Launched today, the indigenously designed battery-operated Kinetic Safar has seen ground-up development and comes at a price tag of Rs. 1.28 lakh.
Delivery of the e-three wheelers, which is under the e Rickshaw Yojana of UP government, is to be completed within 12 months. While delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar has been completed, deliveries are planned to be enhanced to 3,000 units per month.
Designed to reduce the 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, Kinetic Safar has Automotive Research Association of India’s (ARAI) approval.
In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has a maximum speed of 25 km per hour and can carry four passengers plus driver.
Kinetic Green has tied up with leading and battery manufacturer Exide for lead acid battery system that is backed with warranty, service and recycling network all over the country. Safar will also have an exclusive dealer network, and a service as well as warranty back up.
“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 products like Kinetic Luna and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women,” Sulajja Firodia Motwani, founder and CEO, Kinetic Green, said in a statement.
“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 revolutionise last mile transport and create employment for lakhs of unemployed youth. We are pleased to contribute in Government of India’s initiative of reduction of pollution, improve health of our citizens and offer smart transport solutions,” she added.
The Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s facility at Ahmednagar which has a capacity of 4,000 vehicles per month. Seeing the increasing demand for battery operated vehicles, Kinetic Green plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in Ahmednagar and also start another assembly unit in North India.