Gravton Motors, a Hyderabad-based startup’s electric bike “Quanta”, has achieved a massive feat by covering 4011 kms from Kanyakumari to Khardung La (Ladakh) – K2K Ride in the shortest time without stopping for charging.
Gravton Motors’ electric bike has managed to enter the Asia Book of Records and also proves that Gravton’s Quanta EV is a performance-driven vehicle and could achieve K2K feat which was so far possible only by very few petrol-powered vehicles.
The K2K ride was flagged off from Kanyakumari on September 13, 2021, covering a distance of 4011.9 km, and concluded on September 20, 2021, at Khardung La within 164 hours and 30 minutes (6.5 days).
The company in a statement said that the team driven the bike non-stop from Kanyakumari to Manali, traversing 3400 kilometers and resting overnight in Manali to acclimate. Quanta sailed through rough terrains seamlessly and no issues were observed nor the reduction in performance, as the Quanta’s thermal management Systems was designed to perform optimally at such low temperatures of Ladakh.
Parshuram Paka, Founder & CEO Gravton Motors, said, “Over the last one year, the EV industry was grappled in both upswing and downswing in matters concerning the performance of the EV vehicles launched in the market. To counter the uncertainty and also to instill a strong belief that, we are competent enough to design and develop EV vehicles that can outperform petrol-powered vehicles, we took this unconventional route and set the Quanta ride this impeccable K2K drive.”
“We are thankful to Asia Book of Records team for recognising our efforts and conferring the award to us. This marks a great road ahead for Gravton as we intend to design and develop many more performance-driven EV vehicles from our new facility,” he further added.
Gravton has stepped up to a new manufacturing unit at cherlapally, Hyderabad and is planning to set up a massive facility by the end of 2022.