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Kinetic makes a mark in Green Mobility with electric Auto named Kinetic Safar

Kinetic makes a mark in Green Mobility with electric Auto named    Kinetic Safar
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 21 January 2016, 16:49 PM

Pune based Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Limited, a venture of Kinetic group specialized in Green transport solutions has launched its indigenously designed battery operated e-Auto named ‘Kinetic Safar’ for Rs 1.38 lakh. The ‘Kinetic Safar’ that is positioned as an eco- friendly social innovation, promotes pollution free yet affordable public transport option in the country. Safar is designed to ensure reduction in carbon footprint with zero emission and sound and provide a cost effective solution for last mile connectivity as well as shared public transport in cities across India.

Speaking more on the occasion, Sulajja Firodia, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions said, ““Kinetic Green’s launch of e-Three Wheeler ‘Kinetic Safar’ is a sincere effort to provide pollution free yet affordable mode of public transport in the country. It is yet another social innovation from the makers of legendary products like Kinetic Luna, worlds most affordable two wheeler, and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women. Our e auto, Safar, is a ground up development to bring advanced green transport technology at an affordable ex showroom price of merely Rs. 1.38 lakhs inclusive of Exide Battery! The buyer of Safar is expected to recover his investment in 8-9 months and the riders enjoy an affordable ride at Rs.10 per ride. I am confident that Safar will revolutionize last mile transport and create employment for lakhs of unemployed youth and poor. We are pleased to contribute to Government of India’s initiatives of reduction of pollution, improving health of our citizens and offering smart transport solutions.”

Kinetic Safar, a pioneering effort by Kinetic Green, has reportedly been approved by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and meets all government safety norms as per Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR). Safar boasts of unique safety and performance features including an all steel body for durability and ruggedness, dual headlamp for night vision, powerful brakes for safety, dash board with battery charge indicator and speedometer. In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has maximum speed of 25 Km per hour and can carry four passengers plus the driver comfortably. Unlike majority e Rickshaws in the market, which are imported and assembled Chinese kits, Safar is capable of climbing flyovers due to its unique Gear Box system. This feature has been specifically certified by ARAI under the AIS standard for gradability. In addition, Safar provides all weather riding to its driver and passengers thanks to its cabin along with roof and glass windshield with electric wiper motor.

For this purpose, Kinetic Green has tied up with leading and reputed Battery manufacturer, Exide, to provide the rugged lead acid battery system and ensures that the batteries are backed with warranty, service and recycling network all over the country. In comparison to other e Rickshaws, Safar also scores in terms of engineering quality, an exclusive dealer network, and a service as well as warranty back up. Moving forward, the company also announced that it has bagged an order from UP Government which would be India’s largest ever institutional order for electric vehicles. This order won on the basis of competitive bidding is for supply of 27,000 Kinetic Safar vehicles amounting to Rs. 400 Crores of which delivery is to be completed within 12 months. This “E Rickshaw Yojana” of Government of Uttar Pradesh is a social welfare initiative aimed at providing free e Rickshaws to the existing manual rickshaw pullers in the state in order to provide them dignified means of livelihood and towards poverty reduction. The Company has successfully completed delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar to UP Government and plans to enhance deliveries to 3,000 units per month. The electric auto Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s state of the art facility at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra with an installed capacity of 4,000 vehicles per month.

“Kinetic Green’s launch of e-Three Wheeler ‘Kinetic Safar’ is a sincere effort to provide pollution free yet affordable mode of public transport in the country. It is yet another social innovation from the makers of legendary products like Kinetic Luna, worlds most affordable two wheeler, and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women. Our e auto, Safar, is a ground up development to bring advanced green transport technology at an affordable ex showroom price of merely Rs. 1.38 lakhs inclusive of Exide Battery! The buyer of Safar is expected to recover his investment in 8-9 months and the riders enjoy an affordable ride at Rs.10 per ride. I am confident that Safar will revolutionize last mile transport and create employment for lakhs of unemployed youth and poor. We are pleased to contribute to Government of India’s initiatives of reduction of pollution, improving health of our citizens and offering smart transport solutions.”

 

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