The first Cambodia-made electric motorcycles will soon be seen on the road in Phnom Penh, which manufactured by a local company – Voltra Motors.
The founder & Director, Mr Vaudin, is a renewable energy engineer from France. The parts were made according to European standards and assembly under French supervision. His objective is to help the local economy and environment. He is also the owner of Green e-Bike, which is the first electric bike rental in Cambodia, started from Siem Reap in 2014.
He commented that due to Cambodia’s rapid growth has led to significant environmental pollution, which is most pronounced in the cities. Each year, motorbikes release 3.2 million tons of CO2 in the city, which causing a short-term public health problem. Hence, electric scooters able to help minimize the issue as well as proven that the country had started into technology production.
He further highlighted that Voltra e-bike has a top speed of 40 km/h, promoting safe driving in cities. This
light weight lithium removable batteries takes about 4 hours to charge it, which able to last for 50km. A Voltra e-bike costs USD 899 with a 1-year warranty. Currently is available for pre-order via their website www.voltramotors.com with a promotion of USD 799, valid until October 31.
The company aim to export to North America, Europe, Australia, and South America in future.