The Darwin Platform Group of Companies (DPGC) has entered the electric vehicle market with the introduction of three new electric two-wheeler models, the Darwin D-5, D-7, and D-14. The range of electric scooters was introduced by World Amateur Boxing champion Mary Kom.
The company’s models have been priced, with the D5 costing Rs 68,000, the D7 costing Rs 73,000, and the D14 costing Rs 77,000. As the EV manufacturer claims, these three electric scooters are capable of running up to 120 km on a single charge.
The e-scooters have a muscular design, high-quality suspension, and regenerative braking, to name a few features. It also has keyless entry, speed control, battery swapping, LED display, USB mobile charger connector, hazard switch, and other features.
DPGC Group CEO Dr. Raja Roy Choudhury said, “Global automotive industry is in a transition phase and shifting towards electric mobility and in India, this transition has started to pick up the pace. – Darwin EVAT aims to contribute more to this electric revolution. Our EV segment was born with the idea of “Class Leading Products” that also promotes Green Revolution – an Eco-friendly Initiative.”
“We are going on a new path and DPGC has taken a huge step forward to carbon neutrality and sustainability with the launch of three models- D-5, D-7, and D-14 with the Make in India model for the world,” the company said in a statement. We’re offering electric vehicles that meet Japanese standards and have received international quality certification from Quality Austria Central Asia,” says the company.
“The company and group would initially invest nearly ₹450 crores in this transformation and is taking a comprehensive approach, ranging from research and development to production of green vehicles, which also includes strategic collaborations and partnerships,” added Saurabh Mohan Saxena, Director & Head Automobile Business.
Darwin EV has begun developing the concept of high-quality vehicles at reasonable prices.
The manufacturing unit in Delhi-NCR would use environmentally friendly and sustainable manufacturing methods. Manufacturing and testing, vehicle assembly, and vehicle end-of-line testing (EOL) are all part of this plant’s integrated ecosystem.
Darwin e-Scooters vs Ola e-Scooters
It has set the prices of its S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters at Rs 99,999 and Rs 1,29,999 respectively in states other than Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, which are considered to be the largest upcoming disruptors in India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) market. While both scooters have regular normal and sport riding modes, the S1 Pro’s added Hyper model offers it an advantage for better acceleration.
The S1 Pro has a larger battery and a variety of extra functions, such as cruise control, hill hold, and voice assistant, which the company claims a range of 181 km.
Ola S1 has established itself as one of India’s most inexpensive luxury high-speed scooters prior to the arrival of Darwin’s D-5, D-7, and D-14. Darwin is seeking a more cost-effective approach to entering the electric vehicle market.
The Simple One e-scooter costs 1.10 lakh rupees (ex-showroom). The Ather 450X is priced at Rs.1.32 lakh (ex-showroom). The Bajaj Chetak costs between Rs. 1.25 and Rs. 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom), while the TVS iQube costs Rs. 1 lakh.