PURE EV has launched electric scooter E-Trance+ in India at Rs 56,999 (Ex-Showroom, India). PURE EV is a start-up incubated by IIT, Hyderabad which is making waves in the Indian electric vehicle market. The E-Trance+ is their fifth product and is claimed by the manufacturer to be India’s first unisex electric bike. Being powered by a 1.25 KWH portable battery, the scooter can travel upto 65 kilometres on a single full charge. The company has an in-house battery manufacturing facility and R&D set-up at IIT Hyderabad campus. The R&D team is focussing efforts on core areas like battery thermal management system for developing high-performance and long-range Li Batteries. The electric vehicle startup’s four other models are EPluto 7G, Epluto, Etrance and Etron+ models. As per the statement released to the media outlets, E-Trance + will be offered in 4 different colours - Red, Blue, Matt Black & Grey
In an official statement, PuREnergy CEO Rohit Vadera said "We are constantly innovating keeping in mind the requirements of middle-class Indian consumers. In this COVID-19 pandemic scenario, thrust on personal mobility has increased significantly and people are looking for electric scooters at affordable prices,". The E-Trance+ will further come equipped with a strong chassis design, Indian road conditions attuned body parts and regenerative braking with a digital indicator for showing battery capacity.
"We are confident that this model will meet the requirements of the majority of customers looking to buy EVs for their daily short commutes," Vadera further added in his statement to the media outlets.
PURE EV is planning to increase its manufacturing capacity with a move to a bigger facility with an annual capacity of 2 Lakhs (EVs) and battery manufacturing capacity of 5 GWh. This will be an improvement on the current abilities of 20,000 EVs and 0.5 GWh. The increase in manufacturing ability is possible due to the new 2 Lakh sq. ft plant scheduled to be commissioned during 2021. The shift to a bigger manufacturing plant is due to the rise in the demand for electric vehicles and Li batteries in India.