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The Pravaig Defy, a path-breaking EV SUV, is here!

PRAVAIG DEFY LAUNCH 2022

35 of the world’s most polluted cities happen to be in India. Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Gurgaon aren’t the only names in a list no Indian should be proud of.
 
Kanpur, Varanasi, and Patna have made the not-so-envy-inspiring list. 
 
This isn’t random name-calling; among the world’s largest free real-time air quality information platforms says this in no uncertain terms.
 
So where does India, one of the world’s most admired cultures albeit one with an explosive population rate go next?
 
For how much longer can it defy the truth that given its burgeoning pollution levels, ever-increasing population, and not to mention, rising fuel costs, things aren’t going to get any easier?
 
That’s as if things anyways were.
 
 
Could it be that things we can no longer deny as existing crises can be tackled smartly and intelligently?
 
What if, instead of choosing to overlook the chaos that’s wiping our peace and hampering progress (at multiple levels- economical, social), one opted for Defy?
 
 
Can Pravaig, which describes itself as a Deep Tech company and is one of India’s fastest-growing EV startups arm India with something that’s much needed?
 
And needed now?
 
While predicting the future- or the immediate present- is something that’s right up the stockbroker’s ally, what one knows is that Pravaig’s Defy is here and is expected to make heads turn.
 
In the next few hours from now, the Pravaig Defy, an all-encompassing pure-electric SUV, will greet the national capital of a country in an event, which I’ve heard will floor Delhi and ditto for the remainder of the country.
 
So what are we talking about?
 
Pravaig Defy specifications

Auto lovers, thrill seekers, believers in the mélange of tech and urban mobility, EV enthusiasts, the chaos-battling, deadline-afflicted, who spend countless hours amid traffic snarls in a city and those who love stepping out will find Defy an able answer to a plethora of problems, and a stylish one at that. 
 
Moreover, those driven by a sense of conscientiousness in what are hazardous times for the country will find Defy as their go-to drive for a host of features, some of these include: 
 
The Defy comes with a huge touchscreen infotainment system with several connectivity choices, linked car technology, and the path-breaking Devialet sound system and that’s just the beginning.
 
With an air purifier and USB Type-C charging outlets, wireless phone charging, there’s also a rear touchscreen. How cool is that?
 
Combining seating comfort with peerless design, the Pravaig Defy breaks biases and misconceptions that allude to the fact that only the west can make kickass pure-electric drives! 
 
That said, there’s more?
 
That told- the SUV’s specs back the captivating design of the Defy with power and purpose!
 
Defy, Pravaig’s premium all-electric SUV is available in no fewer than eleven hues that might increase in the course of the future. 
 
These include:
 
Emperor Purple, Shani Black, Kaziranga Green, Haldi Yellow, Hindigo, Moon Gray, Bordeaux, Lithium, Vermillion Red, Siachen Blue, and 5.56 Green.
 
From vivid hues to finding clues about just what makes the Defy tick and what can one expect from the Bengaluru-based company’s offering, it’s important to note what among the pillars behind India’s most exciting start-ups had to say:
 
Ram Divedi, co-founder, of Pravaig Dynamics, shared insights about their EV that points to the vision of an organization built on the irrefutable passion to serve India and the world. 
 
“These electric cars have an upper edge in comparison to other vehicles, which run on petrol on the Pakistani and Chinese borders because in these places there is no petrol and it is transported through trucks, which needs a huge supply chain,” shared the Kashi-born professor of Geopolitics. 
 
So what do we know more about their pure-electric drive? Does it have a purpose for the defense establishment of the world’s largest democracy? 
 
“We are in touch with the Armed forces. Maximum accommodation in the car for the Indian Army will be for 10 persons,” stated Pravaig’s neatly dressed co-founder, who comes across as an Avant-garde artist.
 
Though, a few things stand out as well as Pravaig CEO Siddhartha Bagri’s no-nonsense and straightforward approach towards the realm of Technology and EV:
 
“Pravaig is the only company focused on the Right of Repair, Upgradability, and Data protection. An unmet need of users in Europe and the USA! We believe that Defy Technology represents the future direction of all EV technologies.”
 

