The top automakers in the country are trying to make electric vehicles realistic. It is a difficult time for manufacturers to drive electric cars at a lower cost. However, a Mumbai-based startup company Strom Motors unveiled new electric car Storm R3 in India. The value of Storm R3 comes around Rs. 3 lakh and it is expected to hit the road by the end of this year.
The three-wheeled double door electric car gets an edgy design and configures single tyre at the rear and two tyres at the front. The Strom R3 is equipped with a muscular bumper, LED headlight and even a sunroof. R3 also gets out of 12-inch alloy wheels and outside rear-view mirror (ORVM). The Strom will be available in four colour variants, Electric Blue, Neon Blue, Red and Black.
It gets a small cabin that suits only 2-3 passengers, including the driver. The Strom R3 is equipped with an air conditioner with climate control system, parking support, rear camera, power window, remote keyless entry, 3-point seat belts and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which features voice control, map + navigation support, WiFi / 3G data connectivity options. It also gets a small storage compartment at front and rear.
The electric car has been specially designed for urban cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. The company has already started the booking for Strom R3 and received 30 bookings till yet. The new Strom R3 has been presented in three variants, R3 Pure, R3 Current and R3 Bolt. R3 Pure and Current variants can easily be up to 80 kilometres on a single charge. While the top variant R3 Bolt can reach 120 km on a single charge. The Strom R3 is powered by a 13kW (17.4 bhp) motor that generates 48 Nm of peak torque. The motor is mated to an integrated single-speed planetary gearbox.
The Battery can be charged in 6-8 hours using the normal charger. With a fast charger, 80% can be charged in two hours. The car also uses electronic regenerative braking technology. Strom R3 has a 2907mm Length and 1450 mm wide, 1572 mm of height and 2012 mm wheelbase. The total weight of the vehicle is only 450 kilograms.