An e-bike and an EV (electric car) are out now,to champion the cause of greener mobility
ELECTRIC vehicle makers likeA�Tesla and LeEco are already makingA�waves across the world. Now
manufacturers in India are startingA�to offer powertrains that runA�on alternative energy, too. TakeA�for instances the e-Verito, theA�recently-launched electric editionA�of the rather popularA�Mahindra Verito. Ita��s also theA�first four-door Mahindra sedan toA�run on electricity. The 72V three phaseA�induction motor delivers aA�maximum power of 30.5kW atA�3,500rpm, with a torque of 91Nm
at 3,000rpm. The company claimsA�the car can travel 110 km beforeA�discharging, and full chargingA�takes a good eight hours.A�Fast charging capabilityA�(only offered on the top-endA�D6 trim) reduces the time to 80A�minutes. Top speed is limited to 86A�kmph and prices start at Rs 9.5 lakh
(ex-showroom Delhi).A�Meanwhile, the two-wheelerA�space is rife with electric alternatives.A�Now Hero Electric, one ofA�the two major players in the
e-scooter segment (the other isA�Ampere), has added a new scooterA�to its already expansive line-up inA�India. The Hero Electric NYXA�retails at an attractive on-roadA�price of Rs 29,990, and can be purchasedA�on the mobile money transferA�app, Paytm. E-scooters seemA�like a healthy option for shortA�commutes, as their top speeds areA�capped at 25 kmph, which eliminatesA�licensing and registrationA�requirements. With the addedA�advantage of subsidies throughA�the governmenta��s FAME (FasterA�Adoption and Manufacturing ofA�Hybrid and Electric Vehicles)A�scheme and savings on fuel andA�maintenance, ita��s a great time toA�invest in greener mobility.