Electric Vehicle Players in India
Fully electric cars
The electric cars available in India are:
- Mahindra e2oPlus
- Mahindra e-Verito
- Tata Tigor Electric
- Mahindra e-KUV 100
- Tata Tiago Electric
ISRO has tested a solar-powered hybrid car – a modified Maruti Omni with a solar panel platform installed on top of the car. The installation of this solar platform on the car has been rated “awful” for its design.
Below are some of the hybrid cars available in India
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- BMW i8
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Maruti Ciaz
- Maruti Ertiga
The following companies have launched Electric scooters in India
- Heroelectric (Hero Motocorp)
- Ampere vehicles
- Ather Energy Pvt Ltd (to be launched)
- CEEON INDIA
- Twenty Two Motors
- AVERA New and Renewable Energy Moto Corp Tech Pvt Ltd
- Okinawa Autotech Pvt. Ltd.
- YoBykes (ELECTROTHERM (INDIA) LTD.)
- Lohia Auto Industries
- Palatino (Xxplore Automotive Pvt Ltd.)
- Tunwal E Vehicles private limited
- BSA motors (discontinued)
- Thunder wind
- Shema E-Vehicle and Solar Pvt. Ltd. (SES)
The following companies have launched Electric motorcycles in India:
- SVM Bikes by Srivaru Motors Pvt Ltd
- Earth Energy EV (to be launched)
- Tork Motors (to be launched)
- EMflux motors (to be launched)
- OK PLAY
The following companies have launched Electric bicycles in India:
- Elektron Cycles
- Hulikkal Electro India Pvt Ltd
- Ampere Vehicles
- BSA Motors
- EBike India
- OMO Bikes
India’s first electric bus was launched in Bangalore in 2014.
Ashok Leyland launched its electric bus in October 2016.
Tata Motors launched its pure electric bus ‘Starbus Electric 9m’ and hybrid ‘StarBus Electric 12m’ in January 2017.
Goldstone Infratech Supplied Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation with 25 electric buses in September 2017
25 “Made in India” Tata Starbus Hybrid electric buses delivered in Maharashtra in March 2018.
Mini pickup trucks
The following companies have launched electric pickup trucks in India:
- Tata Motors, Ace Electric in 2016
- Ashok Leyland, Dost Electric pick up truck
Heavy duty trucks, semi-trailer and tractor trucks
There are no known cases of manufacturing and use of electric heavy duty trucks, semi-trailers or tractor trucks in India.
A Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Parliament in 2015, which established battery-powered e-rickshaws as a valid form of commercial transport in India. With their small size and small turning radius, E-rickshaw is already a popular mode of transport in Delhi-NCR, particularly in small lanes and congested areas.
The following companies have launched electric autos in India
- CEEON INDIA
- Adapt Motors Pvt Ltd.
- Volta Motors
- Kinetic Green
- Gayam Motor Works
- REEP Industries – REEP Motors
- Mahindra electric
- Ampere Vehicles
- Go Green BOV
- OK play
- Atul Auto Ltd.
Indian Railways has a long history of electric locomotives, first use in 1925. On 31 March 2017, government announced that the entire rail network in the country will be electrified by 2022. Indian Railways has successfully tested solar panel mounted trains. Power generated from these solar panels will be used for the lights and fans inside the train.
- Aditya, from NavAlt