Twenty Two Motors partners with KYMCO to launch electric scooters in India
Twenty Two Motors, the Gurgaon based electric scooter manufacturer, has announced its tie up with KYMCO, to launch a number of electric scooters in India, starting with the Flow in early 2019. Twenty Two KYMCO will also introduce its lonex smart battery, which weighs just five kilograms, according to the company. The batteries will have fast charging capacities and can be detachable. The company will also introduce ‘lonex Commercial’, where the scooters can be customised and will be equipped with a cloud based OS to provide connectivity solutions. Lonex Commercial will also provide engineering services and charging infrastructure for its electric scooters.
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The Flow will also benefit from the technology, as the new battery will be lightweight, waterproof and can be fully charged with the fast charging system in less than an hour, claims the company. The scooter will also have a fixed reserve battery, which will be constantly charged by the main battery. So even when the main battery is removed for charging, the scooter can go a distance of up to 20km with the help of reserve battery.
Parveen Kharb, CEO and co-Founder, Twenty Two Motors said, “Twenty-Two Motors was founded with the sole aim to change the commutation landscape in India by providing powerful smart vehicles to generation next. Electric mobility is the future of the world – a near future, not distant. We envisioned to facilitate Indian customers with smart EV vehicles and a proper infrastructure with charging stations and efficient battery and our partnership with KYMCO is the next step in this direction. This unique partnership will prove to be a revolution for fundamentals of Indian auto sector which no one expected so far as we shall be creating a complete new ecosystem for premium EV mobility in India.”
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On the partnership with Twenty Two Motors, Allen Ko, chairman, KYMCO said, “KYMCO is on a social mission to change the modern transportation and India is one of most important markets from that point of view.We found a natural partner in Twenty Two Motors as we have synergies in terms of vision, technological innovation and outlook. Together we aim to change the landscape of urban mobility in India. While Ionex enables consumers to go electric without compromise, businesses and governments need to have reliable solutions for charging stations, removable batteries and related IT support systems before they opt for EVs. And therefore, Ionex Commercial is here to provide a total package to empower and enable all businesses and governments to adopt premium electric mobility. ”
The Flow was first showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year and Twenty Two Motors launched it at a price of Rs 74,740. Pre bookings of the scooter were also opened on the same day. The company has a manufacturing facility in Rajasthan with a production capacity of 2 lakh units a year. The company plans to open its outlets in Gurgaon, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore and further expand to other cities later.
Recently, Okinawa Autotech Private Ltd also launched the Ridge+ e-scooter with li-ion battery pack and new colour schemes. The scooter now has a claimed range of up to 120km on a single charge over the lead-acid battery variant which has a range of 80-90km. The Okinawa Praise equipped with li-ion battery pack will rival the Flow when it gets launched next year.
About Twenty Two Motors:
Co-founded by Parveen Kharb and Vijay Chandrawat, the automobile company focuses on developing advanced connected electric vehicles and change the urban commutation landscape by providing powerful smart vehicles to the technology savvy generation.The technology used by Twenty Two Motors is enabled with artificial intelligence (AI) and the unique features include lithium ion storage, Internet of Things (IOT) and advanced Electric Power Trains and the system has been dotted with state of art sensors and smart features. The technology is seamlessly supported with real time connectivity to cloud. The integrated application provides a glimpse into system even from thousands of miles of distance.
KYMCO is one of the global leading powersports brands. KYMCO’s mission is to create personal vehicles that win the hearts of consumers all over the world. KYMCO always go above and beyond to bring to customers the most thoughtful riding experience for everyday life. KYMCO’s current product range includes scooters, motorcycles, mobility scooters, ATVs and utility vehicles. Founded in 1964, KYMCO originally started out with technology transfer from Honda, Japan. With the technical know-how from Honda, KYMCO became one of Honda’s high quality overseas manufacturing facilities. As the relationship developed over the next two decades, Honda increased its business interest in KYMCO and became a significant shareholder of KYMCO.