Indus Developing 3- and 4-wheeled Electric Vehicles, Hybrid-Electric Bus
20 May 2007
New Kerala. Indus-Electrans, maker of the electric two-wheeler Yobyke, has recently developed prototypes of electric three- and four-wheelers and hybrid-electric low-floor buses.
|Electric 3-wheeler (autorickshaw) and hybrid-electric bus prototypes. Click to enlarge.|
Company operations director Avinash Bhandari said the prototypes have been submitted to Pune-based Automobile Research Authority of India (ARAI) for approval.
The company, a division of Electrotherm (India) Limited, launched the battery-operated two-wheelers last February in Gujarat and has sold 30,000 so far. The Yobyke uses a lead-acid battery with a five-hour charge time and a range of 70 km (43 miles) per charge. Maximum speed is 25 kph (16 mph). The company is developing a two-wheeler with a top speed of 80 kph (50 mph).
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