Gravton Motors, a Hyderabad-based start-up, has unveiled the Quanta, its first electric car. The Quanta has an introductory price of Rs 99,000, which is expected to rise to about Rs 1.1-1.2 lakh in the near future. Gravton claims that if it receives clearance for the FAME II subsidy, the price would reduce to about Rs 99,000. The Quanta will initially be accessible exclusively in Hyderabad, but the firm plans to expand its reach in the future.
The vehicle is propelled by a hub-driven BLDC motor that produces 3kW (continuous) and 3.6kW (peak) (peak). Meanwhile, the scooter’s battery is a 3kWh Lithium-ion unit with a stated range of over 100km; Gravton claims that the battery is detachable. The Quanta is also touted to have a peak speed of 70 kph and performance comparable to a 100cc motorbike.
The Quanta, according to the manufacturer, has a revolutionary rib cage frame with a telescopic fork and dual shock absorbers. The electric car has disc brakes on both ends and 17-inch wheels. It includes an all-LED lighting system and a digital dash that shows basic information. It also comes with a smartphone app that gives you access to a few linked functions but not turn-by-turn navigation.
Many of the components of the business’s electric vehicles were created and manufactured in India, according to the company. Components such as the battery and the motor, on the other hand, were sourced from China. The business claims to be able to produce 2,000 units per month at the moment. Gravton further stated that it anticipates selling 5,000 units this year and 18,000 units the next year.