Terra Motors Corporation, Japan’s leading electric two- and three-wheeler manufacturer, plans to introduce an electric three-wheeler in the Indian market around October this year. It is believed the company will undertake contract manufacturing for the product with a Rajkot-based manufacturer.
Terra Motors is looking to price the electric three-wheeler very competitively against conventional three-wheelers and is banking on offering low operating costs. The existing electric three-wheeler market in India is pegged at 100,000 units.
Terra Motors has showcased its products for the first time in India at the Auto Expo 2014 in Greater Noida, including the T4 electric three-wheeler.
The T4 is powered by a 3.5Kw motor which draws charge from 48V, 120Ah battery. The company offers a option of lead acid as well as lithium ion battery options in the T4. The estimated range, according to company data, is 80km with a total capacity to carry 3-5 passengers excluding the driver. Japan