03 Jun, 20
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The drive behind the creation of M Auto

We don’t feel the need to do things according to the “norms”. We invest ourselves into creating big solutions for big problems. With M Auto we brought in a large number of women and transgender drivers. And we have a female leading a fleet of over 50,000 male drivers. There is absolutely no space for gender bias. We only look at opportunities and capabilities everywhere.

All of our vehicles are electric and designed to be in harmony with the environment. The goal was never to be just another EV company. But to be a company that recognizes problems and finds solutions. M Auto doesn’t want a future where we have space for regret of any kind. We are protecting the environment and empowering each and everyone who works with us.

M Auto Electric signs an agreement with PIA for the start of its activities and to start M Auto’s largest electric vehicle manufacturing unit in Africa in PIA Togo with the presence of Hon. Minister of Environment and Forest Resources Mr. Katari Foli-Bazi, Hon. Minister of Road, Rail and Air transport Mr. Affoh Atcha Dedji, Minister of Investment promotion Mme Rose Kayi Mivedo and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Local Consumption Mr. Kodjo Adedze. We have been working on this for the last 1 year and are aiming to employ 50% women. M Auto has already started its training for women mechanics and technicians.

  • M Auto is also aiming to set up the largest battery unit in Africa.
  • M Auto Togo factory will be producing 1000 units of bikes per day, 30,000 units per month and 60,000 units of battery per month.
  • We will be setting up a large dealer network in and around Africa.
  • Our heartfelt thanks to all our vendors and partner.
  • M Auto always believes in social entrepreneurship. Let’s take this vision forward for all the generations to come!
03 Jun, 20
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Top 5 Myths about Electric Vehicles

• They take forever to charge – You might not be taking into consideration the charging patterns of an EV. Most EVs are charged overnight or maybe once every few nights. And even with long driving distances, superchargers can charge your EV fully in 30-60 minutes. Charging stations are being rigorously set up throughout parking spaces and in time charging EVs won’t be a challenge at all.

• They’re not economical – You’re not looking at the big picture. Maintaining an EV costs next to nothing. They have much fewer moving parts, and they don’t run on oil. And they last forever. And in 2021, even the price points are coming down to a point where an EV will cost half of what you’d pay for a fuel vehicle.

• Batteries are super expensive – Current EV batteries have a capacity of up to 90% after driving them for around 240,000 kilometers. The average driver doesn’t complete that distance. And even if you somehow manage to reach that target, EV companies offer you an 8-year guarantee. So don’t even worry about battery expenses.

• Not suitable for long-distance travel – The new age, global line of electric vehicles easily run for a distance of up to 340 kms without needing a charge. Long-distance travel will only be an issue if it’s for a distance of above 400 kms which is very rare for the average Indian driver.

• They’re not fast – There are electric race cars racing on grids worldwide. So if you’re wondering if your EV will complete your speed needs, they’ve got you covered.

03 Jun, 20
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Why the challenges faced by electric vehicles are only temporary

Resistance to Change – With any new technology/concept comes a resistance to overcome. There was a time when smartphones posed resistance. So did the first aircraft. And as long as innovations happen, resistance to change is bound to follow. But the beauty of this resistance is, once overcome, there are endless possibilities. EVs are currently facing the “new technology” resistance barrier. But it’s only temporary.

Range and charging times – Filling your tank with petrol takes 5 mins. But charging an EV might take you anywhere between 4-16 hours. The thought of your vehicle running out of charge mid-journey is daunting. However, a lot of new innovations are coming up with more and more smart charging technologies and with time, there will be a solution to this as well. National charging station networks are already being set up and there are a lot of plug-in hybrid vehicles available for the moment

The cost – Yes, as of now personal EVs are expensive. They are being bought mostly by luxury car enthusiasts and people who can conveniently set up charging stations at their own homes. But that’s where the beauty of EVs in public transport lies. You get all the goodness and power of an EV but without the headaches! And with time, EVs will be available to people will all levels of income!

Experience the electric autos from M Auto, that take only 3 hours to charge on your usual plug point. You can ride this beauty for 120 kms until it is due for its next recharge.

26 May, 20
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Is India ready for Electric Vehicles?

Well, as of now, the answer to this question is pretty ambiguous. It is both a yes and a no situation.

In 2019, less than 0.5% of all car sales were EVs, however, this might not be a correct indicator of India’s EV preparedness. India sold 69,000 EVs in 2017-2018 and around 143,000 units in 2018-2019. In 2020, India sold about 231,000 EVs. This is a very strong growth rate. Around 97% of all EV sales in India have been two and three-wheelers which again tells you a story.

In this exact present, is India completely prepared for EVs? Probably not. A lot of charging stations, policies, etc. are yet to be implemented. But is transportation in India moving towards a strong electric future? The numbers say a big YES to that.

26 May, 20
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The most crucial component of an Electric Vehicle!

The battery is EVERYTHING.

And the batteries in EVs are not the same as the ones in fuel vehicles where they’re pretty much just a plug-and-play component. For electric vehicles, designing and manufacturing a good battery is THE most important step in making sure you’re creating a good vehicle.

