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On World Environment Day, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's Being Human foundation introduced two e-bicycles - the BH12 and BH27. The foundation was established in 2007 and works in the fields of education and health care for the underprivileged. To help the cause, the foundation sells clothes and accessories as well.
“I have always enjoyed cycling; it’s fantastic for leisure and sport. People often drop the idea of using cycles when they have to travel for long distance because of the efforts involved. With the launch of the e-bicycles, we hope people will enjoy safe commuting and do some good as well,” said Salman Khan. Former Suzuki Motorcycle India executive VP Atul Gupta, who’s now CEO for Being Human E-cycles said, “Being Human e-cycles are designed to be user-friendly and easy to manage on Indian roads. One of the main differentiators of the e-cycles is that they are likely to need less maintenance as they have fewer moving parts than conventional bicycles.”
The BH12 bike costs Rs 40,000 and the BH27 is priced at Rs 57,000. Both bikes have an electric range of 30-40 km per charge and are expected to be available across the country in the next six months.
Gupta also added, “It is important to stabilise and consolidate before we take the next step. Depending on the market response we will further decide on the future.”