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Top 5 electric bike makers in India

Last updated on: May 9, 2013 18:21 IST

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Shubhananda Bera

Electric bikes have been popular in India for a while now and have been running quite successfully. The top 5 electric bike companies include Ampere Vehicles, Hero Ultra, Yo Bikes, ACE Motors and Eko Vehicles. Here are the best models in the market right now.

Hero Ultra

Hero Exports Private Limited (HE), an affiliate of Hero Cycles Ltd has taken up a joint venture with Ultra Motor Company (UMC), a global electric vehicle company based in UK. The new venture has produced two new models -- Velociti an electric scooter with extra speed, and Optima, an electric scooter with extra range.

Velociy, priced at Rs 34,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) is available across selected showrooms in north, west and southern parts of India initially. It targeted mainly the 28 year plus -- the evolved commuters.

Velociti is available in two colour options: Silver and Burgundy.

On the other hand, Optima is a new addition to the already existing range of seven models of basic electric scooters of Hero Ultra.

Hero is one of the leading cycle manufacturing companies in India. In case of electric bikes too, Hero has become one of the leading sellers in India. Manufactured with a high power engine and an extended battery backup, Hero has captured the market for electric bikes in India.

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Ampere Vehicles

Ampere Vehicles Pvt Ltd., located in Coimbatore was established in 2008 and is now reputed as one of the top five electric bike manufacturing companies in India. The vehicles produced by the company are cost effective and of high quality. What's more? They look stylish and they perform well.

Ampere Vehicles is known to provide electric mobility solutions for people from all walks in Asia and beyond. The company has an assembly line in its manufacturing facility at Sulur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It has been able to establish wide network of partners and associates all over the state within a short period of time.

Their electric bikes can be seen in all metros and the other tier one cities in India.

Various models produced by the company includeAbhi, Adya, Angel, Aditi, Bobo Retro, Buddy, E-Puller, E-Trollery, EM Truck, LC4, Mitra, Pearl, Prince, Trishul, V60, Visva DD and Zeal.


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Yo Bykes

In 2006 Electrotherm (India) Ltd, was the first to introduce electric scooter with the brand name of Yo Bykes. It offers the most economical, eco-friendly, easy and safe mobility solution. Bikes are powered with electric drivetrain where BLDC motor and rechargeable batteries replace the conventional engine.

Bikes produced by the company consist zero tail pipe emission, and therefore, do not create air pollution (0 per cent carbon dioxide emission) and noise pollution.

The bikes are economical, with highest speed limit of 55kmph. These electric bikes are safe for city riding conditions, while the feature ample storage space with lock to store valuables.

Yo Bykes provides wide range of models to choose from. The no-license category includes Yo Electron (Rs 22,200 at Delhi Ex-showroom), Yo Style ( Rs 25,000 at Delhi Ex-showroom) and Yo Xplor (Rs 31,705 at Delhi Ex-showroom).

Extended range variant available with Yo Electron and Yo Style. The high-speed category includes Yo Spark (Rs 34,000 at Delhi Ex-showroom) and YO EXL (Rs 37,500 at Delhi Ex-showroom)


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Eko Vehicles

They were the first company to introduce electric bikes to the Indian subcontinent.

Based out of Bangalore, the company mainly deals with battery-operated bikes in India.

Two of its models include Eko cosmic (Rs 23,000 at Ex-showroom Bangalore) and Eko Ev (Rs 21,000 at Ex-showroom Bangalore).


Photographs: ekovehicle.com

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ACE Motors

Located at Pune, ACE Motors is primarily involved in manufacturing electric bikes like E-Trendy and E-Sports, and are getting impressive response from the market. Both of these electric bikes priced at Rs 26,500 and run 200 km on a 6-8 hour charge.

These two-wheelers are assembled with technical assistance from Changtong E Bike Company Ltd of China. Having established a liaison office in China, the company has started taking in export orders from Amsterdam, Germany and other European nations.

Initially, two models E-sports and E-trendy were manufactured in India with the technical assistance from Changtong E Bike Company, one of China's leading electric bike manufacturers.

The bikes launched featured rechargeable battery that promises to run between 60-70km for a charge that would cost no more than just Rs 4.50.


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