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Sahara enters auto sector

10/07/2019 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Launch of Sahara Evols

Sahara India Pariwar, one of the biggest Indian business conglomerates, on June 4 announced its foray into the automobile sector, under the brand name, ‘Sahara Evols’. 
 
The business venture will cater to the country’s large range of electric vehicles along with advanced allied services. 
 
The product portfolio of ‘Sahara Evols’ consists of variants of electric scooters, motorcycles, three-wheelers and cargo vehicles. For the first time it is introducing a network of battery charging-cum-swapping stations.
 
‘Sahara Evols’, while starting from Lucknow, will establish its ecosystem in Tier-II and Tier-III cities of India by the end of this financial year, in a phased manner. Subsequently, in the next financial year it will roll out its products and services, pan-India. 
 
On the occasion of auto foray announcement, ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara said, “We are proud to introduce for the first time, a complete ecosystem of electric vehicles in India. Sustainable and environment-friendly modes of transportation are the need of the time as well as for the benefit of our future generations.
 
He further said, “Globally remedies to return to a cleaner and a healthier world are being explored. The Sahara Evols range of electric vehicles is going to be our contribution in this direction – towards alternate, sustainable and eco-friendly modes of transportation.” 
 
‘Sahara Evols’ vehicles run on advanced electric motors and drivetrain designed and developed by German Engineering. The technology and design of Evols electric vehicles provide instant pick-up, zero noise pollution thus soundless cruise and lower battery consumption which leads to longer driving distance and also longer battery life plus five times lower maintenance costs as compared to conventional vehicles. 
 
The vehicles are powered by dry lithium-ion batteries, which are lightweight, portable, smart-looking and have a longer life than regular batteries. These batteries are fast charging, with up to 40 per cent charging in one hour which can provide enough power to cover between 55 and 150-km distance in a single charge depending on the type and category.
 
The cost of driving Sahara Evols electric vehicles in an average can go as low as 20 paise per kilometer against the cost of Rs. 2 per kilometer on petrol vehicles, thus entailing direct and substantial economic benefits to the users.
 
Sahara Evols is also introducing a first-of-its-kind ecosystem for the electric vehicles, which along with a wide network of service centres across each city, also provides support facilities like delivery of a charged battery on call as well as for the first time in India, a network of ‘Battery Swapping Stations’ for customer convenience. 
 
These battery swapping stations charge batteries quickly with ‘Evols Smart Charge Docking System’, or alternately, enable vehicle owners to swap their discharged battery with a fully charged one. 
 
The company has already started developing the service setup at Lucknow district, its first target market with the setting up of 57 service centres as well as providing training to the technicians for electric vehicles. 
 
Sahara Evols has also handed over keys to 101 inaugural customers at Lucknow. 
 
Sahara Evols’ vehicles are also equipped with smart tech features like GPS tracking system through which the owner of the vehicle, with the help of the free downloadable ‘Sahara Evols Mobile App’ can trace the location of their vehicle, as well as ask for on-road and off-road assistance, 24X7. 
 
Users can also analyse online the performance of their vehicles and for the first time in India, can even lock the vehicle through the mobile app. The vehicles also have distress alarm buttons for women’s safety and anti-theft alarm to prevent any attempt of break-in.
 

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