Hyderabad based startup Gravton Motors has launched a e-scooter, Quanta. The e-scooter is designed like a moped and looks similar to the classic Luna brand.
The Quanta is being launched with a promotional offer of its charging station free of cost to limited users. The e-scooter is designed from the ground up with indigenously designed and developed components, Gravton said.
The specs of the e-scooter are as follows-
"With the launch of our first electric bike Quanta today, my dream has come true. Quanta resonates with the true essence of not just Made-in-India but also Made-for-India. While this product is largely meant for riders from across the segments, we also have one coming up in the sports category, primarily meant for action-oriented passionate young bikers."
"We have architected and engineered every component in-house and appointed vendors, including some of the top component manufacturers, who can create components as per our configuration. This shows the credibility and believability of our products" he added. - Parshuram Paka, founder and CEO of Gravton Motors.
The vehicle is available for booking through the company’s official website in Hyderabad.
So the Quanta is the new kid on the block. Apparently the startup, Gravton Motors calls it a motorcycle with a step-through design and 17 inch wheels. They are called step-through's because they all have an open frame design. All of us have seen cycles made with a step-through design. They are usually used by ladies. We have also seen petrol step through mopeds like - Kinetic Luna, TVS moped, Hero Puch. There have also been motorcycles with this design. The Bajaj M80, Hero Honda Street, Kinetic King were all Step-through motorcycles which did not do very well.
Ofcourse in the EV world, we have our beloved PURE EV eTrance which is an electric moped with a step-through design.
Historically we have observed that this kind of a step-through design wont attract motorcycle users. So Gravton ultimately will have to pitch this as a moped with a quirky design.
Apart from this, the specifications looks good although they are exaggerating the range as many EV startups do. A 3 kWh battery going at 35 kmph may get you around 100 km per charge. This needs to be tested.
We have written to the company about localization and battery details. Lets hope they respond to us.
Good luck to Gravton motors.