Pune based Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Limited, a venture of Kinetic group specialized in Green transport solutions, introduced their new battery operated e-Auto named ‘Kinetic Safar’. Kinetic Safar is positioned as an eco-friendly social innovation to promote pollution free yet affordable public transport in the country. Safar is designed to ensure reduction in carbon footprint with zero emission and sound and provide a cost effective solution for last mile connectivity as well as shared public transport in cities across India.
Kinetic Safar has been approved by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and meets all government safety norms as per Central Motor Vehicle Rules(CMVR). Safar boasts safety and performance features including an all steel body for durability and ruggedness, dual headlamp, powerful brakes, dash board with battery charge indicator and speedometer. In line with CMVR guidelines, Safar has maximum speed of 25 Km per hour and can carry four passengers plus the driver comfortably.
Unlike majority e-Rickshaws in the market, Safar is capable of climbing flyovers due to its unique Gear Box system. This feature has been specifically certified by ARAI under the AIS standard for gradability. In addition, Safar provides all weather riding to its driver and passengers thanks to its cabin along with roof and glass windshield with electric wiper motor.
Kinetic Green has tied up with Battery manufacturer Exide to provide the lead acid battery system and ensures that the batteries are backed with warranty, service and recycling network all over the country. Safar also scores in terms of engineering quality, an exclusive dealer network, and a service as well as warranty back up.
The Company has successfully completed delivery of the first 300 units of Kinetic Safar to UP Government and plans to enhance deliveries to 3,000 units per month. The electric auto Safar is currently being manufactured at Kinetic Green’s state of the art facility at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra with an installed capacity of 4,000 vehicles per month.
Kinetic Green also has a complete range of Buggies from 2 seater golf carts which are making style statements at the golf courses to 6 seaters that provide silent and green ride at resorts and corporate campuses as well as 14 seater e mini-buses ideally suited for Eco- Tourism at national parks, zoos, forests etc. The company has signed a MOU with Maharashtra State Tourism Department for operating its e buses at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. MTDC aims to ban entry of all polluting private vehicles in this Asia’s largest national park and replace them with Kinetic’s e transport to provide silent, green ride to visitors and to preserve the flora and fauna at the park.
Future innovations and product plans of Kinetic Green include Safar Cargo, an e-cart for low cost and green urban load distribution aimed at home deliveries and e-commerce. Company also intends to commercialize a high speed e-auto for large cities called Soleckshaw (a model developed by Group company Kinetic engineering, under NMITLI program of CSIR), and develop e autos with Lithium ion batteries to include rapid charging and battery swapping.