Hyderabad: PURE EV, a startup incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, on Sunday launched its high speed electric scooter 'EPluto 7G', at a price tag of Rs 79,999 (ex-showroom). As the EV maker claims, this scooter will offer a long range, a top speed of 60 kmph and battery warranty for 40,000 km.
V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),and Prof B S Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad,launched the vehicle at the institutes campus, said a company release.
Commenting on the launch, V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, said, "E-mobility is an upcoming sector and one of the most disruptive ones. We are not only looking at the vehicular aspect, but also the supply chain. The value addition being done is very high by the startup and is highly commendable."
As the company claims, a unique point of this vehicle is the battery and the vehicle have been designed and developed after factoring in Indian terrain and weather conditions. The company has a manufacturing capacity of 2,000 units per month at its facility co-located with the campus.
The company also claimed that it aims to deploy more than 10,000 electric vehicles on the road in CY2020.
Pure EV has established a 40,000-square foot facility, co-located with IIT Hyderabad, for cutting- edge R&D and for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries, informed the brand.