The Gravton Quanta electric vehicle has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 99,000 (ex-showroom, Hyderabad).
Comes with 3kW motor and 3kWh battery
Gets smartphone connectivity
Has three riding modes – Eco, City and Sport
The Quanta is the first electric vehicle from Gravton Motors, a start-up based in Hyderabad. The Quanta has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 99,000, which is set to increase to around Rs 1.1-1.2 lakh soon. Gravton says that the price is expected to drop back to around Rs 99,000 once it gets approval for the FAME II subsidy. The Quanta will only be available in Hyderabad initially, but the company does plan to launch it in other cities in the future.
Powering the vehicle is a hub-driven BLDC motor that makes a claimed 3kW (continuous) and 3.6kW (peak). The battery, meanwhile, is a 3kWh Lithium-ion unit that is said to give the scooter a claimed range of over 100km; Gravton says that the battery is removable. The Quanta also has a claimed top speed of 70kph and is said to have performance similar to a 100cc motorcycle.
The company says that the Quanta uses a unique ‘rib cage’ frame, which is paired to a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. The electric vehicle rides on 17-inch wheels and gets disc brakes at both ends. It has a digital dash, which displays basic information, and all-LED lighting. It also comes with a mobile application that enables a few connected features, but misses out on turn-by-turn navigation.
The company claims that many of the components of its electric vehicles have been designed and made in India. However, components like the battery and the motor have been imported from China.
At present, the company claims to have a production capacity of 2,000 units per month. Gravton has also said that it expects to sell 5,000 units this year and 18,000 next year.
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