Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup PuREenergy has launched its long-range, high-performance electric Pure EV two-wheelers designed for Indian conditions.
With the launch of four models-Egnite, Etrance, Epluto and Etron, the startup aims to deploy over 10,000 electric vehicles on road during 2019-20. The electric vehicles were incubated in an 18,000 sq-ft facility, co-located at IIT-H for research and development and for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries.
The company is developing a network of channel partners and plans to commercially launch across the country next month.
Pure EV is the electric vehicle vertical of PuREnergy, incubated by IIT Hyderabad. It manufactures high performance Lithium batteries. The company has developed a 18,000-sqft co-located facility with IIT Hyderabad for large scale production of electric vehicles and electric batteries.
The Pure EV batteries are designed to work under tough environmental conditions, it have lesser weight for portability and shall deliver high discharge currents for fast pick-up.
Nishanth Dongari, founder of Pure EV and assistant professor, department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, IIT-H said , “We have developed strong capabilities in the lithium battery pack assembly, active balancing management systems and rigorous testing standards for deployment in our electric two-wheelers. We are working in the Institute for further development of active thermal management systems, vehicle aerodynamics, and lighter weight faster chargers. This will enable us 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,” added Nishanth Dongari.
Pure EV has deployed hundreds of test samples across the country over last one year to various distributors, corporate firms and professional test riders.
“We have obtained Automotive Research Association of India approvals for electric bikes and two-wheelers. The company has invested a significant amount of resources for on road testing the products for their market readiness. 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.” Said Rohit Vadera, Chief Executive Officer, PURE EV.
The company has extended collaboration with other EV start-ups to develop and supply high voltage lithium batteries for three and four-wheeler applications.