At a time when most EV makers in the country are caught up with the biggest question of them all range anxiety- it’s exciting to note Pravaig’s futuristic ambitions.
 
That’s not all; the Pravaig Defy unveiling, scheduled for November 25, 2022, which is just a few hours away, is poised to be a mega event.
 
True to the organization’s full name Pravaig Dynamics, the event is expected to be a dynamic marriage between dazzling event decor, cutting-edge technology, and appealing music.
 
All of this with the Pravaig Defy at the center of it all!
 
And there’s yet more; you won’t just see the captivating beauty that is the Pravaig Defy, you can actually experience the one-of-a-kind, powerful, feature-loaded SUV EV yourself.
 
So how’s that?

Experiential drives!
 
One and all can test ride the Pravaig Defy, the most powerful EV SUV at the event itself over an obstacle course that’ll be as thrilling as it will be engaging.
 
As per company sources, the obstacle path is primed to be a 2 to 2.5-minute ride.
 
But one reckons, it’ll eventually be a gain for one who undertakes the test drive and that’s not just down to a bouquet of features that ultimately raise the experience of being with Pravaig and its beautiful creation.
 
At a time when there are obstacles aplenty in front of us- incessantly rising fuel costs, bizarre car maintenance costs, and whatnot, this test drive is actually a test of what we ultimately choose:
 
Should we stick with Petrol and diesel car ownership amid problems aplenty? Or,
 
Defy the ‘has-been’ aka the norm that’s actually taking none of us anywhere?
 
 
With so much to look forward to, given its visionary approach towards Electric Vehicles, the Pravaig Defy, one can’t deny, is poised to be a head-turner.

The EV Daily wishes the entire Pravaig team all the very best.

If there’s ever a time to Take Back Control, then it’s now!

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Which is India’s most expensive EV right now? 

You regard them for being a symbol of unmatched luxury and comfort on four wheels in a way few others have or will. 

You admire the E class, the melange of design and luxury, in a space that celebrates both. 

You’ve been awed by the magnetic charm of the GL-Class for all that it brings to the fore. 

Now prepare to be dazzled by the science and tech that Mercedes have brought to the AMG EQS 53, a car fittingly described as India’s most expensive EV. 

In a massive departure from the space of fuel-guzzling cars, Mercedes have, as of a few hours ago, launched the EQS 53, their second all-electric offering in India after the EQC. 

This is a major thrust to the all-encompassing AMG line-up, such a hit in the beating heart of the sub-continent. 

Billed as the most expensive EV on offer on Indian roads, Mercedes are already set to offer, not long from now, the EQS 580, which will come as CKD. 

Sleek looking with a coupe-esque look on the roof, the EQS 53 with its AMG-inspired alloy wheels and the rear spoiler is priced at a whopping INR 2.45 cr (ex-showroom). 

Worth the price? Who are we to decide for you? 

Having already been launched in the global markets the last year, the Mercedes Benz EQS 53 is at the epicenter of the German icon’s vision to compete in the exceedingly competitive all-electric sphere. 

At a time when zero-emission cars are no longer the primer that “could” fight the climate change-infested world but are already the much-vaunted solution, it’s heartening to see Mercedes with an offering that could potentially be pathbreaking. 

That’s especially in the luxury space! 

But one wonders, just how might the Stuttgart-based legend market the latest offering in India given Audi with the eTron and BMW i4 and iX are already around?

Interesting times then ahead of us, isn’t it? 

Mahindra’s entry into the EV car segment is poised to make things even more interesting in India

Mahindra

Mahindra and Mahindra group are preparing to launch 4 electric cars over the course of the next four months. 

For a carmaker that established multiple widely acclaimed entities in the form of (high selling) off-roaders such as the Thar and SUVs like the Scorpio, the step towards the realm of electric vehicles is an interesting, if also, timely move. 

