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Old 14th August 2019, 20:35   #1
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Default India's 1st ultra-capacitor battery based e-rickshaw unveiled, claims 5 minute charge for 70 km


Erick is designed and manufactured by Adarin Engineering Technologies following merger with Singapore’s Shado Group. Proprietary ultra-capacitor battery is able to to charge in 5 minutes; 70km range.

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The Singapore-based Shado Group, which says it is one of the world’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) technology and charging infrastructure from Singapore, has unveiled India’s first affordable, low-voltage, high-performance instantly-charged electric three-wheeler, called Erick.

Developed by Adarin Engineering Technologies, a Shado Group company, Erick is specifically targeted at the Indian commercial market, has a range of 70km per charge, is capable of operating at high ambient temperatures and exceeds traditional petrol, CNG and diesel vehicles in performance.


A key product highlight is the proprietary ultra-capacitor battery, which is claimed to be able to charge in a scant 5 minutes! The Shado Group says its low-voltage, high-performance Electrans powertrain enables extreme commercial use with safer, low-voltage electric motors. Its 'instantly-charged' and longer-lasting, Ultracapacitor power storage charges in minutes with a 25,000 duty cycle lifetime.


The Group also says it solves the energy infrastructure problem by creating mobile 'Powerbanks' that can be located anywhere in a city, as well as fixed charging stations attached to existing infrastructure. It adds that Shado is the only company in Asia that provides this capability – from on-grid fixed charging stations or off- grid mobile solar powered charging points.


The Erick three-wheeler comes in two variants – passenger and cargo – and, according to the Shadow Group, will equip drivers and fleet owners in India with a powerful, robust transport solution and empower owners to develop – and profit from – their own charging infrastructure.


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The company says the technology behind the Erick is the result of years of R&D conducted in Singapore and India that has produced a number of patented products.The powertrain within the Erick is powered by ‘Electrans’, an indigenously developed electric powertrain consisting of a low-voltage motor integrated with differential and a liquid-cooled motor controller delivering extreme torque even at low speeds. This means that users can transport heavier loads (up to 500kg) while managing a range of hillslopes without any loss of performance. Electrans, according to the company, may also be used in other vehicle and chassis types. It can also be used to convert existing fossil fuel-powered auto-rickshaws, cars and light trucks.

The ultracapacitor battery uses di-electric material which does not produce any chemical reaction (unlike traditional Lithium-Ion batteries) meaning they last much longer and charge quicker. The battery performance is managed by Shado Group’s proprietary AI-based self-learning algorithm for passive and active balancing, ensuring consistent power output and efficient charging.


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​The Shado Group says it is set to invest over US$10 million over two years in its factory in Pune, India, with plans to manufacture up to 1,000 units per month for the Indian market. The vehicles are designed and manufactured by the Bangalore-based Adarin Engineering Technologies following a merger with the Shado Group.
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Default Re: India's 1st ultra-capacitor battery based e-rickshaw unveiled, charges up in 5minutes to deliver

I am strong opponent of any three wheeler innovation. Other than being cheap, there is no USP for them. A very small investment on a three wheeler can produce a much safer 4 wheeled commercial option.

Three wheelers are:

- Inherently slow and responsible for holding up traffic.
- Highly unsafe due to their design and construction.

This one although innovative still doesn't strike a chord for me. But, be assured, Bajaj will find a way to block these guys even if they don't possess an existential threat to their 60s mentality and 'Bombay club' history.

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