‘Kinetic Safar’ is positioned as an eco- friendly social innovation to promote pollution free yet affordable public transport in the country. Safar is designed to ensure reduction in carbon footprint with zero emission and sound and provide a cost effective solution for last mile connectivity as well as shared public transport in cities across India.
Kinetic Safar, a pioneering effort by Kinetic Green, has been approved by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and meets all government safety norms as per Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR). Safar boasts of unique safety and performance features including an all steel body for durability and ruggedness, dual headlamp for night vision, powerful brakes for safety, dash board with battery charge indicator and speedometer. In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has maximum speed of 25 Km per hour and can carry four passengers plus the driver comfortably.
Unlike majority e Rickshaws in the market, which are imported and assembled Chinese kits, Safar is capable of climbing flyovers due to its unique Gear Box system. This feature has been specifically certified by ARAI under the AIS standard for gradability. In addition, Safar provides all weather riding to its driver and passengers thanks to its cabin along with roof and glass windshield with electric wiper motor.
Kinetic Green has tied up with leading and reputed Battery manufacturer, Exide, to provide the rugged lead acid battery system and ensures that the batteries are backed with warranty, service and recycling network all over the country. In comparison to other e Rickshaws, Safar also scores in terms of engineering quality, an exclusive dealer network, and a service as well as warranty back up.
|Sulajja Firodia Motwani, CEO Kinetic Green|
“ Kinetic Green’s launch of e-Three Wheeler ‘Kinetic Safar’ is a sincere effort to provide pollution free yet affordable mode of public transport in the country. It is yet another social innovation from the makers of legendary products like Kinetic Luna, worlds most affordable two wheeler, and Kinetic Honda, which gave wings to women. Our e auto, Safar, is a ground up development to bring advanced green transport technology at an affordable ex showroom price of merely Rs. 1.38 lakhs inclusive of Exide Battery! The buyer of Safar is expected to recover his investment in 8-9 months and the riders enjoy an affordable ride at Rs.10 per ride. I am confident that Safar will revolutionize last mile transport and create employment for lakhs of unemployed youth and poor. We are pleased to contribute to Government of India’s initiatives of reduction of pollution, improving health of our citizens and offering smart transport solutions.” said Sulajja Firodia, Founder and CEO of Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions while launching the e-three wheeler in Delhi.
The company also announced that it has bagged an order from U P Government which would be India’s largest ever institutional order for electric vehicles. This order won on the basis of competitive bidding is for supply of 27,000 Kinetic Safar vehicles amounting to Rs. 400 Crores of which delivery is to be completed within 12 months. This “E Rickshaw Yojana” of Government of Uttar Pradesh is a social welfare initiative aimed at providing free e Rickshaws to the existing manual rickshaw pullers in the state in order to provide them dignified means of livelihood and towards poverty reduction. The Company has successfully completed delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar to UP Government and plans to enhance deliveries to 3,000 units per month.
The electric auto Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s state of the art facility at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra with an installed capacity of 4,000 vehicles per month.
Kinetic Green also has a complete range of Buggies from 2 seater golf carts which are making style statements at the golf courses to 6 seaters that provide silent and green ride at resorts and corporate campuses as well as 14 seater e mini-buses ideally suited for Eco- Tourism at national parks, zoos, forests etc. The company has signed a MOU with Maharashtra State Tourism Department for operating its e buses at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. MTDC aims to ban entry of all polluting private vehicles in this Asia’s largest national park and replace them with Kinetic’s e transport to provide silent, green ride to visitors and to preserve the flora and fauna at the park.
Future innovations and product plans of Kinetic Green include Safar Cargo, an e-cart for low cost and green urban load distribution aimed at home deliveries and e-commerce. Company also intends to commercialize a high speed e-auto for large cities called Soleckshaw (a model developed by Group company Kinetic engineering, under NMITLI program of CSIR), and develop e autos with Lithium ion batteries to include rapid charging and battery swapping.
The company is developing a strong dealer network for sale and service of the battery operated vehicles. The company with extensive network of service centers and distributors in the country will provide excellent service and charging back up to the new vehicles.
About Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Limited (www.kineticgreenvehicles.com)
In continuation to concept of leading the way with innovative and progressive technology, Kinetic has entered the Battery Operated Vehicles domain, to give “A Better Tomorrow”. Kinetic’s Battery operated vehicles are designed for the future, they are Smart, sophisticated and most importantly sensitive to future requirements.
Kinetic Green specializes in a range of BOV’s including 2 to 14 seater Buggies and has recently launched e Auto, Kinetic Safar, a social innovation aimed at providing green yet affordable public transport.
About Kinetic Group
Over the years, Kinetic synonymous with Brands like Kinetic Luna and Kinetic Honda Two wheelers has proved its excellence with countless engineering and design marvels. A name synonymous with trust and reliability, Kinetic has a rich legacy of four decades. Kinetic has sold over 75 lakh vehicles and established itself as an innovative and progressive group.
Today the Group has varied business interests including Auto and Automotive Systems; through its group companies MV Augusta India JV and Kinetic Engineering, Auto Components through Group companies Kinetic Taigene, Ducati Energia India, Kinetic Communications, Green Technology ventures including electric vehicles in Kinetic Green and JV for Solar Systems Ikaros Kinetic Pvt Ltd, and Elevators as well as Automated Parking Systems through its JV Kinetic Hyundai Elevators and Moving Tech Ltd.