With last-mile delivery assuming importance, Dandera Ventures, a Gurugram-based start-up has launched OTUA-electric cargo three-wheeler.
The ex-showroom price of this vehicle ranges between Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs.5.50 lakh.
The company claims that OTUA is a 100 per cent indigenous product with all its components – from the body to the batteries – designed and made in India. The three-wheeler features include LED headlamps and a driver cab which is compatible with air conditioning. The cargo area of the vehicle is 1,960 mm in length and it has a load capacity of 900 kilograms.
Though OTUA has the traditional shape of a conventional three-wheeler, it has been designed to make its exterior aerodynamically efficient.
It is powered with a 12.8kW motor and uses 15.8kWh battery pack, which can provide up to 165 kilometres on a single charge, according to the company. The battery can be upgraded to provide 300 kilometres range too. The battery can be charged by a fast charger or a home plug.
Talking about the OUTA, Dandera’s CEO and founder, Kshitij Bajaj said: “OTUA raises the bar for everything that last mile delivery drivers and fleet owners have come to expect from a cargo EV. From world-class and industry-leading driver ergonomics and safety to outright performance in terms of range, volume, and capacity; OTUA is the first cargo EV to offer an uncompromising vision of transitioning to sustainable mobility for the global logistics and last-mile delivery industry.”
The vehicle will be initially available in Delhi NCR, Maharashtra and Gujarat.