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Omega Seiki Mobility Brings Rage+ Rapid Electric 3-Wheeler



Omega Seiki Mobility, in partnership with advanced battery-tech startup Log 9 Materials, today introduced India’s fastest charging electric3-Wheeler Rage+ Rapid EV. The company has commenced accepting booking for Rage+ Rapid EV in two variants: Rage+ RapidEV Open Carrier Half Tray (discounted ex-showroom price ₹3.59 lakh) and Rage+ RapidEV with 140 cubic feet top body container (discounted ex-showroom price ₹3.99 lakh) –by paying a pre-booking amount of ₹10,000. This price is valid only for the first 1,000 customers only. 

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) is fully committed to an all-electric future. OSM is a leading last mile solution provider to many fleet operators and entrepreneurs. The Company is co-developing solutions with world renowned technology partners to make EV’s more accessible and reliable. The OSM Rage+ RapidEV has been developed jointly by Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 Materials, keeping in mind the unique requirements of Indian consumers. Adding to the delightful proposition of the Rage+ RapidEV, OSM is also introducing a never before seen offer this festive season. India’s fastest charging three-wheeler cargo EV is now offered with an attractive discount of up to Rs. 1 Lakh. The offer will be limited to the first 1,000 units only.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility, said, “Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) believes that the way to develop faster EV Technology is through creating alliances. We are elated to partner with Log9 Materials as we share common values of creating Made-In-India and Made-for-India products. OSM is at the pinnacle of the cargo EV segment in India and with today’s launch of Rage+ Rapid EV, I am sure our customers will be delighted with the unique value proposition offered. Resolving range anxiety with industry-leading charging time will lead to more uptime for last mile logistics customers as well as entrepreneurs, adding more firepower to their business.” 

Mr. Narang further added “For the last 6 months OSM’s electric three-wheelers powered by green energy have covered more than 1 million kms on ground leading to a reduction of over 1,200 tons of CO2 emissions. With this association with Log9, we will be taking this number exponentially high. Being carbon neutral is the need of the hour for all nations in humanity’s fight against global warming and climate change. The ball is now in our court, and it is time for the industrial sector to rise up to the occasion.

Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log 9 Materials says, “We are happy to roll-out the festive season pre-booking offer of Rage+ RapidEV in partnership with Omega Seiki Mobility. With Log 9’s InstaCharge technology which allow 9x faster charging, 9x more battery life and 9x higher performance as compared to the existing EV batteries in the Indian market, these Rage+ RapidEV 3 wheelers will enable vehicle owners to save a lot of charging time, increase uptime, deliver more and thus make more money with deliveries per shift. The value propositions of the Rage+ RapidEV variants make them superlative and truly revolutionary offering for the commercial 3W EV market in India, and are also in alignment with Log 9’s fundamental promise of ensuring the three pillars – ‘power’, ‘performance’ and ‘peace of mind’ to our customers.” 

Following the closure of the above-mentioned online pre-booking event, representatives from Omega Seiki/Log 9 team will get in touch with the customers who have made the partial payment in order to facilitate completion of the remaining payment process and formalities. The vehicle will be dispatched and shipped to the customer within 4-6 weeks from the date when their pre-booking is made. 

Keeping range anxiety at bay, both variants of Omega Seiki’s Rage+ Rapid EVs, which are a part of this offer, consist of RapidX 6000 fast-charging batteries based on the flagship InstaCharge technology innovated by Log 9 Materials, which in turn enable the vehicles to get fully charged within 35 minutes, thereby making them the fastest-charging 3-wheelers available in India currently. The batteries are optimally designed to work within tough Indian weather conditions between operating temperatures of -30°C to +60°C, allowing up to 40,000 charge-discharge cycles and hence 10+ years of battery life, and will provide a range of 90km+ in a single charge when fully charged. All these features combined makes Rage+ RapidEV the most suited and first-of-its-kind electric vehicle(s) targeted towards the B2B last-mile cargo and delivery segment in India. 

Notably, the Rage+ Rapid EVs – powered by Log 9’s InstaCharge technology — also come along with ₹1 lakh buy back guarantee within 5 years (after the purchase); this buyback guarantee is a first in the Indian market and attempts to solve the challenges associated with resale value of EVs. Additionally, Rage+ Rapid EV offers a 5-year vehicle warranty and 6-year battery warranty. To further add to the value proposition for the customers, Log 9 will also be offering to them – ‘InstaCharge on Demand’ – a phone-call-based EV charging service that brings Log 9’s unique high-power charger to the vehicle owners’ preferred location, and they will also be providing the customers access to Log 9’s newly-developed ‘InstaCharge App’ – a mobile app that guides a person in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and other metro cities to easily find in real time the nearest EV charging station based on their location. 

