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4-day auto expo kick-offs today

punjab Updated: Feb 13, 2014 21:28 IST
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A four-day Mach Auto Expo will kick start at Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority ground on Chandigarh Road on Friday, where different kinds of machinery and auto parts will be showcased.

A Ludhiana-based company, Hi Bird bicycle, will also showcase its battery-operated e-rickshaw to promote eco-friendly transportation at the auto expo.

RD Sharma, chairman and managing director, Hi Bird bicycles, said, “Company's e-rickshaw powered by batteries aims to ensure reduction in carbon footprint with zero emissions and zero sound. The state-of-the-art vehicle's main components are fully recyclable, which includes polyethylene cabin, a heavy duty modular steel frame and an advanced digitally controlled electric propulsion system.”

He said Hi Bird e-rickshaw had been designed with host of safety features suited to the Indian rugged conditions.

“These include advanced disc braking system, turn signals, rear view mirror and safety barriers among others,” Sharma said.

He said, “The auto has a set of four batteries and can run for about 80km once fully charged at a maximum speed of 25km per hour.

Ranjot Singh, general secretary, Auto Parts Manufacturers' Association, said, “The Mach Auto Expo is basically for the participants to showcase auto parts, but one firm will also showcase its eco-friendly e-rickshaw at the expo.”