By Atul Gopal
The PluginIndia team got a chance to visit a Pune eBike startup - Felidae Electric, who are working on manufacturing eBikes, that are Made In India. The startup manufacturers all the electronics components like motor, controller, LCD displays, battery packs in house. This makes Felidae very unique among the eBike sellers in India, who import entire eBikes from China and other countries. A true Make in India story among the Indian eBike/EV industry.
By Atul Gopal
PluginIndia team met Laxminarayan and Namitha in Bangalore to talk about their Ampere Magnus Pro Electric Scooter. Atul spoke with them about their daily usage and over all experience of owning and riding the vehicle. Let us first know a little about them.
Laxminarayan has done his education in rural management and has now transitioned to digital marketing. He has been happy with his Activa till the time he got married. Namita, his better half, was working with a bank in Mysore before she got married and shifted to Bangalore. Distances were short in Mysore - and the commute was enjoyable. Her bank was kind enough to give her a transfer to a Bangalore branch. But she found herself spending two hours on the bus commute to work. That is when Laxminarayan decided that Namita should be given some mobility.
The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to test one of few mid drive motor based electric cycle sold in India. The brand is called Pedeleze and is based out Chennai. We also got to spend time with their H2 Plus electric bike. In this blog and video, i give my thoughts on the company and the eBike.
By EV Community Member
Mohd. Parvez Farooqi,
Scott has started selling their mid drive drivetrain based eBike called 'SCOTT SUB CROSS ERIDE 10' in India and i purchased it in August 2020. This blog will offer details of my 4 day journey with my eBike and some perspectives on how to purchase an eBike, why an eBike is good for environment and costs etc
By Atul Gopal
I had a business meeting in Nashik. Instead of taking a bus, I decided to use my electric bicycle. I suggested it to a few friends who also had electric cycles and they decided to join me. We had 2 Felidae branded electric cycles and 1 Hero Lectro eBike. Let's find out how our electric cycles performed!
Meet Devroop, an avid e-Bike user who lives in Pune and has completed 5,700 km with his Hero Lectro eBike. We talk about his experiences with the eBike, we discuss Hero Lectro's offerings and offer some suggestions to the company.
By Atul Gopal
So the PluginIndia team had received, PureEV EGNITE, It is a new e-Bike from PureEV a startup from Hyderabad. They have now launched this model, which is called EGNITE, which is essentially an electric mountain bike. The best part about this e-Bike is that the battery is made right here in India. Making it one of the few eBike companies making batteries in India.
So we got an email from the PureEV team last month, inviting PluginIndia to visit their factory and meet their battery engineering team in Hyderabad. We have heard a lot about the company and by looking at their website, we see some some cool looking electric two wheeler products. The fact that they make their own battery packs and also are working on algorithms, software to improve their battery, meant that this trip to Hyderabad was a no brainer.
We share a useful writeup with beautiful pictorial illustrations by team LightSpeed on how to take care of your e-Bike in the rains!
Great job, team LightSpeed! Amazing!
At LightSpeed, day-to-day activities have always been all about innovating, be it with regards to product design and development, or bringing in process-oriented newness into the mix. The team likes to do things creatively, to keep patrons and themselves equally engaged, in the true sense of a closely knit community of individuals who share similar interests. In the spirit of bringing together a community of electric cycling enthusiasts, LightSpeed has now started its own Cycling Club on Strava!
When someone buys a LightSpeed electric cycle, they make a big shift by moving away from petrol and diesel based vehicles. This is an honourable decision made in favour of one’s health and the environment. LightSpeed wanted to show some appreciation to its patrons by planting a tree on behalf of every individual who bought their electric bicycle.
VOLTA Motors is an evolving automotive Chennai-based start-up company focused on developing sustainable Electric vehicles for the Indian and global market.
Volta Motors has designed and developed India’s first cross-over electric bike VOLTA ZAP, completely in Chennai. Volta Motors’ first product “ZAP” is an innovative eco-friendly vehicle that can be used like a moped for commuting and also be used as a bicycle for fitness purpose. Inside and out, Volta Zap is an iconic and bold Indian product representing the MAKE IN INDIA strategy. Volta Motors have designed ZAP to be more reliable and durable considering Indian road and climatic conditions.
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! That is how you feel when you first ride an electric cycle! Hang on! Did u say electric cycle? Yes indeed a cycle with a motor, controller and a battery that does some pretty neat magic! Everyone who rides one, has a BIG smile on their faces! I myself am a big fan of these!
I have a theory on why everyone smiles when they ride one - Its the instant torque of the electric motor that give gives an instant pickup, which in turn gives you a instant high that makes your brain feel elevated for few seconds! :)
Anyway this is a blog on electric cycles, which have started to hit the Indian market. Read on to know more!