To beat Tata Motors’ title of making India’s cheapest electric car, Mumbai-based electric car startup PMV Electric will launch the country’s cheapest electric car on November 16.
The first Eco-Friendly and Sustainable-Electric (EaS-E) electric product is a micro-electric vehicle that plans to create a whole new segment in the Indian automotive industry called — Electric Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV) segment.
PMV Electric Founder Kalpit Patel told the media, “We are happy to officially launch the product. This is a milestone for the company as we have created a world-class product manufactured by an Indian company. We are looking forward to a new segment called Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV) which focuses on everyday use.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable – Electric (EaS-E) is available in three different versions, each ranging from 120 km to 200 km per charge. With a 3 kW AC charger, it is said to fully charge in less than 4 hours. This small electric vehicle is 2,915 mm long, 1,157 mm wide and 1,600 mm high. The wheelbase of the car is 2087 mm and the ground clearance is 170 mm.
According to the company, the curb weight of the future micro-EV is almost 550 kilograms. The EaS-E comes with amenities like a digital infotainment system, USB charging port, air conditioning, remote keyless entry and parking assist, cruise control, seat belts, etc., reports PMV Electric.
The future electric car will have large windows, curved wheel arches and light alloy wheels. It has a full-width taillight at the back. The PMV EaS interiors E is expected to have two seats, a simple dashboard and cloth upholstery. It is said to include cruise control as well as power windows.
EaS-E microcar Price
The estimated price of the EaS-E is yet to be officially announced, but the starting price is expected to be Rs. 4,00,000 and Rs. 5,00,000. Other notable features of the upcoming electric car include EaS-E® mode: Foot-free driving in traffic, cruise control, regenerative braking, OTA (Over The Air) updates, remote controls for air conditioner, lights, windows and horn, and remote parking sensors.
In other micro-electric vehicle news, British automaker MG Motor recently announced that the two-door, compact Air EV will go on sale in India in early 2023.
Sources claim that MG might showcase this brand new small electric car at the Auto Expo 2023 in February of that year. The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture’s micro EV, a small electric car known as the Wuling EV that was introduced in Indonesia in June this year, will serve as the basis for the MG Air.
While MG has yet to provide details on the vehicle’s powertrain or lineup, the car will be offered in two configurations in China. A two-seater with a length of 2,599 mm (102.3 in) and a four-seater with a length of 2,974 (117.1 in).
Both have electric motors that produce 40 horsepower (30 kW / 40 hp), which according to Wuling is more than the Mini EV and Nano EV.
Additionally, the Wuling or MG Air EV is expected to produce 30 kW (41 hp) or 50 kW (68 hp) instead of the 20 kW (27 hp) of its likely cheaper sibling. . Both are expected to have 26.5 and 28.4 kWh lithium-ion batteries and a range of 300 kilometers on China’s CLTC cycle.