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Old 13th February 2018, 11:46   #1
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Big shoutout to Suhaas307 for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

Noida-based Lohia Auto has showcased a total of six electric vehicles at the 2018 Auto Expo.

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Lohia launched the Comfort E-Auto HS, an electric auto with a lithium-ion battery at a price of Rs. 1,49,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The company says that the vehicle has been designed and developed indigenously and will be rolled out commercially in a phased manner.

It measures 2,790 mm, 1,000 mm and 1,800 mm in length, width and height respectively with a wheelbase of 1,780 mm. It has a ground clearance of 235 mm:
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With an 78Ah lithium-ion battery, Lohia claims that the Comfort E-Auto HS has a top speed of 30 km/h and a range of 80 km. It comes with a 48V-40A multi-stage SMPS charger:
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Analog meters for speed and power consumption:
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D+4 seating configuration and an additional load capacity of 40 kg:
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FRP roof and foldable transparent plastic weather protection on the sides. Grab handles have been provided for the occupants:
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Humrahi Plus is a dual power e-rickshaw that uses solar energy and a battery. It is designed for rural commuting.
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Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 70-100 km
Seating: D+4
Load Capacity: 40 kg
Motor: BLDC geared
Motor input voltage: 48 V
Battery capacity: 100 Ah
Solar Panel Life: 10 years

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Comfort Lxi passanger e-rickshaw
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Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 80 km
Seating: D+4
Load Capacity: 40 kg
Motor: BLDC direct drive
Motor input voltage: 48 V
Battery capacity: 100 Ah

Narain LC Loader E-Rickshaw
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Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 80 km
Load Capacity: 350 kg
Motor: BLDC, 1950 W, geared
Motor input voltage: 48 V
Battery capacity: 105 Ah

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Also on display are the Oma Star Li and the Oma Star SPL scooters. While Lohia claims that the former is India's first lithium-ion battery operated electric two-wheeler, the latter is deigned for the disabled.

Equipped with a lithium-ion battery, the Oma Star Li has a claimed top speed of 25 km/h. It comes with alloy wheels, telescopic front suspension and a redesigned headlamp. It will be available in four colours - Fiery Red, Macho Black, Spirited Gray & White.

The Oma Star SPL (pictured in white below) comes with an additional rear wheel attached so that the differently-abled rider can operate it easily.
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Oma Star Li
Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 60 km
Motor: BLDC, 250 W
Motor input voltage: 48 V
Battery capacity: 20 Ah
Charging time: Less than 3 hours

Oma Star SPL
Top speed: 25 km/h
Range: 50 km
Motor: BLDC, 250 W
Motor input voltage: 48 V
Battery capacity: 20 Ah

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Lohia Auto has also launched the diesel Humsafar DLX and Humsafar 2000 three-wheelers.

Humsafar DLX (D+5 passenger) is priced at Rs. 1,90,600/- (ex-showroom UP):
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Top speed: 45 km/h
Engine: 435.6 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke air-cooled diesel; 6 BHP, 21 Nm
Transmission: 4-speed manual
L x W x H: 2,965 mm x 1,470 mm x 1,940 mm
Wheelbase: 1,945 mm
Ground clearance: 180 mm

Humsafar 2000 (loader) is priced at Rs. 1,95,200/- (ex-showroom UP):
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Top speed: 45 km/h
Engine: 435.6 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke air-cooled diesel; 6 BHP, 21 Nm
Transmission: 4-speed manual
L x W x H: 3,490 mm x 1,500 mm x 1,705 mm
Wheelbase: 2,411 mm
Ground clearance: 180 mm

The regular Humsafar was on display too, wearing a colourful paint job:
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Analog meters for speed and power consumption:
Damn! What a jugaadu job. That unit is a straight rip-off from the Gen 2 Hero Honda Splendour!
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Commendable efforts if these are indeed results of indigenous R&D and production. I hope they are not re-branded cheap Chinese imports. EV with a range of 80km is going to be a problem for commercial vehicles. Will be good if it can be supplemented by a small capacity petrol engine so that overall cost of running is better than diesels. Combined with policy measures to phase out these noisy and most likely polluting diesel vehicles, it would be a good boost to local manufacturing.
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Damn! What a jugaadu job. That unit is a straight rip-off from the Gen 2 Hero Honda Splendour!
Exactly my first thought. The front shocks and tyres are from a two wheeler too. I am not sure it can withstand the weight and abuse of a people carrier. Hope they have done enough testing on the parts, which I doubt.
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Damn! What a jugaadu job. That unit is a straight rip-off from the Gen 2 Hero Honda Splendour!
Most parts looks to be lifted from Hero stable.
- Speedo from Splendor
- Entire front end, including the handle bars
- Head lamp from CD Dawn
- Wheels from Dawn series

My biggest worry is on the brakes

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