Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases
  • World 12,738,594
    World
    Confirmed: 12,738,594
    Active: 4,732,852
    Recovered: 7,440,563
    Death: 565,179
  • USA 3,328,129
    USA
    Confirmed: 3,328,129
    Active: 1,713,131
    Recovered: 1,477,839
    Death: 137,159
  • Brazil 1,810,691
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 1,810,691
    Active: 526,556
    Recovered: 1,213,512
    Death: 70,623
  • India 849,823
    India
    Confirmed: 849,823
    Active: 290,908
    Recovered: 536,228
    Death: 22,687
  • Russia 720,547
    Russia
    Confirmed: 720,547
    Active: 211,896
    Recovered: 497,446
    Death: 11,205
  • Peru 319,646
    Peru
    Confirmed: 319,646
    Active: 97,508
    Recovered: 210,638
    Death: 11,500
  • Chile 312,029
    Chile
    Confirmed: 312,029
    Active: 24,034
    Recovered: 281,114
    Death: 6,881
  • Spain 300,988
    Spain
    Confirmed: 300,988
    Active: 272,585
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 28,403
  • Mexico 289,174
    Mexico
    Confirmed: 289,174
    Active: 77,886
    Recovered: 177,097
    Death: 34,191
  • UK 288,953
    UK
    Confirmed: 288,953
    Active: 244,155
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 44,798
  • Iran 255,117
    Iran
    Confirmed: 255,117
    Active: 24,816
    Recovered: 217,666
    Death: 12,635
  • South Africa 250,687
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 250,687
    Active: 128,595
    Recovered: 118,232
    Death: 3,860
  • Pakistan 246,351
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 246,351
    Active: 88,094
    Recovered: 153,134
    Death: 5,123
  • Italy 242,827
    Italy
    Confirmed: 242,827
    Active: 13,303
    Recovered: 194,579
    Death: 34,945
  • Saudi Arabia 229,480
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 229,480
    Active: 61,903
    Recovered: 165,396
    Death: 2,181
  • Turkey 211,981
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 211,981
    Active: 13,420
    Recovered: 193,217
    Death: 5,344
  • Germany 199,750
    Germany
    Confirmed: 199,750
    Active: 6,118
    Recovered: 184,500
    Death: 9,132
  • Bangladesh 181,129
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 181,129
    Active: 90,790
    Recovered: 88,034
    Death: 2,305
  • France 170,752
    France
    Confirmed: 170,752
    Active: 62,360
    Recovered: 78,388
    Death: 30,004
  • Canada 107,346
    Canada
    Confirmed: 107,346
    Active: 27,307
    Recovered: 71,266
    Death: 8,773
  • China 83,587
    China
    Confirmed: 83,587
    Active: 330
    Recovered: 78,623
    Death: 4,634
  • Netherlands 50,921
    Netherlands
    Confirmed: 50,921
    Active: 44,784
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,137
  • S. Korea 13,373
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 13,373
    Active: 941
    Recovered: 12,144
    Death: 288
  • Australia 9,553
    Australia
    Confirmed: 9,553
    Active: 1,716
    Recovered: 7,730
    Death: 107
  • New Zealand 1,543
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,543
    Active: 24
    Recovered: 1,497
    Death: 22

The Indian govt will lease out luxury EVs to Ola, Uber and Blu Smart

Author at TechGenyz Automobile
Govt Lease Luxury Electric Vehicles
Govt Lease Luxury Electric Vehicles To Ola, Uber, Blu Smart

The Indian government is pushing the Indian automakers towards producing more EVs annually by implementing a new CAFE (the Corporate Average Fuel Economy). Consequently, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has set its goal to obtain 200 luxury EVs that will be leased out to ride-hailing services like Ola, Uber and Blu Smart. The tender notice to procure electric cars will start at Rs. 25 lakh.

The EESL wants the tender to materialize as early as 2020 in order to reach its goal. Hyundai's Kona is equipped with a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and goes a long way on a single charge, up to 400 km to be precise at the top speed of 167 km/hr.

However, initially priced at INR 25.3 Lakh, then later reduced down to INR 23.71 Lakh, is still expensive for the average Indian consumer. An average Indian's per capita income amounts to approx INR 1.4 Lakh. Thus it would be somewhat difficult for them to own an EV whose price goes as up as INR 23.71 Lakh. Taking the per capita income into account, a report published by Bloomberg shows that Hyundai will be able to sell only up to 130 cars in August 2019. 

The majority of the EVs available on the behalf of the government live up to neither the expectation nor the satisfaction of the consumers, and it looks like if EESL wants to go forward with their goals, they need to acquire quality EVs. This is where the expensive Kona comes in.

Keeping in mind the cost-effectiveness, EESL had placed the order to procure 10K EVs from Tata and M&M in September 2007. The number of vehicles supplied by both the companies amounts to roughly 500 Tigors and 1000 e-Veritos.

However, the reviews for these electric cars had not been pleasant. Now that EESL is eyeing Kona, the final order to Tata and M&M for EVs will be around 3,000 cars by March 2020.

We Are Hiring

Subscribe