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    Mahindra Treo Zor Electric Cargo Three Wheeler Launch Price Rs 2.73 L

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    The Mahindra Treo Zor has a best-in-class payload capacity of 550 kg and can go 125 km on a full charge

    Mahindra has augmented its fast growing Treo electric three wheeler brand with a cargo variant. Called the Treo Zor, the zero emissions goods carrier is priced at INR 2.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which includes the FAME 2 and state subsidies.
    Mahindra Treo Zor
    The Mahindra Treo Zor electric three wheeler is available in pickup, delivery van and flat bed variants. The vehicle will be retailed through Mahindra’s SCV dealerships in select cities with deliveries commencing in December 2020.
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    With a best-in-class payload capacity of 550 kg, the Treo Zor is suitable for last mile transport and is claimed to offer savings of around INR 60,000 per year (fuel cost saving of INR 2.10/km) compared to a diesel model. The goods carrier is claimed to have a maintenance cost of 40 paise per km. The certified driving range on a full charge stands at 125 km.
    Specifications
    The electric motor is good for 8 kW (10.7 hp) of power and 42 Nm of torque, and it is equipped with a Boost mode to handle challenging situations. The lithium ion battery pack comes with a 3 year / 80,000 km warranty. Mahindra says that the IP67-rated battery pack has a life of 1.5 lakh km. The battery can be charged using a regular 15 A socket. Of course, the transmission is automatic.
    Mahindra Treo Zor
    Specs
    Power
    8 kW / 10.8 bhp
    Torque
    42 Nm
    Transmission
    Automatic
    Payload capacity
    550 kgs
    Drive range
    125 kms
    Maintenance Cost
    40 Paise / Km
    Wheelbase
    2216mm
    Tray loading height
    675mm
    Battery Life
    1.5+ lakh kms
    Charging
    Via any 15 AMP socket
    Warranty
    3 yrs / 80,000 kms
    The highlights include a wheelbase of 2,216 mm which is longest in the industry and tyre dia of 30.48 cm which is largest in the industry. The tray loading height of 675 mm is claimed to be the best in segment as well.
    Features and benefits
    The Mahindra Treo Zor benefits from NEMO mobility program, a cloud based fleet management service which allows the owners to remotely monitor the vehicle status such as range, speed, location and so on.
    Mahindra Treo Zor Electric
    The rust free modular SMC body panels, finished in white-blue dual-tone color theme, are claimed to have long life and easy to repair and replace. The electric three-wheeler also comes with windscreen wiper, telematic unit with GPS, Economy and Boost driving models, 12V socket, 15 A off-board charger, Hazard indicator, reverse buzzer and spare wheel provision.
    The Mahindra Treo Zor will benefit from a after sales service network of over 140 touch points across the country. The Tro passenger rickshaw recently became the first of its kind to cross 5k sales milestone in India. The cargo variant, with its impressive performance parameters, is expected to boost the brand’s overall sales volume significantly in the coming months.

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    Tesla drops regenerative braking options for new EVs – Roadshow

    If you love regenerative braking, this means nothing to you.
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    If you want just a little more control over regenerative braking in your new Tesla, there’s bad news. According to new owner posts in various communities such as Reddit, Tesla no longer includes an option to switch between regenerative braking settings.This certainly isn’t the biggest loss, but for those not used to a regen system, being able to switch could help them ease in. Regenerative brakes turn typically lost kinetic energy into fresh electrons to dump back into the battery pack, which can help extend an electric car’s range a tad. Tesla’s previous cars let owners choose between “Standard” or “Low” modes, with the latter option being less aggressive.

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    Now, owners report the Standard option is the only option to select, apparently in cars built after June of this year. Tesla does not operate a public relations department to field requests for comment, so we don’t know why exactly Tesla would delete the option. Perhaps Tesla knows regenerative braking can give ranges a boost, so it’s simply going forward with a default setting.If you’re not used to a regen system, it’s not hard to pick up on. Think of regenerative brakes like downshifting in a manual transmission where the engine brake kicks in. It’s also the sensation that allows a lot of automakers to tout “one-pedal driving,” since some EVs will nearly bring the car to a stop without using the physical brakes. But, if you really want less regen action, it looks like you’re out of luck, at least until Tesla decides to provide an explanation or revamped settings.

