Hyderabad based startup -PURE EV has recently launched its High-Speed Electric Scooter ‘EPluto 7G’ at an Ex-Showroom price of INR 79,999. It has a range of 116 km per full charge and is equipped with patented battery technology. The scooter comes with a top speed of 60 KMPH with a battery warranty for 40,000 km.
The unique selling price of the vehicle includes portable batteries that can be charged and swapped easily. The vehicle is specially designed for the Indian terrain conditions, including batteries that can work under harsh environmental conditions.
Founded in 2016 by Nishanth Dongari, PURE EV is an electric vehicle company that is incubated out of IIT Hyderabad. The startup has raised funding at a valuation of USD 35 million and is considered as one of the leading EV based startup in India.
EPluto 7G was launched at an event at IIT Hyderabad Campus on 9th February 2020 in the presence of the Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) –Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, NITI Aayog Member –Dr V.K. Saraswat and IIT Hyderabad Director –Prof B.S. Murthi.
While speaking at the event, Dr G S Reddy said, “I am very happy to come to the Institution for the first time to join for EPluto 7G’s launch, one of fastest vehicle in its class. I look forward to more such products in innovation. It was a very ambitious plan, and I hope you produce more such products including buses and cars in future. All the best and special congrats to Dr Nishanth Dongari (Founder, PURE EV) on his work.”
Dr VK Saraswat said, “I feel very proud on the product’s launch as I have been the part of their journey since early days. E-mobility is an upcoming sector, and one of the most disruptive one. We are not only looking at the vehicular aspect but also the supply chain. The value addition being is done very high by the startup and is highly commendable”.
Along with EVs, the startup is also a manufacturer of lithium-batteries. PURE EV has state of the art facility co-located with IIT Hyderabad to produce best in class research and design. The facility has lots of potential for large scale production of EVs and batteries.