As fuel prices continue to soar across the country, it is no wonder that Electric Vehicles (EVs) are rising in prominence too.
Bengaluru is amongst the world’s fastest-growing tech hubs, with many adopting EVs for daily commute, thereby becoming home to many EV start-ups.
However, with an abundance of EV companies in the market and the scattered dealership points across the city, it is difficult for a consumer to choose the right EV.
As a means to combat this issue, Greaves Cotton, a leading diversified engineering company in India opened an 8000 sq.ft. multi-brand EV retail store ‘AutoEVMart’ in Bengaluru.
AutoEVMart houses a wide range of EVs including electric scooters, cycles, loaders, autos, and rickshaws from brands including Ampere, Autoline, Balan Engineering, Crayon Motors, Detel, Hero Lectro, Go Zero, Kinetic, MLR, Omega Seiki Mobility, Rowwet, and Voltron to address the requirements of a wider range of customers.
This business model ensures that customers have the freedom of choice and convenience. The trained staff and the state-of-the-art retail store ensures an enhanced shopping experience for prospective buyers.
Additionally, AutoEVMart provides roadside assistance, comprehensive service packages, and e-mobility spare parts for a hassle-free ownership experience. AutoEVMart also focuses on vehicle augmentation, beautification, and retrofit accessories for both personal and commercial use.
Speaking at the opening of AutoEVMart in Bengaluru, YVS Vijaykumar, CEO, Greaves Retail, said, “We are excited to announce our first AutoEVmart store in Bengaluru today. Bengaluru has been at the forefront of technology innovation and has equally played a significant role in adopting and encouraging electric vehicles and setting an example for other cities to move forward with clean mobility solutions. With ‘AutoEVmart’ we are excited to bring a range of electric vehicles in the last mile mobility space, accelerate clean & better future by embracing new technologies.”
The e-cycle range at AutoEVMart starts from Rs 23,299 and goes all the way up to Rs 54,999. E-cycle brands include Autoline, Go Zero, Hero Lectro, and Voltron. Customers can choose cycles that feature an electric range between 25KM to 80KM.
AutoEVMart also hosts a number of popular e-scooters and e-motorcycles. Ampere Electric, owned by Greaves Cotton along with other brands such as Crayon Motors, Detel, Kinetic, and Rowwet are available.
Prices for electric two-wheelers range between Rs 48,000 and 1.38 lakh, (ex-showroom).
The two-wheeler segment also includes the Ampere Magnus EX. The electric scooter has a claimed range of 100KM on a single battery charge.
The Magnus EX comes equipped with features such as an anti-theft alarm, digital dashboard, USB charger, and CBS; among others. The e-scooter retails at Rs 69,000, (ex-showroom).
As mentioned earlier, AutoEVMart caters to multiple segments for EV buyers. The dealership also retails electric three-wheelers for both personal and commercial use.
Prices for the commercial segment range between Rs 1.83 lakh and Rs 8.17 lakh. While prices for the passenger three-wheeler starts from Rs 2.10 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
Three-wheeler brands retailed at AutoEVMart include Omega Seiki Mobility, Ampere Electric, Balan Engineering & MLR. E-rickshaws and autos feature an electric driving range between 100KM and 120KM on a single battery charge.
Speaking about the e-three-wheelers, the ELE three-wheeler EV by Ampere is also available at the store and it is a very economical mode of transport in both urban and rural areas. The ELE three-wheeler EV is available as a loader, goods carrier, passenger carrier along with a few more variations.
With the launch of AutoEVMart, Greaves Cotton is attempting to accomplish its ambition to mobilize billions of Indians towards clean, inexpensive, and reliable electric power to bring sustainable mobility and environmental wellbeing to the forefront.
The company is also planning to set up multiple AutoEVMart stores across the nation to boost the sales of EVs in the country. In the future, the company is also planning to introduce convenient options such as shopping online with either home delivery or pick up at the store as well along with regular store-based purchases with customers able to either drive their EVs with them or ordering the home delivery of electric vehicles. Along with this, the store will also provide facilities like battery swapping.
The first-ever AutoEVMart is located at HRBR Layout, 1st Block in Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru.
Thoughts About Greaves AutoEVMart
AutoEVMart by Greaves Cotton is a one-stop solution for electric vehicle buyers in the country. The multi-brand and multi-segment dealership provides convenience and choice for customers.
AutoEVMart also reassures customers with best-in-class after-sales service for EVs throughout their respective lifespan.