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VAAN Electric Moto is Official E-Mobility Partner of Kerala Blasters

In Automobile, News, Sports
March 26, 2024

KOCHI:
VAAN Electric Moto, an Indian lifestyle e-mobility startup, announces its partnership as the official E-Mobility Partner of the Kerala Blasters Football Club.

This collaboration marks a pioneering union between green technology and sports excellence, ushering in a new era of sustainable mobility within the sporting community. To commemorate the alliance, Ivan Vukomanović, the esteemed coach of Kerala Blasters FC has launched the innovative electric mountain bike ‘Stelvio’.

VAAN has appointed Ivan Vukomanović as the brand ambassador, of the company. Sunil Mukundan, MD, Indian Ports Global unveiled the official Stelvio ad video. The event also witnessed the debut of the Kerala Blasters 10th Anniversary limited edition ‘Blasters Edition’ mountain bike, unveiled by the team’s prominent players, including Milos Drincic, Danish Farooq, and Daisuke Sakai. Blasters video launch is revealed by popular film actress Samskruthy Shenoy.

Crafted and engineered by Benelli, the e-bike vertical of the renowned Italian brand, both bikes epitomize innovation and performance. Both the bikes Stelvio and Blasters Edition are priced at Rs.94,500/- (including GST) and Rs.99,000/- (including GST) respectively and booking is started through its official website https://vaanmoto.com. As an introductory offer, the company provides a discount of Rs.5000/- on Stelvio e-bikes. The bikes are also available for sale in Kerala, before being launched in other high-potential markets like Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad and Chennai.

“We are happy to collaborate with Kerala Blasters FC, the sole football club from India with the largest following on social media platforms. Our vision is forward-thinking, and we find alignment with the Blasters, that also embraces a futuristic approach, particularly with its focus on nurturing young talent. The collaboration aims to introduce the immense potential of sustainable mobility in action,” said Jithu Sukumaran Nair, Founder & CEO of VAAN Electric Moto Pvt Ltd.

“Through this partnership, we aspire to transform fan engagement while advocating for a cleaner and greener future. We look forward to achieving great things together on and off the field and we are thrilled to be a part of Stelvio family as it showcase Benelli’s craftsmanship,” commented Ivan Vukomanović about the collaboration.

The initial sale of the Stelvio bike was facilitated by handing over the keys to the manager of Centre Square Mall Methews.

‘Stelvio’ offers a compelling blend of convenience, accessibility, and eco-friendliness, catering to outdoor enthusiasts seeking off-road exploration without the need for specialized gear or extensive training. Designed for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, its versatility, user-friendly features, and minimal environmental impact make it ideal for casual off-roading experiences.

One of its standout features is the removable battery housed within the downtube frame, ensuring hassle-free charging and seamless rides. With a range of 50 to 70 kilometers depending on riding conditions and a charging time of just 3.5 hours, ‘Stelvio’ offers an unparalleled riding experience. Its lightweight design enhances manoeuvrability, while its pedal assist mode (stress free pedalling), throttle mode (power on-demand for quick accelerations), and manual mode (manual riding with gear) provide versatile riding options tailored to individual preferences.

Equipped with a 3.2-inch color LCD display, ‘Stelvio’ offers a streamlined interface for accessing key information during rides, whether navigating city streets or countryside trails. With a weight of 23 kg, a battery range of 36V 10.4AH, removable Lithium ion battery equipped for long-lasting performance. The bike boasts a maximum torque of 60Nm and offers impressive range of 70km while maintaining a maximum speed of 25km/h.

Safety is ensured with F&R Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes, while the Shimano Altus 7 Speeds derailleur ensures smooth gear changes for high altitude terrains. Comfort is prioritized with a SELLE ROYAL MTB Style Saddle, Suntour XCT lock out suspension, Benelli Aluminium Alloy handlebar and stem, and a Promax seat post. The Benelli Double Aluminium Alloy rims and F&R 27.5*2.4 CST Tyres provide stability and traction, making it easy to navigate through mud and sand with its 27.5-inch wheel. ‘Stelvio’ combines performance, functionality, and style in one sleek package.

Vaan will be launching its centre motor version with superior specs for the European and US market by May 2024. Vaan is a working on a entry level Electric cycle for the Indian market to take on the mass crowd to benefit daily commuters.

VAAN Electric Moto Private Limited, an Indian lifestyle e-mobility start-up is dedicated to revolutionizing lifestyle through innovative and sustainable mobility solutions. Van Electric Moto is recognized by Startup India and Kerala Startup Mission.

Sunil Mukundan-Chairman and Manging Director, Indian Ports Global Limited, Ijaz P Ismail – Executive Director Cosmos, Samskruthy Shenoy- film actress and other officials from VAAN Electric Moto Private Limited attended the event held at Centre Square Mall, Kochi.