Sahara India Pariwar has entered the automobile sector with its new electric vehicle (EV) brand called Sahara Evols.
Sahara Evols will offer electric scooters, motorcycles, 3-wheelers and cargo vehicles. According to the company, the electric motors and drivetrains used in the brand’s products have been developed in Germany. The vehicles are powered by lightweight and portable lithium-ion batteries with fast charging capability. It is claimed to charge up to 40% in 1 hour, which is enough to cover 55-150 km in a single charge depending on the type and category.
The vehicles are equipped with features like GPS tracking system and come with a Sahara Evols mobile app. The app can be used to track the vehicle, request road-side assistance, analyse performance and lock the vehicle. The vehicles also come with a distress alarm and anti-theft alarm
The company claims that the average cost of running their EVs is around 20 paise per km. In comparison, the cost of running a petrol vehicle is Rs. 2 per km.
At present, Sahara Evols’ products are available in Lucknow. It has delivered 101 vehicles and is setting up 57 service centres in the Lucknow district. The company plans to expand to Tier II and Tier III cities in India by the end of this fiscal and start pan-India operations in the next financial year. It is also setting up a network of battery charging cum swapping stations.
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