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Ola to launch electric scooters on Aug 15
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"Thanks to all who have reserved our scooter! Planning a launch event for the Ola Scooter on 15th August. Will share full specs and details on product and availability dates. Looking forward to it," Aggarwal tweeted on Tuesday Cagey about the vehicle specifications and the price, the company had said that the pricing will be competitive. The electric scooter will be rolled out of its factory in Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu.
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Covid shadow: Auto Expo 2022 postponed
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As the threat of a possible third wave of Covid-19 looms large, Auto Expo 2022 has been postponed. The motor show scheduled between February 2-9, 2022 at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida has been postponed. The organizer of the show, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, said that the exact date for the next edition of 'Auto Expo - The Motor Show' would be finalized later this year keeping in view the Covid situation.
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EVTRIC Motors launches 2 slow-speed electric scooters in India
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The company said that the booking will soon open online and offline with zero booking amount on its website, along with select e-tailers. The e-scooter comes with a detachable lithium-ion battery option that provides the users with the convenience of charging. The scooters have a loading capacity of 150 kgs, clocking a motor power of 250W.
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Kia launches 1st all-electric EV sedan, starts from $40K
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The EV6 is Kia's first model embedded with Hyundai Motor Group's own EV-only electric-global modular platform (E-GMP). Kia has received over 30,000 preorders for the EV6 in the domestic market, and a combined 8,800 preorders in Europe and the United States, the company said. The maker of the K5 sedan and the Sorento SUV aim to sell 13,000 units of the zero-emission model on its home turf.
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Hybrid cars more vulnerable to chip shortage than conventional ones
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The results, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, showed that self-charging hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles have twice the raw material cost risks, which equates to an increase of $1 billion for a fleet of a million sedans and SUVs, compared to conventional models.The largest contributors to the increase in cost risks were battery-related elements.
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11th edition of EV Expo to be held in Delhi Aug 6-8
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The expo, to be organised from August 6 to 8, will be inaugurated by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. "Around 100 plus Indian and international exhibitors are showcasing their technologically advanced, pollution-free 2,3 and 4 wheeled e-vehicles like E-rickshaws, E-carts, E-bikes, E-scooters, E-bicycles, E-loaders as well as 4-wheeled vehicles at EV-EXPO 2021."
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Toyota to raise price of Innova Crysta
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Accordingly, the price will be raised by up to 2 per cent, effective August 1, 2021. The company cited rising input costs as the key factor behind the price hike. "This increase is necessitated to partially offset the substantial increase in input costs," the company said in a statement. "The price increase has been tapered down considering the impact on our valued customers," it added.
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Tesla restarts Model S deliveries: Report
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Last week, many Tesla Model S buyers reported that their vehicles arrived from the Fremont factory to their local delivery centre, but their local sales advisers were telling them that they couldn't deliver the new electric cars. Many of them said that there was a delivery hold on the new version of the Model S, and many different reasons were given to buyers about why they couldn't take delivery, reports Electrek.
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Ola planning to home deliver its Series S electric scooter
Ola planning to home deliver its Series S electric scooter
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The pre-order for the all-new Series S electric scooter began with a reservation price of Rs 500. With the innovation in technology, Ola also decided to change the delivery system from the traditional in-store purchase to direct payment and delivery service. This mechanism will provide Ola with much more efficiency, savings from logistical methods of showrooms and sales networks.
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Tesla won't offer regular steering wheel on new Model S/X: Elon Musk
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Musk insists that the yoke steering wheel is worth it for offering better visibility of the instrument cluster and its driving visualisations. When Tesla unveiled the new Model S with the "yoke" butterfly steering wheel, it was controversial. Some were worried about the actual shape of the wheel being problematic and others about the lack of drive stalk to choose the drive mode, Electrek reported.
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