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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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Mahindra and Mahindra Sign Partnership Agreement for EV Charging Network!

Many questions strike the mind the moment one says electric cars. Not because the concept is specifically difficult to understand. Rather the EV revolution is something that can shake up those who are ignorant about a basic truth:

That the time is now, that there’s no going back on ICE.

But then what are those questions anyway?

How to charge an EV? Where will get the charging station? Is an EV reliable for long rides? What is the battery life, and so on and so forth?

That told it’s important to note what the widely noted Indian carmaker Mahindra has in store where its EV initiatives are concerned.

To that end, it is important to note that the company has only recently taken steps towards the establishment of EV charging infrastructure and not only that; signed an agreement with 3 EV charging installation companies.

Their names- are Jio Bp, Statiq, and Charging+Zone!

Further to the above, it’s important to note that the above aim is to install new fewer than 2,500 charging stations in 25 cities.

To that end, it will be easy to discover charging stations in the nearest driving locations, which will be connected through E-mobility navigation.

If that does not change what’s needed in the space of the EV revolution, then what is?

Myriad- albeit crucial- locations such as highways, petrol pumps, parking shopping malls, tourist places, and hospitals, all of which are easy-to-access charging points are, therefore, being considered.

And rightly so!

That told, the president of Mahindra, Mr. Vijay Nakra said the following,” I am happy to announce that we tied a partnership with big EV charging solution companies Jio Bp, Statiq, and Charging+Zone, which will show faith and strong relationship between Mahindra customers, who believe in us. It will be helpful to adopt EV on large scale.”

That said, the CEO of Charging+Zone stated some key insights on the basis of the above, “We believe in a clean and green atmosphere, which is proof of our partnership with Mahindra. We aim to provide fast charging all over India, which will be essential to increase awareness towards the green revolution.”

Charging+Zone, it ought to be noted, is noted and among the largest Indian charging infrastructure companies around, which installs many charging stations across various cities.

But all of that said, here’s what seems to be the key takeaway: It’s crucial to install a fast-charging station for upcoming cars if one is to truly stoke India the electric way.

The Latest Mahindra EV Segment Trends: Hip or Hype?

When we talk about the company called Mahindra, then what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

Dependable cars? Integrity? Reliable automotive? Maybe there’s something more? 

Now could it be that the famous company has come out with whose time has come and can no longer be avoided?

Truthfully speaking, but hey, whatever one writes in the public domain, even in today’s so-called age of “integrity,” will obviously speak the truth! 

So on to the point- perhaps it may no longer be incorrect to state that when it comes to the domain of electric mobility, Mahindra, owned by Anand Mahindra and Dr. Anish Shah (MD/CEO of this company from April 2021 onwards), has done their fair bit in the sphere of Electric vehicles.

How’s that? Furthermore, is this a huge claim or something that’s a bit too underrated?

Imagine how the largest tractor manufacturing company worldwide, ranked 17th on a list of top companies, is already a well-known name where the EV segment in India is concerned?

The company is working towards many sectors such as Mahindra AerospaceMahindra Financial Services LimitedTech MahindraMahindra Lifespace DevelopersMahindra Ugine Steel Company, and Bristlecone Mahindra Systech ETC.

For a company that has as its founder a man who doesn’t pose but is actually a Deshbhakt, it is about time that we gave Anand Mahindra his due; a man whose company has today given India cars in multiple segments, whether one speaks of e-Verito or the not so too recent the XUV 400, the latter rivaling (if not primarily) Tata’s NEXON.

That said, let us spend a few minutes appreciating Mahindra’s EV offerings (specs, features); remember it’s a brand whose diversity is redoubtably impressive:

That’s when one speaks of Mahindra Aerospace, Mahindra Financial Services Limited, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Mahindra Ugine Steel Company, and Bristlecone Mahindra Systech, to quote a few!

Mahindra E Verito

It was well over half a decade back in the day that Mahindra launched its first electric car, which was an e- Verito.

A sedan, still running popularly on Indian roads is priced at INR 9.5 lakh for the base D2 variant. However, The D4 and D6 prices were INR 9.75 lakh and INR 10 lakh, respectively.

The company claimed a top speed of 86 KMPH. That’s not THE EV Daily’s claim, but as said, the claim of the firm.

Moreover, the total range was noted to be 100 km on one single (or as they say) full charge.

That told, the following statement of fact, as quoted by the revered Business Standard does seem to suggest that there are massive plans for the future of the country, particularly from an EV point of view. Which is why it is worthwhile to note the following:

Mahindra has lined up five new electric Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) with the first four expected to hit the market between December 2024 and 2026.

To conclude a story that given the regard Mahindra deserve should actually continue for they’ve contributed spectacularly toward upping India’s ante in EVs (as have the Tata’s), the above is hardly surprising since it’s coming from a visionary who happens to be Anand Mahindra.

A man who the youngsters of our country must read more about if they are willing to understand the meaning of inspiration. 

Anand Mahindra

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? 

What may have led to a jump in the EV demand in the last 5 years?

