Rolls Royce Spectre

In 1900, Charles Rolls stated that electric-powered vehicle was very well suited to Rolls Royce’s cars.

And now, in October 2022, Rolls Royce showcased the first Electric car of the company, or we can say, “World’s Most Luxurious EV.” Having said that the name is “SPECTRE.” Rolls Royce Spectre. With this new launch, RR has started the journey towards its transition to a pure-EV future in 2030. The design language of this car is similar to the company’s phantom cope. Length wise it’s 5.4 m long and 2 m in width.

Rolls Royce Spectre

RR claims that the Spectre can go 0-100 kmph in 3.4 s, it comes with the widest grill on Rolls Royce before and the newly designed Spirit of Ecstasy, which is slightly bent towards the front, split headlight assemble with LED DRL. 23-inch wheels with aerodynamic features. The company says that the pure electric offering comes with a riding range of around 520 km. The interior can be customized with infinite options with an ultra-luxury feel, purely Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce SPECTRE 2

The electric motor in this car is expected to produce power of around 577 hp and around 900 Nm of peak torque. The company also says that Spectre has been through the most exhaustive testing program, which includes lots of terrains and a 2.5 lakh km journey that will complete in 2023.

The booking of the Rolls Royce Spectre is now open, and the company says the delivery will start in next year Q4.
In terms of pricing, the SPECTRE will be positioned between Cullinan and Phantom.

China’s BYD Atto 3 is here, with a 512 km of range

After the MPV, now China’s BYD launched their 2nd model BYD atto3 in the Indian market with an acclaimed range of 512 km.
Atto 3 will be the direct competitor of the well-established Hyundai Kona, MG zs ev.

It is inspired by the ATTOSECOND, physics’ smallest time-scale unit, which represents the pursuit of speed and excellency. The BYD Atto 3 is an E-SUV with several design elements which include a chrome grille, a wide bumper, and sleek headlights. BYD Atto 3 gets a 60.48 kWh battery pack which gives a 521 km ARAI-certified range. It comes with the PMSM motor(150 kW) which produces 210 hp of power with 310 Nm torque and it can accelerate 0 – 100kmph in 7.3 sec, which is quite decent. The car takes 10 hr to fully charge the battery pack with the normal charge and with the fast charger customer can charge up to 0 – 80% in just 50 mins.

It is a feature-loaded vehicle, like the 12.8-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, power windows, power mirrors, LED projector headlamps, and a 360-degree camera, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill descent control, ESP, 360-degree camera, and driver assistance systems. Atto3 will be equipped with a lot of safety features, 7 airbags in the top variant, and comes with a 5-star rating in the EURO NCAP crash test.

In terms of comparison with the Hyundai Kona and MG zs ev, BYD is longer(4.45-meters) and wider, and the wheelbase(2.72-meters) also means customers will get a more comfortable cabin in the car.

For BYD Atto 3 the booking is already started with the base booking amount of Rs. 50,000, the company is promising the deliveries of the first 500 units in January 2023 and the price will be revealed in December. The carmaker intends to sell over 15,000 units of the Atto 3 by the end of the year, as well as establish a local manufacturing facility. Here are some of its specs:
⚡️ 204hp, 310Nm motor
⚡️ 60.48kWh battery
⚡️ 521km ARAI range
⚡️ 0-80% DC charge in 50 min
⚡️ 0-100kmph in 7.3s
⚡️ All-four disc brakes
⚡️ 5-inch instrument cluster
⚡️ 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way for passenger
⚡️ 7 airbags, adaptive cruise control, auto emergency brake, collision warning, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist
⚡️ LED lights
⚡️ 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment, 8 speakers
⚡️ 18-inch wheels
⚡️ 440-litre boot, 175mm ground clearance, 1750kg curb

Is the XUV 400 EV Mahindra’s answer to Tata Nexon?

After showcasing the 5 upcoming futuristic SUVs on August 15, 2022, Indian automaker Mahindra has launched their first all-electric SUV, i.e., the XUV400 in India.

It is the upgraded version of the Mahindra XUV300 (the ICE variant) with a few updates. These include- a new LED headlamp, a new bumper, and even new rims. According to the noted carmaker, the full charge range of the XUV400 will be 456 km. But that’s in terms of “MIDC,” which means Modified Indian Driving Cycle and a top speed of 150km/h.

The Mahindra XUV400 will compete against some of the leading names in the current EV market in the country. These, unfailingly, include- Tata Nexon EV, Nexon EV max, and MG ZS EV, to quote a few.

Feature-wise, the XUV 400 is equipped with 60 class-leading connectivity features, one of whose premium features includes smartwatch connectivity. Premium sporty interior, electric sunroof, best-in-class cabin space, and a rear parking camera.

However, that being said, the latter, as per many, may seem like a regular feature given how so many cars in the contemporary age anyways offer a parking camera. Nonetheless, Mahindra’s latest offering in the EV space is a robust product that’s an absolutely green offer. It thus gives a rare prospect of power and performance.

Though, the latter will be a lot clearer a few months from now.

Furthermore, the recent launch has a 39.4 kWh battery pack with torque output from the motor of 147HP – 310 Nm and can achieve 0-100km/h in 8.3 sec. Impressive?

That being told, what must be noted is that Mahindra always cares about the safety of the customer and passengers.  The XUV 400 comes with 6 airbags, dust, and a waterproof battery pack.

