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Week 3 of April 2022 - EV Industry Updates
Shayma Shamim
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Week 3 of April 2022 - EV Industry Updates

Report states that by 2025, most electric vehicle manufacturers will switch to 800 volts

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As per the reports, in the future, most electric vehicles will shift towards 800-volt charging systems. Currently, only a few EVs, such as the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-Tron GT, Hyundai Ioniq, and Kia EV6, have an 800V design, and most EVs still use a 400V architecture but in the next five years, all electric cars are expected to shift towards 800 Volts. For the same battery size, doubling the voltage halves the charging time by half, which allows manufacturers to reduce battery capacity. Plus, the 800-volt system delivers the same power with less current, allowing you to charge your electric vehicles with lighter cables and wires. As per the president of Tier 1 supplier GKN’s thIMG02e electric drivetrain division, Dirk Kesselgruber “By 2025, most applications coming to the EV market will be based on 800 volts. We think it will be very popular and Hyundai has shown that it can compete in terms of the price factor." These designs also have low energy loss and do not require expensive thermal management systems to maintain temperatures, according to reports. Unsurprisingly, many EV suppliers expect 800-volt designs to become the norm soon. According to industry experts, most electric vehicles today, including Tesla, use a 400-volt system. This is because homes typically use 380 volts of three-phase power. This way you already have the right charging infrastructure at your place. Many early electric vehicles used 400-volt plug-in hybrid components. The charging infrastructure currently designed for 400V vehicles is to be upgraded to 800V. With an 800V 350kW power plant, electric vehicles can travel from 0-100km (62mph) within 5-7 minutes. Many automakers are working on 800-volt projects. Companies like Volvo, and Polestar are upgrading their designs to reach this 800 V segment.

Tata Motors increased the prices of passenger vehicles by 1.1%, know the new price here

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Planning to buy a car from Tata Motors? If yes, then you will now have to pay more to buy your favorite Tata Electric car. The company announced a hike in price for all its passenger cars. This price change is effective from 23rd April,2022. However, Tata Motors does not say how much the price of all models will increase, but as per the reports, the price of all models will increase by an average of 1.1%. It is also unclear whether Tata Motors will offer discounts to customers who have already booked the car at a lower price or not. Tata Motors raised the price for the second time within a time span of one month. Tata previously announced a price hike in the commercial vehicle segment. Tata Motors announced a price hike for commercial vehicles from 2% to 2.5% in March which was effective from 1st April, depending on model and modification. The reason behind the price hike is the high prices for commodities such as steel, aluminum and other precious metals, as well as rising commodity prices, as the main reasons for the increase. The company said it would likely raise prices due to rising costs. "The company has experienced rising costs at various levels of production, but a sharp rise in production costs has led to higher prices," the company said in a statement. Mahindra, Volvo, MG, Force Motors, Jeep, and Nissan have also recently announced a price hike in their vehicles.

Ather is partnering with Statiq to strengthen its network of charging stations

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The Statiq electric vehicle charging network platform recently tied-up with a leading electric scooter manufacturer in India, Ather Energy to strengthen their collaborative charging station network in Northern India. As part of this partnership, Statiq and Ather Energy will install an electric vehicle charging station at various locations in the north. According to the current road map, the installation will take place throughout the northern region, with a particular focus on the NCR region. This improved network will result in a more reliable network charger for future use, supporting Statiq and AtherEnergy partners and their customers, the company says.
 

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