Kinetic Green — a Pune based electric vehicle manufacturer, has introduced India’s first one-ton electric cargo three-wheeler, called the Safar Jumbo. The new Kinetic Safar Jumbo electric cargo three-wheeler is priced at Rs 2.50 lakh, ex-showroom (Pune).
With payload capacity of 500kg. the electric cargo three-wheeler comes with a specially designed cargo bay with close to 150 cubic feet of space.
The Kinetic Safar Jumbo is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which is capable of offering a maximum of 120km on a single charge. It takes anywhere between 3 to 4 hours for a complete charge. The company will also offer the Safar Jumbo with an optional fast-charger for Rs 20,000 which will bring down the charging time to under 2 hours.
The vehicle will also be available on a swappable battery platform. The electric loader that is developed from the ground up is eligible for the FAME II subsidy offered by the government to customers and will come with best in class warranty of 3-years.
Kinetic claims the running cost for the e3W is as low as 50 paise per km as against over Rs 3 per km for the diesel engine-based cargo three-wheelers.
The Safar Jumbo has a top speed of 55kph and has a gradeability of 10 degrees. Product highlights include a full steel body, CED coated steel chassis, digital cluster, dynamic SOC, CAN-based controller with interactive Kinetic Konnect app and GPS, independent rear suspension giving better stability, hydraulic brakes and a gearbox designed by Kinetic Engineering.