Kerala Start-up unveils super bike with fast charging feature at Huddle summit
The Landi E-Horse electric superbike, which is being showcased at the Huddle Global summit in the capital, is the focus of attention. It is made by Hindustan EV Motors Corporation, a start-up that was incubated under the Kerala Startup Mission. It boasts a fast charging system that takes 5 to 15 minutes, and it also promises a long battery life.
State Transport Secretary Biju Prabhakar inaugurated the commercial launch by handing over the first superbike to a native of Ernakulam. The company’s superbikes are powered by fifth-generation lithium titanate oxi nano battery packs, which give them a long lifespan.
“We endeavoured to address some of the major issues in the electric vehicle industry, especially the long time taken for charging and the comparatively smaller battery life. The lithium titanate battery helps us overcome much of this. We are providing a 16-year warranty for the battery. Compared to the hours of charging required in existing batteries, this flash charging system can get the battery charged in 5 to 15 minutes,”says Biju Varghese, the company’s managing director.
“We have a collaboration with the American company Landi Lanzo to use their brand name in India, while the entire technology for the superbike and scooter was developed by us,”Mr Varghese
The super bike and super scooter are priced at over ₹2 lakh each, while a scooter with a lithium-ion battery is priced at ₹1 lakh.
All of Hindustan EV Motors Corporation’s vehicles have been approved by the Central Department of Surface Transport and the Bureau of Indian Standards for electric vehicle manufacturing.
Initially, dealership retail outlets will be opened in major cities, including Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, and Ernakulam, within the next three to six months.