Avon launches first electric bicycle in India
Ludhiana, June 5 (UNI) Leading bicycle manufacturer Avon Cycles of Ludhiana today became the first Indian manufacturer to launch the battery operated electric bicycles in the market.
''The bicycle targets the urbanite in search of clean hassle free solution in personal mobility in the midst of ever growing road traffic, parking blues, pollution and rising costs'', Company's Managing Director Onkar Singh Pahwa said after launching the first e-bike here today.
Taking note of the world wide need of utility bikes going electric, and realising the potential, the company plans to assemble about 10,000 e-bikes in the first year of operations, Mr Pahwa said.
The company would first start with one model and later add more for choice and fancy, he added.
Avon dealers alongwith their service technicians from across the region attended a one-day Pre-Launch Test cum Training Workshop at the factory premises today to familiarise themselves with the product and the arrangements for providing technical support.
To fall in with the regulatory framework, initially the company plans to focus on speed less than 25 kmph and motor power less than 250 W. For safety, reflectors are provided in the front and rear, in addition to lights and an effective braking system.
Overall, the vehicle design is simple and free of clutter. The bike is pollution free as there is no smoke emission and no noise.
Unlike a motor cycle there is no need for kick starting this bike.All one needs to do is just ride away and no driving license or number plates or registration is required. Total vehicle weight with batteries is approx 46 kg and the e-bike is priced at Rs 15,000.
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