Lohia Auto launches e-bikes
Lohia auto part of Lohia group launched two new electric bikes. Lohia auto will manufacture these electric bikes at Kashipur in Uttarakhand. The two e-bikes are priced at Rs. 25,000 and Rs.35,000. The prices of the two models — Oma and Fame — were kept same and it was before the tax rebate being offered by the Delhi government According to Lohia auto, these e-bikes (oma and fame) can go over 50 km per charge at a cost of only 10 paise a km. As the top speed of the e-bikes (oma and fame) is limited 25km/hr, you do not need registration and license to run these bikes on road. Unveiling the electric bikes (oma and fame) on the inaugural day of the India International Trade Fair here, company President V. K Gupta said the e-bikes, developed with technical collaboration from Germany, were powered by 250 Watt motor rechargeable battery that could also be charged with an inverter or generator.
Lohia Auto plans to launch an electric three wheeler in next three months. The company also plans to three more electric two wheeler in 2009. Lohia auto hopes to sell 20,000 units in this fiscal. With a total manufacturing capacity of two-lakh units annually, the company was looking at exporting e-bikes, particularly to China, Thailand and Indonesia, he said.