Astro Navya is the first 3-wheeled EV to reach Umling La pass
The Astro Navya, a three-wheeled EV made by Astro Motors, set the record for the highest motorable road in the world at Umling La Pass in Ladakh, at 19,024 feet.
By accomplishing this accomplishment, Astro Motors successfully illustrated how its lineup of high-performance 3-wheeled freight vehicles can enter the EV market. Astro Navya is made to accommodate several geographical demands in India, including those of the hilly, exceptionally high-moisture regions of Maharashtra, the cold, steep mountain lands of Ladakh, the intense heat of Delhi and Gujarat, and the densely populated cities of Bengaluru.
A 10.2 kWh battery powers the three-wheeled cargo vehicle Astro Navya, which has a payload capacity of 630 kg and a peak speed of 50 kmph. Pratiksha Das, the first female B.E.S.T. certified driver in India, piloted the Astro Navya with the assistance of a capable Astro Motors crew.
Commenting on this achievement, Vitan Jagada, Founder, Astro Motors said, "We are extremely thrilled about achieving this milestone and are happy to present a product that has demonstrated its capability at the highest level. Even the high altitude of the Ladakh region with thinner air and temperatures sub-zero at 1 pm did not impact the performance of the vehicle, so this is very encouraging as the drive was carried out with a full
payload. We are the only company to have successfully mated a manual gearbox to an electric motor and synchronised the same to maximise the performance and made it available for the public. We are on a mission to create trust in Electric Vehicles for people to transition from ICE vehicles with complete peace of mind and this is the first step in our journey."