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Alan Rubenstein (left), president, Emerging Vehicle Technologies Inc., and Richard Harmel, director, Emerging Vehicle Technologies Inc., at the launch of Eko’s two new offerings in Bangalore on Wednesday.
Alan Rubenstein (left), president, Emerging Vehicle Technologies Inc., and Richard Harmel, director, Emerging Vehicle Technologies Inc., at the launch of Eko’s two new offerings in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Bangalore-based Eko Vehicles on Wednesday launched two revolutionary two-wheelers, “Strike” and “ET-120” hybrid version here. The two models will be on roads shortly.

Having pioneered electric vehicles, and delivered over 18,000 high-powered electric two-wheelers in India, Anil Ananthakrishna, founder and chairman of Eko Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., announced the launch of the two-wheelers here at a press conference.

“Strike” breaks price and service barrier, offering the most economic, reliable and rugged electric two-wheeler under Rs. 22,000.

This vehicle does not attract road tax and does not need to be registered. The customer can specify the battery capacity as per his daily commute requirements.

Eko’s products are offered with a five-year warranty, which is a first in the industry.

The U.S.-based Emerging Vehicle Technologies Inc. has partnered with Eko for the development of a hybrid two-wheeler.

This wonder bike with “Electric-Petrol Hybrid” technology is fitted with a high-powered electric motor and 70 cc petrol engine.

The hybrid range offers 120 km/litre as compared to the normal range of 40 km/litre, the manufacturers claimed. The vehicle has torque and power equivalent to a 120 cc. The price range will be around Rs. 40,000 for this vehicle, which has maximum speed of 65 km/hr.

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