Strom Motors R3 vs GWM Ora R1 EV
The Indian market has been growing immensely! Electric cars are already on-road, and many more about to arrive. Looking for the best low budget electric car, we got your back as this article will be dealing with the 2-most affordable electric cars in India.
Strom Motors R3
The most decent electric car in India is also made in India by a Mumbai based start-up is Storm Motors R3. This compact 2-door, 3-wheeler uses reverse trike configuration with a single wheel at the rear and two at the front. The car comes with 3-variants that are R3 Pure, R3 Current and R3 Bolt and range specifications between 80km and 120km. This Indian electric car is specially composed for crowded metro cities like Mumbai, Banglore and Delhi.
The range in km for the car is 80km to 120km, 13kW lithium-ion battery, the power of Strom R3 is conservative up to 17.4 hp but can make 48 Nm of torque. The range in km for the car is 80km to 120km, 13kW lithium-ion battery, the power of Strom R3 is conservative up to 17.4 hp but can make 48 Nm of torque. It has a capacity of 2 people. A standard charger takes 6-8 hours to completely charge the battery, while a quick charger takes about 2-hours to top up the battery to around 80% capacity.
The Storm R3 features a muscular front bumper, a two-tone paint job with a white roof, and four body paint options: Electric Blue, Neon Blue, Red, and Black. Storm R3 comes with LED lights, 12-inch alloy wheels and an outside rare view mirror. From the inside, it has 2-seats and an additional bench seat, equipped with more comfort features like the touchscreen infotainment system of 7-inch, voice control UI, Compatible infotainment with FM/USB system, navigation support, music storage of 20GB, Data connectivity up to 3G.
Strom R3 is designed using a space frame that is highly rigid and lightweight the use of high-tensile steel makes it a more secure, 3-point seatbelt system. It also has 2 front airbags, rear parking sensors, parking assistance with a camera, anti-theft Alam, ABS with EBD, remote keyless entry and engine immobilizer.
GWM Ora R1 EV
Ora R1 will be GWM's first launch in India. Ora is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market, and it has been produced by China's Great Wall Motors since 2019. The launch in India is expected by July 2021. The car is also known as Ora Black Cat. Ora R1 is known for its compact feature in the range of electric cars. The company highlights the artificial intelligence system's activities by saying "Hello Ora" as one of the top features advantages on five aspects: appearance, space, intelligence equipment, protection, and overall efficiency.
The Great Wall Motors Ora R1 has a range of 350km, comes with a 35kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Power up to 47 BHP and 125 Nm torque. Lay back at charging with 9-10 hours for fully charged but takes 40min for up to 80 per cent charging. It has a capacity of 4-people.
In terms of exterior outlook Ora R1 is simple and cute, in style, big eye attractive headlights, available in 5 unique colours titanium white, cadet blue, sky blue, combination titanium white and glitter black and combination cadet blue and titanium white, 15 inches aluminium alloy wheels. And the interior is compact yet has sufficient space, with 4-seats and additional features like Touchscreen infotainment system of 9 Inch, Digital instrument cluster, Phone Connectivity, Voice Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Front and Rear Ventilated Seats, Sensor LCD Screen with Bluetooth, USB connectivity, Navigation support, Rear Windshield defrost, Front and Rear Power Window.
6-airbags, parking sensors with a rare camera, inbuilt tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Child Door Lock, and hill start assistance are all standard on the Ora R1.
Price comparison (Price ex-showroom)
|Strom R3||Ora R1|
|INR 4.50 lakhs||INR 6.30 – 8.30 lakhs|
Well, that was a tough choice to make in the low range. It is clear that if you're looking for a couple or a work travel car with an average feature Strom Motors R3 is the one for you. Whereas, if you are looking for something more with a hint of more budget with great features and looks, the GWM Ora R1 EV should be your call.
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