In that regard, at a time when several reputed carmakers are treading cautiously in the EV domain, releasing one or two pure electric vehicles, not more that Mahindra is planning to come out with four is true, an exciting development.  

Having said that, it wasn’t that long ago that the Mumbai-headquartered company unveiled no fewer than three pure electric cars in the United Kingdom.  

As a matter of fact, it was early August when the Anand Mahindra-led carmaker showed the soon-to-be-launched cars in the UK. 

In that regard, it becomes important to know which is the EV from the Mahindra and Mahindra stable that has already begun to grip audiences’ attention. 

It is expected that upon its launch, the XUV400 will pose stiff competition to the highest-selling electric vehicle from the Tata stable, which happens to be the Nexon. 

However, whilst there’s no detailed confirmation as yet, it is being said that the Mahindra EVs yet to be launched in India has been developed by the UK-based Mahindra and Mahindra company. 

And while talking points like how well might the Mahindra EVs perform in India are still very much a subject of speculation and understandably so, since the cars haven’t yet begun to sell, there’s something that cuts a promising perspective. 

So what might that be? 

The Mahindra group is expecting sales of two lac electric SUVs by the year 2027. If that’s not an impressive goal then what is? 

Talks have begun to gather steam that Mahindra is determined at offering an exciting range for its soon-to-arrive EVs.  

Though nothing could be as important at this time as knowing just what might be the dominant pure electric wagon from Mahindra’s end. 

It is being said that the noted car brand will launch the XUV400 after renaming its already running XUV300. 

But it is being said that the time couldn’t be riper to get into the EV territory; noted cars such as the Nexon EV and the Tigor from Tata’s stable have already arrived in India, which is anything but a dormant car market and may just be a fiercely competitive EV space. 

Moreover, Tata motors have also additionally unveiled Curvv and Avinya, two of their latest additions to the EV specter in India. 

But having said that, what are the working dynamics of EVs; how is Mahindra going to go about the EV car making? 

To that end, it’s important to note the information shared in the public domain. A recent statement said in no uncertain terms the following “The company has signed a term sheet with the “Volkswagen Group” to supply MEB electric components.” 

Furthermore, Dr. Anish Shah, managing director, and CEO, of Mahindra group, said, “we are proud and delighted to showcase our born electric vision. By 2027, we expect that a quarter of the SUVs we sell will be electric.” 

And Rajesh Jejurikar, executive director- CEO, of Mahindra Group, added “our vision of born electric is underpinned by the future-ready single platform, two new exciting brands, and the heart core design philosophy.”

Which Is India’s Fastest EV charger and Where Is It Located?

It’s common knowledge that the Level 1 chargers can take up to 40 to 50 hours to fully charge a battery electric vehicle from ground zero, to speak in layman terms. 

However, the duration of charging a plug-in hybrid vehicle is around 4 to 5 hours (from empty). 

It’s also known that Electrify America DC fast chargers happen to be among the fastest chargers around, if not in absolute terms! 

According to many news outlets and automotive publications, Electrify America DC fast chargers (the name behind most public fast-charging stations in the US) are, in fact, the fastest available in the market.  

But have you wondered what might be the fastest EV charger in the Indian market, miles away from balmy Californian sunshine and maybe not so adrift after all from the reach of the Chinese dragon, the two bustling zones of the electric car revolution? 

That being said, it helps to know that Kia India, only a few hours ago, installed what is making news as the “fastest EV car charger” in India. 

However, what is the charger about and where exactly has it been installed?  

The 240 kWh EV charger has been installed in the southern city of Kochi, in Kerala. 

Interestingly, Kerala is a market where plenty of EVs has begun to run on roads that, much like many a mainstream Indian city a while ago, were home to only fuel-guzzling cars.  

On that note, some of the noted EVs that are already running in cities like Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are- Mahindra eVerito, MG ZS EV, Tata Nexon, and Hyundai Kona, to quote a few. 

