(Above picture of Yash Arora with Magnum Professional)
Kyte Power, a Nashik-based electrical mobility startup, launched the most recent instalment of their Magnum electrical scooter collection in late October 2022. Referred to as the Magnum Professional, it’s a high-speed electrical scooter and has to this point acquired hundreds of inquiries from potential prospects.
Chatting with The Higher India, co-founder Yash Arora introduced that his startup will begin bodily deliveries of their electrical scooter in December. Priced at Rs 80,999 (ex-showroom), the Magnum Professional is an “improve” on their low-speed Magnum collection.
“We’ve got been promoting low-speed Magnum e-scooters since 2020. To this point, we have now bought greater than 5,000 e-scooters. At Kyte Power, we consider in fixed enhancements and since our inception in 2019, have been engaged on enhancing our Magnum line up and taking it to the subsequent degree. Our just lately launched excessive velocity Magnum Professional is a revamped model or Magnum mannequin. Other than its seems to be, every little thing has been labored as much as the subsequent degree,” says Yash.
Giving riders a “true vary of 160 km” from its 3.2 kWh lithium-ion (NMC) battery pack, the Magnum Professional comes with twin batteries, two chargers and a charging time of simply three hours. In the meantime, the e-scooter can also be powered by a 2.4 KW BLDC (brushless DC) hub motor.
“The Energy Home (motor) and Management Unit (controller) of Magnum Professional has been designed and developed by Kyte in partnership with Lucas TVS, a Chennai-based enterprise dealing in auto electricals and one other India-based enterprise, supplying you with a high velocity of 60 kmph. The Magnum Professional additionally comes with a motor, controller, battery and charger guarantee of three years with none clause about what number of kilometres it has lined,” explains Yash.
What makes the Magnum Professional distinctive?
Yash notes, “The mixing of twin batteries could be very uncommon in electric vehicle (EV) house. It was a giant problem for us to combine two batteries with out disturbing the boot house of the scooter. Twin batteries contained in the Magnum Professional assist ship a real vary of 160 km on a single cost.”
“Additionally, the battery inside Magnum Professional is AIS 156-certified and comes with specifically designed and programmed BMS (battery administration system) which works in sync with the motor and controller to offer most effectivity and fireplace proof security.”
AIS 156 refers to a government-prescribed normal for security necessities with respect to the electrical powertrain and rechargeable electrical power storage system of an electrical automobile.
“The mixing of two batteries with an LCD show exhibiting correct state of cost (SOC) of the battery pack makes the Magnum Professional a novel proposition at its worth level. Other than the show, the battery pack and its BMS are specifically designed and examined in excessive situations for greater than 1 lakh km to ship a battery that’s protected and free from defects. Additionally, the general design of Magnum Professional is exclusive, delivering foot house which may comfortably match a cylinder and is increased when in comparison with any of the rivals out there,” he provides.
Kyte Power began engaged on the Magnum Professional roughly 18 months in the past. The intensive testing course of took round six to eight months and the ultimate automobile is ICAT (Worldwide Centre for Automotive Know-how)-certified, says Yash.
ICAT is a certification company authorised by the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways for offering testing and certification companies to the automobile and part producers positioned in India or overseas.
All of the elements of Magnum Professional, claims Yash, are made in India with the apparent exception of lithium ion cells that no enterprise in India manufactures at the moment. All these elements are assembled on the startup’s manufacturing facility in Nashik.
However as a shopper, why ought to I select Kyte Power’s Magnum Professional electrical scooter over the most recent ones manufactured by different extra fashionable ventures on this house?
“As India is a really worth delicate market, a shopper will certainly choose a scooter which is half the worth and delivers what is important. Magnum Professional delivers all that’s mandatory for a person like vary, velocity and sturdiness at a really inexpensive worth,” Yash claims.
He continues, “Apart from its true battery range, Magnum Professional provides zero down time to customers because it comes with twin batteries inside, giving the person freedom to journey the e-scooter with one battery whereas charging the opposite. Additionally, the e-scooter is built-in with a related ecosystem cell app, enabling customers to regulate a number of elements of the scooter by way of cell app and examine automobile diagnostics.”
A quick historical past of Kyte
Taking the lengthy view, the Magnum Professional e-scooter marks a major second in Yash’s journey within the EV house since quitting his job as a mechanical engineer with a UK-based firm in June 2018.
“After graduating with honours from Coventry College within the UK, I labored with quite a lot of ventures earlier than becoming a member of Detroit Electrical, a Warwickshire-based electrical mobility enterprise. Working there, I realised that electrical mobility goes to be the subsequent huge factor within the automotive trade. As an alternative of working for one more overseas enterprise, I made a decision to return again dwelling and begin one thing of my very own. I gained confidence to give up the job after discussing my ardour with the opposite two co–founders of Kyte Power, Kush Arora and Nikhil Sethi,” he says.
“It’s after a deep dialogue that the three of us determined to give up our jobs and set up Kyte Power in September 2019. The launch of Magnum Professional is a landmark second for us,” he provides.
Luckily for the trio, Yash got here from a household with a historical past within the car trade. Not solely does his father commerce in spare elements and equipment for 4 wheelers, he additionally owns two lead battery manufacturing crops. In addition to this privilege, Yash additionally had the choice of not shifting away from his hometown of Nashik to start out an e-mobility startup in Bengaluru, Delhi or Mumbai.
“Nashik is positioned in the course of 4 huge cities — Mumbai, Pune, Surat and Indore. With nice connectivity to those cities and abundance of expert labour, Nashik is good for manufacturing. Additionally, all three of us have been born and introduced up in Nashik and it’s one of many quickest growing cities in India. Presently we’re a bootstrapped enterprise with a community of greater than 25 retailers in Maharashtra and Gujarat and specialize in after-sales service,” explains Yash.
(Edited by Divya Sethu)