6 Best Electric Three Wheeler Manufacturers in India

Just like electric cars and bikes, the demand for electric three-wheelers has also increased in recent times. Even the Indian government is taking multiple initiatives to promote electric three-wheelers. So far, under the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) scheme (2015-2019), almost 17000 electric three-wheelers availed subsidies.

While in the Phase-II of FAME, the government aims to provide subsidies to more than five lakh electric three-wheelers. Overall, the government of India is planning to step towards the ultimate goal of pollution-free transportation.

In this blog, we have prepared a list of electric three-wheeler manufacturers in India. Moreover, we are also going to talk about each of them in brief. So, without any further ado, let’s get started –

Electric Three Wheeler Manufacturers in India- Our Pick

1. Mahindra Electric

Mahindra is a leading automobile manufacturer in India. Now, the firm has also made its debut in the electric vehicle industry.

The company joined the EV market by introducing the Mahindra eKUV 100 at Auto Expo 2020, which will be India’s most affordable electric car. They also introduced an electric load carrier, Treo Zor, and a unique mobility solution, Mahindra Atom.

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Along with these vehicles, Mahindra Electric also offers two electric three-wheelers – Mahindra Treo and Mahindra e-ALFA Mini.

The running cost of Mahindra Treo is only 50 paisa per kilometer, allowing you to save a huge amount of money on fuel costs. Plus, it boasts an 8 kW AC induction motor that can offer a top speed of 55 KMPH.

Mahindra Treo is well suited for city commute from bus stations and railway stations to your destination as it caters to broad luggage space. On the other hand, e-ALFA Mini is perfect for last-mile connectivity in major areas.

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2. Hero Electric

Hero is the leading manufacturer of bikes in India. It was founded back in 1956, and since then, they have provided their services to millions of people in India.

In 2015, Hero took its steps towards the first electric transportation option under the name of Hero Electric. They unveiled Raahi, an electric three-wheeler rickshaw.

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This e-rickshaw features a 1 kWh motor with a peak power of 1.9 kWh. This motor can produce sufficient power to reach the maximum speed of 25 KMPH. Plus, on a single charge, it can go over up to 90 KM and is also certified by the ARAI.

Additionally, Hero Electric Raahi comes with a two-year warranty; interior LED lights, USB mobile charger, side curtains, inclined back support, fire extinguisher, and other amenities.

Plus, the suspensions on this e-rickshaw are designed for higher impact absorption for a comfortable ride, even on roads full of potholes.

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3. Bajaj Auto

Bajaj is another leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India. It was founded in 1961, and since then, it has sold over 50 lakh vehicles to Indian customers.

Bajaj joined the electric automobile industry in 2020 when they started talking about the all-new fully electric Bajaj Chetak.

However, soon after that, the specs sheet of the Bajaj RE EV leaked, meaning that we can see the Bajaj Electric Auto very soon in the market.

According to the leaked specs sheet, the Bajaj RE EV will come with a 1+3 seating capacity. This will allow accommodating three passengers along with one driver. This electric three-wheeler is going to have an electric motor of 4.3 kWh which will allow you to hit the top speed of 42 KMPH.

While the specs sheet doesn’t have enough information about the battery specifications, some sources suggest that it will come with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack that can offer a range of 120 KM.

This will be a swappable battery, adding an additional layer of convenience for auto-rickshaw drivers.

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4. TVS Motor Company

TVS is the third-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, with an average sale of over 3 million vehicles per year. Not only that, but TVS Motor Company exports its products to over 60 countries, which makes it the second-largest exporter in India.

TVS Motor also offers three-wheelers in India, and amid the hype of electric vehicles, they have introduced their all-new TVS King Electric Auto Rickshaw in the market.

While the electric three-wheeler’s price and the launch date are yet to be disclosed, many sources have shared the specs sheet of this e-rickshaw.

According to the sources, this e-rickshaw will come with a 5.5 kWh motor that can produce a top speed of 45 KMPH. This motor will draw power from a 12 V, 32 AH battery that will offer a range of 50-60 KM per charge.

The good thing is the charging time of this electric three-wheeler will be just three hours, and the battery can be swapped, too.

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5. Lohia Auto Industries

Founded in 2008, Lohia Auto is one of the companies that is continuously working towards green energy. Even though Lohia Auto has a couple of diesel products in its catalog of vehicles, it has shifted its focus completely on electric vehicles.

This is the reason they have 15+ electric vehicles to choose from, including two electric scooters.

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Currently, Lohia Auto offers seven e-rickshaws named Comfort F2F, Comfort F2F+, Comfort F2F DLX, Narain, Narain+, Narain DX, and Narain LC. They also have electric autos in their catalog of vehicles.

So, it doesn’t matter what type of electric vehicle you want, Lohia Auto will surely be a great option (Except for the electric bikes as of now).

Additionally, Lohia Auto is also associated with SIAM and is the founder member of SMEV. Plus, Lohia Auto is the only Indian manufacturer that is registered with UNFCCC.

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6. Kinetic Green

Kinetic Engineering Limited is a leading Indian automotive manufacturer that was founded back in 1972. The company was quite popular for its two-wheelers that they used to sell under the name Kinetic Honda, a joint venture that operated from 1984 to 1998. Later, Mahindra acquired the company.

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However, in 2011, Kinetic resumed its operations and announced its plans to produce electric vehicles for the Indian market under the name Kinetic Green.

So far, they have introduced two electric scooters, one electric bicycle, one electric buggy, and four electric three-wheelers. Two of these three-wheelers are passenger vehicles, while the other two are cargos.

The thing that impressed me about Kinetic Green is that they are working on high-performance electric three-wheelers in India.

For example, the Safar Smart, a passenger three-wheeler from Kinetic Green, offers a range of 100 KM per charge with a top speed of 35 KMPH. Plus, the battery can be charged fully in just two hours.

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Closing Comments

There you have it – a list of the six best electric three-wheeler manufacturers in India.

Electric three-wheelers are getting popular in recent times, and since they are very environmentally friendly, the government of India is also promoting the use of EVs. They have introduced subsidies under the FAME scheme that can help you save some money while buying these electric three-wheelers.

With that said, here I am wrapping up this article. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot them in the comment section below. Our team will try to reply to your queries ASAP.