Omega Seiki Mobility, in partnership with advanced battery-tech startup Log 9 Materials, today introduced India’s fastest charging electric3-Wheeler Rage+ Rapid EV. The company has commenced accepting booking for Rage+ Rapid EV in two variants: Rage+ RapidEV Open Carrier Half Tray (discounted ex-showroom price ₹3.59 lakh) and Rage+ RapidEV with 140 cubic feet top body container (discounted ex-showroom price ₹3.99 lakh) –by paying a pre-booking amount of ₹10,000. This price is valid only for the first 1,000 customers only.
Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) is fully committed to an all-electric future. OSM is a leading last mile solution provider to many fleet operators and entrepreneurs. The Company is co-developing solutions with world renowned technology partners to make EV’s more accessible and reliable. The OSM Rage+ RapidEV has been developed jointly by Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 Materials, keeping in mind the unique requirements of Indian consumers. Adding to the delightful proposition of the Rage+ RapidEV, OSM is also introducing a never before seen offer this festive season. India’s fastest charging three-wheeler cargo EV is now offered with an attractive discount of up to Rs. 1 Lakh. The offer will be limited to the first 1,000 units only.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility, said, “Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) believes that the way to develop faster EV Technology is through creating alliances. We are elated to partner with Log9 Materials as we share common values of creating Made-In-India and Made-for-India products. OSM is at the pinnacle of the cargo EV segment in India and with today’s launch of Rage+ Rapid EV, I am sure our customers will be delighted with the unique value proposition offered. Resolving range anxiety with industry-leading charging time will lead to more uptime for last mile logistics customers as well as entrepreneurs, adding more firepower to their business.”
Mr. Narang further added “For the last 6 months OSM’s electric three-wheelers powered by green energy have covered more than 1 million kms on ground leading to a reduction of over 1,200 tons of CO2 emissions. With this association with Log9, we will be taking this number exponentially high. Being carbon neutral is the need of the hour for all nations in humanity’s fight against global warming and climate change. The ball is now in our court, and it is time for the industrial sector to rise up to the occasion.
Dr. Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log 9 Materials says, “We are happy to roll-out the festive season pre-booking offer of Rage+ RapidEV in partnership with Omega Seiki Mobility. With Log 9’s InstaCharge technology which allow 9x faster charging, 9x more battery life and 9x higher performance as compared to the existing EV batteries in the Indian market, these Rage+ RapidEV 3 wheelers will enable vehicle owners to save a lot of charging time, increase uptime, deliver more and thus make more money with deliveries per shift. The value propositions of the Rage+ RapidEV variants make them superlative and truly revolutionary offering for the commercial 3W EV market in India, and are also in alignment with Log 9’s fundamental promise of ensuring the three pillars – ‘power’, ‘performance’ and ‘peace of mind’ to our customers.”
Following the closure of the above-mentioned online pre-booking event, representatives from Omega Seiki/Log 9 team will get in touch with the customers who have made the partial payment in order to facilitate completion of the remaining payment process and formalities. The vehicle will be dispatched and shipped to the customer within 4-6 weeks from the date when their pre-booking is made.
Keeping range anxiety at bay, both variants of Omega Seiki’s Rage+ Rapid EVs, which are a part of this offer, consist of RapidX 6000 fast-charging batteries based on the flagship InstaCharge technology innovated by Log 9 Materials, which in turn enable the vehicles to get fully charged within 35 minutes, thereby making them the fastest-charging 3-wheelers available in India currently. The batteries are optimally designed to work within tough Indian weather conditions between operating temperatures of -30°C to +60°C, allowing up to 40,000 charge-discharge cycles and hence 10+ years of battery life, and will provide a range of 90km+ in a single charge when fully charged. All these features combined makes Rage+ RapidEV the most suited and first-of-its-kind electric vehicle(s) targeted towards the B2B last-mile cargo and delivery segment in India.
