After launching the Kiwani electric superbike in India for Rs 18 lakh,Terra Motors, the No.1 manufacturer of electric two and three wheelers in Japan showcased world’s first executive e-scooter – A 4000i with a smart phone connection and a highly durable electric three-wheeler, T4 e-rickshaw at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Here we have more details about these two vehicles
There are several concept models of electric motorcycles with smart phones released by other motorcycle manufacturers in EU. However, Terra Motors releases the world-first mass production model of its kind. The Smartphone connection enabled A 4000i is capable of storing following data in the cloud database.
1. Electricity consumption while driving.
2. Remaining Battery.
3. Various data while driving. (Current model is compatible only with iPhone series)
By using smartphone connection and data collected from each electric scooter, Terra Motors intends to deliver new services with big data in medium to long-term. Apart from location information, the A4000i also includes collecting; analyzing the location or information of users and even new services such as personalized advertisements.
The specifications of A 4000i electric scooter are provided below
Estimated Price NA
Battery Litium Battery
Enabled iPhone ver. iPhone3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5C/5S
Battery Specs 48V40Ah
Battery Weight 16kg
Battery Lifetime About 50,000km
Total Weight 118kg
Charging Time(0-100%) About 4.5hours
Capacity 2 people
Brake Front Disk Rear Disk
Estimated Range 65km Tire Size Front 120/70-12inch / Rear 130/60-13inch
Max Speed 65km/h
Wheel Base 1,280mm
Climbing Ability 15 Degree
Ground Clearance 140mm
Rating Output Under 1000W
Sheet Height 750mm
T4 Electric three wheeler
The details about the T4 electric three wheeler are provided below
- Experienced R&D engineers design light weight, but durable chassis platform.
- Water resistance is secured by installing a series of batteries at high position, by designing waterproof power lines.
- Minimum turning radius for narrow roads
- Motorcycle-like steering wheel gives a driver easy maneuver and small turning radius.
- Also T4 has the ever gear to return easily
T4 electric three-wheeler specifications
Climbing Ability 20 degree
Rating Output 3.5 kw
Total Weight 350kg
Battery Specs 48V120Ah
Capacity 1 driver + 3-5 passengers
80% recovered by 1-
2hours, 100% recovered by 7 hours
Estimated Range 80km
Tire Size 4.00-8.4 PR
Max Speed Top speed 40km/h
Talking about its strong commitment towards India, Toru Tokushige, CEO & Founder, Terra Motors said, “India is the second largest producer of two-wheelers in the world. Hence it is most important market for us. We plan to invest Rs.300 million for the Indian market next fiscal year and we aim for the 10,000 units of sales for electric two wheelers till next fiscal year.”