By Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi: Evera Auto India is set to launch a battery powered motorcycle in the northern states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand next month.
The company – based in Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) – is hoping to corner a niche segment in the expanding two-wheeler market with the launch of the eco-friendly vehicle.
“The motorcycle has been built indigenously and will be launched in the third week of July. It will hit the roads soon after the launch. We have identified 10 dealers in the three states,” Mukesh Bansal, promoter of Evera Auto India, told IANS.
A battery that runs a 250-watt motor powers the motorcycle, making it a non-polluting vehicle. After being charged for six hours, the motorcycle can run for 80 km at a maximum speed of 25 km per hour.
“Till now, the electric powered motorcycles that were available in India were imported from China. We have worked over the technology of this motorcycle for the last two years,” Bansal said.
“We are targeting a specific class who have to travel 10-15 kilometres everyday. The running cost of the vehicle is extremely low. The only price that the owner has to pay is the charging cost of the battery.”
The motorcycle will be priced somewhere between Rs.25,000 and Rs.32,000 ($600-780) and the company expects a good sale in the first year of its launch.
“We feel that our pricing is competitive and we have no competitor in this segment. We hope to sell 12,000 units by the end of this fiscal year,” said Bansal.