The Auto Expo 2020 saw every manufacturer showcasing its future of mobility, as was the theme of the show. Electric vehicles such as Mahindra Funster, eKUV300, I.D. Crozz and so on were showcased by the globally renowned automobile giants. What actually was astonishing was the prominent display of many electric vehicle startups in India that unveiled their offerings. Let us have a look at the many new players planning to step in the market that demands the future to be greener and cleaner.
Evolet India | The Prancing Horse of EVs
Unveiled by the pop icon, Daler Mehndi, Evolet was one of the major startups that looks ready to land in the EV arena. Two of its offerings are Polo and Derby. Both the electric scooters have a top speed of 25 kmph thus there is no licence required for driving these ones. The company claims that the ride cost is less than 8 paisa per kilometre.
But the best of their offerings is the Evolet Hawk. The first Indian electric sports motorcycle with a claimed range of 100 kms and a top speed of 120 kmph(the parameters have been approved by iCAT). Giving a hint of Karizma ZMR in terms of design, the sports bike seems to be a built-to-last bike. The projector LED headlamp will make sure you see the way clear while prancing through the roads. The sleek indicators add to the sporty look of the bike.
Have a look at the other models available with the company at their site.
Everve Motors | The future is here
The Pune based startup has got a very futuristic looking scooter at its stands which the company is planning to launch by the end of the year.
The company site reads, “This e-scooter is an amalgamation of all the essential components which gives this EV an avant-garde look and most importantly adds to the feel-good factor” for the EF1 scooter. The scooter has got a top speed of 95 kmph all thanks to its lightweight hybrid tubular chassis.
Charjet Electric Vehicle Solutions | Making EV mobility a reality
The Hyderabad based startup is planning to install around 2000 EV charging stations across the country to make sure you don’t have to worry about a charge on your battery. The charging stations would be compatible with almost all the brands be it Mahindra, Tata Motors, MG motors, Bajaj and many more. You can have a look at the story of the company on their website.
Devot Motors | The Indian British Design EV
The company has unveiled its first prototype of the electric bike at the Auto Expo 2020. Founded in 2019, the company envisions to manufacture affordable and innovative electric motorcycles in India. The classic looking electric bike showcased at the expo gets the retro feels and yet is equipped with the best possible tech for the future. The company claims that the bike has a top speed of over 100 kmph and a range of 200 kms. You can register here for the regular updates about the bike.
Battrixx Electric | Weird AF
The uniquely weird looking bike was a showstopper at the Expo. The 12.7kWh battery allows the bike to go up to 300 kms in a single charge. The front-wheel coming out of the bike is supported by the fork-like sturdy structure. The fully covered body does not reveal anything about the chassis but the company assures the quality of the bike.
Kabira Mobility | The Sporty EV
The Goa-based company unveiled KM 3000 electric sports bike which is expected to launch in the country by March 2020. The bike showcased has a top speed of 80kmph and a range of 85kms. The price tag of Rs. 1,12,990 makes it the most affordable sports bike in India. It has got a split LED headlamp, LED turn indicators, anti-theft alarm and a digital instrument cluster.
Raptee Energy | Engineered Beyond Boundaries
The Tamil Nadu based company has unveiled its bike at the Auto Expo 2020. With a range of 200 kms and a top speed of 150 kmph and looks of the retro-future, this bike surely is a head-turner. The company plans to launch the bike by 2021. The company has set a price of Rs. 2,89,000 and is available for pre-booking for an amount of Rs 1,000 here. The Mark 1 version is comparable to a 750cc bike and Mark 2 is a 250cc counterpart as the company claims.
The road to the future really seems to be electrified with various companies launching EVs in India. For the four-wheeler segment Altroz EV, Mahindra eKUV100 and Maruti Futuro-e also show that the future is green. Let’s hope that the startups are able to get the attraction from the Indian audience or not. What’s your take? Let us know in the comments.10