Avan Motors is an up and coming electric two-wheeler manufacturer in India with a limited product portfolio. The company was established in 2015 and is looking to re-invent the electric urban mobility space in India. The company has undertaken research and development for 3 years, in order to manufacture comfortable and budget-friendly electric scooters. Of course, as is with all electric vehicles, products from Avan Motors too are eco-friendly and offer low maintenance cost. The launch of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-2) scheme, with Rs. 10,000 crore allocated for a three-year long period, has come as a much-needed, boost to EV the industry in India. Avan Motors India aims to leverage this development to further its vision of ushering in the next generation of urban mobility solutions in India and taking substantial steps towards a sustainable future.
Starting from January 2019, Avan Motors will launch one new product every six months and aims to cross 1 lakhs sales mark within three years. Avan has six models in the pipeline and the prices will range from Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 80,000. For 2019 in particular, Avan Motors has targeted sales of 25,000 units. Avan Motors has a manufacturing plant in Pune which has an annual capacity of 36,000 units on a single shift basis. As the market for EVs and the sales grow, Avan plans to open three new satellite plants in India. At present, Avan has 22 dealerships in the country and it plans to reach a total of 200 touch points by the end of 2019. The company has an in-house research and development team for new product development and it will also collaborate with technology providers in UK and Europe for technological advancement and new product offerings.
As of now, Avan Motors offers three products, which are Trend E, Xero and Xero+ electric scooters.The company’s philosophy behind calling their products 'Xero' in electric scooter is because the scooters have zero emission, zero noise, negligible maintenance cost and relatively putting zero burden on the customer, as compared to petrol scooters. The products Xero Xero+ are stylishly designed, employing cutting edge technology, thereby creating 1 kW of energy which delivers a distance of 60 kilometres. The running cost is only 10 per cent as compared to regular petrol scooters.
The other product from Avan Motors is the Trend E which is the latest addition to the company’s Xero series of electric scooters. The high-performance Trend E is powered by a lithium-ion battery and boasts a top speed of 45 kmph. Furthermore, the electric scooter covers a distance of 60 kilometres on a single charge and 110 kilometres with the optional double battery. The lithium-ion battery gets charged completely in about 4 hours and of course is removable as well.
The Trend E is equipped with a hydraulic telescopic front suspension and a coil spring rear suspension. Additionally, the scooter gets alloy wheels, with disc brakes up front while the rear wheel gets a drum brake. The maximum load each scooter can take is a substantial 150 kilograms. With its appealing design, good quality engineering, and state-of-the-art equipment, Avan hopes that Trend E appeals to the youth populace of India.
The company says that every feature in the Trend E scooter has been added after careful consideration of the requirements and preferences of riders, in order to offer a relaxed commuting experience. With good ground clearance, detachable Lithium-ion battery pack and its trendy looks, the scooter is good choice for short commutes and for people of all age groups.