Strom R3 three-wheeled electric car bookings open now

Bookings for the Strom R3 have begun, albeit on an invite-only basis. Strom Motors is accepting these pre-bookings in Mumbai and NCR. According to a post from Team-BHP forum member Furebo, the booking amount is INR 10,000. The company’s website shows INR 4,50,000 as the ex-showroom Strom R3 price.

Strom R3 Specification

With dimensions of 2907 mm x 1450 mm x 1572 mm, the Strom R3 is compact when compared to an entry-level hatchback (like a Maruti Alto or Datsun redi-Go) and weighs just 550 kg. This makes the R3 an ideal car for the city where pollution and congestion are major challenges. The R3 can be charged in three hours from a 15A outlet and with a range of 200 km and a top speed of 80 km/h, R3 aims to satiate the needs of a conventional city car without the costs that come with it. The company is claiming a running cost of 40 paise per km that proves to be economical.

The reverse trike has received ARAI approval after facing several barriers including the unique vehicle design and the position of its lights. The R3 uses 48V battery packs that are designed to last 1 lakh km and have been designed to be suitable for reuse in applications like UPS and other power storage solutions with minimal re-work. The motor in the R3 is a 15 kW unit that has been benchmarked against the hatchbacks sold in India in terms of acceleration without compromising on efficiency and range.

AspectStrom R3 Specification
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,907 mm x 1,450 mm x 1,572 mm
Cargo Space300 litres (rear) + 100 litres (front)
Kerb Weight550 kg
Power15 kW
Torque90 Nm
Battery PackLithium-ion
Range120 km/160 km/200 km
Drive ModesEco, Normal, and Sports
Top Speed80 km/h (electronically limited)
Tyres3 x 155/80 R13
Front SuspensionMacpherson Struts
Rear SuspensionDual Shock Absorbers
Price (ex-showroom)Rs. 4,50,000

Strom R3 Features

To be fitted with a 4G compatible diagnostic engine, the R3 lets the user track the location of the vehicle and charge status and also offer information about the health of motors, brake pads and electronics. With the help of machine-based navigation engine, the system tracks the driving habits and road conditions to help the other Strom R3 users know about bad roads and other smart insights and actionable inputs.

The Strom R3 features a sunroof, auto AC with a climate control system, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control and voice control, keyless entry, parking assist, reverse camera, power windows, and 3-point seatbelts (a version with an airbag is probably still under development). Other features include a customisable user interface, voice control, FM/USB system with optional 20 GB onboard music storage, maps + navigation support, data connectivity option, and more.

Strom R3 electric showcased at CES 2020

Strom R3 CES 2020
Pratik Gupta, the founder of Strom Motors, received plenty of interest in his stall where a scale model and a digital demo of the R3 was on view.

A scale model of the Strom R3, the three-wheeled electric vehicle from Mumbai-based Strom Motors, was showcased at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. It was a part of CES’ first-ever India pavilion, sponsored by venture capitalist firm Motwani Jadeja.

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