IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Startup Set to Launch High-Performance Electric Two-Wheelers

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The company aims to deploy over 10,000 electric vehicles on road during 2019-20. It has established a new facility at IIT Hyderabad campus for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries.

Picture credit: PuREenergy website

PuREenergy, an Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup, has developed long-range, high-performance electric two-wheelers specifically designed for Indian conditions and plans to commercially launch them across the country next month.

Pure EV is the electric vehicle vertical of PuREnergy that manufactures high performance Lithium batteries. It is launching four models – Egnite, Etrance, Epluto and Etron.

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The startup, which aims to deploy over 10,000 electric vehicles on road during 2019-20, is developing a network of channel partners to commercially launch the vehicles across the country.

The company has also established an 18,000-sqft state-of-the-art facility, co-located with IIT Hyderabad, for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries.

Collaborating with other EV startups

PuREenergy founder Nishanth Dongari revealed that they are working on further development of active thermal management systems, vehicle aerodynamics and lighter weight faster chargers.

This, he said, will enable them to launch high-speed electric vehicles in the future.

The company has extended collaboration with other EV startups to develop and supply high voltage lithium batteries for three and four-wheeler applications, according to Nishanth Dongari.

Meanwhile, Rohit Vadera, Chief Executive Officer, PURE EV, informed that the company has obtained Automotive Research Association of India approvals for electric bikes and two-wheelers.

“Our electric vehicles offer cost savings over traditional ICE vehicles with running costs as low as 5 paise/km. We are working actively for channel development and aim to deploy more than 10,000 units of our various models in the current financial year,” he told The Hindu.

 

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