Omega Seiki Mobility believes in creating sustainable mobility solutions with an integrated approach of connecting Automobiles and the Society. The brand’s focus is to eventually create a clean ecosystem with eco-friendly, safe and congestion free mobility. OSM is one of India’s leading clean energy incubators and has become synonymous with India’s sustainability success. The electric vehicle manufacturing company aims to fast-track future mobility, with green energy at its core, by implementing data-driven, smart engineering.

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World’s Fastest Charging 3-Wheeler Launched



Exponent Energy has announced a partnership with Altigreen Propulsion Labs, a leading electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, to make rapid charging a reality for eCVs on Indian roads. They unveiled the fastest charging electric 3-wheeler that rapid charges from0-100% battery capacity within 15 minutes.

The Exponent Enabled Altigreen neEV HD has an 8.19 kWh e^pack – a proprietary battery by Exponent. The vehicle delivers a city drive range of 80-85 kms and charges up in 15 minutes at Exponent’s e^pump network. This is achieved by the e^pump delivering 600A of current to the e^pack (15x industry standard) while managing individual cell characteristics including thermals to ensure safety, long battery life, and performance consistency even at 50 degrees Celsius. 

Speaking about the first-ever 15-minute rapid charging deployment for CVs, Dr. Amitabh Saran, Founder & CEO, Altigreen Propulsion Labs, said, “At Altigreen, we are constantly looking to push the boundaries of innovation for both vehicles and technology. Our focus has always been the driver; our endeavour is to exceed their expectations and that’s why we are industry leaders in driving range, ground clearance, volumetric load capacity and vehicle speed. This partnership with Exponent will now make us the fastest charging 3-wheeler that offers flexibility and freedom to our customers, and helps them earn even more.” 

With a fresh round of INR 300 Cr investment led by Sixth Sense Ventures, Reliance New Energy, Xponentia Capital, and others, Altigreen is aggressively ramping up its R&D and production capabilities while developing a robust pan-India distribution network to offer the best and cleanest last-mile transportation. The same will be used to offer the benefits of Exponent’s 15-minute rapid charging across India.

Elaborating on the partnership, Arun Vinayak, Co-founder & CEO, Exponent Energy said, “For all of India to go electric, EVs need to charge faster and last longer. Our e^pack & e^pump make this possible with 15-minute rapid charging and 3000 cycle life warranty (a new industry standard). By being cell agnostic, we can leverage the existing manufacturing ecosystem that produces LFP and NMC cells extensively, and scale much faster. Altigreen’s engineering first approach gave us the confidence to work with them and made us realise they are the best partners for us. Hats off to engineers at both Exponent and Altigreen for making rapid charging not only a concept but a roadworthy reality in such a short period of time.”

Exponent has collected data for thousands of charging cycles (equivalent to many lakhs of kms) in 18 months of e^pack’s evolution. After 6 months of joint development and on-road testing with Altigreen, the solution has reached maturity to hit the market. Some of the milestones include 5 back-to-back rapid charge cycles on a vehicle for a 400-km run in a single day; and clocking over 10,000 km of city-driving in a 40 day period! 

With their recent fundraise that included the family office of Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, and CEO, Hero MotoCorp, Exponent Energy is ramping up its e^pack production and setting up 100 e^pumps across Bengaluru in its first leg. Other cities will follow, in association with Altigreen.

Exponent Energy has raised$6mn so far from prominent investors such as Motherson Group, a leading global supplier of automotive components along with YourNest VC, 3one4 Capital, AdvantEdge VC, and angel investors Rajesh Yabaji, Co-founder & CEO, BlackBuck, Pushkar Singh, Co-founder & CEO, LetsTransport.

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BLive opens its New EV Experience Store in Hyderabad



BLive opened its fourth EV Experience store in the city at Malakpet Hyderabad. Hyderabad has three other EV experience stores at Pragathinagar, Hafeezpet and Bapu Nagar, respectively. The store is launched with the franchisee Shalini E-Motors.

