Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 Unveil New Flagship Rage+ RapidEV Pro – CRN
Electric vehicle manufacturer Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 Materials, a Bengaluru-based advanced battery and tech start-up, have unveiled a jointly developed, upgraded and longer-range version of the Rage+ electric 3-wheeler. named “Rage+ RapidEV Pro”, which is equipped with Log9’s 7.7 KWh battery, the RapidX 8000. Log9’s Rage+ RapidEV Pro InstaCharged, has been made available in 2 variants with respect to body volume – the 140 cubic foot and 170 cubic foot variants.
Integrated with Log9’s state-of-the-art InstaCharge battery technology, this e-3W vehicle platform, specially designed for the country’s e-commerce logistics segment, is fully charged (0-100%) in 45 minutes, provides up to at 95 km. range, can provide a longer distance on a single charge and operate in super wide temperatures ranging from -40 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius. Moreover, designed to adapt to Indian climatic conditions, the vehicle also comes with a 6-year or unlimited km warranty and offers a range of more than 10,000 cycles. In an effort to increase the efficiency and productive use of vehicle fleets, Log9 and OSM have also partnered with fleet operators like MoEVing in Delhi and LetsTransport in Bangalore. The introduction of Rage+ RapidEV Pro took place in the presence of representatives of MoEVing and LetsTransport.
In November 2021, OSM and Log9 jointly launched a revolutionary Rage+ RapidEV vehicle – which had been integrated with Log9’s 5.8 KWh battery. The vehicle has so far received a lot of appreciation from the industry. After the success of OSM Rage+ RapidEV, OSM and Log9 have again created another Rage+ Rapid EV Pro vehicle, which will allow companies to make even greater strides in the last mile delivery vehicle segment where it is already a market leader. The newly unveiled vehicle will seamlessly leverage the diverse logistics and delivery requirements of the country’s e-commerce space.
Speaking at the vehicle unveiling, Kartik Hajela, Co-Founder and COO of Log9 Materials, said, “We are pleased and excited to continue our collaboration with Omega Seiki Mobility through the deployment of Rage+ Pro InstaCharged by Log9’s RapidX. batteries, aiming to go even further in delivering power, performance and peace of mind to our growing group of e-commerce fleet operator customers. Given the improved range that our powerful long-lasting battery provides to the vehicle, the Rage+ RapidEV Pro will redefine the TCO to a typical 3W used for the e-commerce industry, making the value proposition even more lucrative for customers. With e-commerce lagging behind, extending its influence into new markets such as Tier 2 where charging infra is barely and rarely available, vehicles such as the Rage+ Pro that are capable of traveling long distances with a single charge will be a key enabler for faster EV adoption. Additionally, given the extent of opportunity charging enabled by Log9 batteries, customers/vehicle owners will now be able to improve their asset utilization by up to 1.5 times that of conventional 3W electrics.
Along with the advanced battery technology, the Rage+ Rapid EV Pro is also equipped with some major improvements on the reliability and robustness aspects of the vehicle, thus ensuring lower maintenance costs in the long run for customers. As part of this collaboration, going forward, Omega Seiki Mobility and Log9 will strive to deploy more than 5,000 units of Rage+ RapidEV Pro vehicles by fiscal year 2022-23. These deployments will start from New Delhi and Bengaluru and then various other cities will be targeted and leveraged.
Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman of Omega Seiki Mobility, said, “OSM has always believed in constant innovation and always strives to ensure that the product portfolio is one step ahead of the competition. . We continue to expand our partnership with Log9 to further amplify our efforts to co-create best-in-class affordable and sustainable last mile solutions.
“We have an order book of more than 50,000 cargo electric three-wheelers. We are aggressively expanding our operations with the launch of new facilities and new products. Our goal is to change the face of mobility in the country; and to that end, the showcase of the revolutionary Rage+ Rapid EV Pro is a proud moment for us. Our plans for the future are to create fast charging solutions for our future trucks and tractors. Added Mr. Narang
Rage+ Rapid EV Pro was launched today in Bangalore and Delhi in conjunction with leading fleet operators LetsTransport and MoeVing respectively. In line with the product’s key USP, both fleet operators will deploy the vehicles to the e-commerce segment.
Commenting on the vehicle unveiling, Mr. Vikas Mishra, Founder and CEO of MoEVing added, “Well-designed electric vehicles with high-quality batteries are extremely important for the electric vehicle industry. Our platform’s holistic solutions to accelerate EV adoption, with data at the center of our strategy, allow us to work with leading ecosystem players like Log9 and OSM to ensure our goal of sustainable mobility and sustainable livelihoods for drivers is achieved. We at MoEVing are now thrilled to be part of the unveiling of the Rage + RapidEV Pro vehicle.
Further, Mr. Pushkar Singh, CEO of Lets Transport, adds, “We work with our customers to create cleaner and more sustainable logistics solutions. With low operating and maintenance costs, we see electric vehicles playing a central role in intra-city and last-mile logistics. We are focused on strengthening the EV ecosystem by enabling EV financing, partnering with different CPOs and CSOs, as well as enabling a market for the resale of EVs in the near future. We are delighted to partner with Log9 and OSM, and look forward to rolling out up to 1000 EVs over the next 12-18 months in 7 major cities – Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Together with SUN Mobility, we aim to jointly provide integrated and customizable logistics solutions to our E-commerce, Retail, FMCG, 3PL and other enterprise customers”.
Notably, Log9 has taken advantage of its cell-to-pack competence to develop its RapidX batteries which offer 9x faster charging, 9x better performance and 9x battery life. Log9’s InstaCharge technology reduces total charging time, further optimizing the utilization of charging infrastructure and operational profitability for fleets. Additionally, Log9’s RapidX batteries feature the longest battery life, delivering a seamless experience and completely revolutionizing the last mile logistics industry.