Rissala Electric Motors Private Limited (REM), an electric mobility start-up, has launched the Evolet brand of electric scooters, motorcycles and an electric ATV in India. The electric scooter range includes Polo Pony, Pony and Derby. All three are low speed electric scooters.
All scooters are available in two trims – EZ and Classic. The EZ trims are cheaper, because they are powered by VRLA battery. VRLA stands for valve-regulated lead-acid battery. They have a lesser life cycle as compared to Lithium ion battery. Classic trims are powered by Lithium ion battery. Price of the scooters ranges from Rs 39,499 to Rs 59,999.
The all terrain electric vehicle called Warrior, is priced at Rs.1.40 lakhs. The bikes are low speed, low range and do not require a license to ride and do not qualify for the FAME II subsidy. All prices are ex-sh.
The entry level Polo electric scooter is powered by a waterproof brushless DC motor offering output of 250 watt. It claims a top speed of 25 kmph and a range of 60 kms on full charge. Polo Pony gets a 48/V24 Ah VRLA – valve regulated lead acid battery pack, while the Derby is also offered in two variants EZ and Classic. The Derby EZ gets powered via a 60 V/30 Ah VRLA battery priced at Rs.47,000 while the Derby Classic gets its power via a 60 V/30 Ah lithium ion battery and priced higher at Rs.59,999.
The Warrior electric quad bike is powered by a 3,000 watt waterproof BLDC motor offering a top speed of 60 kmph and reverse speed of 20 kmph. It is powered by a 72 V/40 Ah lithium ion battery with a range of 50 kms per charge.
Each of the electric vehicles uses the lithium ion batteries but buyers will be given the option of lead acid batteries which are more economical. The company is also offering a 3 year warranty on the battery and 18 months on the electric motor.
The company also handed over 4 electric scooters to the Gurugram police which have been modified according to the demands of the cops. Along with the launch of these two electric scooters and quad bike, the company also showcased an electric maxi scooter called as the Raptor, a naked street commuter bike called the Falcon and a fully faired electric sportsbike called the Hawk, which will be launched sometime later.
The company has its manufacturing facility in Bilaspur, Haryana spread over an area of 1 lakh sq ft. It is said to have world class facilities in terms of manufacture of electric vehicles and in the first phase will conduct operations in Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The next phase will see Evolet conduct sales all across the country.