EV batteries have a huge variety of sensors that detect everything from aging effects to self-healing capabilities. The battery decides every aspect of the vehicle from range to the convenience of recharging. It also decides the cost of the electric vehicle and the possible challenges it can face.

It’s also important for the consumers to understand the basics of the battery in their electric vehicles to understand both the power and the limitations that come with it.

29 Jun, 19
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Electric and Fuel vehicles! A comparison by Mother Nature.

Well, let’s keep monetary aspects aside. What are the environmental aspects of electric vehicles?

Emissions from fuel vehicles are not just bad for the planet, but they’re really bad for our health as well. Air pollutants from gasoline lead to cancer, bronchitis, and even premature death. In fact, one of the primary causes of fine particulate matter pollution is gasoline and pollution from diesel-run car engines.

Even when it comes to carbon footprints, electric vehicles are much more efficient and environmentally friendly. Even when the energy for an electric vehicle comes from the dirtiest grid in the state, it still has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than a fuel vehicle.

Throughout their lifetime, electric vehicles completely outperform fuel vehicles when it comes to emissions and pollution. So if you’re concerned about mother nature, and are wondering what she thinks about electric vehicles, you have your answer.

18 Jun, 19
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5 Reasons you NEED to be concerned about eco-friendly travel!

Climate Change and global warming don’t seem to be going anywhere.

  • CO2 levels – We hit record CO2 levels in 2020. We hit 417 parts per million in May 2020. The last time CO2 levels were this high was 4 million years ago. The way you choose to travel REALLY matters.
  • Record heat – The past decade was the hottest this planet has ever been. The temperatures triggered the largest wildfires ever recorded in California, Colorado, and Australia.
  • Arctic Ice – In June 2020, the temperature reached 38C in eastern Siberia. That’s the hottest ever recorded in the Arctic Circle.
  • Permafrost – Permafrost contains a huge amount of greenhouse gases, including CO2 and methane which get released into the environment when it thaws. And this happens when temperatures increase.
  • Deforestation – Since 1990, the world has lost 178 million hectares of forest. The soil in forests stores about 45% of all carbon on land. And when we lose forests, the soil is disturbed and the CO2 is released into the atmosphere.
  • The world is heading towards a point of no return. And we must do everything in our power to prevent reaching that point. Change the way you think. Change the way you travel. It’s time to think about the future of our existence.
  • Knowing what to do only makes sense when you take the action and apply it. Let us know the ONE small change you’re going to make today in the comments below. Let’s help the planet together 🙂
10 Jun, 19
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Some fun facts you might not know about EVs around the world

Silence turned out to be an issue! – Electric vehicles were built to be sleek, silent, and peaceful vehicles that emit almost 0 noise. However, that turned out to be an issue after EVs started sneaking up on unexpecting cyclists and pedestrians! In Europe, a new rule was imposed on EV manufacturers that made it mandatory for the vehicles to emit a slight artificial noise that would alert cyclists and pedestrians!

The “Dog Mode” – Ever been in situations where you have to leave your pet in the car but you’re afraid the car might get too hot? Tesla introduced a new solution with an “overheat cabin protection” function that keeps it cool when pets are left inside. And they named this feature the “dog mode”.

There is an abundance of charging stations in some places around the world – For example, in the UK, there are now 8471 charging stations and 8400 petrol stations. And the number of petrol stations is actually decreasing! This is bound to happen everywhere in the world as soon as everyone gains awareness about the benefits and economical advantages of EVs.

Electric vehicles were cool before they were cool? – In the early 1900s, electric cars were way more popular than gas-powered vehicles. In fact, 38% of all American cars were electric while only 22% were powered by fuel. The rest were powered by what you ask? The rest 40% were powered by steam! But by the 1920s, their popularity had declined as there was more demand for cars with a better range. In 2021, history is repeating itself. But all the signs point towards a permanent revolution this time.

Know anything super fun about EVs that we missed here? Drop it in the comments below!

08 May, 19
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Four simple ways you can extend the battery life of your EV

Say no to high temperatures – Don’t park in super-hot areas. Especially if your EV has an automatic temperature regulation system, it will needlessly drain your batteries. Always try to park in areas with shade or if you must park it in a hot area, try and plug it in so that the thermal management system only uses grid power instead of your batteries.

Try not to charge up to 100% all the time – Yes, a full charge will give you the maximum operation time, but it might not be the best thing for the overall life span of your batteries. If you can get your daily commute done with a 75-80% charge, don’t charge the car completely.

Fast charging is great? – Fast charging is super convenient. It really is. It can be a lifesaver sometimes. But it also takes a toll on the batteries as it pushes in a lot of current in a very short period and strains the batteries. So standard charge whenever possible. Eight years of standard charging will give you around 10% more battery life compared to eight years of fast charging.

Timed charging is a great option – Don’t leave your EV with 0% or 100% charge. The battery will struggle to keep its state of charge when you’re away. So time the charging in such a way that you’re not leaving your vehicle in a charged state for too long.

Know of any other ways that might help improve the battery life of an EV? Let us know in the comments!