Eko Launches World's 1st Hybrid Bike!


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Many of you might have thought hybrid two-wheelers are a joke. For those of you, here’s some serious proof that will make you eat your words.

Bangalore based Eko vehicles recently launched the ET-120 which is India’s first hybrid two-wheeler.

The ET-120 uses a 70cc petrol engine and an electric motor to propel the wheels, which helps it return 120kmpl!

That is more than any Hero Honda, Bajaj or TVS.

The dual-power bike was possible thanks to a tie up between Eko and US based Emerging Vehicle Technologies. The vehicle can reach a top speed of 65kmph which is more than sufficient for crowded metros. The power and torque figures according to the company is that of a 120cc petrol engine.

Alan Rubeinsten, a U.S collaborator -

We developed a hybrid technology which will allow the electric motor together with the gasoline motor or petrol motor to be in combination. So, they should get unlimited range. So, when you drive in gasoline, you are charging the motor

This wonder bike of 120cc capacity will halve carbon emission.

Anil Ananthkrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Eko Vehicles -

Their calculation is that half a tonne of carbon emission is reduced as compared to a gasoline power vehicle when you use a electric vehicle

The ET-120 is priced at 40,000 rupees and that makes it the best electric vehicle you can buy in India today. Not exactly today since the bike goes on sale next year in the month of May.

Rumors of Mahindra’s hybrid two-wheeler is starting to make sense after this development.

Source: Indianautosblog.com
 

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Old Tech,just that these people were the first too launch it.[clap]

They should have concentrated on styling. It seriously looks old (Luna - M80 combination) ![lol]
 
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Good stuff!

Old wine in Old Bottle :)

But bit expensive when compared to the styling & the segment.
 
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Zinam said:
Old wine in Old Bottle :)
Its, Old Wine in New Bottle. :biggrin:

Nice to see first Hybrid bike and that in our country but seriously, Looks are hideous.There will be less takers for this one as people are now equally concerned about looks as well when buying a new vehicle, Then let it be a car or bike.

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Its, Old Wine in New Bottle. :biggrin:



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No Vibhor!

The concept is old. Even the looks are old.

So its Old Wine in Old Bottle!
I agree with Adam vibs, its surely old concept in old bottle as well.Why do these companies dont look at a bit into styling where this is where all other companies work harder to appeal.Why would one want to sit onto that old Luna type bike after spending 40K.Yes mileage, better power is something to be looked into but then also one needs to see how overall it appeals atleast in indian market.
 
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No way this bike will be a hit! We Indians always consider two important things while buying either a bike or car , FE and style. Seems this bike totally lags behind in style!
 
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No Vibhor!

The concept is old. Even the looks are old.

So its Old Wine in Old Bottle!
I was actually telling correct one but didn't get that you were trying to say it other way. :biggrin:

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