Reep Motors: E-Loaders, E-Rikshaws, E-Auto, Electro Oto, Electro Kato, Review: E-Wheeler

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Reep Motors is a Tamil Nadu based company that manufactures electric passenger autos, Electric Rikshaws, E-Loaders and soon planning to launch electric scooters. Reep Motors is a trustable 39 years old company with 1000+ employees working in it. At present, the company launched 2 electric variants-Electro Oto and Electro Kato.

Electro Oto:

Electro Oto is a model launched by Reep Motors which is an electric passenger auto. This electric rikshaw is capable of loading up to 5 passengers in it(1 driver+ 4 passengers). The maintenance of the vehicle is very very less when compared to petrol/diesel ones. Reep Motors states that the vehicle has been tested for extreme riding conditions. Both the front-wheel has disk/drum brake and the rear-wheel has drum brake in it. The shocker is provided in both front and rear wheels. The front-wheel has a hydraulic shocker and the rear-wheel has leaf spring with damper. The vehicle has a reverse mode in it, which makes the driver easy to park in crooked areas.

Battery & Motor Capacity:

Talking about the motor and battery capacity, Electro Oto has 48V 1000W BLDC Motor(Brushless DC Motor). Electro Oto comes up with 100 aH Lead Acid Batteries in it.

Top Speed:

The Top Speed of Electro Oto is 25 kmph, which is a decent speed for rikshaws, as they should not exceed the maximum speed while carrying that much of passengers in them.

Mileage/Range:

The mileage or range given by the Electro Oto is around 80 to 140 km(depending upon the load) when the vehicle is fully charged.

Charging:

Electro Oto can be recharged with the normal 5 amps plug, available in the household. The charging time is around 8-9 hours in the case of Lead-acid batteries and 4-5 hours in the case of Lithium-ion battery. Both of the vehicles consume just around 4 units of current for getting 100% charged.

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Price:

The price of the e-loader with Lead-acid battery is around Rs.1.4 Lakhs and the price of the same with lithium-ion battery is around 2 Lakhs.

Electro Kato:

Electro Kato is another electric vehicle launched by Reep Motors. This vehicle is just like an e-loader. It has a robust design, which makes it suitable for working in all tough conditions. Electro Kato is especially meant for transporting the cargo from one place to another. The maximum loading capacity of Electro Kato is 400kg. The front-wheel has the disk/drum brake and the rear one has the drum brake. The shocker is provided in both front and rear wheels. The front-wheel has a hydraulic shocker and the rear-wheel has leaf spring with damper. The vehicle has a reverse mode in it, which makes the driver easy to park in crooked areas.

Battery & Motor Capacity:

Electro Kato has 48V 1000aH Brushless DC Motor in it. Like the previous one, Electro Kato also has 100aH lead-acid batteries in it.

Speed & Mileage:

Like the former, Electro Kato’s maximum speed will be 25 mph. Similarly, Electro Kato’s range/mileage is around 80 to 140 km(depending upon the load) in a single charge. The motor controller is made up of 24V MOSFET.

Charging:

Electro Kato can be recharged with the normal 5 amps plug, available in the household. The charging time is around 8-9 hours in the case of Lead-acid batteries and 4-5 hours in the case of Lithium-ion battery. Both of the vehicles consume just around 4 units of current for getting 100% charged.

Price:

The price of the e-loader with Lead-acid battery is around Rs.1.4 Lakhs and the price of the same with lithium-ion battery is around 2 Lakhs.

Key Features of Electro Oto & Electro Kato:

  • Both the vehicles have digital speedometer in it
  • The vehicles have tough shock absorbers
  • The vehicles that are being manufactured comes up with safety grills for both driver and passengers which protects them from crash
  • For entertaining purposes, the vehicle has Radio with a USB cable for playing songs or news.
  • GPS tracking is provided within the rikshaw for monitoring the exact location of the vehicle.
  • Mobile Charging port is available for charging the mobile phones in case of emergency.

 

About Reep Motors:

  • Both Electro Oto and Electro Kato manufactured by Reep Motors have been approved by ARAI.
  • The plus point about both of these variants is that they both are capable of giving more mileage/range, when compared to their competitors.
  • The built-in quality of the e-riskshaw/e-loader is quite reliable, which reflects the company’s approach to its products.
  • It has to be noted the Reep Motors has sold 450+ e-loaders for the Chennai Corporation, for the purpose of trash loading.
  • Reep Motors manufactures its own raw materials, such as batteries and motors for its own vehicles. This is one of the remarkable jobs, and the products from the company ar purely Indianized ones.
  • It has to be noted that REEP MOTORS is the only brand, to get permission from the Transport Commissioner of Tamil Nadu Govt, for supplying the e-loaders within the city.

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