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GMW Electric and Govt of Andhra Pradesh To Power India’s First Government Owned Electric Two-Wheeler Mobility

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Press Release by GMW on 29th May, 2017 – The GVMC (Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation) today earned the distinction of becoming India’s first municipal corporation to deploy mass electric two-wheeler mobility system. Mr. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated a fleet of 100 LIMITLESS Electric Bikes in the city of Visakhapatnam. This first-of-its-kind initiative will provide GVMC’s executives and supervisors with economical and emission free mobility option for daily supervision and patrols. LIMITLESS E-Bikes have been supplied to the state government by electric vehicle manufacturing start-up, Gayam Motor Works (GMW).

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LIMITLESS Electric Bikes have been designed in two variants for easy and effortless riding. The unique combination of smart pedal assist system, high-performance battery and a throttle makes it incredibly easy to start riding from a complete stop. The e-bikes come with a detachable battery that can be fully charged within 2.5 hours and picks up from 0-25 kmph in 5 secs. The running cost by replacing motorbikes with these e-bikes can be brought down from INR 2/km to as low as INR 0.07/km. The higher variant gives a range of 60 km/charge and the lower variant gives a range of 30 km/charge. Riders need not worry about having enough energy left as they can pedal the e-bike back to the destination at will.

Visakhapatnam, the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh is being developed aggressively as a SMART CITY. Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation also plans to deploy public bicycle sharing system as part of their smart city initiatives to promote zero emission clean transportation. The state government is soon planning to implement similar initiatives in other cities such as Amaravati and Tirupati. Promoting smart and electric mobility systems will bring about a transformational change in automotive and transportation landscape in the state.

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With Andhra Pradesh becoming the first to become power surplus state in the south, promoting electric mobility could halt the growth in state’s demand for oil and coal.

GMW has sold their LIMITLESS E-Bikes to global giant UBER’s food delivery wing, UBEREats. UBEREats is currently piloting these e-bikes in Singapore, HongKong and USA for food deliveries. The company is currently giving pilots to food and grocery delivery firms such as BigBasket, Swiggy, Dominos and FoodPanda.

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