Uton Energia, a Hyderabad-based electric vehicle startup recently launched its range of light-weight electrical vehicles for city commuters called fortyfive.
The EV caters to small distances and exceeds the mechanical performance of light-weight and costly aluminum-framed vehicles in the low-speed e-bike segment.
Uton Energia in its study found that the average distance of commute for an Indian is around 6 to 8 km [one way]. Even with such a reasonable distance, most Indians spend a significant portion of their day on the road.
This is primarily because the average speed of Indian commuters is just 17 kmph. In urban dwellings, a commuter spends almost 7 to 10% of their day on the road so they conceptualized fortyfive.
Commuters on the fortyfive don’t need a license or registration to drive this e-bike in the city, since as per regulations two-wheelers with a maximum speed of 25 kmph don’t require them.
Priced at just Rs 35,000, their e-bikes are built of high carbon steel and designed to withstand a weight of 120 kgs, despite weighing only 6.8 kgs.
This range of e-bikes comes with a removable battery, which can be charged anywhere in your office or home in less than 75 minutes. The cost of charging the battery completely is roughly about Rs 6 (less than 1 unit of electricity) and one full charge can take you 65 km.
Unlike many e-bikes, Uton Energia employs a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) motor for better efficiency and a 675 WH (Watt-Hours) lithium-ion battery.
The e-bike is completely throttle-based, which means commuters don’t need to peddle it.
This is a PRNewswire Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team