December 04, 2020

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Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Electric three-wheelers are becoming more popular day by day due to its eco-friendly and cost-effective features. Electric autos in India is being used for the first and last-mile commutes. Let us now look Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India.

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India

Mahindra Treo 

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Treo electric auto-rickshaw is from leading electric auto rickshaw manufacturer Mahindra Electric. It has recently launched in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It has made improvements in its specifications in the performance of the electric auto.

The Treo gets improved AC motor with 8kw peak power and its top speed is increased from 45 km/h to 55 km/h and its provide accelerate from 0-20 kph in 2.3 seconds. It has a lithium-ion battery of 7.37 kWh which gives a range of 130 km. Its batteries can be charged anywhere as it comes with a 15 A portable charger. It takes 3 hours 50 minutes of time to charge it.

The running cost of Mahindra Treo is only 50 paise/km which can save up to ₹45,000 per year on fuel costs. The Treo is available with a low down payment scheme of 50,000 rupees from Mahindra finance. It comes with a standard warranty of 3 years or 80,000 km whichever comes first.

The ex-showroom price of treo is 2.7 lakh rupees. The on-road price will be around 3 lakh rupees after road tax, licence and other taxes.

Bajaj RE 

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Bajaj RE electric auto rickshaw comes with a 4.3 kW (5.85 PS) powerful electric motor that gives a top speed of 42 km/h. The on-board charger’s capacity is rated at 1.2 kW. It has a swappable 48-volt Lithium-ion battery that can be charged in 6 hours. With a full charge, it can provide a range of 120 km and gives a top speed of 45 km/h.

Bajaj RE electric auto-rickshaw was originally come out April 2020 but due to coronavirus pandemic, the plans have been changed. Its gradeability is 19 % and it also has a regenerative braking system. It has a kerb weight of 400 kg and its onboard charging time is 6 hours and its battery can be swapped in just 6 minutes.

The price of the e-rickshaw is expected at around 2 lakh rupees. 

Ape E-City

Ape E-City electric Auto electric rickshaw is from Piaggio Vehicles. It comes with a motor peak power of 5.4kW which produces 29 nm of torque. Its top speed is 45 km/h and can give a range of 68 km. Its battery capacity is 4.5kWh which can be charged in 3 hrs and 50 minutes. It also comes with a battery swapping option and can be swapped in just 10 minutes.

A full battery swap cost around 110 to 130 rupees and the running cost is 2 rupees per km. The Ape e-city weight is 389 kg. It comes with a warranty of 1 lakh km or 36 months and is priced at 1.97 lakh rupees.

Kinetic Safar

Kinetic Safar electric auto is from India’s leading brand Kinetic Green. The Kinetic Safar e-auto is available in both lead-acid and li-ion battery. It comes with an 850W motor along with three-speed mode selector to optimize the range per charge. Its top speed is 25 km/h and can provide a range of 80-100 km per charge. Its battery capacity is 12V, 100AH. Its seating capacity is one driver plus four passengers. 

The Price is Rs. 1.38 lakh and it’s already launched in India.


eShaft electric auto is from Hyderabad based Gayam Motor. It comes with a 1.5KW Lead Acid solar chargeable battery and provides a range of up to 60km.

It is efficient motor 48v 1520W with the mileage ranging between 60-90kms per full charge. It has a gross weight of 675 kg with a battery capacity of 48v 120Ah, 5-6hours Charging Time (Lead-acid). Its max speed is 25 km/h.

eShaft electric auto is price starts from 1,40,000 rupees. 

Mahindra e-Alfa Mini

e-Alfa Mini rickshaw is from India’s pioneer manufacture Mahindra Electric. e-Alfa has 4+1 seating space, it can carry 5 people at a time. It is best suited for last-mile connectivity.

It is available in black and red colour with a motor powered by a 120Ah battery which gives a range of 85 km on a single charge with a top speed of 25 km/h. Mahindra is providing a 2-year warranty and offering a one-time free battery replacement. The e-Alfa Mini priced at Rs. 1.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Urban ET-Passenger SmartAuto

Urban ET is from Gayam Motor Works and is powered by Li-ion battery. It gives a range of 110 km on a single charge. It offers 12 months of warranty on the vehicles. It is having a loading capacity of 500 kg and a seating capacity of 3+1. Its lithium-ion battery chargers in 3 hours and its top speed is 55 kmph. Its price starts at 2,75,000 rupees. 

Rith Auto

Top 8 electric auto-rickshaws in India 

Rith Auto electric passenger auto is from Andhra Pradesh based startup SSV Technologies. It works with a 2kW BLDC Motor. The e-auto dimensions of the auto are 2800mm length, 1000mm width, and 1760 is the height. The electric Ground clearance of the Auto is 150mm. These autos come with Double rear Drum Brake at Rear. The electric auto’s loading capacity is 380 KGS to 750KGS.

It gives a top speed of 45km/hr and range 100 km on a single charge. It is powered by a 60v 80Ah lithium-ion battery. It takes only 1 to 2 hours to charge its batteries and the charging cost is only 5 Rupees. The company is providing 8 years of warranty on this electric auto. The price of this electric Auto is 2.5 Lakhs.

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