Mumbai-based automotive startup Earth Energy EV on Thursday launched three electric two-wheeler models.
Called Glyde+, Evolve R and Evolve Z, the vehicles are 96% ‘Made in India’ and are built with local OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and domestic auto part manufacturers, according to a statement.
Price range of these models is between Rs 92,000 and Rs 1,42,000.
The vehicles come with a default in-built app enabled with smartphones that helps riders to keep live navigation status, incoming calls/messages alert, trip history, and current destination on-screen. It also shows battery state of charge (SoC), real-time range and TBT (turnabout time) navigation.
The app allows the third party usage model for food delivery agents as the order mapping can be done on the display screen.
“The EV industry in India is emerging on account of various factors such as the growing awareness toward the environment, increasing petrol prices, and stringent emission norms, etc. We feel that the consumption of electric vehicles will go up now than ever,” Rushi Shenghani, CEO and founder, Earth Energy EV, said.
Glyde+ is is powered by a 2.4W electric motor that offers a top speed of 60km/h and comes at a price range of Rs 92,000. Evolve Z supports 96 AH/Li-ion battery and a range of 100 km and 15 degrees of grade ability. It is priced at Rs 1,30,000. Evolve R can go up to 110 km at full charge and will be available at Rs 1,42,000.
All models are available in three colors -- marshal grey, jet black, and white.
Customers can purchase the product from select dealers and distributors and trade partners. It will also be available on hybrid e-distribution platform buyEv.in.
The company has set up a 7000 sq ft research and development centre in Vasai, Mumbai, and produces Li-on battery packs in-house.
Founded by Shenghani, the company had raised an undisclosed seed round last year led by LR Joshi, managing director of Pranada Biopharma along with other private equity investors. Earth Energy EV has been a part of the SmartCity Dubai Accelerator Programme in 2018.