recently at the National Capital. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister of Science and Technology was also present during the event, amidst nearly 1000 scientists, technocrats, academicians, students and industry persons. […]

Indian EV industry welcomes the new licence policy

Electric Vehicle industry has welcomed India Government’s new licence policy for Light Motor Vehicle stating that the policy will create further demand for e-rickshaws. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently proposed that license should be mandatory only for medium/heavy goods and passenger vehicles. No other vehicle will require separate endorsement, even if they […]

SMEV inks MoU with Taiwan trade body

India and Taiwan have jointly decided to develop electric vehicles (EV) through the exchange of information and technology. The Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to create an ecosystem for electric mobility. They will jointly organise an EV Forum during […]

Two, three-wheeler electrification likely to happen faster in India: Frost & Sullivan

Global consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan expects that electrification of the majority of the vehicles would first occur in two and three-wheelers that are used commercially in India, before trickling into fixed distance operating commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. It emphasises that government subsidies, Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure, and customer attitude are keys for Large-Scale […]