The car misses out on ADAS safety technology. Is that a massive letdown? Who knows? 

Time will tell.

The 7.2 kW/32A charger takes approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes, while the 3.3 kW/16A charger takes approximately 13 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the vehicle. The all-electric SUV will come with a 16” wheel size, and all-wheel disc brakes.

The price of the Mahindra XUV400 EV is expected to start from INR 17 lakhs and may even go up to INR 21 lakhs. Finally, the booking will start in January 2023. Ready to order one? 

Delhi EV Conference

Delhi: The city’s automobile enthusiasts and electric vehicle consumers will get an opportunity to be a part of “Mega Green Vehicle & Smart Mobility Show, New Delhi.”

The show will start on Wednesday 7th September and will end on Friday 9th September. It’s a 3-day event, held at hall no. 7 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Participants will be able to see and understand new technologies in the green vehicle and smart mobility segment.

This show will bring the industry’s leaders to share their insights and successes, discuss the challenges and opportunities of a green future, and can help accelerate the transition to a clean and net zero emission target of Govt. of India.

The Indian government is taking steps to develop the market for electric vehicles. The FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) scheme is India’s main EV policy. It allows USD 1.4 billion over three years beginning in 2019 for 1.6 million hybrid and electric vehicles (including two- and three-wheelers, buses, and cars), as well as encourage domestic EV manufacturing. The Indian government has taken several positive steps toward enabling EV adoption, as well as FAME I is a significant step forward. Some of the key levers that policymakers in India must use include mandated adoption targets, localization of key elements, set guidelines on regulations and standards, and EV acquisition in public transportation.

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Ultraviolette Automotive Bengaluru-based electric bike manufacturer raises a whopping investment sum

One of the most widely-read pieces of news from the EV industry takes us down south in India; a destination about which it may not be wrong to say is the beating heart of the EV industry in the country. 

Ultraviolette, which has been in operation for the last six years and eight months, has raised a whopping $10 Mn (79 cr) in a recent funding round from Amsterdam-based Exor.  

Exor, it ought to be stated, is owned by the Agnelli family and is also a Ferrari shareholder (owning 22.91% of the company). Furthermore, Exor will hold a 3.48% stake in Ultraviolette Automotive with this investment.  
The company’s co-founder and CTO Narayan Subramaniam said, “With this investment, we now have the support of a diverse collection of illustrious Indian and foreign institutional investors, who share our goal for bringing about a new era of mobility not just in India but also in other countries around the world.” 

Previously, Ultraviolette Automotive, which has a registered office in Bangalore, Karnataka had raised $15 Mn from Zoho Corporation and TVS Motor Company. Ultraviolette was founded a few years back, 2016 to be precise by Narayan Subramaniam and Niraj Rajmohan.  

The start-up known for its versatile electric bikes had showcased the pre-production model of this bike in 2019 and was set to start delivering by 2021 but due to the pandemic, the plan got delayed. 

According to Ulatraviolette, their first-ever bike, i.e., the F77 has a top speed of 140kmph and can accelerate from 0 up to 60kmph in just 2.9 seconds. The bike will be a smart and connected electric bike with remote diagnostics and OTA upgrades.  

The company is planning to start the test during the festive session, the motorcycle has already received over 65,000 orders from India, the USA, and Europe.  

Top 5 EV launches 2022

It’s a no-brainer to spend any more time without considerable action explaining the importance of electric cars to a country like India. For it’s that obvious.  

With a collection of reasons that harangue the nation on multiple fronts whether it’s economy, sustainability, or one’s general well-being, it’s about time the nation, as a whole, adopted EVs.  

But then all great things take time- don’t they? Having said that, just what are the reasons that compel one and all to go the EV way? 

Whether it’s the increase in pollution, a bouquet of environmental issues that have hazardous effects written on them, or the increase in fuel prices, one can go on and on. However, on the positive, people have now started realizing the importance of sustainability. 

And the new name of sustainability is battery-powered cars. With that said, the demand for battery-powered vehicles in the Indian car market is continuously climbing and one hopes the day isn’t that far- hopefully- where we can collectively witness the actual green revolution on four wheels. 

Car manufacturers are now planning to introduce their own electric vehicles in the Indian market. 

It helps to note that there already are north of 18 electric cars available in the Indian Car market. Now, some of the world’s largest car manufacturers are even planning to add to their car portfolio by launching pure electric runs.  

That being said, which are the top 5 upcoming EV launches in India? 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 

Before the end of 2022, Hyundai Motor India plans to formally introduce the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle to the Indian market. Ioniq 5 is expected to be a CBU unit, the car will have 2 variants offering 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh capacity with a range of 381 Km and 481 Km respectively. 

Tata Altroz EV 
Tata is planning to introduce the new Tata Altroz EV in the Indian market before this festive session, tata has already Tigor EV, Nexon EV, and Nexon EV max. by looking wise is going to be similar to the IC version of it. 

Tata Punch EV 
Another EV from Tata is expected to have a range of 30.2 kWh of battery capacity and 129 bhp from the electric motor based on tata’s famous Ziptron technology. 

Renault K-ZE EV 

K-ZE EV is going to have the look of an already available and affordable Renault Kwid, it is already presented on the roads of China. Renault has a plan to introduce its EV variant in India soon. 

Mahindra EV 
Mahindra has some big plans to launch the line of their EV portfolio in India, they plan to showcase the 5 EVs at the same time on Independence Day of India.