Zap Electric Bicycles
At the India Gadgetz Expo (IGE) 2016, what caught our attention was a chic electric bike. Built by a Chennai-based startup, the Volta Zap is a crossover electric bicycle with a rechargeable battery. It claims to offer a mileage of 60km on a single charge even without pedaling and will cost just about Rs 7 paise per km.
It will be priced around Rs 35, 000, which makes it way expensive than the usual bicycle, but some may consider it as a cheaper alternative to a motor bike (considering the non pedalling and the way it functions) that needs registration, etc.
The battery weighs 3kg which can also be used as a power bank for your devices like phones. It is said to be the lightest among such bicycles. Moreover, the bike comes with a universal charger functionality and an LED display.
The Volta Zap comes with a Pedal Assist feature that gives 3 full cycle wheel rotation for every single pedal rotation made. There are LED reflectors for night-time riding and integrated facilities for smartphones and customisable body panels.
At IGE 2016, Anoop Nishanth, Founder and CEO told us the cross-over e-bike is completely Made in India, and the founders are currently struggling to raise ‘right’ funds for manufacturing.