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    Kinetic Safar Jumbo Is India’s First 1 Ton Electric Cargo 3 Wheeler – Launched

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    Kinetic Safar Jumbo is made for e-commerce and home delivery applications; with load 1 ton carrying capacity

    Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Limited, has launched a high performance electric cargo three wheeler, Kinetic Safar Jumbo, designed at Kinetic’s DSIR recognized EV R&D lab, and packs in advanced tech features and wholly indigenous parts.
    Designed as a cost efficient and convenient solution for last mile delivery needs, Kinetic Safar Jumbo sits in the under L5 category. With GVW of over 1 ton, it features a specially developed cargo box with close to 150 sq ft cubit capacity, and a payload of 500 kg.
    With relevance across many segment uses, Safar Jumbo can be used in the e-commerce segment for home delivery. The same is true for distribution of gas cylinders and water, waste collection and management, delivery of FMCG goods from whole-sellers to retailers, home delivery of white goods, and special applications like ‘sabzi or meals on wheels’ etc.
    Electric Kinetic Safar Jumbo
    Being a 100 percent electric vehicle means it’s emission and noise free, and running/operating cost is as low as 50 paise per km as against. This is about Rs 3 per km for diesel engine based cargo three wheelers. Kinetic Safar Jumbo touches top speed of 55 kmph, and gradeability of 10 degrees, and has been designed keeping in mind Indian road conditions in mind.

    Designed as a full steel body for durability and safety, the EV cargo 3W features a CED coated steel chassis, digital cluster, dynamic SOC, CAN based controller with interactive Kinetic Konnect APP and GPS, independent rear suspension, hydraulic brakes, and a unique gear box designed by Kinetic Engineering.
    The advanced Lithium ion battery pack is capable of 120 kms on a single charge. The vehicle will be available on Swappable Battery Platform, and qualifies for FAME II subsidy. It’s available with warranty of 3 years.
    Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder and CEO, Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Ltd. said, “We are extremely proud to bring this game changer E3W to Indian market. Its high performance and large load carrying capacity makes it a strong contender to lead the home delivery revolution in India!”
    E-Commerce cargo requirements
    With massive growth in e-commerce segment in India in recent years, and an increase in home delivery tickets, Safar Jumbo is specially designed to meet needs of e-commerce companies and their logistics partners as an effective last mile delivery solution that’s cost friendly.

    Kinetic Green Energy is already running pilots with several companies. Commercial supplies start in November, and the company expects to deliver over 5,000 vehicles in the next 6-7 months. Variants for different applications like gas cylinder distribution, waste collection, etc, will be rolled out in phases.
    Kinetic Mobility will also offer its e-cargo fleet to select customers on lease. Vehicles will reach its dealership network of around 175 dealers across India over the next few weeks. Kinetic Green manufacturing facility at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra has an assembly capacity of 6,000 electric 3-wheelers per month. A high-speed passenger variant on same tech platform is planned for launch over the next few months. More

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    Hummer Electric Detailed Walkaround And Battery Tech – Explained

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    Hummer EV will be offered in both configurations- a pickup truck and an SUV with the same electric powertrain

