Gensol’s three-wheeled electric vehicle caught on camera during road test
Gensol’s three-wheeled electric vehicle, which was hinted at at the end of last year, was recently spotted being tested on roads. This March will mark the launch of the as-yet-unnamed EV, which is expected to be marketed as a small urban electric runabout. Gensol EV is a renewable energy and electric mobility company that is a subsidiary of Gensol Engineering.
The spy photo clearly shows the single wheel on the rear axle in the centre, even though we had already assumed the upcoming EV would have three wheels. The two-door EV looks to feature a hatch-like opening at the back that is flanked by halogen tail lamps. It also has a traditional-looking front end that tapers somewhat at the back.
A four-seat layout with the conveniences of a large, floating touchscreen infotainment system, semi-digital instrument cluster, and air conditioning, among others, is likely to be found in the interior of the teaser, which also revealed LED daytime running lamps with Citroen-like halogen headlamps, dual-tone wheels, and a prominent kink in the window line in the rear quarter glass area. Other features include in-cabin driver assistance technology, AI-based cloud analytics, and an intuitive, unique user experience.
It is strictly positioned as an urban runabout, though it should be much more affordable and have fewer niceties than an MG Comet; in essence, it could be positioned closer to the four-door, two-seater PMV Eas-E electric quadricycle that was launched last year for Rs 4.79 lakh, ex-showroom. Technical details are not available at this time. However, the company claims a range of 200km and a top speed of 80 kph.
In recent times, ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Gensol Engineering signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to invest Rs 2,000 crore for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of electric vehicles (EVs). The facility is expected to create 1,500 jobs in the region and produce both commercial and private vehicles. The company’s greenfield plant in Chakan, Pune, boasts of an in-plant testing track and a next-generation end-of-line vehicle testing facility, guaranteeing that every vehicle meets the highest standards of quality and performance.
“The Rs 2,000 crore investment stands as a testament to our confidence in the state’s commitment to sustainable growth and green manufacturing.”
Anmol Singh Jaggi, co-founder, of Gensol Group said.