That being said, in case you missed out on what seems to be a promising development in the Shashi Tharoor state, no fewer than 145 charging stations were already getting ready starting July this year. 

To further elaborate on the Kia-installed charger, now apparently, the fastest in the country to charge an EV, the following is what Zee News had to report on the developing story: 

“The fast EV charger is open to all EV owners in India, and not just Kia EV6 owners to have access to fast charging options. Customers can avail of this charging facility at the Kochi dealership by paying per usage. Kia India, in July 2022, launched India’s fastest charger at that time, a ‘150kWh’ electric charger for passenger cars, in Gurgaon, which now becomes the fastest EV charger in North India.”  

At a time when there’s hardly a week in India’s EV journey where something exciting doesn’t crop up albeit, in a space where a lot should have already happened, Kia’s initiative is indeed an impressive step forwards. 

A milestone if you’d like in a journey where the likes of Tata Motors, Mahindra, MG, and up-and-coming names like E-mobility start-ups like Pravaig are already turning heads. 

Which Is Skoda’s First EV For The Indian Market?

Whether it is the 2-liter turbocharged petrol engine or the Scandinavian design coupled with luxury, Skoda has always known a thing or two about how to sway Indian audiences.

It’s little wonder then why the likes of Rapid, Octavia, and Kodiaq did as well as they have.

But having said that, 2022 is a very different time from 2008-9, the period where Czech legends like the S80 or the XC90 were still establishing their presence and trying to gain a good foothold in the Indian market (albeit heavily dominated by the Audis and Mercedes’).

This is the all-electric age. An era where ride-sharing apps are making pure electric wagons, the likes of which, as talks suggest, are nothing like the market has seen.

So why, against that background, would a reputed brand like Skoda stay behind?

The company that garnered irrefutable recognition for making tanks has already alluded to an interesting idea given the nation’s growing EV ecosystem.

As per reports, the company founded in Mlada Boleslav has a brand new offering in the captivating EV space in the country: the Enyaq.

And although these are still very early days for the yet-to-be-launched product, Skoda has already captured news for what it is slated to offer.

So how’s that?

As a matter of factly, the test mule of the Skoda Enyaq iV is a product that claims to offer a range of 513 kilometers.

The car that’s still at some distance from being officially announced was recently seen running the roads of Pune, Maharashtra.

And a Twitter user clicked the pictures that are currently doing rounds on the Internet who goes by the name of M.B Rajpurohit.

There are talks- though none officially claimed or verified by Skoda- that their EV offers the “Lounge” variant.

Though, what’s been established is that the car boasts of a 77 kWh battery pack. Moreover, the ‘claimed’ range is somewhere along the likes of what’s currently on offer by Kia EV6 and BMW i4.

The following is what a noted publication motorbeam.com had to say about the soon-to-be-launched Skoda offering:

The battery pack supplies to 2 motors each powering an axle on a 4-wheel drive system. Their combined output is 265 HP, slightly lesser than the i4 and EV6. The motors propel the car from 0-100 km/hr in 6.9 seconds.

What is known about Skoda is that the Czech carmaker is currently, much like its popular offering in the sedan space, on a ‘rapid’ network expansion mode.

Should the EV be launched without much delay and at a price segment that can capture audiences into the EV revolution instead of swaying them away, maybe the European carmaker can hit the big time in a market already no stranger to electric cars?

Ola’s Electric car launch!

At a time when India, amongst the fastest growing economies in the world, is taking interesting leaps toward the Electric car revolution, news that Ola is entering the four-wheel segment is nothing less than a giant stride.

And this isn’t mere hearsay; this is confirmed the news that is taking the electric car news space in India by storm.

On top of it, that Ola Electric is about to unveil its first-ever pure electric car on India’s independence day is massive news in itself.

Chances are, whatever you may read at this time, and whenever you may be reading it, news concerning the electric car development will pertain to Ola’s plans of launching its maiden offering in the EV segment.

That being said, what are the exact details that we know about the soon-to-be-launched development? And to what extent are they in the public domain as you read this piece?

