Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: With hikes in automobile and fuel prizes straining household budgets, the people of Mysore have found a solution.

They can now look forward to owning a no petrol, no licence, no registration and pollution-free battery-operated two wheeler. They can run the vehicle for 700 km on the cost of one litre of petrol and get its battery charged anywhere, like a cellphone. They can even get back home without waking up a soul as the two-wheeler is noise free!

Electrotherm, the manufacturer of Yobikes, claims to be the largest selling electric two-wheeler brand in the country. On Wednesday, it launched its range of “no petrol, eco-friendly” electric two-wheelers in Mysore.

B.K. Vaishya, Senior Vice-President, R & D Electrotherm India Ltd., said by launching Yobikes, Electrotherm would strengthen the city’s “go green” resolve.