"Terra Motors launches Y4Alfa e-rickshaw in India, explores bringing its e-scooter A4000i"
February 18, 2016
"Japanese electric two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Terra Motors has rolled out its Y4 Alfa e-rickshaw in Delhi today. Priced at Rs 120,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the e-rickshaw will be available at Terra dealerships from the first week of April. It is powered by the indigenously produced Terra lead acid battery which will also be sold as a replacement through Terra outlets at Rs 27,000 and with a one-year warranty. The Y4Alfa weighs 320gg with the battery weight pegged at 112kg. The e-rickshaw is 2800mm long, 940mm wide and 1,795mm tall and comes with front telescopic and rear leaf suspension. The Y4Alfa is the second product from the Terra Motors stable to be launched in India after the Y4 e-rickshaw that was introduced last September. The Y4Alfa, which the company claims has a range of 100km and a maximum speed of 25km, can be fully recharged in 7 hours. The vehicle, which has a high localisation level of 95 percent, has been designed and developed in India at Terra’s local facility and R&D centre in Gurgaon in Haryana. Terra Motors’ lead acid battery manufacturing facility in Bangalore has a monthly production capacity of 20,000 units. The battery has a lifespan of 18 months that the company claims reduces operational costs by a third"