As Electric Road Systems are getting built across the globe, it is only fitting for the 2021 Tunisian-German startup, Bako Motors, to launch a range of affordable electric vehicles (EV) for the intelligent transportation system market. The company’s three-wheeled (3W) electric vehicles are designed to be small and affordable that can carry heavy loads. These also use sustainable sources of energy, keeping the urban lifestyle in mind.
It has a hybrid design as it works both on an electric and solar charge which comes in handy when demands in the city surpass the supply. Bako Motors also announced that 70 percent of the vehicle is manufactured in Tunisia and areas of Africa.
The mobility cost of these solar electric vehicles is calculated by Bako Motors to be around $0.5 per 100km. The vehicles run best at 45km/hr and are available for pre-order. They also added that these vehicles don’t require a driving license.
Goals in the 3W electric vehicle segment
According to DATAINTELO, the 3W electric vehicle segment is predicted to touch around $10 billion in the coming four years. Keeping this in mind, Bako Motors has already launched three models of these transporters, namely B10, B15, and B20. All these models have solar panels and a lithium battery to provide some extra kilometers.
Bako Motors’ B20 model can run up to 200 km on the lithium battery and an extra 50 km on the photovoltaic charge. Meanwhile, the B10 and B15 models run up to 100km and 150km respectively, combining the efforts of both the battery sources. These vehicles can carry a load up to 350km.
With this endeavor, Bako Motors hopes to change the public transportation system without harming the environment. The vehicle charges in 2 hours and comes with a five-year warranty. The incorporation of solar energy into their vehicular system offers a lot of sustainability and design assurance.
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