With this store BLive takes a step further in its plans to set up at least 15 multi-brand stores spread across Hyderabad and other major cities in Telangana. The phenomenal growth of BLive aligns with its vision of reaching EVs to every household in India over the next few years. The EV sector pioneer aims to set up over 100 stores pan-India by 2023.

The BLive experience store offers a wide range of products for personal mobility and mobility solutions for businesses. Through the store, BLive aims to promote sustainable mobility to all its customers by showcasing multiple brands of electric two-wheelers (e2Ws), electric bicycles (e-bikes) and electric delivery vehicles all designed and manufactured by Indian brands. The new store also has an in-house quick service kiosk, battery swap facilities and EV charging infrastructure. This store also is a testimony to the fact that more and more people are investing in green mobility.

With the store, BLive brings everything related to E2W under one roof housing key brands like Kinetic Green, BattRE, LML – Detel, Techo Electra, Gemopai, E-Motorad, Hero Lectro and others. The store will also offer charging solutions, expert guidance on selecting the right EVs and post sales service packages. The store has a range of EVs for Businesses e.g. delivery vehicles for e-commerce companies, food delivery vehicles and more. BLive Experience Stores bring together an online and physical experience to help consumers experience EVs and understand EVs before purchase.

Sharing his thoughts on the launch of the fourth store in the city, Samarth Kholkar, Co-Founder, BLive, said, “We started our journey of physical multi-brand store from Hyderabad and today we are launching our fourth store here. The response that we have got here is really encouraging. Today more people are open to the idea of multi-brand franchise model, and we have a loyal franchise base here. BLive is on a mission to create awareness, drive accessibility and affordability of EVs to help customers transition seamlessly to EV. We want to help consumers experience and buy EV of their choice and make the switch to EV smooth”.

BLive is on the journey to bring clean mobility closer to customers and with every store launch in the city, it is taking one step closer to that goal. The store gives the customers a hands-on EV experience and offers a variety of brands and designs to customers like roadside assistance, easy finance options, comprehensive service packages and e-mobility spares parts.

Speaking about BLive’s plans, Sandeep Mukherjee, Co-Founder, BLive said, Today EV adoption is happening at a great pace in India. At BLive, we endeavour to engage and educate consumer through our multiformat touch points. The key to accelerating adoption is through information and accessibility. The consumer today is more aware and is willing to make the switch to green mobility. With our platform and experience stores, we will continue to raise awareness and adoption of EV.”

Commenting on the partnership, Kothi Dayakar Reddy said, “We are excited to partner with BLive and bring another multi-brand store in Hyderabad. With increasing pollution and high fuel costs EV’s are the future of transport and we are happy to bring means of to that by partnering with BLive.”

The fast-paced digital-first start up is focused on launching EV Experience stores and driving deeper penetration in tier-2 and tier-3 cities where customers struggle with lack of knowledge and options for clean mobility. BLive also looks forward to associating with more partners via a franchise model to promote the message of sustainable mobility through accelerated EV adoption.

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Upgrade Your Car Audio Experience with Sony’s Latest Mobile ES Amplifiers



Sony India announced the newest additions to its premium Mobile ES car amplifier line-up, XM-5ES, XM-4ES, and XM-1ES. With high-quality sound and seamless usability, Sony’s latest car audio offerings deliver a superior entertainment experience.

Mobile ES Line-up Overview

  1. XM-5ES: Mobile ES 5-channel Power Amplifier
  2. XM-4ES: Mobile ES 4-channel Power Amplifier
  3. XM-1ES: Mobile ES Mono Power Amplifier

Here are the key product highlights:

  • High-resolution Audio compatible (XM-5ES/XM-4ES only) to enjoy studio-quality sound
  • With a variety of speaker configurations, the ES series boosts in-car music with its high-power output
  • Sony Mobile ES series brings many years of Sony’s digital amplifier engineering expertise
  • The Mobile ES series uses premium components to deliver superior sound
  • Introducing high-quality speaker terminal with Hex-key screws
  • Experience sturdy build with an aluminium frame and solid bottom plate
  • Controls are easy to understand and use and allow for intuitive operation
  • Get full stereo frequency range with single summing combining pre-filtered audio signals
  • Seamless installation for pass through and combining channels in either stereo or mono modes

Price and Availability:

The new line-up will be available at select premium car dealers across India.

ModelBest Buy (in INR)Availability Date
XS-1ES45,990/-6th July,2022 onwards
XM-4ES45,990/-6th July,2022 onwards
XM-5ES75,990/-August 2022 onwards

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