MG eyes 2nd factory, Rs 5,000 crore raise

Hamstrung by lack of government approvals for its FDI plans, British carmaker MG Motors — a subsidiary of Chinese auto major SAIC — plans to raise up to Rs 5,000 crore through external commercial borrowings (ECBs) or private equity route as it looks to set up a second factory in India, while launching new cars, … Read more

Cost of EVs to be at par with petrol-run vehicles in 2 years: Nitin Gadkari

Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said rapid strides in technology and green fuel will reduce the cost of electric automobiles, bringing them at par with petrol-run vehicles in the next two years. Replying in the Lok Sabha on the demands for grants for road transport and highways ministry, 2022-23, Gadkari emphasised the need … Read more

Suzuki to invest Rs 10,445 cr for manufacturing EV, batteries in Gujarat

Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corporation on Sunday said it will invest around 150 billion yen (about Rs 10,445 crore) by 2026, for local manufacturing of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and BEV batteries in Gujarat. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with the Gujarat government. It was signed “on March … Read more

EV Owners Pay More Per Mile of Range Than Gas Car Owners Do

Electric vehicles have made major gains in terms of how far a single charge will take you. A new analysis finds EVs still lag behind gas cars in terms of retail cost per mile of range. If trends of recent years continue, EVs could catch up around 2025, but major challenges remain. Something is loading. … Read more

After Ather, Hero now invests into it’s other strategic partner in the EV space

Days after announcing another round of investment into Ather, Hero now commits to ongoing funding round of Gogoro – it’s Taiwanese strategic partner in the Electric Vehicles (EV) space. Key points to note – Hero had announced strategic partnership with Gogoro in April 2021. Founded in 2011, Gogoro is into Electric Smartscooters and swappable battery … Read more

Hero invests further Rs 420 crore into Ather Energy

Hero already owns 34.8% of Ather Energy. The current investment of Rs 420 crore i.e, approx $56 mn by Hero is part of the ongoing bigger funding round. Actual stake to Hero in lieu of this amount would become clear once the round closes (expected by 30th April 2022). Key points to note – Ather … Read more