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Pi Beam Lab builds electric three-wheelers for the micro-mobility market


Introduction

Pi Beam Labs manufacture electric utility vehicles for the micro mobility market.

Product or concept

They offer 3 variants - pedal-assisted, solar and electric three wheelers for logistics and passenger movement.

Problem being solved

Decreases pollution concentrations emitted by the short distance vehicles.

Process or technology involved

  • The start-up developed pedal assist technology and the single chassis frame.
  • Single chassis frame ensures efficient alignment of the vehicle for carrying loads.
  • Pedal assist technology maintains equilibrium by facilitating movement between manual labour and the motor.

Sustainability benefits

Increases the last mile connectivity efficiency in micro mobility markets.

User segments that will benefit

  • Micro-mobility Market. Example: Delivery of gas cylinders
  • Large Manufacturing Factories – Sustainable movement of goods within the factory.

People or organizations involved

Co: Pi Beam Labs

People: Visakh Sasikumar.

Innovations or USPs

  • Vehicle has proprietary assist technology, where rider can choose how much assistance he or she wants from the motor.
  • Adopted a single frame modular chassis for the vehicle, for efficient alignment of components.
  • Two of the variants have facilities for solar charging of battery.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics

Awards & recognitions

Received funding from Eagle10 Ventures, Bluehill Capital, and other high net-worth individuals.

Other interesting highlights

Looking beyond the micro-mobility market, the start-up is currently working on products like e-rickshaws, electric carts and others.


Assembling unit located at:

Guindy

Videos

Rise of micro mobility market

Pi Beam M-03 Comparison with current manual tricycle

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The engineering duo who pedalled into green tech : The founders' journey in setting up Pi Beam Labs are detailed in this article.

Eagle10 leads pre-Series A funding in electric utility vehicles maker Pi Beam : The article features the uniqueness in Pi Beam Labs' product and the funding they have received till date.

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Pi Beam Labs : For more information regarding the start up, you can contact them through their website.

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Pi Beam Labs - Products : For more technical information about the products, you can contact them through their website.

Connect with experts

Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala : Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala built India's first university affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park) to promote Industry-Academia R&D collaboration. He is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D, Innovation and Product Development.

Society of Manufacturers of Electrical Vehicles (SMEV) : SMEV has played a key role in promoting electric vehicles in India. They play an active role in the discussion of the issues faced by the Electric Vehicle industry and practical aspects of setting up the same in India. Their office is located in Gurugram.

Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles (C-BEEV) : Located in IIT Madras, C-BEEV has worked on providing a variety of solutions to battery management and infrastructural challenges.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

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Quick And Easy DIY Solar Chargers for All of Your Devices : The article shows an interesting method to assemble your own solar charger for mobiles.

Learn more

Weight affects fuel consumption : The document provides evidence on why one must consider weight to be a major fact while designing vehicles in the micro-mobility markets.

The Micromobility Revolution : The article provides a comprehensive analysis of how the micro-mobility is growing in cities around the world.

Electric Scooters And Micro-Mobility: Here's Everything You Need To Know : The article provides insight on the challenges and safety concerns surrounding micro-mobility market.

The future of mobility: What's next? : The article delves into trends that micro-mobility markets can foresee in the immediate future.

Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets. : If the trends in micro-mobility are here to stay, the article articulates the problems the current network of infrastructure might lead towards.