Chennai, January 30, 2023
Calliper Green Vehicles Limited, a leading electric vehicle (EV) technology company in Tamil Nadu, has introduced three high-speed EV scooters of Quantum Energy – Elektron, Milan and Bziness, in the state. Calliper will be investing Rs. 100 crore towards setting up 150 showroom-cum-service centres in the major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu in the next six months.
Dr Parasuraman PhD, Chief Scientist, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and Er N Elangovan, Regional Joint Director, Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu, have launched the Quantum electric two wheelers today, in the presence of Mr. Chukkapalli Ramakrishna Prasad, Managing Director, Kusalava Group of Companies & Director of Quantum Energy, and Mr. Manickam, Chairman, Calliper.
Quantum Energy is a Hyderabad-based EV manufacturing company with growing market share in many Indian states. The company aims to sell 6000 Quantum EVs this year in Tamil Nadu. Its EV scooters, designed and manufactured with Korean technology, are powerful, efficient, and cost-effective. While Elektron and Milan, with a 1000W motor power, clocking a maximum speed of 60 km/h are ideally suited for the general public, Bziness, with a 1200W motor power, is designed as a delivery vehicle. Bziness clocks a maximum speed of 50 km/h, and is sold in different riding modes. The ex-showroom price in Tamil Nadu of Elektron & Milan is Rs. 92,888 and Jinka Bziness is Rs. 96,056 respectively.
All the EVs feature advanced Lithium-ion batteries that get fully charged in 4 hours. Depending on the model, one full charge can last anywhere from 80-120 kms. The batteries are powered by a smart BMS with multilevel safety protections to make sure they are extremely safe and the scooters have good grade ability for dual riders and riding uphill. These EVs have been rigorously tested and validated for Indian road conditions.
Quantum Energy is backed by Kusalava Group which has been in the automotive industry for the past 50 years. The company has its R&D centre at Bengaluru and manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, Telangana. Quantum is making inroads into the electric scooters market in several Indian states. Quantum EVs are already among the top selling EVs in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra. Quantum has registered multiple design and utility patents. The company is all set to launch Plasma, powered by a 1500W motor, in March, 2024. Plasma features indigenous technology.
In his comments, Mr. Chukkapalli Ramakrishna Prasad, Quantum Energy Limited, said “We are delighted to partner with Calliper, a reputed EV tech company, and introduce all our EV models in Tamil Nadu. Our focus has been on building high quality products at affordable prices. Encouraged by the overwhelming response for our vehicles, we have recently expanded our production capacity to 5000 vehicles per month. We are sure that Quantum EVs will meet the expectations of the customers of Tamil Nadu and inspire their confidence to make the shift to electric mobility swiftly. We also look forward to a long-standing association with Calliper.”
Talking about the new product launch, Mr. Manickam, Calliper Green Vehicles, said, “We are excited to become the authorised sales and service partner of Quantum Energy, which is revolutionising the EV market in the two wheelers segment in India with its unique design and product quality. While its existing products stand for advanced Korean technology in high-speed scooters, its soon to be launched Plasma is a great Indian innovation. What is common with both the companies, Calliper and Quantum, is our commitment to redefining green mobility in India and help the country reap rich benefits from its speedy transition to sustainable transportation.”