To that end, it’s important to know that there aren’t too many details available as we speak.

However, Ola Electric’s CEO, Mr. Bhavish Aggarwal did express his excitement about the development that holds the key for his organization and in turn, to the changing EV tide in India.

The mega-successful entrepreneur, who hails from Ludhiana, happened to share the crucial news through his social media:

“Super excited to announce a new product this 15th August! Will also share more about our BIG future plans!!”

That being said, while not an awful lot is known about the way the car will eventually look and be, what is clearly known is that Ola Electric has huge plans for this four-wheel segment.

It is already in the advanced stages of setting up 1,000 acres of land for the purpose of building a new factory for car manufacturing part.

Interestingly, this factory will be two times the size of the existing factory at Hosur, which is being used for the purpose of making Ola’s electric scooters.

-stay tuned to The EV Daily for more updates about Ola’s eventual car launch!

What are the applications for Pravaig Field Pack?

Pravaig, a leading carmaker involved in the rapidly changing and vastly interesting space of urban mobility in the beating heart of India, is a growing name now engaged in the manufacturing of the Field Pack.  

The sophisticated and high-tech offering primarily and vastly meant for the realm of Military operations and Defense industry could well be a game changer for the Bangalore-based firm. 

But first, let us examine as to what the Field Pack being made by Pravaig is exactly about? 

For starters, this energy dense battery pack especially meant for military usage is a one of a kind offering in the realm of the defense industry that today one cannot imagine any army’s soldiers or troops without. 

So how and why is that? 

The militaries carry plenty of equipment that include- but aren’t only restricted to- surveillance equipment, sophisticated cameras, radio devices. These equipment, therefore, and understandably so, need to get charged.  

Having said that, how does it all work? 

Multiple field packs can be connected together to multiply the capacity, or power devices with higher voltage requirements. The physical form factor allows for compact stacking of these. 

But having said that, where are all the real-life applications of the Field Pack from a military point of view? 

From a fundamental standpoint, it is never going to happen that the Military ops will happen in some air-conditioned room. 

The real action, it isn’t a cliché, takes places and always so, in unfriendly or let’s say hostile terrains.  

That is where the Field Pack comes in extremely handy and a savior of sorts. 

The Field Pack is waterproof, shock proof, and works in extreme temperatures. But there’s more to this; since the lithium-ion cells are known to lose their temper in case of shock loads, hi temps, physical abuse, field pack deploys multiple active and passive safety layers to keep the cells inside calm and happy. 

It is, therefore, an all-terrain, rugged and extremely handy offering that is quite the savior of the military much like the military is the savior of the country and for defending its realm of sovereignty and freedom.  

What is Pravaig’s Field Pack about?

Away from the cozy comfort of home and the spacious and protective confines of one’s nest of abode, there stands on the battleground the brave soldier- whether a commandant, brigadier, sniper, lieutenant or field marshal- guarding the hopes of his country. 

But there’s something more that the troops and those entrusted with the task of defending the sovereignty of a country require; there’s equipment and high-tech gear for battle, in addition to tactics. 

And one precious aspect of warfare that perhaps no troop participating in any warfare, mission or assignment can ever sufficiently fulfill in today’s day and age: 

It’s the FieldPack.  

It’s precisely that vital, irreplaceable equipment that Pravaig, a fast-growing Urban Mobility and Energy players in India’s bustling start up space is offering as we speak. 

So let’s begin to understand just what is the Field Pack of Pravaig is and who is it exactly meant for? 

Fundamentally speaking, the Field Pack offered by Pravaig is a high-tech, energy dense battery pack that is built precisely for Military use.  

Having said that, how does the Field Pack actually come to the Military’s use? 

Regardless of whether one speaks of the military of an advanced or developed nation or that of a developing country, the militaries, irrespective, carry copious sums of equipment that run on 12 V. These include- radio devices, surveillance equipment such as sophisticated cameras and beacons. The field pack, therefore, is also capable of charging such devices. 

