Ajanta which is already selling e-bikes under the oreva brand plans to launch a electric car. The interesting part is Oreva will launch an electric car named ‘super’ with a price tag around Rs85000 cheaper than the Tata’s Nano. Also Oreva’s super can comfortably accomodate two adults and two kids. According to Rakesh Nathwani, National Marketing Head of Oreva Group the car would be able to run up to 200-250 kilometers in one time charge. “The car will go on battery and it will be a completely Indian made battery operated car,” added Nathwani.
The non-AC demo e-car will be manufactured at Oreva’s Samakhiyali unit in Kutch district is shown in the following video. Ajanta’s Oreva started work on the research and development on this ‘super’ electric car in 2007 and wanted to launch the super electric car in the last quarter of this financial year (2008-2009).
Ajanta Oreva’s Super electric car resembles the chinese Flybo electric car in most sense. Similar to other e-bike or e-car makers, Oreva might have leveraged electric car technology from a chinese manufacturer. Also the range which Oreva claims the super can reach in a single charge is wondering many. Superior Nithium ion batteries is require to attain higher range (200-250km) in a single charge. But Nithium ion batteries are expensive and even veteran electric car maker Reva is finding it difficult to bring the cost down when using this superior batteries. Anyway, let’s keep our finger crossed and hope Ajanta Oreva will launch the super electric car across India soon.
Picture and Video of Oreva Super from NDTV
Picture of Ajanta Oreva Super electric car
Picture of Chinese Flybo
Video of Ajanta Oreva electric car – ‘Super’