    The Hummer EV Super Truck finally made its official appearance a couple of days ago. It has nothing in common with its previous gen internal combustion (IC) engine counterpart; except for the fact that both are huge. The super truck from GMC was revealed in its entire form which showed the American auto giant had been up to all this time.
    What makes this project even more monumental is that it is an EV attached to the name of a Hummer. EVs are known to be the future of mobility solutions since they are environment friendly and the Hummer moniker isn’t known to be very friendly to nature. However, it seems GMC has taken the bulls by its horns and managed to surprise everyone.
    In a detailed video uploaded by JerryRigEverything on YouTube, the vlogger explains every little detail of Hummer EV and why it is so special. While Hummer has always been known for its gigantic presence and enormous power, the Hummer EV delivers on both accounts emphatically.
    Design
    Starting with its design and aesthetics, the new Hummer Electric takes most of its inspiration from Hummer H2 and the military Humvees. It is to be noted that Hummer presented now is in the form of a pick-up truck but an SUV configuration of the same is also under development and will be revealed at a later stage. The Hummer EV in discussion here is the top-spec Edition 1 variant is expected to go on sale in a year’s time.
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    Design highlights include the center LED headlights with each letter of ‘HUMMER’ engrossed in individual panels. Edition 1 Hummer Electric comes with huge chunks of 35-inch alloy wheels with the option of adding 37-inchers just as the military Humvees. Another highlight is that each roof panel on top can come out to give the on-boarders a feel of open air. All panels from the roof can be stuffed neatly inside the trunk provided at front. Interestingly, the huge front windshield gets three wipers.
    There are many ‘Hummer EV’ badgings all around which distinguishes itself as an electric pickup truck. The LED tail lamps at rear are in ‘H’ shape denoting the behemoth off-roader. The rear gets a 5-foot bed which is very useful since it is a lifestyle utility vehicle. It also gets a body-armour underneath to protect it from all sorts of damages it set to concur when it traverses to extreme off-roading conditions.
    Functionalities on offer
    GMC has retained Hummer’s robustness and added a load of modern and useful features to make it much more sophisticated. Yet its overall design remains very much utilitarian. However, it is still more about how it performs than how it looks.
    Coming to its functionalities, new Hummer EV gets fully adjustable air suspension units which can lift up the chassis up to 152mm which increases its ground clearance up to a massive 406mm. The suspension travel is so much that the lay-shaft also had to expand and contract accordingly. It is equipped with four-wheel steering which allows the rear wheels to turn in the same or opposite directions of front wheels thus improving its maneuverability and reducing its turning radius. When the rear wheels point at the same direction as the front wheels it moves diagonally called ‘Crab Mode’.
    Powertrain
    GMC has equipped the Hummer Electric with two motors on front axle with each motor powering one wheel. Thus in case of a wheel losing traction one motor can be switched off and the other motor can draw all its power from the battery to supply it to the wheel having traction. The battery pack itself is placed at the bottom of the frame and is double stacked which improves its center of gravity.
    Above mentioned functionalities help improve its off-tarmac capabilities to great extent. Hummer Electric is powered by a three-motor setup which derives its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries. The powertrain generates a humongous 1000 bhp and a massive 15,600 Nm of torque. Hummer EV Edition 1 goes on sale late next year while rest of the lineup will hit showrooms in 2022. It will go up against the ambitious Tesla Cybertruck which is slated to launch around the same time. More

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    Hummer Electric Global Debut – Launch In 2021 At $ 112k (Approx Rs 83 L)

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    After teasing for months, GMC has finally taken wraps off its all new Hummer electric pickup truck today

    After a long wait, GM has finally launched the much awaited Hummer electric Pick-up. This happens to be one of its kind beast which will have some unparalleled offroading capability along with the benefits of being an EV. Here is the first look TVC.
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    Some Facts & Figures
    The new Hummer EV comes along with performance figures, which clearly showcase that it is a next generation vehicle. Under the hood, well there is no engine for obvious reasons, but there are 3 electric motors which help to dish out 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb ft (15,600 Nm) of max torque.
    GMC Hummer Electric
    The power developed is enough for the pick-up to do a 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds (equivalent of 0-100 kmph). The battery pack supports 800 volt fast charging and can add a range of 100 miles (160 kms) in just 10 minutes. As per GM, the overall range of the Hummer EV happens to be 350 miles+, which roughly translates into more than 560 kms!
    Design Highlights
    The Hummer EV looks like an all new futuristic vehicle which you would expect to come across in a Sci-Fi flick. However, the 6-slat grille from the fossil-fuel powered model adds a bit of nostalgic touch.

    Overall, the Hummer looks bold, massive, intimidating and most importantly, unlike anything we have come across in the recent past. The grille which we talked about too has been done innovatively as it is now basically Hummer badging embedded in an LED strip.
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    Other highlight in the design happens to be its infinity roof, which can basically provide a complete open-air experience. The Hummer EV rides on massive 35-inch tyres, which can further be upgraded to upto 37-inch units (after-market). It also gets a 4-wheel steering system, which helps with manoeuvrability and a reduced turning radius.
    Additionally, GM has added an adaptive air suspension which helps the Hummer to raise its height by 6-inches and make it even more off-road friendly than it already is. GM calls this function as ‘Extract Mode’. Talking about modes, GM has also included a Crab Mode, which as the name suggests, will be good to crawl across difficult off-roading terrain.

