Hero launched ‘Raahii’ E-Rickshaw for Rs. 1.10 lakhs – USB Mobile charger, LED lights challenges Bajaj RE
Hero Moto Corp has started a new trend in the commercial commuter vehicles segment of the Indian market by launching the grand new ‘e – Rickshaw’. The native Indian giant has been teasing Indian enthusiasts from past few quarters in connection with the new three wheeler and now, Hero has officially launched ‘Raahii’ e- rickshaw for just Rs. 1.10 lakhs only.
Mr. Sohinder Gill, the Chief Executive Officer for the Hero Electric has stated in connection with the launch of the new Raahii electric rickshaw “We are highly ecstatic on launching this innovative model of e-rickshaw. Raahii is designed to ease the hassles that daily commuters and drivers have to go through while travelling. With its durable built that promises durability and longevity, we are also ensuring that it delivers on long term benefits to the environment as well. We have already sold more than 1 lakh electric two wheelers till now and expect to sell a lot of e – rickshaws in states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat”. As per ARAI certification, Raahii promises around 90 kilometers of journey on a single full charge.
Raahii comes with simpler design when compared with the other electric rickshaws available in Indian market currently and the overall weight of the vehicle is just around 190 kilograms. Hero has used nut and bolt joints instead of welded joints for the new rickshaw in order to prevent breakage and rust. The manufacturer has also used thicker materials for making chassis and thus Raahii is more reliable than many other rickshaws in the market. Hero has powered the e-rickshaw with a 1000W electric motor having 50 HZ frequency and 220 V voltage range. The respective engine is mated to 100 AH battery. Some of the significant features of the model are LED lights for driver and passenger, HPF charger with high resistance to voltage fluctuations, USB mobile charger and etc. Hero has priced the new ‘Raahii’ electric rickshaw for just Rs. 1.10 lakhs only.