Two-wheeler maker Hero Electric today launched an electric rickshaw 'Raahii' priced at Rs 1.10 lakh. "We are highly ecstatic on launching this innovative model of e-rickshaw. Raahii is designed to ease the hassles that daily commuters and drivers have to go through while travelling," said Hero Electric CEO Sohinder Gill. The e-rickshaw, which has been certified by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), comes with 1,000 W motor and can cover a distance of 90 kms on a single charge, he added. The vehicle comes with various features like internal LED light for passenger and driver and USB mobile charger for driver, side curtains and inclined back support for passengers.
It will be sold through the company's 120 dealerships. "We have already sold more than 1 lakh electric two-wheelers till now and expect to sell a lot of e-rickshaws in states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat," Gill said. Besides, the company is looking at developing markets in south India, he added.