    The Hummer EV is a fully loaded product in terms of tech updates as well. It gets 18-camera views for improved understanding of its surroundings, including feeds from under the belly. The Super Cruise functionality helps with autonomous changing of lanes on compatible roads.
    Price and Variants
    Production of the Hummer EV will start later in 2021. Prices of the Hummer will commence at the $112,595 mark (around Rs 83 lakh, excluding taxes). This is the top of the line variant. Bookings are now open at $100.
    Lower priced variants are planned for launch in 2022, 2023 and 2024. In 2022, Hummer EV 3X will be launched with 800 hp / 12,880 Nm motor at price of $99,995. Range will be down to 300+ miles (483+ km). In 2023, Hummer EV 2X will be launched for $89,995. This is rated to deliver 625 hp / 10,033 Nm. Range will be same as Hummer 3x. And finally, in 2024, base model, Hummer EV will launch at $79,995. It will have same motors as the Hummer 2x, but range will be lower at 250+ miles (402+ km). More

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    Tesla to roll out beta of Full Self-Driving on Tuesday, according to Elon Musk – Roadshow

    Move over, Autopilot, the beta version of Tesla’s long-awaited Full Self-Driving system is here.
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    Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta is rolling out to select customers Tuesday night, according to a tweet published Tuesday afternoon by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.In the tweet, Musk says the rollout will be “extremely slow and cautious.” Still, he didn’t say where these vehicles getting the beta will be located, so it’s not clear whether the company has the appropriate permitting in these areas to do this kind of self-driving vehicle testing.
    FSD beta rollout happening tonight. Will be extremely slow & cautious, as it should.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2020

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    Previously, during Tesla’s Battery Day presentation, Musk offered some insight into the work being done to get FSD ready for public consumption: “We had to do a fundamental rewrite of the entire Autopilot software stack… We’re now labeling 3D video, which is hugely different from when we were previously labeling single 2D images,” Musk explained, referring to the way the Autopilot software understands what the objects it sees with its eight cameras are and how it should react to them. “We’re now labeling entire video segments, taking all cameras simultaneously and labeling that. The sophistication of the neural net of the car and the overall logic of the car is improved dramatically.”We reached out to Tesla for more information, but we’re not expecting much because Tesla is now without a PR department.
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    Etrio Touro Max Mini Electric Three Wheelers Launched In Cargo Segment

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    Etrio Touro Max and Mini electric three-wheelers in cargo segment cater to intracity logistics

    Electric vehicle start-up Etrio is keen on intracity logistics, and has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Touro for cargo segment. Both Touro variants are designed for intra-city logistics, especially in last-mile delivery applications. Touro three-wheeler passenger variants will be launched soon.
    Having raised funding of $3 million last month helped facilitate the new product launches. Touro derives its name from the Portuguese word Toro, which means ‘a bull’. This is because the product builds on strong stability, power, and load carrying capacity. The inspiration doesn’t end there, and Touro features bull inspired signature front grille, and Etrio manufactured brake drums.
    Etrio Electric Three Wheeler
    Etrio Touro range is completely localized, which means the products are eligible for central and state government subsidy. Deepak MV, Co-founder & CEO, Etrio said, “With the launch of Touro, we now have added new electric vehicles to our portfolio of retrofitted products. We are on a mission to electrify Intra-City logistics and bring the widest range of electric vehicles tailor-made for this segment.”
    Etrio Touro value proposition
    For customers, Touro’s value proposition builds on operational cost savings of about 70 percent, and driver comfort owing to a gearless, smokeless and noiseless ride. Top range performance, and volumetric capacity comes with safety and stability standards. Battery and power train warranty guarantee makes for a hassle-free ownership experience.

    Etrio Touro features hydraulic brakes with regenerative braking, independent suspension, and cloud-based vehicle tracking through a driver mobile app. The vehicle’s success relies on its Lithium-Ion battery tech. Etrio also offers a certified product range with lead-acid for end-users.
    With electrification being a focus area for e-commerce company logistics, and the need for valuable Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over diesel rickshaws, Tuoro has it’s sight set on modern day requirements and mandates. The company also has a comprehensive driver training and certification programme.
    It’s tech prowess means logistics and e-commerce operators can access the nitty gritty on vehicle usage, and monitor real-time status of each vehicle in a fleet. Notifications for vehicle charging level, fleet management and maintenance can be optimised for optimised performance.
    Preventive maintenance lets fleet operators stay on top of things, and situation in a line work that’s demanding on a daily basis. Monitoring can help fleet owners deal with any instance of rash driving patterns, and corrective countermeasures can be implemented to ensure top notch fleet management at all times.
    Etrio Touro Max and Mini
    A fixed price isn’t announced for Touro Max, and Mini as all products are customised to meet specific e-commerce requirements. This ranges based on battery chemistry, payload required, cubic capacity, and number daily kilometres. Touro Max and Mini are available for outright sale, and lease. Touro lease options are available to leading e-commerce companies that place an order for over 50 vehicles on a 3-year contract period.
    Current production capacity stands at 500 units per month. Pilot runs are being held in Hyderabad, Delhi, and Bangalore. Opportunity is rife as an industry estimate puts the electrified three-wheeler segment at 50 percent by 2024. More

