ARAI-approved Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric models developed by a startup company, have a range of up to 150 kilometres
Electric Vehicles (EVs) will eventually become the future of the automobile world and India has been trying hard to adopt these zero-emission vehicles at the earliest. While various companies, like Maruti Suzuki, have been working on their EV models, E-Trio, a Telangana-based startup has come up with its on version of the Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric models.
The company has even got approval from ARAI for their Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric models. E-Trio plans to launch these models with a monthly capacity of 1,000 units. At the moment, the startup plans to roll out at least 5,000 units of its zero-emission vehicles. Both the cars feature a retrofitted electric kit that has been imported from Korea and China. The controller has been developed in-house by the company.
Speaking on the Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric, Sathya Yalamanchili, Founder of the start-up, said, “Retrofitting is the way to go and need of the hour and these smart cars currently are the most efficient and economical cars compared to our counterparts in the market. Our vision is to create e-Mobility which inspires & nurtures pollution free India. We believe that affordable range is the key to helping electro mobility achieve a breakthrough in the near future.”
The company goes on to claim that it has been working in close ties with a San Francisco-based company for quicker and error-free roll out of the Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric models.
The Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric from E-Trop feature an electric motor that doesn’t come mated to any sort of gear. The electric cars, which have been given a thumbs up by ARAI, can travel up to 150 kms on a single charge. Both the models adhere to the safety standards prescribed by the regulatory authority.
The Maruti Alto electric and Wagon R electric cars are claimed to be lower on maintenance than their petrol-powered version. The cost of retrofitting this electric kit isn’t known at the moment but these models could be a big step forward towards quick and easy adaptation of electric cars in India.