Gurgaon-based Rissala Electric Motors today made its debut in the Indian electric mobility industry with the launch of its new EV brand called the Evolet. Under the Evolet brand, the manufacturer will retail three e-scooters – the Polo, Derby, Polo Pony – and an electric quad bike called Warrior.
The vehicles, priced from Rs 39,000 through to Rs 59,999, were launched in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. Gadkari said, "The government is aggressively promoting renewable resources and electric vehicles to curb pollution. We will do everything that is necessary to make the transition from fuel-based to electric vehicles as smooth as possible. The demand is very high as people are now aware of its benefits and harmful effects of fossil fuels on the environment and human beings. We are working on a multi-pronged approach and hope that soon India will have cleaner air to breathe."
The Polo e-scooter has two variants: the Polo EZ with a 48V/24Ah VRLA battery and the Polo Classic with a 48V/24Ah lithium-ion battery, priced at Rs 44,499 and Rs 54,499, respectively.
The Derby, an executive e-scooter, has a max speed of 25kph and a 60km range. The Derby, with waterproof BLDC motor also comes in two variants – the Derby EZ gets a 60V/30Ah VRLA battery while the Derby Classic has a 60 V/30 Ah lithium-ion battery. They are priced at Rs 46,499 and Rs 59,999, respectively.
The third e-scooter is the Polo Pony, which has a maximum speed of 25kph and a 60km range per charge. Like its stable-mates, this one too has two variants – the Pony EZ with a 48V/24Ah VRLA battery and the Polo Pony Classic with a 48V/24Ah lithium-ion battery – the former costs Rs 39,499 while the latter variant retails at Rs 49,499.
In the initial phase, the company is targeting markets including Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Countrywide, availability will happen over the next two months or so. According to Prerana Chaturvedi, spokesperson, Rissala Electric Motors, "We want to come up with a product that has no transportation cost and is affordable with good aftersales."
The electric scooters will be manufactured at a modern facility in Bilaspur, Haryana, which is spread over 1,00,000 square feet.
The company also showcased the Warrior – an electric quad bike that delivers gets a 3,000W powerplant, a maximum speed of 60kph, a top reverse speed of 20kph, and a 50km range on a single charge. The Warrior is available with a 72V/40Ah lithium-ion battery and costs Rs 1.4 lakh.
According to the company, top-end versions of its e-scooters are IoT-enabled and get the Evolet app, which provides information such as battery health, battery status, GPS and security tracking, and notifications when service is due. The company also offers a fast charger for shorter charging times that can charge the battery within 3 hours.
All prices, ex-showroom, India