India has made its mark in the automobile industry with Mahindra and Mahindra becoming the first Indian manufacturer to export two-wheelers to Europe. M&M recently exported its first batch of E-Ludix, (electric two-wheelers), manufactured at the Company’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh, to its subsidiary Peugeot Moto in France.
The moped-style two-wheeler E-Ludix, is powered by a 3-kW motor, with a top speed limited to 45 kph. Its performance and weight of 85 kg makes it an equivalent of a conventional 50 cc scooter. The Bosch battery on the E-Ludix weighs 9 kg. A full charge takes three hours and the e-moped has a claimed range of approximately 50 km, with features like regenerative braking.
Congratulating his team and feeling proud of this success, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, tweeted, “Bon voyage to our first batch of electric2wheelers – Made in India. A global network helps they’re being shipped to our subsidiary Peugeot Moto. And though, it’s not viable to sell our genZe and Peugeot bikes in India, you can count on us being in the game at some point.”
With an investment of Euro 11.7 million (Rs 100 crore) into the development of E-Ludix, M&M will incorporate the knowledge of the development process of the Peugeot-branded electric scooter into its own range of products.