Strom R3 likely to be priced at Rs. 4.5 lakhs

The Strom R3 electric car is likely to be priced at Rs. 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom). It is said that the car was supposed to be launched in March 2020, but the launch has now been postponed. Bookings are expected to open soon for the top-end variant only.

The 2-seater, 3-wheeled electric car measures 2,907 mm in length, 1,450 mm in width, and 1,572 mm in height with a ground clearance of 185 mm and a kerb weight of 550 kg. It gets a sunroof, a rear spoiler and is available in four 3-tone metallic colour options. The vehicle rides on 13-inch wheels shod with 155/80 section tyres. It gets alloy wheels at the front and a stamped steel wheel at the rear.

On the inside, the Strom R3 gets a dual-tone dashboard, a 3-spoke steering wheel, a 4.3-inch touchscreen digital instrument cluster, 12-way adjustable driver's seat and a 7.0-inch vertically oriented touchscreen head-unit that comes with an IOT-enabled Continuous Monitoring System and has 4G connectivity, voice control, gesture control, 20 GB onboard music storage, smart music playlist, mobile connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation with voice. There is also an auxiliary 2.4-inch touchscreen below it. The car gets a fully customisable user interface. It is equipped with power windows, climate control, remote keyless entry and 3-point seatbelts.

The vehicle has 300 litres of luggage space at the rear and 100 litres at the front.

The Strom R3 is powered by an electric motor producing 20 BHP and 90 Nm and a lithium-ion battery. It and comes with three driving modes (Eco, Normal and Sports) and regenerative braking. The car has a top speed of 80 km/h and a claimed range of up to 200 km on a single charge. Charging time is claimed to be 3 hours.

The vehicle is based on a high-strength steel space frame and has two hydraulic disc brakes at the front and a drum brake at the rear.

The car comes with a 1 year / 15,000 km warranty.

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