Top 10 Electric Vehicle Startups in India that Would Shape the Future of E-mobility

Top 10 Electric Vehicle Startups in India

There are few promising electric vehicle startups in India that have the potential to revolutionize the Indian electric vehicle motor sector.

#1. Tork Motors

In September 2016, Kapil Shelke’s Tork Motors unveiled its first product, claiming to be India’s first electric motorcycle. The company has since raised money from big players in the Indian auto industry, including Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal, and Ratan Tata, the former Chairman of Tata Sons.

#2. Okinawa

Jeetender Sharma and Rupali Sharma started the Indian electric two-wheeler firm Okinawa in Gurugram in 2015. The company claims to be a 100% Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer, with a manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The company also produces low-cost lithium-ion scooters, which they displayed at the Auto Expo 2020.

#3. Revolt Intellicorp

In April 2019, Revolt Intellicorp, which was founded by Rahul Sharma, a co-founder of Micromax, announced its entry into the world of electric motorcycles. It is financed by a Rs 500 crore personal investment by Rahul and aims to disrupt the Indian motorcycle industry.

#4. BattRE

BattRE was founded in 2017 by Nishchal Chaudhary, a former Airtel executive, and is based in Jaipur. Through e-bicycles and e-scooters, the startup aims to provide innovative solutions to address issues such as carbon footprints, noise pollution, and traffic congestion. In June 2019, the company launched operations in South India, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.

#5. Ather Energy

The Bengaluru-based startup, founded in 2013 by IIT Madras graduates Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, has released two electric scooters — the 340 and 450 — as well as the AtherGrid, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It announced the opening of a new manufacturing plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, in December 2019.

#6 Pravaig Dynamics

Bengaluru-based electric mobility start-up, Pravaig Dynamics, unveiled its Extinction MKI luxury electric coupe with some eye-popping specifications.

#7. Ultraviolette Automotive

Ultraviolette Automotive is a Bengaluru-based start-up that introduced F77 electric motorcycle in India. The maximum power output of this motorcycle is 25 kW at 2250 rpm. It accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. With 3 battery packs in the vehicle, it provides you a range of 130–150 km. It could attain a maximum speed of 147 km/h.

#8. Strom Motors

Strom Motors is a Mumbai-based electric vehicle start-up. The main product from them is the Strom R3 electric personal mobility vehicle. This is a three-wheeled two-seater electric car. Strom R3 is ARAI certified vehicle and has filed patents for its Vehicle Control Unit (VCU). It uses a 48 V battery system that the company says will result in an additional 5–10 years second life, in applications like UPS storage and emergency backups.

#9. Yulu

Yulu is a technology-driven mobility platform that enables Integrated Urban Mobility across public and private modes of transport. Using Micro Mobility Vehicles (MMVs) through a user-friendly mobile app, Yulu enables first and last-mile connectivity that is seamless, shared and sustainable.

#10. Ola Electric

We know that Ola Cabs is an online cab booking service available in India. They are setting up the world’s largest electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu. Earlier Ola had acquired Amsterdam based premium electric scooter manufacturing company named Etergo.

Conclusion

The electric vehicle startups from India have all the potential and supportive environments to grow and become successful. The thing is, they have to prove themselves and that’s what it counts. The companies have all the support from the government and the market trend is also in their favor and now it’s time for them to make a statement.

Key Points

  • Tork Motors
  • Okinawa
  • Revolt Intellicorp
  • BattRE
  • Ather Energy
  • Pravaig Dynamics
  • Ultraviolette Automotive
  • Strom Motors
  • Yulu
  • Ola Electric

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