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What is mobility 2.0 & where it is heading to?

Prana = Mobility 2.0 for personal commute 

Mobility 2.0 can be defined as the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society using non-fossil Commute. SRIVARU Motors Pvt Ltd (SVM) has reignited the action in developing electric transportation and clearly focusing on Premium segment Commutes. The aim of SVM is to achieve widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Major Indian cities to reach a target where travel by electric vehicles makes up 30% of total urban travel by 2030. 

Simply definition on Transition

Transformation of the automotive industry 

Electrification plays a significant role in a country like India, by 2030, Mobility 2.0 could prompt electric vehicles holding a significant share up to 50% of new vehicle sales in a breakthrough scenario globally. If India experiences a similar momentum, it will significantly impact manufacturers across the automotive value chain. However, after the initial announcement for the adoption of 100% electric vehicles by 2030, India has already rolled back this audacious goal under intense lobbying by automotive component sectors. We think it is mainly due to fear of change. Concepts of shared mobility are emerging through cab aggregators, use of electric motorcycles, rickshaws, and electric buses. However, IoT based interconnectivity and autonomous driving are currently far off concepts on India’s Mobility 2.0 horizon. 

Sales and market shares – Globally 

In 2017, global sales of electric vehicles crossed the threshold limit of 1 million units (1.1 million). The sales growth of EV was slow in 2016 when compared to 2015 but picked up a pace in 2017, registering a year-on-year increase of 54% (compared with 38% in 2016). The below graph reveals the same  Mobility 2.0 is leading to in-vehicle commuting assistance for EV mobility, enabling more reliable and energy-efficient electric-mobility. To have a higher impact, Mobility 2.0 adopts a strategic paradigm to address the main concern of urban EV mobility, i.e, Range anxiety while making driving much easier. Remember the city driving with mobility 1.0 vehicles gear shifting is a tedious process. SVM’s PRANA makes the concept of the clutch, gear a thing of the previous generation.  

Key Drivers for Mobility 2.0 as follows 

  • Awareness of vehicle pollution | Making customers demanding better vehicle 
  • Need for upgraded driving experience and better safety standards 
  • Regulations and incentives 
  • Technology 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Customer demand                     

The infrastructure such as charging, battery swapping, inductive roads and IoT connected parking slots for EVs is the next set of growth driver for this industry. With address of some of the above and growing environmental concern among the millennial is definitely going to give a fillip to customer demand. All of the above drivers of mobility 2.0 create definite spaces or niches for entrepreneurs to innovate on and develop new business models.

 

Demise of Mobility 1.0 

Electric vehicles are not a new phenomenon, as they first appeared in the mid-19th century. In fact, an electric vehicle held the vehicular land speed record until around 90’s. However, the high cost, low top speed, and short range of battery vehicles, compared to later IC engine vehicles, led to a worldwide decline in their use; although electric vehicles have continued to be used in the form of electric trains and other niche uses. After years outside the limelight, there was a renaissance of sorts brought by the energy crises of the 1970s and 1980s, due to the perception that electric cars are insulated from the fluctuations of the hydrocarbon energy market. Throughout the 90s, interest in electric cars again waned as customer preferences shifted to big bulky SUVs which were gas guzzlers, though affordable to operate, thanks to lower gasoline prices. It was only with the emergence of TESLA in 2004, and introduction of their earlier models in 2008, brought EVs back into mainstream. The set of reasons are presented in graphic below. 

  Considering the entire value chain of Mobility 2.0 including renewable energy generation and distribution, recharging, battery and components, and Electric Vehicles sales, a World Bank study indicates a total value chain greater than $250 billion worldwide. If this is done, then Mobility 2.0 can play a vital role beyond the MDG development framework. Question remains how to inspire the next generation of business leaders to adopt even more ambitious sustainability goals and of course how do we give Mobility innovators and entrepreneurs the best chance of success. Energy storage for electricity will go through huge innovation which intern means better everyone and earth. 

                                              Trends in Mobility 2.0 

                     Globally Rising Adaption of Electric Vehicles 

4 thoughts on “What is mobility 2.0 & where it is heading to?

  1. Hi,
    Reg: Pranaa bike Queries
    Really appreciate the effort for design and performance.

    Few Queries:
    Battery Portable mechanism to be used in prana as like Revolt EV
    If we are in hill and want to leave the vehicle in steep. Normal two wheelers having gear to lock and activa scooter will have rear wheel lock on rear brake lever. For this prana, will the wheels won’t roll on steep?
    Why there is no straight stand?
    Why can’t we have the hybrid method included ? Like petrol or Electric .
    Why we are not using Solar panel? This is a major advantage for electric vehicle owners. This has to be placed in petrol tank to charge the battery using fast charging mechanism.
    Rear Seat and grab rails should be little bit comfortable

    Regards
    Rajesh

    1. Thank you for your interest in SVM’s PRANA. We would like to answer your queries. Our batteries are Lithium Ferrous Phosphate ion 72V batteries which powers the Brushless DC hub motor. So, it is not removable, unless you wish to flex your muscles for lifting 45Kg battery pack. We have brake lock at either levers to prevent the wheels from rolling downhill. Straight stand or Kickback stand is generally used in light weighing vehicles. In case of heavy motorcycles, i.e PRANA we have weight distributed to its centre resulting in harder to pull the motorcycle for kickback stand. Our primary goal is to provide our customer and future generation a pollution free environment. Hybrids like dual power source (petrol with electric) still results in emitting pollutants. In the case of solar panel, we agree your statement, but solar panel adds up primary cost of PRANA. And special flexible solar panels are need, by the way this technology is quite a bit more advance in our country. We hope, we have cleared your ambiguities. Are you aware of our SVMCSR green credit scheme? For more information visit our website: http://www.srivarumotors.com or feel free to ring us at +91 8098202030. Lets make our environment pollution free again, One PRANA at a time.

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