Electric 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers at last

Given that the average speeds in the cities in India (including big cities like Chennai) rarely crosses 25 KMPH (or 15.6 MPH), have often wondered why we don’t have electric motorbikes and auto-rickshaws (3-wheelers). This sector has been languishing with some niche players selling a few units here and there. It definitely needed someone with deep pockets to take this technology to the mainstream. At last, Hero Cycles (possibly one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers) are entering the e-vehicles market with some attractively priced offerings. Hope these sell like hot cakes and bring down the pollution somewhat and control the spiralling petroleum import bill. Read on