And rather interestingly, it can also charge even smartphones, USB ports, laptops and even instruments dainty to the size of a USB port. 

This exceptionally powerful energy pack, meant for all terrains is, undoubtedly, a game changing offer by Pravaig that is already engaged in the manufacturing of next-gen cutting edge electric cars.  

What was Mobility 2022 of TechCrunch about?

If you are a player in the dynamic EV industry, then perhaps one of the key questions, of the many, you’d like to know is just how further can Tesla impact an already fast-changing dynamic of urban mobility.

In a similar vein, if you are an existing player in the urban mobility landscape, then one of the questions you’d be likely asked, especially where it comes to the present year is whether you were part of the event that pretty much defines the concept of Mobility, as one knows it?

It was May Day in May of 2022 given all roads of Urban Mobility and the Future of Technology and Transportation led to San Mateo, California, for Mobility 2022, the go-to tech and urban mobility event organized by TechCrunch that needs little introduction.

At TechCrunch’s Mobility 2022, one had the massive opportunity of meeting Exhibitors, Founders, Technologists, and Investors involved with some of the leading, established, and up-and-coming organizations in the sphere of Mobility.

With the idea being to immerse in a captivating world shaped increasingly by an interplay of technology and innovation, Mobility 2022 got the movers and shakers of a sophisticated, rapidly shape-shifting realm that governs our future as we know it: Mobility!

Key questions, arresting, jaw-dropping even, such as how self-driving cars are shaping the electric automotive landscape, how Robotaxis are going to impact our future, and how the concept of design shapes an affordable, purely-electric next-generation car among the many were discussed and keenly participated in.

TechCrunch Mobility Pitch-off, attracting dozens of the industry’s brightest names in the space of Mobility- entrepreneurs and designers and tech geeks- got a precious opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with experts (VCs) that offered immeasurably valuable feedback to (several) pitches.

How to further build, for instance, an electric car start-up, shape up your company’s aggressive growth portfolio, and add new feathers to an expansive hat so as to impact the sphere of Urban Mobility were just some of the many vital touch points of an event second to none in understanding the concept of Mobility- on the whole.

Pravaig Dynamics, among the many ambitious start-up EV brands shaping the dynamic of electric mobility, participated in the widely covered “one of a kind” event in California.

The start-up brand, based in Bangalore describes itself as a maker of cutting-edge EVs and a rising new-age Automotive company in India.

Pravaig foray into a leading global Tech, Urban Mobility – Event- Mobility 22, USA.

Pravaig, quite evidently, is a new age Mobility Company in India that stands at the captivating intersection of technology and innovation. And the way the Bangalore-based startup engaged in the sphere of Electric Vehicles and Energy is going it appears that it is likely to play an important hand in shaping the urban mobility culture of India. 

The company with an organizational strength between 51-200 recently marked an important event in its 2022 timeline. 

And just how is that? 

With an attempt to spot and capture myriad opportunities (before they become mainstream) that lie in the domain of mobility, a fast-moving target, one of India’s fastest-growing EV start-ups attended the San Mateo, California-bound event Mobility 2022. 

Clearly amongst the go-to events for tech companies as well as those engaged in the realm of urban mobility in all of the USA, Pravaig were among the most talked about companies in a tech event that is widely visited from a global standpoint.   

With an idea to engage in meaningful dialogue with noted and up and coming stakeholders; exhibitors, founders, leaders to figure out the next developments and parables in tech and urban mobility landscape, Pravaig participated in an event one could sufficiently dub the ‘big next’ in technology. 

The company shared its key insights from a rapidly transforming electric mobility market in India and corresponded with some of the leading investors, founders and technologists from the world engaged in dynamic spheres such as EV, Robo Taxis, AV, and those in whose ebb rests the challenge of shaping the future of electric mobility.  

The firm, thus gathered key insights such as how to start early-stage funding, what the next chapters in the sphere of mobility might be like, and what future trends in urban mobility can have an impact on the present.