Recalling his first vehicle, Gadkari said, “On this special occasion, I remember my first vehicle, Luna, which was a precious gift given to me by my mother. Luna was my first vehicle as my It holds a special place in my heart, and even today, even though I have many other vehicles, the memories associated with the Luna, gifted by my mother, remain etched in my heart.”
The Kinetic Luna was first launched in 1972 by Kinetic Engineering as a 50cc moped that became extremely popular in the late 90s. Fast forward to 2024, when the electric vehicle revolution is in full swing in India, led by the two-wheeler segment, especially in the last-mile mobility sector, Kinetic Green has launched the new e-Luna.
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The e-Luna has a coloured, dual-tubular steel chassis and offers a payload capacity of 150 kg. Its electric propulsion comes from a 2.0 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which offers a claimed range of 110 km per charge. The moped is powered by a 2.2 kW motor, which enables it to reach a top speed of 50 kmph.
Gadkari is famous for his staunch support for green vehicles and has been a vocal supporter of the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). His personal collection includes a variety of eco-friendly cars, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).