Mr. Rakesh MK, Founder & CEO of Meladath Auto Components has come up with the Mobility space getting revolutionized by electric power-train and without adjusting the routine approach of building another electric bike or bicycle just to be within the diversion of e-mobility market.

Hence he started working on Idea-ting FRUGAL Solution for accelerated adaption of electric mobility and the existing 30 million-plus scooter market with a novel electric solution that can be easily fitted on them. He and his team has brought an innovative and novel invention called an e-KIT (Retrofit table electric hybrid kit for petrol scooters).

Fitting of the pack can be done within 30 mins. And this adaption is reversible, in case the client isn’t fulfilled entire electric framework can be expelled and can go back to petrol as it were bike without any cutting, welding, and manufacture work. By adjusting this transformation pack, scooter users can ride the petrol scooter in both electric and petrol mode specifically like a hybrid scooter. Lithium Battery pack given with the transformation pack is detachable and can be charged utilizing household control attachment, there’s no require for a charging station close to the vehicle parking.

Meladath Auto Components: Product Offerings

  • Meladath Auto Components isn’t a one item company, there are 10 Inventive Automotive solutions for B2B and B2C market.
  • Gear Integrated One way clutch is an expansion to the existing novel One way clutch item.
  • Innovative Braking system: Progressive Braking innovation which can make strides the Braking productivity by up to 40%.
  • Retrofittable Electric Hybrid Unit – e-Kit: Inventive retrofit table Electric drive unit for existing petrol scooters.

What is ‘electric conversion kit’ for petrol scooters?

  • It’s made in India innovation for worldwide application (Apart from Lithium cells and SMD components all the components are planned and developed in INDIA).

  • Kit is Retrofittable- Unit can be adjusted without any adjustment to the scooter within 30 Mins.

  • Kit is Universal and can be adjusted to most of the scooters with 10 inch and 12 steel wheel.
  • Kit will change over the existing petrol scooter to a hybrid scooter (Double Fuel mode Petrol + Electric )
  • Kit has an integrated Throttle – Single throttle body which will drive petrol motor or Electric drive framework specifically based on drive mode.
  • Removable Lithium Battery – Battery can be charged with household power socket
  • Lithium Battery of the pack will be charged whereas the scooters are being utilized on petrol mode.

When can we expect this product?

The method of advancement, testing and accreditation are still ON both at in-house offices and at government lab for certification. Market launch is estimated in Q2 2020 probably. To form innovation most reasonable, different markets are evaluated and there are various deployment options to ensure lowest adaption cost.

How is this useful for Clients in terms of Cost-of-Ownership?

Petrol bikes can be driven for 40 Km per charge and charging the battery requires 2 unit of domestic power and proportionate of petrol taken a toll for 40 Km will be roughly Rs 80 /-

Presently, Mr. Rakesh and his team are working on the technology of charging the battery whereas scooter is being driven on petrol without hampering fuel productivity. Meladath Auto Components has won the ATAL NEW INDIA Challenge under e-mobility and hence would get a grant of Rs.1Cr, where the challenge was – How to extend the share of Electric Mobility Solutions. The Pilot Product- One Way Clutch has won the ELEVATE 100 challenge from Karnataka state startup challenge.