Pune based Kinetic Green
Energy and Power Solutions Limited, a venture of Kinetic group specialised in
Green transport solutions has introduced its indigenously designed battery
operated e-Three Wheeler named ‘Kinetic Safar’.
The company also announced
that it has bagged India’s largest ever institutional order for electric
vehicles from UP Government. This order won on the basis of competitive bidding
is for providing 27,000 Kinetic Safar vehicles amounting to Rs. 400 crores of
which delivery to be completed within 12 months. This e Rickshaw Yojana of Government of Uttar
Pradesh is a social welfare initiative aimed at providing free e Rickshaws to
the existing manual rickshaw pullers in the state in order to provide them a
more dignified means of livelihood and towards poverty reduction. The Company
has successfully completed delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar to
UP Government and plans to enhance deliveries to 3,000 units per month.
‘Kinetic Safar’ is positioned
as an eco- friendly social innovation to promote pollution free yet affordable
public transport in the country. Safar is designed to ensure reduction in
carbon footprint with zero emission and sound and provide a cost effective
solution for last mile connectivity as well as shared public transport in
cities across India.
Kinetic Safar, a pioneering
effort by Kinetic Green, has been approved by Automotive Research Association
of India (ARAI) and meets all government safety norms as per Central Motor
Vehicle Rules(CMVR). Safar boasts of unique safety and performance features
including an all steel body for durability and ruggedness, unique dual headlamp
for night vision, powerful brakes for safety, dash board with battery indicator
and speedometer. In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has maximum speed of 25 Km
per hour and can carry four passengers plus the driver comfortably.
Unlike other e Rickshaws in
the market, which are imported and assembled Chinese kits, Safar is capable of
climbing flyovers due to its unique gear box system. This feature has been
specifically certified by ARAI under the AIS standard for gradability. In
addition, Safar provides all weather riding to its driver and passengers thanks
to its cabin along with glass windshield with electric wiper motor and roof.
Kinetic Green has tied up with
battery manufacturer, Exide, to provide the rugged lead acid battery. Safar
also scores in terms of engineering quality, an exclusive dealer network, and a
service as well as warranty back up.
“Kinetic Green’s launch of e-Three Wheeler
‘Kinetic Safar’ is a sincere effort to provide pollution free yet affordable
mode of public transport in the country. It is yet another social innovation
from the makers of legendary products like Kinetic Luna, worlds most affordable
two wheeler, and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women. Our e auto, Safar, is a ground up development
to bring advanced green transport technology at an affordable price of merely
Rs. 1.28 lakh. The buyer of Safar is expected to recover his investment in 8-9
months and the riders enjoy an affordable ride at Rs.10 per ride. I am
confident that Safar will revolutionize last mile transport and create
employment for lakhs of unemployed youth or poor. We are pleased to contribute
in Government of India’s initiative of reduction of pollution, improve health
of our citizens and offer smart transport solutions.” said Sulajja Firodia
Motwani, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions while
launching the e-three wheeler in Delhi.
The electric three wheeler
Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s state of the art
facility at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra with a capacity of 4,000 vehicles per
month. Seeing the increasing demand of battery operated vehicles, Kinetic Green
plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in Ahmednagar and also start
another assembly unit in North India on the basis of the “asset Light”
principle and being close to customer.
Kinetic Green also has a
complete range of buggies from 2 seater golf carts which are making style statements
at the golf courses to 4 & 6 seaters that provide silent and green ride at
resorts & corporate campuses and the 14 seater e buses that makes the
tourism industry that more responsible and eco friendly. The company has signed
a MOU with Maharashtra State Tourism Department for operating its e buses at
the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. MTDC aims to ban entry of all polluting
private vehicles in this Asia’s largest national park and replace them with
Kinetic’s e transport to provide silent, green ride to visitors and to preserve
the flora and fauna.
Future innovations and product
plans of Kinetic Green include Safar Cargo, an e-cart for low cost and green
urban load distribution aimed at home deliveries and e commerce. Company also
intends to commercialize a high speed e-auto for large cities called Soleckshaw
(a model developed by Group company Kinetic engineering, under NMITLI program
of CSIR), and develop E autos with Lithium ion battery to include rapid
charging and battery swapping.
The company is developing a
strong dealer network for sale of the battery operated vehicles.
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