The Ajanta group in India currently produces electric scooters and bikes under the Oreva brand, but in the works is a new electric car which Ajanta aims to price at Rs 85,000, or 0.85 lakh Indian rupees.

Production of an electric car is not difficult for us as the technology is almost similar and 70 per cent of its parts can be produced in-house, giving us an edge over the vehicle’s pricing,” said Ajanta group director Jaysukh Patel.

The company’s R&D department is currently studying both the feasibility of an electric car under Indian motoring conditions, as well as other electric cars. THe TImes of India’s sources say Ajanta has purchased as many as 8 different electric cars from different manufacturers for study.