The Gurgaon-based Rissala Electric Motors today made its debut in India’s electric mobility industry with the launch of its brand of electric vehicles called the Evolet. The newly launched products include – Polo, Derby, Polo Pony and a quad bike called Warrior.
The vehicles, priced from Rs 39,000 through to Rs 59,999, were launched by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of 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: Polo EZ with 48 V/24 Ah VRLA battery and Polo Classic with 48 V/24 Ah lithium-Ion Battery, priced at Rs 44,499 and Polo Classic at Rs 54,499.
The Derby, an executive e-scooter has a max speed of 25kph and a 60km range. The Derby with waterproof BLDC motor comes in two variants – Derby EZ with 60 V/30 Ah VRLA battery and Derby Classic with 60 V/30 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery, 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 with 60km per charge. This one too has two variants – Pony EZ with 48 V/24Ah VRLA battery and the Polo Pony Classic with 48V/24 Ah lithium-Ion Battery, priced at Rs 39,499 and Rs 49,499 respectively.
In the initial phase, the company is targeting Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana markets. Countrywide, availability will happen over the next two-odd months. 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 100,000 square feet.
The company also showcased the Warrior, an electric quad bike that delivers 3000-watt power, a maximum speed of 60kph and reverse speed of 20kph with 50km per charge. The Warrior is available with 72 V/ 40 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery and costs Rs 140,000.
According to the company, the top-end version of these e-scooters is IoT-enabled and is powered by the Evolet app, which provides information such as battery health, battery status, GPS and security tracking, and service due to notification. The company is also offering a fast charger for shorter charging times that can charge the battery within 3 hours.