Hyderabad based Etrio launched country’s first retrofitted electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) starting at Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom).
Etrio’s eLCV is powered with a Lithium Ion battery of 20 kWh on a high voltage 96 V system and has a certified range of 120 kms.
The vehicle with a rated motor power of 15 kW delivers a torque 120 Nm and can overcome a gradient of 7 degrees.
The first-of-its-kind initiative will transform and electrify intra-city logistics with a production capacity of 5000 vehicles annually.
Deepak MV, Co-founder & CEO, Etrio said “It is a transformational move with the capacity introduction at this level. We are proud to launch Etrio’s eLCV which through our scientific retrofitment process revives the earning of the driver owner by saving almost 60% of the operational expenses and makes diesel guzzling LCV into a green productive vehicle.”
He added “This will not only reshape the e-commerce logistics space but also have a deeper impact on the EV ecosystem. We have already received interest of over 1200 eLCV as we speak.”
The company in a statement said it follows a scientific approach towards retrofitment. The vehicle selection starts with a 150-point checklist followed by stripping of the vehicle of its internal combustion parts. This is followed by mechanical and electrical retro fitment processes.
Etrio Track, a telematics app, provides critical health metrics at a vehicle and component level, enables key safety features including geo-fencing, remote immobilisation and delivers data-driven insights through unique driver scorecards to drive operational efficiency. The e-LCV pricing starts at Rs 7.75 lakh (on-road, Delhi)