Electrification of automobiles is spawning new players in the space which focus on affordability and practicality.
Yakuza Karishma is India’s cheapest electric car. It is a 3-seat EV which offers the feel of a car at the price of a two-wheeler. Yakuza is a new-age electric vehicle manufacturer from Sirsa, Haryana. These EVs are developed and produced by Maa Luxmi E-Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. under the Yakuza brand. Its manufacturing capability allows the company to roll out 200+ vehicles per day. Yakuza also offers a range of electric two-wheelers to grab a chunk of the fast-expanding electric two-wheeler space in the country. Let us take a look at the details of the most affordable electric car in the country.
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India’s Cheapest Electric Car
This video comes from Engineer On Road on YouTube. The vlogger interacts with the founder of the company. He explains the features of the Karishma. At the front, there are LED DRLs, projector headlamps, LED fog lamps, a broad grille, chrome door handles, connected LED taillamps, a sunroof, power windows, bottle holders, push start/stop button, speakers, a blower, a driver’s instrument display, reverse parking camera, reclining driver’s seat, grab handles for all passengers, openable window, lockable charging port at the rear, alloy wheels and more.
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The Yakuza Karishma has a battery capacity of 60v42ah which is capable of lending a usable range of 50-60 km on a single charge. To charge this battery from 0 to 100%, you would require around 6-7 hours. For this, you have the option of connecting the Type 2 charger. The company is taking the bookings of this electric car. This means that this is not just a concept car and will soon be visible on the roads. As per some reports, the price of this car is around Rs 1.70 lakh, ex-showroom. That is quite impressive, making it cheaper than motorcycles.
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What We Think
As automobile enthusiasts, we are glad to witness the development in the Indian automobile space. Going forward, electric cars are bound to be the norm. We understand that there are tons of challenges with EVs. The most prominent among these are the high initial costs, the lack of charging infrastructure and range anxiety. With products like these, EVs will start becoming more accessible to a wider range of audience. Let us keep an eye out for further developments in this regard.
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