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PURE EV launches ETrance+ e-scooter priced at Rs 56,999

PURE EV, an electric vehicle startup incubated by Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, on Monday said it has launched its latest electric scooter model 'ETrance+' priced

at Rs 56,999 (ex-showroom). The ETrance+, the company's 5th product, comes with 1.25 KWH portable battery providing 65 kilometers on-road range, PURE EV said in a statement.

PURE EV is electric vehicle vertical of the startup PuREnergy which is incubated out of IIT Hyderabad and manufactures high performance Lithium batteries.

"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 signi􀂄cantly and people are looking for electric scooters at a􀂃ordable prices," PuREnergy CEO Rohit Vadera said.

He said 'ETrance+' comes with a robust chassis design, body parts built for Indian road conditions and advanced features like regenerative braking and indicator that shows the percentage of battery capacity remaining

"We are con􀂄dent that this model will meet the requirements of the majority of customers looking to buy EVs for their daily short commutes," Vadera said

The company said it is on course to signi􀂄cantly expand its manufacturing base to a larger facility with an annual capacity of 2 lakh electric vehicles (EVs) and battery manufacturing capacity of 5 GWh in comparison with the existing capacities of 20,000 EVs and 0.5 GWh.

This will be achieved at a new 2 lakh sq ft plant, which the company intends to commission during 2021 to meet the anticipated growth in the Indian electric vehicles and lithium battery market, it added.

Published Article Source: The Economic Times

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