Notably, the Rage+ Rapid EVs – powered by Log 9’s InstaCharge technology — also come along with ₹1 lakh buy back guarantee within 5 years (after the purchase); this buyback guarantee is a first in the Indian market and attempts to solve the challenges associated with resale value of EVs. Additionally, Rage+ Rapid EV offers a 5-year vehicle warranty and 6-year battery warranty. To further add to the value proposition for the customers, Log 9 will also be offering to them – ‘InstaCharge on Demand’ – a phone-call-based EV charging service that brings Log 9’s unique high-power charger to the vehicle owners’ preferred location, and they will also be providing the customers access to Log 9’s newly-developed ‘InstaCharge App’ – a mobile app that guides a person in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and other metro cities to easily find in real time the nearest EV charging station based on their location.
Omega Seiki Mobility believes in creating sustainable mobility solutions with an integrated approach of connecting Automobiles and the Society. The brand’s focus is to eventually create a clean ecosystem with eco-friendly, safe and congestion free mobility. OSM is one of India’s leading clean energy incubators and has become synonymous with India’s sustainability success. The electric vehicle manufacturing company aims to fast-track future mobility, with green energy at its core, by implementing data-driven, smart engineering.
OSM and SUN Mobility to Deploy 10000 Commercial EVs with Swappable Batteries
Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) has entered into a strategic alliance with Bengaluru based SUN Mobility, a leading EV technology solutions company. The alliance plans to initially launch 10,000 units of OSM Rage+ with smart, swappable batteries across the country.
This collaboration will give OSM the access to SUN Mobility’s nationwide network of Swap Points with advanced Quick Interchange Station (QIS’) and real-time visibility via a state-of-the-art, IOT based, end-to-end energy infrastructure management platform. SUN Mobility’s Swap Points are available at convenient locations such as IOCL fuel stations and it takes less than 2-minute for a driver to swap the batteries.
This alliance will make Omega Seiki Mobility’s entire product portfolio gain new value with easily swappable batteries. These lithium-ion batteries have been developed and assembled by SUN Mobility in India with highly efficient, sustainable, and cutting-edge technology.
SUN Mobility’s QIS allows electric three-wheeler drivers to switch their discharged batteries with fully charged ones in 2-3 minutes thereby addressing customer concerns around range, long charging times and inadequate charging infrastructure. The key USP of SUN Mobility’s world-class swappable battery technology is that it offers interoperability across two and three-wheelers. Drivers get the benefit of best-in-class batteries without any additional investment or worry about quality, life or degradation making their EV experience hassle free.
Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said, “I am very excited to associate with SUN Mobility, who have been a pioneer with EV battery technology in India. The alliance will allow us to add new value to our product portfolio with class-leading swapping technology. The ability to quickly get a new set of charged batteries will play a pivotal role in adoption of EVs in a market like India. More so for the e-commerce and logistics segments without having to worry about the energy infrastructure.”
Commenting on this partnership, Chetan Maini, Co-Founder and Chairman, SUN Mobility said, “Our commitment is to increase adoption of EVs in the last mile transportation segment by making refuelling faster, affordable, more accessible and convenient via battery swapping. We are equally excited to partner with Omega Seiki and help equip their vehicles with our global interoperable smart mobility solution and alter the way people and goods move today. SUN Mobility has always aimed to bring affordable disruptive innovation to urban mobility and through this association, we hope to continue to bolster the adoption rate of EVs for last-mile connectivity across India.”
“The alliance with SUN Mobility is a key step forward towards providing our customers with an option of fixed, rapid charging and swappable battery with our entire range of commercial electric vehicles This makes OSM the only company to offer such a unique proposition.” Added Mr. Narang
The introduction of these new swappable batteries makes Omega Seiki Mobility the only manufacturer in India, to have a complete end-to-end mobility solution with its range of three-wheelers. These include a fixed, long-range battery, a rapid charging battery which dramatically reduces downtime and now a swappable battery option. Breaking the glass ceiling, the OSM Rage+ Swap can be fitted with new, fully charged batteries within minutes.
Both the companies share a common goal towards creating sustainable mobility with an integrated approach of connecting automobiles and society. The focus is to eventually create a clean ecosystem with eco-friendly, safe and congestion free mobility. OSM, India’s leading clean energy mobility solution incubator and SUN Mobility’s convenient EV technology solutions aims to fast-track future mobility, with green energy at its core, by implementing data-driven algorithms clubbed with smart engineering to provide efficient EVs to the masses.
