Pune based Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Limited, a venture of Kinetic group specialized in Green transport solutions today introduced its indigenously designed battery operated e-Auto named ‘Kinetic Safar’.
‘Kinetic Safar’ is positioned as an eco- friendly social innovation to promote pollution free yet affordable public transport in the country. Safar is designed to ensure reduction in 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, a pioneering effort by Kinetic Green, has been approved by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and meets all government safety norms as per Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR). Safar boasts of unique safety and performance features including an all steel body for durability and ruggedness, dual headlamp for night vision, powerful brakes for safety, dash board with battery charge indicator and speedometer. In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has maximum speed of 25 Km per hour and can carry four passengers plus the driver comfortably.
Unlike majority e Rickshaws in the market, which are imported and assembled Chinese kits, Safar is capable of climbing flyovers due to its unique Gear Box system. This feature has been specifically certified by ARAI under the AIS standard for gradability. In addition, Safar provides all weather riding to its driver and passengers thanks to its cabin along with roof and glass windshield with electric wiper motor.
“ 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 legendary products like Kinetic Luna, worlds most affordable two wheeler, and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women,” said Sulajja Firodia, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions while launching the e-three wheeler in Delhi.
“Our e-Auto, Safar, will revolutionize last mile transport and create employment for lakhs of unemployed youth and poor. We are pleased to contribute to Government of India’s initiatives of reduction of pollution, improving health of our citizens and offering smart transport solutions.” she added.
The company also announced that it has bagged an order from UP Government which would be India’s largest ever institutional order for electric vehicles. This order won on the basis of competitive bidding is for supply of 27,000 Kinetic Safar vehicles amounting to Rs. 400 Crores of which delivery is to be completed within 12 months.
This “E Rickshaw Yojana” of Government of Uttar Pradesh is a social welfare initiative aimed at providing free e Rickshaws to the existing manual rickshaw pullers in the state in order to provide them dignified means of livelihood and towards poverty reduction. The Company has completed delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar to UP Government and plans to enhance deliveries to 3,000 units per month.
The electric auto Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s state of the art facility at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra with an installed capacity of 4,000 vehicles per month.