Exide Industries, Indian battery manufacturer, introduced new mid-range electric rickshaw for the Indian market.
This Neo electric rickshaw will be available for West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, North East these states first.
For a start, the company imported most of the parts of this electric rickshaw from China. At the launch, this electric rickshaw has only 20% parts which are made in India.
The CEO of the company said – “The e-rickshaw category has seen phenomenal growth in India in the last few years and we have been an integral part of it since inception, through our offerings of robust lead-acid batteries. We see a tremendous opportunity to now offer a complete, technologically advanced package to the e-rickshaw operator that will be reliable with the least downtime.”
Where is the Exide Neo Manufacturing plant?
The company announced that they manufacture the Neo at their Dankuni plant near Kolkata. Their current manufacturing capacity is 15,000 units a year.
NEO E Rickshaw tech specs:
- Lithium-ion battery
- Rear-view camera
- Rear-view mirrors with an LCD display
- LCD instrument cluster
- FM radio transmitter
- USB slot to charge your phone.
- Front of rickshaw featuring a high-grade steel
- Hardtop ABS roof
To make Neo E Rickshaw company worked very hard, they worked and researched very carefully with e-rickshaw operators for a long time.
They also worked with E rickshaw drivers to get the feedback and to provide the best features and security in their NEO rickshaw for the Indian roads.
Neo E Rickshaw Design:
Neo E Rickshaw cost?
There is no public announcement from the company regarding cost, but they are planning to reveal leasing or financing option with the model for easy ownership.
Their research and hard work we can see clearly in their product. NEO E Rickshaw has advanced features with better safety.