The Digital Identity of EVs

We’ve all come across IoT (Internet of Things) in some form or the other in our daily lives like wearables that track our activity and fitness, navigating using GPS-tracking on our phone, smart toll-collection and many more… The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) defines IoT as a system of self-adaptive and complex networks […]

EV Retrofitting

Hello there! We’re back with another juicy edition of the Ostara newsletter! First up, a couple of quick Ostara updates… Ostara Updates! Now, for our topic for this month… India’s first large-scale CNG programme kickstarted in 1998, in Delhi, after the Supreme Court of India then issued several directives centred around the clean fuel. Since then, almost […]

The Internal Network of the EV

From the Founder’s Desk: We have had an exciting start to the year! Lots of new launches in the Indian Electric Mobility landscape and a growing focus on clean mobility across stakeholders including in policy-making at the Central Government level. As deal activity increases in Mobility and Sustainability, we are looking to partner at mid-to-senior levels. If […]

The Indian EV ecosystem in 2022: The Ostara Review

As we launch full steam ahead into the new year, we look back at the year that was. 2022 bore witness to many milestones for Ostara Advisors, which we wrote about last month in the Ostara Rewind. This month, we look at the transformational trends for the Electric Mobility space in India during 2022, in the Ostara […]

2022: The Ostara Rewind

2022 has been an exciting year for Ostara Advisors. The mission that we started out with in 2018 – to create India’s first specialised investment bank focused on Mobility and Sustainability – has led us to pole position in our chosen sectors in 2022. As we bid farewell to this exciting year, let’s recap what we’ve been […]

Financing India's EVs – II

Last month, we discussed some key terms in EV financing, along with different frameworks and policies of the same. Continuing in the same vein, we will once again be delving into the world of financing, albeit from a different perspective. In Part 1, the frameworks and business models were from the perspective of NBFCs and […]

Financing India's EVs

Increased consumer interest in electric vehicles and strong policy support point to a positive growth trajectory for the Indian EV ecosystem. Financing of EVs has continued to remain a challenge both for B2C and B2B customers. Having said that, solutions continue to evolve and we take a look at some frameworks and trends in our […]

Electrifying Freight – The Global Perspective

We started covering Freight Electrification in our newsletter last month, as we believe this to be one of the most compelling use-cases for the clean mobility transition. We wrote about various zero-emission technologies currently available for freight vehicles, the limitations of these technologies for long-haul trucking and also shared a snapshot of the Indian policy framework for electric freight and logistics. Moving on to our […]

Electrifying Freight – The Indian Context

India has been the world’s fastest-growing major economy for 4 of the past 5 years. The movement of goods across the country and beyond its borders has created economic opportunities for millions of India’s citizens. Today, the logistics sector represents 14%  of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and handles ~4 bn tonnes of goods each year, Trucks and […]

The EV Battery Management System (BMS)

The past few months have put electric vehicles (EVs) in India in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons! Recent EV fires have raised concerns about the safety of the electric vehicles, with many companies coming under scrutiny. The good news is that this affords a great opportunity for the EV ecosystem to course-correct, invest […]

R. 'Shanx' Ravisankar

Industry Expert – Financial Technology and Cloud Solutions

Shanx is a founding member and former CEO of Oracle Financial Services Software, (formerly known as i-flex Solutions, the company was acquired by Oracle in 2006). Shanx retired in 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer, Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU). As a technology leader, he has also been profiled in leading trade and industry publications. In 2008, Shanx was selected as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian American business leaders. This accolade celebrates Asian business leaders and recognizes their pivotal roles in Corporate America. Shanx is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and has an MBA in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
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