Greenvision Technologies, makers of Relicell lead-acid batteries, have launched in Bangalore VOYAGER, a gel-based battery for electric rickshaws (E-rickshaws) with longer life cycle to cover 80-km with overnight charging.
The gel-based, maintenance-free and cost-effective batteries available in the capacity of 100 AH, can operate up to 80 kms when charged overnight and a set of four such batteries are used in E-rickshaws, which ply on Indian roads including Delhi.
A single set of four VOYAGER batteries costs Rs.28,000 and is highly durable, said the company in a statement.
"With electrical rickshaws offering an eco-friendly alternative to the polluting auto rickshaws, metros in India are witnessing an increase in E-rickshaws. Currently, they are gaining popularity in the city of Delhi and some parts of UP and West Bengal. We are in talks with E-rickshaw manufacturers in the country and are aiming at selling 35 to 40,000 units per month," said Mr. Biju Bruno, Managing Director of Greenvision Technologies.
Greenvision Technologies will release the gel batteries for E-bikes by March 2016, and for golf carts and buggies later this year.[category, tech] [tags, e-ricksahaw, battery, gel batteries, greenvision technologies, new batteries, electric vehicles, bikes, golf carts, energy,]