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India sees start-ups ride on electric bicycles

For nearly a decade, sellers in India have imported these cycles from China

Apurva Venkat  |  Bengaluru 

Electric bicycles are slowly coming back. The hotbed for revival of battery powered bicycles is Coimbatore, the engineering hub of Tamil Nadu, which is famous for electric motors and wet grinders. Eco Fibers, a Coimbatore-based start-up is building a concept electric bicycle that can travel between 30 and 100 kilometers on a single charge. The start-up is now raising funds through crowd sourcing to deliver its bicycle, named SPERO that can also be pedaled by health conscious riders. Traditionally, electric vehicles in India have been powered by lead acid batteries that are ...

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First Published: Mon, July 11 2016. 15:04 IST
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