Hyderabad: Telangana based start-up E-trio Automobiles which has been focussing on the emerging electric vehicles space, is all set to launch retrofitted cars in India. E-trio is the first company in India to successfully get ARAI approval for retrofitted car kits in Alto and Wagon R.
Sathya Yalamanchili, founder of the startup, said, “Retrofitting is the way to go and need of the hour and these smart cars currently are the most efficient and economical cars compared to our counterparts in the market. Our vision is to create e-mobility which inspires and nurtures pollution free India. We believe that affordable range is the key to helping electro mobility achieve a breakthrough in the near future.”
With a capacity of 1,000 cars per month, E-trio factory is ready to sell kits and retrofitted cars in the market. The retrofitted kits have been sourced from China and Korea while the controller is an in-house development. The company has been testing cars for the past two years and their immediate goal is to roll out at least 5,000 cars in the next year.
E-trio is currently working with technology guidance from a R&D team from SFO which is headed by Stanford alumni. In the long run, E Trio is planning big and is on the job to get kit approvals for other fast moving models in India.
They are currently in discussions with some leading car manufacturing companies from Japan and Thailand.
E Trio is striving hard to achieve 100 per cent EV by the year 2030. These electric cars do not require gears, come with a swift and smooth acceleration. The approved Alto and Wagon R can run up to 150kmph while the rest run at 210kmph on a single charge. E Trio has imparted standards in terms of safety and a maximum noise control riding capacity. These cars can be charged anytime and anywhere and will prove to cost you maintenance at the lowest rates.