An e-bike and an EV (electric car) are out now,to champion the cause of greener mobility
ELECTRIC vehicle makers like Tesla and LeEco are already making waves across the world. Now
manufacturers in India are starting to offer powertrains that run on alternative energy, too. Take for instances the e-Verito, the recently-launched electric edition of the rather popular Mahindra Verito. It’s also the first four-door Mahindra sedan to run on electricity. The 72V three phase induction motor delivers a maximum power of 30.5kW at 3,500rpm, with a torque of 91Nm
at 3,000rpm. The company claims the car can travel 110 km before discharging, and full charging takes a good eight hours. Fast charging capability (only offered on the top-end D6 trim) reduces the time to 80 minutes. Top speed is limited to 86 kmph and prices start at Rs 9.5 lakh
(ex-showroom Delhi). Meanwhile, the two-wheeler space is rife with electric alternatives. Now Hero Electric, one of the two major players in the
e-scooter segment (the other is Ampere), has added a new scooter to its already expansive line-up in India. The Hero Electric NYX retails at an attractive on-road price of Rs 29,990, and can be purchased on the mobile money transfer app, Paytm. E-scooters seem like a healthy option for short commutes, as their top speeds are capped at 25 kmph, which eliminates licensing and registration requirements. With the added advantage of subsidies through the government’s FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) scheme and savings on fuel and maintenance, it’s a great time to invest in greener mobility.