Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd. announces the launch of M1KA. The company claims this as India’s first electric small commercial vehicle. The bookings for this vehicle will start from the Fourth Quarter of 2021. The EV market is growing at a substantial rate in both the private and commercial segments. With the support from the state and central governments, the shift is happening at a much faster pace. Commercial electric vehicles have a massive cost advantage when compared to their fossil fuel-powered counterparts. Along with this, commercial vehicles, which are predominantly diesel, will help to control the carbon footprint considerably when replaced by electric.
M1KA – Specifications
Powering the vehicle is a 90 kWh battery with a driving range of 250 km on a single charge. The charging time of 4 hours using a fast DC charger is adequate for the vehicle’s purpose. With a payload capacity of 2 tonnes, this vehicle will have its presence in multiple applications. This includes Courier, Goods Distribution, E-Commerce, FMCG and the likes.
The vehicle gets 6 leaf springs in the front and 7 in the rear. Thus making it capable of carrying high weighing loads across various terrains. The large 10 feet loading area adds to the convenience to carry different kinds of loads. The company claims that the M1KA is the perfect choice for the owners-cum-drivers and fleet owners.
Demand For Electric Vehicles In The Commercial Segment
With the growing demand for electric vehicles across different automotive industries, the commercial segment is no different. In fact, this segment was one of the early adopters of e-mobility, thus creating an initial impression of electric vehicles on roads. With the future of automotive going full electric, most of the automobile companies have already started to phase out their internal combustion engine production. Omega Seika Mobility is one of the emerging EV makers that aims to create sustainable mobility solutions. The company has its EV manufacturing unit in Faridabad and launched its first product in early 2020. With the demand going up, more companies will join the EV bandwagon, which will, in turn, increase the competition.
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