LML Electric Signed Partnership with Saera Electric Auto
LML Electric is laying the groundwork for a long-term future in the EV business in India and around the world, and it’s doing so in style. The company announced a strategic partnership with Saera Electric Auto, one of the largest auto two-wheeler producers formerly manufacturing for global major – Harley Davidson. Saera’s state-of-the-art facility strategically located in the auto hub of Bawal in Haryana is now set to produce the most disruptive range of the upcoming LML Electric vehicles. The highly advanced and innovative infrastructure of Saera, backed by its historical competence in manufacturing will now be leveraged to develop the much talked about and an anticipated EV range of products from the LML electric stable.
LML intends to build a future-ready manufacturing facility using Saera’s cutting-edge technology and processes. This is the first of many steps for LML to transition into a 100% ‘Make in India’ company by end of 2025. The manufacturing plant, which spans 2,17,800 square feet and has a capacity of 18,000 units per month, is equipped with best-in-class infrastructure. Its prior excellence in manufacturing for global behemoths would offer a distinct edge in streamlining, scaling up and providing world-class quality assurance to LML, making this a very promising collaboration.
As LML gears up to enter the exponentially growing EV industry, it is being approached by a wide array of design and engineering firms from Europe to Japan. Dr. Yogesh Bhatia, MD & CEO of LML along with his core team has been in talks with global manufacturing entities seeking futuristic collaborations in product design and engineering innovations.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Yogesh Bhatia, CEO of LML, says, “We are very pleased to announce this important collaboration with one of the most reputed manufacturing names in the two-wheeler and auto segment. Saera was our first choice because the company holds unparalleled expertise and reputation with some of the world’s premier auto brands. At LML, we hold a strong vision with this alliance as we aspire to create a brand that is 100% localized and has an impeccable quality assurance that is world-class.”
“We foresee an immediate need for automakers to reduce their dependence on imports and build an infrastructure that is designed and capable to address the rapidly growing demand in India and the world over. We are confident that this partnership will be a stepping stone in our vision to redefine and reimagine the future of EV manufacturing in India to bring the country at par with global manufacturing standards.”, he further added.
EV Startup BattRE Expands its Dealer Network Across 19 States
BattRE has crossed 300 dealerships across 19 states and further plans to ramp that up to 700 dealerships by FY23 exit. This expansion of their dealer network will be supported by two brand new additions in their product portfolio, a high-speed electric scooter and a high-speed electric bike. With these offerings, BattRE will be bring in a whole new breed of electric two wheelers in the market.
The company is eyeing a revenue in excess of 450 crore in the financial year 2022-23 which is a 300 percent jump compared to the revenue in FY 2021-22. In addition to the targeted financials, the company is also looking at an additional investment of INR 100 crores to ramp up production capacities, expand dealer network, launch the new products and enhance research and development capabilities.
Encashing on the market maturity in the electric vehicles segment, BattRE is looking at a huge growth in the near future. Elaborating on this, BattRE’s founder, Mr. Nishchal Choudhury said, “The growth of battery-operated two-wheeler market is yet to reach its inflection point. The next 10 years are going to see an unprecedented rise of more than 100 percent CAGR. BattRE is gearing up to position itself and take advantage of this phenomenal demand.”
“While numerous new players have entered the market recently, BattRE has had a head start of 2.5 years in this industry and offers products that meet the customers’ demands. And soon we’ll be launching an e-scooter which will boast of many firsts in the EV market, and is going to be positioned as a complete family vehicle. We are also in the final stages of testing our electric motorcycle, which is targeted to be launched by June this year. With the launch of these products, customers from every walk of life will be able to find a product suitable to their needs,” Mr. Nishchal added.
BattRE, with its new expansion plans, is aggressively targeting Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, which are also emerging as demand centres and growing exponentially like the Tier 1 cities.
Mr. Nishchal further stated, “We would like to make electric vehicles a chosen reality for youth. To make it their preferred choice, we are investing in design, efficiency and performance. We are working consistently towards the goal of taking electric mobility to the heart of India and through this, hoping to do our bit towards a sustainable future by providing better commuting solutions.”
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