Swedish electric three-wheeler brand Zbee enters India.
Sweden-based Clean Motion today launched its Zbee electric commercial vehicle in India, which will flag off its first commercial operation this evening from DLF CyberHub in Gurgaon, Haryana under an agreement with DLF. As part of a cluster, 25 Zbees will provide the last mile connectivity from the CyberHub to nearby offices of DLF Cyber City and later on to the metro stations.
Under the agreement with DLF, Zbees will function from various retail formats in Delhi-NCR. Homologated by ICAT Manesar and certified by government authorities as an electric vehicle with a registered number plate, about 100 Zbees per month will be locally assembled in India at Faridabad in Haryana, but later local manufacturing is being envisaged.
Made of a fibre reinforced plastic body the electric vehicle is lightweight at around 270kg which enables the vehicle to strike a balance between its light body structure and safety requirements. It comes with an advanced lithium ion battery and a full charge that allows it to be driven for upto 50 kms. It can be recharged within an hour. Later a rapid charging device will be introduced that will facilitate a recharge within 30 minutes.
The company claims that three Zbees can be fitted into a single parking space thereby saving space. Energy efficient and environment friendly with zero emissions, the Zbees operating cost is 30 percent of the cost of a fossil fuel vehicle. It can seat two passengers and the driver and has a top speed of 45 kph. In addition, it comes with a parking brake to prevent thefts.
The Zbee is currently imported as a CKD kit from Sweden. Swedish electric three-wheeler brand Zbee enters India