Lohia Auto showcases solar-powered e-rickshaw at EVExpo 2016

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Dec 2016

Lohia Auto Industries showcased its new range of electric vehicles at the recently concluded EVExpo 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The company showcased its Humrahi solar-powered e-rickshaw and Narain hydraulic tipper e-rickshaw. Apart from these two, Lohia Auto also displayed the first electric three-wheeler auto designed and developed as a futuristic mode of local travelling. The new modified versions of ‘Humrahi’ and ‘Narain’ are improved and customised vehicles designed especially for saving electricity.


“A normal battery rickshaw has to use conventional form of electricity to charge the batteries. With the solar e-rickshaw, one can charge batteries on the run in sunny day. Solar powered e-rickshaw increases the efficiency of the vehicle and solar panel increases its mileage by 10-15% with a life cycle of 10 years,” said Lohia Auto in an official statement.

Further, the Narain hydraulic tipper e-rickshaw comes with a payload capacity of 350kg. It comes with a hydraulic system to unload the materials. The utility electric vehicle is designed for delivery and garbage collection.


Commenting on the unveiling of new range of e-rickshaw, Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries said, “We have showcased the innovative model of Narain as Hydraulic Tipper and Humrahi with Solar Panel. We are committed to our vision to provide green mobility to the country and look forward to consistent innovation towards developing products for the Indian electric vehicles market. Given the urgent need to combat rising pollution levels in India’s big cities, we have also showcased India’s first electric three-wheeler auto. So far, three wheelers either run on diesel or compressed natural gas. The shift to e-three wheelers will go a long way in curbing emission of harmful gases. The three-wheeler comes equipped with 5.7 KW motor and has the capacity to seat three passengers. With the pollution levels growing at an alarming rate, restorative steps in the form of electric vehicles are the need of the hour.”

The company has also showcased its first lithium ion battery electric two wheeler ‘Oma Star Li’. Lohia claims the charging time of the model will be less than three hours compare to other eclectic Scotty charging time which is 6 to 7 hours. The company has also claimed the battery life cycle to be more than 1,000 cycles.