Unique Electric Auto-rickshaw Goes From 0 to 100 Charging in Just 15 Minutes

OSM Stream City Qik electric auto-rickshaw has been launched in India at a price of Rs 3,24,999 (Ex-Showroom)

There is a new electric auto-rickshaw in India gaining global headlines. Why? The electric three-wheeler is able to gain a full charge within a 15-minute charging span. The revolutionary passenger vehicle named OSM Stream City Qik is courtesy of Omega Seiki Mobility and Exponent Energy and comes at a price of Rs 3,24,999 (Ex-Showroom).

As mentioned, the OSM Stream City Qik is nothing less than a revolution in the passenger EV domain. Its 0-100% charge time of just 15 minutes is powered by Exponent’s rapid charging network. For those unaware, Exponent Energy is based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and is one of the leading startups in the EV charging space. In a media release following the launch, the company claimed that it will deploy 100 charging stations in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru in 2024. It will also expand its charging network to other Indian cities including Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Hyderabad going forward.

At the launch, Arun Vinayak, Co-founder & CEO of Exponent Energy stated, “On one hand, our 15-minute rapid charging maximises freedom and earnings; on the other hand, a longer battery warranty enables better financing terms and reduces monthly EMIs. This dual benefit of maximum revenue and lower cost unlocks the highest possible profit a user can extract from their Exponent-powered EV compared to any other EV or ICE vehicle.”

Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman of Omega Seiki Mobility, stated, “At Omega Seiki Mobility, we’re not just shaping the future of mobility; we’re empowering drivers to thrive in it. Our commitment to innovation extends beyond technological advancements; it’s about elevating livelihoods, fostering economic Independence, and driving positive change in communities. With the OSM Stream City Qik, we’re not just redefining urban transportation; we’re reshaping the landscape of opportunity for drivers across the nation.”

The 15-minute Charging Electric Auto-Rickshaw

Here is how the 15-minute rapid charging by Exponent Energy works

As for the electric vehicle in question, the OSM Stream City Qik comes as an upgraded version of the OSM Stream City, which takes around 4 hours to charge fully. The new electric auto-rickshaw comes with a warranty of 5 years or 2,00,000 km (whichever comes first). This should help ensure buyers of their investments for a long time.

Additionally, the 15-minute rapid charging capability on the OSM Stream City Qik is meant to give a revolutionary advantage to drivers, increasing their earnings potential by minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency on the road. This would let drivers complete more trips in a shorter span, significantly boosting their monthly income by a minimum of 30 per cent, as per the company.

With India’s EV revolution bustling with electric passenger mobility options, the new EV by Omega Seiki Mobility should come as an industry-leading solution for all the other OEMs operating in this segment. It should also prove to be a huge respite to drivers on Indian roads making the switch to electric mobility, by cutting their downtime and helping increase their efficient hours.