Pure EV, IIT Hyderabad based start-up is prepped to launch its first electric motorcycle – ETryst 350, claimed to be completely designed, developed, and manufactured in India. The company that has so far has only been involved in manufacturing E-scooters is now taking a major leap with this crucial step in the EV segment.
While most of the information is still under the wraps we at least have a hint of the electric motorcycle to come with a 3.5 kWh battery pack that ensures a range of 120 km on a single charge. The start-up further claims that the electric motorcycle will have a top speed of 85 kmph with a 5-year warranty with the battery. The first 50 demo vehicles are planned to be deployed by the end of March 2021 across selected dealerships in India for test drives.
Meanwhile, the E-bike is stated to be economical yet similar in terms of power and pickup compared to the conventional motorcycles in the market.
Dr. Nishanth Dongari, Founder, PURE EV, and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The launch of this high-performance motorcycle would be a demonstration of PURE EV’s significant learnings in the powertrain design and development at our R&D center. The company’s core R&D activities are aligned keeping in mind the expectations of the average Indian customer.”
In the context of Nepal, the brand has dipped its toe in the market some time ago introducing models such as E-Pluto 7G and E-Trance Plus. The new ETRYST 350 is also confirmed by White Lotus Motors Pvt. Ltd, the authorized dealer for Pure EV in Nepal, to make a presence in the country after it gets a launch in India, 15th August. Ashok Khadgi, Managing Director of White Lotus, stated to have received approval from the company to make the E-bike available for sale in Nepal.
However, the consumers take time to trust EV in the market for many reasons, one of them being relatively less powerful than conventional vehicles; which now with ETRYST 350 can bring some change in the mindset. Pure EV scooters have proved to be a game-changer in the automobile industry and hopes are high with the future products of the brand.
Well, we have yet to see if the new product from the brand will be able to create havoc in the market. Until then stay tuned with us to know more about the automobile industry!
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