As you know, one of the common trends in the country especially of late has been the hike in fuel prices. Not a day goes by when you and I do not hear about yet another spike. But is that the only concern we have today ahead of us?

Add to this anomaly in our life the threat of climate change that’s pretty much affecting the world, and you have a glaring problem that surrounds us.

If the pollution-related health woes were to be a hit list, then it would appear that India is on the top of its victim list.

Ever thought about that?

Against that narrative, one can be only glad to know that in our country, people have finally begun to show a sense of keenness toward purchasing an EV.

Things may not seem entirely rosy as yet, but if we talk about the last five-month graph of sales, then the EV chart of sales has changed for the better. That’s especially when compared to the last year’s chart.

As per the govt. records, no fewer than 85,911 EVs were registered last month, and the figure for July month was lavish too. At 77,868, EV car units!

Now, if you talk about the last year of August 2021, then the count was 29,127l; barely close to 30,000 EV units.

Resultantly, one witnessed an 11% demand increase in the EV sector. If that’s not a sign of progression, then what is?

That being said, when it comes to the overall participation of carmakers towards EV cars, then Tata Motors has comfortably held its numero uno position, having sold 3,845 cars, which means of the overall cars sold in the country, 88 percent were from the stable of Tata Motors,

Moving on, the revered MG Motors finds itself in 2nd position on the list with a total figure of 308 EV units (sold), followed by Hyundai on rank 3.

Day by day, many companies are taking steps toward the EV sector. From a country’s perspective, the ambition, and robust if it can be, should be to be a cornerstone when it comes to EV adoption in the buzzing epicenter of the sub-continent.

That India should be recognized for its inclination towards the EV car culture should be the aim of the country.

And this isn’t some fanboy speak; it’s very much possible for India to attain such lofty standards in the EV sphere.

So how’s that?

The government has launched a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, which is worth a whopping INR 18,100 Cr for advanced cell chemistry manufacturing in India. The scheme saw Ola Electric, Reliance New Energy and Rajesh Exports sign up to manufacture 98 GWh of battery capacity.

As you know, recently, at the Maruti Suzuki event, Shri PM Modi said that EVs are bringing a ‘silent revolution’ to the country. “Be it two-wheelers or four-wheelers, they don’t make any noise,” were the honorable PM’s words.

So is India primed for an interesting few years where things stand in the EV domain? It’s anyone’s guess!

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.

What To Expect?

Connect with the leaders of India’s EV

Showcase your Brands to 20000+ Business Visitors

Great Speakers

Networking

Knowledge

Recognition

Who can attend:
EV Manufacturers

  • Battery Pack Makers
  • EV motor Manufacturers
  • Electronic Sensor / Lidar / companies
  • EV Design and Architect Providers
  • Material Companies
  • Charging Infrastructure companies
  • Specialty Chemical companies
  • Power Storage companies
  • New Age companies

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.  

The nightmare that is the Californian heat wave for EVs

As per the norm, the third-largest state in the United States, i.e., California experiences summers of not less than three months. That’s a quarter of a year. Though, of late, the summers have begun to last for up to nearly four months.  

On top of that, there’s the issue of climate change, which means intense heat waves, which isn’t what anyone would look forward to in California. 

All of these have made an issue Californians aren’t exactly smiling about. 

In a world where not writing the perfect Tweet and even riding a fuel-guzzling car can be detrimental to health, imagine the plight of facing Californian weather during summers. 

Want to know the real definition of a predicament? Having an electric car in the famous state home to UCLA and facing the wrath of the heat wave. 

This pretty much leads to a question whose time has come (maybe for a while). 

What happens to the charging of an EV in California that’s burning at 44 degrees Celsius? 

To speak of the current scenario, there are some spaces such as the Los Angeles suburbs, where the heat is so bad that it’s coming down really hard on people and machines.  

Amid this reality, it has, believe it or not, been told to the Californians driving EVs to be watchful about charging their cars during peak hours. 

Seems like a random statement. 

To break it down further, drivers have been categorically told “Not” to charge an EV during the peak hours on a normal day. Interestingly, the announcement comes within days of the famous-for-Hollywood state stating (in no uncertain terms) that it would stop selling gas-powered cars. 

Things to worry about, if one were to put it like that, include- the fierce heatwave as well as the ensuing troubles in line with the ageing electricity grid of the state. 

Who would want to face the dangers of running into some trouble with one’s EV against that background? 

For those of us who may not be aware, California’s electricity grid has been ageing like hell. How else does one put it besides saying that the grid has been operating the same way for the past century? 

That’s 100 years. Gabriel Garcia Marquez readers would, in a lighter vein, be inspired to think of the famous work of fiction that reads perfectly had it been meant for California’s ageing electric grid: “100 years of solitude.” 

Anyhow, the following is what came to light recently when the subject of intense California heat was explored by a publication that shared something telling: 

 “Consumers are urged to conserve power by setting thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, if health permits, avoiding the use of major appliances and turning off unnecessary lights,” said the California Independent System Operator, which runs the state’s power grid. 

Between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm, “they should also avoid charging electric vehicles.”