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    Tata Nexon Electric Subscription Plan Related Top 5 Questions – Answered

    Subscription plan allows you to enjoy the benefits of owning a new car, with comparatively lesser hassles
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    In global markets, leasing of cars is quite a common phenomenon and this concept has also entered the Indian automobile markets in recent times. In India, the car renting and leasing system was at around 4 percent in 2019. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and commuters hesitant to take cabs, car pooling and other forms of shared mobility, the concept of car leasing is taking on a new meaning.
    Recently Maruti Suzuki initiated the car subscription and leasing service in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad offering on all its vehicles sold via Arena and Nexa outlets. Currently, similar subscription schemes are also being offered by Toyota, Volkswagen, Skoda, Hyundai and Jeep in India.
    Tata Motors has also introduced the Tata Nexon EV subscription plans, starting at Rs.34,900 per month and is for a period of 12, 24 and 36 months. To offer more insight into this Tata Nexon EV subscription plan, we bring your five of the most asked questions regarding the Tata Nexon Electric Subscription scheme; and their answers for a better understanding.
    1 – Subscription plan details
    The Tata Nexon EV XZ+ variant via the subscription can be used for upto 1,500 kms per month and 18,000 kms per year. It comes with an 80 km/h speed limit. The company offers this model with an EV charger box and installation at the users home or office premises with 15 meters of wiring.
    Tata Nexon EV Fast Charging
    All registration, road tax, road side assistance, insurance and maintenance / service charges are included in the monthly rentals. However, this does not include any expenses which could occur due to driver’s negligence. The company arranges for door-step pick up and drop facility and the user is entitled to access to petrol/diesel cars and discount coupons. All expenses with regard to road tax and registration, insurance renewals, servicing, maintenance, etc, will be undertaken by Tata Motors for which it has partnered with Orix Auto.
    2 – Subscription plan tenure and costs
    There are three tenures for this subscription plan. The Standard monthly subscription rates stand at Rs.41,900, Rs.44,900 and Rs.47,900 for the 12, 24 and 36 month plans respectively. These have been recently revised to 34,900, 37,500 and 41,500 respectively. These prices are inclusive of taxes. Revised rates are valid only till 30th November.
    Tata Nexon Subscription Plan Rates and Tenure
    It is to be noted that Tata Motors is offering special revised rates only to the first 100 subscriptions, valid till 30th November 2020. Under this special scheme, the 18 month tenure can be selected at a monthly subscription rate of Rs.41,500 while the 24 month scheme can be had at Rs.37,500 and the 36 month plan is for Rs.34,900. These also include a 5 percent GST charge.
    3 – Refundable deposit
    Those opting for the Tata Nexon EV subscription plan will have to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs.50,000 and a token amount of Rs.5,000 for the subscription application. This token amount will be adjusted against the refundable security deposit while the monthly charges have to be paid a day prior to delivery of the vehicle.
    4 – Buy-Back option
    While other automakers offer the user a buy back option at the end of the lease tenure, Tata Motors does not offer this benefit to its customers. The company, however, allows the customer to extend the subscription period.
    5 – Target Customers For Nexon EV Subscription Plan
    Tata Nexon EV subscription plan will benefit corporate users who lease company vehicles. It is also designed for people who undergo frequent intercity job transfers while expatriates who visit the country for a particular tenure could also find benefit in this scheme. These users will be offered a brand new Tata Nexon EV on a monthly rental basis and will also not have to bother about expenses such as road tax, registration, insurance and service etc.
    Buyers who prefer the outright ownership route can get the Tata Nexon EV XM variant at 13.99 lakhs, the XZ+ at Rs 15.25 lakhs and XZ+ Lux at Rs 16.25 lakhs. Prices were increased earlier this week by Rs 26k for the top 2 variants. Base variant price remain unchanged. More