New series of No Petro bikes launched in capital

New series of No Petro bikes launched in capital
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First Published: Tue, Apr 17 2007. 09 08 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 17 2007. 09 08 AM IST
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Ace Corporation Ltd has entered the select category of “eco friendly vehicle manufacturers” by launching a series of “No Petrol” bikes. This colourful series of “Nopets” (No Petrol) bikes is gaining popularity through its tagline ‘Charge ho Jaoo’.
Initially the company has come out with three variants of e-bikes called ‘Eazy’, ‘Blitz’, ‘Whiz’. Ace Eazy does not require any driving license and registration. It is roomy enough for stacking up some luggage at the back and has a unique design for two wheelers. It is specially designed for teenagers.
Technical specifications include a Motor power of 250 W; battery of 48V 12AH ( VRLA battery) (Valve Regulated, Led Acid) (Maintainence Free); kerb weight of 78 kgs; Riding capacity of 125 kgs max; max speed of 25 km/per hour and mileage in 1 full charge of 50km. It is available in two colours.
Ace Blitz gets its name from the word Blitz which is used in American Football, a sport from which the design of the vehicle has been derived from. The guard in front of the head light gives the impression of the helmet and the guard on the hand hold gives the impression of the shoulder pads which the players in that particular game use. Although the sport is male dominated, the company will be promoting this as a unisex model.
Technical specifications include: Motor power of 350 W; battery of 48V 20 AH; VRLA…same as in easy); kerb weight of 80 kgs; riding capacity of 150 kg max; max speed of 35 km/ per hour; mileage in 1 full charge of 70 km. This also is available in two colours.
Ace Whiz, true to its name is the fastest Battery operated two wheeler available in the Indian market, with a maximum speed of 45 km/per hour. It has a sporty design and the front disk brakes add to the looks and also are a prominent safety feature. Its technical specifications include: Motor power of 500 W; battery of 48V 26 AH; kerb weight of 102 kgs; riding capacity of 150 kgs max; max speed of 45 km/per hour; mileage in 1 full charge of 90 kms and it is available in two colours
All vehicles have VRLA batteries (Valve Regulated Led Acid) which are maintenance free. The company is giving a 6 month unlimited warranty for the batteries and 1 year for all other electrical parts. The company is very keen about the quality and is eying to maintain zero rejection repute.
The e bike has a powerful mechanism of over 250 watt and is launched two variants which are more than 250 watt i.e., 350 watt version and 500 watt version. Also, the 500 watt version model is fitted with a powerful disc brake which is a unique feature in ebikes in India. The company is giving helmet, raincoat, goggles and an FM radio free with each purchase.
The promoters of the bike have diverse business interests. They built the second largest water park in India called Fun Valley in Dehradun and have numerous housing projects, the latest of which is a 250-acre township in Haryana. The company also has a FM station in Hisar (Haryana) FM tarang 104.
While the bike indeed looks sleek and comes with the promise of being easy on the pocket, one wonders how will one ride it on India’s roads, maneouvering traffic that refuses to obey!
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First Published: Tue, Apr 17 2007. 09 08 AM IST
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