India is among the leading countries in the world when it comes to the market potential for electric vehicles. Indian customers are finally starting to see value in EVs and manufacturers are now producing EVs that perform well and are convenient to use. This change is evident from the influx of startups in the EV industry – Ola Electric, Ather Energy, Simple One, Yulu, Revolt, and many others.
One such startup in the spotlight today is Earth Energy EV.
Earth Energy EV was founded in the year 2017 in the commercial capital of India – Mumbai with an aim to make quality and reliable electric vehicles. It operates under Grushie Energy Private limited which is its parent company. Earth Energy aims to be a truly Indian company by localizing 100% of the components required for manufacturing.
The company produces electric vehicles across categories like motorcycles, scooters, and other commercial vehicles. It has a dedicated manufacturing and R&D facility in the outskirts of Mumbai city.
Earth Energy EV currently has the following offerings:
The Glyde + is an electric scooter launched in early 2021. The scooter comes in two variants – SX and SX+, starting at a price of INR 74,500. The scooter has two modes – Eco and Ride. Eco has a riding range of 135 km while Ride comes with a 100 km range. The top speed of the SX+ variant is 90 kmph and it is priced at INR 94,500.
The EvolveZ is an electric motorcycle designed for everyday commute. With a powerful 96Ah Li-ion battery, it can go up to a distance of 100 km in a single charge. The top speed is claimed to be 95 kmph and the bike is priced at around INR 1,30,000.
Evolve R is claimed as India’s first electric cruiser, with a starting price of INR 1,42,000. As compared to the Evolve Z, it comes with a bigger battery pack of 114 Ah and can go up to 115 km in a single charge. The bike has a fast charging feature that takes just 40 minutes to charge completely.
All three offerings come in 3 colors – Grey, Black, and White. Each of them has a digital display panel that shows standard information along with features like navigation. All the vehicles can be monitored using the Earth EV App.
The offerings by Earth Energy EV are yet to hit the market and are up for pre-booking. The company’s manufacturing facility in Maharashtra has the ability to manufacturer 46,000 units in a year, with scope for more eventually.
The pandemic had delayed the company’s sales plans, but the company is all set to accelerate its operations. Recently, the company announced that it appointed distributors in 10 states in the country to reach out to consumers in the prime markets. You can expect to see the vehicles on the road by mid-2022.
The company is entering a super-competitive space, and it is to see how this “VocalForLocal” brand performs in the future.