Top electric 3W cargo vehicles in L5 Category

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Categorization of electric 3Ws

There are two categories of electric three-wheelers used in cargo applications, defined as follows:

L5N – A three-wheeled motor vehicle with a maximum speed exceeding 25 kmph and motor power exceeding 0.25 kW. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is limited to 1500 kg (excluding the weight of traction batteries).

L3 or e-carts – Speed less than 25km/h and motor power less than 2 kW. Such vehicles are constructed or adapted for carrying goods by providing a separate load body or compartment with the maximum weight 310 kg in addition to driver.

Qualification CriteriaL5L3
Top Speed> 25 km/h 25 km/h
Motor Power> 250 W< 2000 W
Electric 3W for Cargo Applications | Categorisation ref ARAI documents

Top electric 3W cargo models in L5 Category

The leading options in the L5 category are listed below:

Mahindra Electric Mobility 
Treo Zor
Mahindra Treo Zor

ModelTreo Zor
Motor Power8 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)50
Range (km)125
Max Payload (kg)500-578
Charging Time3 h 50 min
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)6.44
Battery TechnologyLi-Ion (Lithium Iron phosphate)
Battery Capacity (kWh)7.4
Battery Density (Wh/Kg)129.2
Battery cycle (No. of Cycles)2000
Warranty3 years or 80 000 km
Piaggio Vehicles
Piaggio Ape E-Xtra FX
Model Ape E-Xtra FX
Motor Power9.55 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)45
Range (km)142
Max Payload (kg)500
Charging Time3 hours, 45 mins
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)6.7
Battery TechnologyLi-Ion (NMC)
Battery Capacity (kWh)8.5
Vehicle warranty3 year / 1 lakh km
Euler Motors
Euler Motors Hi Load
Euler HiLoad EV
ModelsHiLoad DVHiLoad PV
Motor Power10.96 kW7.1 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)4444
Range (km)150129
Max Payload (kg)688655
Charging Time4-5 hours
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)7.79.6
Battery TechnologyLi-ion (NCA)
Battery Capacity (kWh)12.411.5
Battery cycle (No. of Cycles)20002000
Keto Motors
ETO Bulke
Motor Power5 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)40
Range (km)100-130
Max Payload (kg)500
Top Speed45 mph
Charging Time4 hours 
Payload Capacity500 kg+
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)8.66
Battery TechnologyLi-ion (LFP)
Battery Capacity (kWh)9.8
Battery Density (Wh/Kg)140
Battery cycle (No. of Cycles)1500
GMW Taskman SmartAuto
GMW Taskman
Taskman SmartAuto L5
GMW Taskman SmartAuto L5Specifications
Motor4.5 kW
BatteryLi-ion, 7 kWh
Charging Time3 hours
Top Speed55 km/h
Range110 km
Max Payload500 kg
Vehice Warranty1 year

Also Read: Financing models for Electric 3Ws

Kinetic Safar Star MSV 400
Kinetic Safar Star 400 L5
Kinetic Safar Star 400 MSV L5Specifications
Motor1.5 kW
BatteryLi-ion, 4.5 kWh
Charging Time3 hours
Max Speed40 km/h
Range65 km
Payload400 kg
Starting PriceINR 2,38,000

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Li-ions Elektrik
Li-ions Elektrik L5
Li-ions Elektrik L5Specifications
Motor2 kW
BatteryLi-ion, 6.6 kWh
Charging Time4 hours
Top Speed40 km/h
Range60-70 km
Max Payload500 kg
Starting PriceNot Available
VidhyutEV C1
Vidhyut C1
Vidhyut C1 L5
Kalinga Ventures / Vidhyut C1 L5Specifications
Motor2.4 kW
BatteryLi-ion, 6.6 kWh
Charging Time4 – 4.5 hours
Top Speed40 km/h
Range60-70 km
Max Payload400 kg
Starting PriceNot Available
Omega Seiki Rage+
Motor Power4.8 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)45
Range (km)70-80
Max Payload (kg)480
Charging Time3-4 hours
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)8.34
Battery TechnologyLi-ion (LFP)
Battery Capacity (kWh)7.5
Battery Density (Wh/Kg)98
Battery cycle (No. of Cycles)2000
Battery Warranty3 years or 80,000 km

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Altigreen Propulsion Labs
Motor Power8.25 kW
Top Speed (km/hr)54
Range (km)151
Max Payload (kg)550 
Charging Time4 hours
Electric Energy consumption (KWh per 100KM)8
Battery TechnologyLi-Ion (Lithium Ferro Phosphate)
Battery Capacity (kWh)11
Battery Density (Wh/Kg)129.4
Battery cycle (No. of Cycles)2000
Warranty3 years / 100,000 km

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Disclaimer: The vehicles specifications mentioned in the article have been reproduced from respective company websites or published as received from official company representatives.

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8 thoughts on “Top electric 3W cargo vehicles in L5 Category

  • Good Evening Sir/Madam,
    This is Shah Associates, I would like to tell you about my project regarding the Kinetic Safar Star MSV 400 L5 vehicle. The project is basically a food truck but a bit compresed . We would like to take only 1 vehicle initially and do a trail if the trial goes successful we will purchase a huge vehicles (phase manner ). will be waiting for your reply .
    Shah Assocites

  • Dear EV reporter Team,

    Really appreciate your market analysis and survey in EV Domain. All the listed companies and their developed L5 category vehicles are wonderful. day by day we can see the significant increment in the demand of L5 E3Wheelers. We at Infinito Auto Industries LLP also contribute a little but in good amount for Electric three Wheelers and its performance. We are the manufacture of suspension systems of E-three wheeler and supplying to some of major Vehicle manufacturer in the segment.

    We are happy to support every E-Three Wheeler manufacturer by supplying our best in class suspension solutions.

    Nirmal Jilka
    +91 748600 3246

  • I need L5 Category e VEHICLES to participate
    in one tender. We would like to talk in this regard.
    Need to talk with the company CHAIRMAN/MD.

  • We would like to know what is battery specification complete details specification used in L5 vehicles

  • Hopefully we can fulfill your requirement of loading three wheelers LFP Welding free batteries and maintenance free and safety of explosion

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      Please send me the details
      Debasish Das

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