Sri “NARA CHANDRA BABU NAIDU“ Garu appreciated ‘AVERA‘ Team for being the first Electric Scooter manufacturer in the state of AP and was impressed by the Quality and technology that RETROSA is built within.
RETROSA, the first-ever electric two-wheeler to be manufactured in Andhra Pradesh by a city-based firm, with a top speed of 90kmph and 140kms range per charge embedded with special features like Reverse gear, Side stand Sensor, USB port etc., RETROSA is a step ahead of fueled Scooters.
Dr. Venkata Ramana Akula, Founder and CEO says, Retrosa will offer levels of performance, robustness and range that have never been offered before by any other electric two-wheelers.
“The main reason that no electric scooter has succeeded so far is due to lack of performance and range as compared to traditional fossil fuel-based scooters. These are the basic expectations of any rider. While the battery system and controller were developed locally by AVERA, components like the 72V-3000W motor, Lithium Ferrous Phosphate battery and design were procured from Italy’s Moto Morini, Bosch, Optimum Nano, and others.
The manufacturing unit in Amaravati has an initial capacity of manufacturing 25,000 units per year.
The company, which opened bookings on January 23rd, has received 250 bookings so far. “The first phase of bookings will end on February 14th and the target is to achieve 500 bookings. All 500 vehicles will be delivered to customers on March 30th.” Regular sales and bookings will commence from April after new rules on electric vehicles come into force.
On the other hand, AVERA also entered into a deal with one of the country’s leading food delivery services in Bangalore. “The food delivery firm has chosen to use AVERA’s RETROSA vehicles for its operations. The move will help the firm save nearly ₹2 per km as the cost of running a RETROSA scooter is 18 paise per km.
“Apart from service centers in all districts, AVERA will offer free power to all its vehicles through charging stations that are coming up in Vijayawada, Amaravati, Mangalagiri, Visakhapatnam, and Tirupati soon. We have a plan to set up 100 stations across the country and are awaiting support from the government.
While recharging at AVERA stations will be over within minutes, charging through normal power sources at households will take over a couple of hours.