Ideal Motors unveils Sri Lanka’s first home-grown electric car

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Ideal Motors unveiled ‘Ideal Moksha,’ Sri Lanka’s first home-grown fully-electric car at the JAIC Hilton on 28 July 2022.

The ‘Ideal Moksha’ is geared to be a game changer for the Sri Lankan market and the most practical solution in the current technology transition phase towards a sustainable, carbon-neutral future.

As the name depicts, ‘Moksha’ is intended to provide a blissful driving experience with advanced technology and design principles embedded in every detail – a new solution for Sri Lanka’s roads that offers style, space, comfort, and connectivity.

Classified as a four-wheeled electric quadricycle, the Ideal Moksha is fitted with a 22.46 kWh Lithium battery that provides a range of up to 200 kilometers on a single charge by plugging into a 15-amp domestic charger overnight. With a weight of just 870 kg, the powertrain provides a speed of 1080 rpm.

The Ideal Moksha is expected to offer affordable electric mobility to every segment of society. It is the ideal car for every household in Sri Lanka, especially for the 1.5 million three-wheelers and 4.5 million two-wheelers registered on the island, driving holistic change by empowering drivers with a cost-effective solution to upgrade to a safe and smarter vehicle.

This is just the beginning of this next step for Ideal Motors. Building on the momentum, the Company also unveiled a fully electric moped and a retrofit kit that will enable the migration of a combustion engine to an electric engine. But the Ideal Moksha and other EVs are only one piece of the puzzle; the Ideal Group’s goal is to not simply pass off the energy deficit and costs from fuel to electricity, especially if the sources of electricity are non-renewable. With this in mind, the Ideal Group offers customers a package for a total green solution along with their purchase of the Ideal Moksha to completely power the car using renewable energy.