Terra Motors Corporation, a manufacturer of electric two and three wheelers in Japan has unveiled the electric three wheeler, R6. Terra Motors that debuted in India earlier this year with the launch of the Kiwami electric sports bike, will put the R6 on sale in India in early 2015. The company had showcased its products for the first time in India at the Auto Expo, 2014 in Greater Noida.
“India is one of the most important countries for our company. Currently, there are so many e-rickshaws from China without homologation. We design the vehicle for safety and durability. The R6 is now being tested by a certificated agency. We aim for 10,000 units of sales for electric three-wheelers within 2015. We are now developing 2 to 3 types of electric three-wheelers including the e-rickshaw segment with a competitive price,” says Toru Tokushige, CEO and Founder, Terra Motors.
The R6 has been tested in India for its durability and the company claims that the R6 can go as far as 100 kms when it is fully charged. “Terra Motors is set to deliver electric vehicles of high quality and services. We have done the market research for two years and decided to develop the powertrain including battery, motors, controllers and chargers. With the expertise and a strong research and technology background for electric vehicles, we strongly believe that our products will exceed market expectations. Along with product superiority, we also will create service support,” explained Tokushige of Terra Motors.