By Atul Gopal
The PluginIndia team - Abhishek, Farah and yours truly had a wonderful opportunity to visit the PURE EV factory in the month of January, 2021. This is my blog on the observations made when meeting people from different departments - Design, Battery RnD, Factory, Sales, Service and MIS. All in all we are very impressed by the work being done here at PURE. They are investing in real RnD and this company is a big part of the Indian EV industry now. And the expectation levels have only increased!
So we get so many comments from all of you on the Tork T6X electric motorcycle since the team showcased their prototype electric motorcycle back in 2016.
It just shows that you guys have so much interest for the company and its electric motorcycle. Some of you have given up, Some of you don’t believe anymore and many of you want to know what’s going on?
In this episode of PluginIndia Musings, Kamlesh from PluginIndia talks about Tork Motors, the motorcycle, their pedigree with electric motorcycle and the lack of communication.
As of 20 December 2019, 128 Revolt motorcycles have been delivered in Pune. Most of them being the RV 400. Most customers seem to be using their bikes in top gear. The real life range is turning out to be something like 70 kilometers. The Revolt team still believes that you get 140 kilometer range, when you're using it in the limited speed mode. How many customers would want to go for this compromise on speed to get that range? Even the low-speed models are designed to be driven at 40 kmph now!
What happens when a cell phone guy becomes a motorcycle maker? One imagines that the Micromax guys would have done what they usually do - concentrate on sales, source from China. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Revolt does not do that. The import content is under 40%, so it qualifies for the Make in India incentives.
What I liked is the attention to detail and some interesting insights about the millennial bike rider. The analogy was to what Sony had to go through when it developed the Walkman. One thing that Rahul is clear about: the target customer - Young Urban Males, which could include the Swiggy delivery guy.
Tork Motors gears up for launch with the installation of their first EV fast-charging station. With the launch of its first charging station, in Pune, India TORK Motors supports the government's vision of promoting e-mobility in India. TORK charging stations are 100% compliant to the standardized Bharat EV Specifications and can support any electric vehicle in the city that features a GB/T plug.
So there was a reveal event by Revolt Motors which showcased the new series of electric motorcycles.
They introduced 3 flavours of the motorcycle RV300, RV400 and RV400 Premium.
The most revolutionary part of the announcement was that there was no MRP (Max Retail Price) announced!
Orxa Energies's Mission is to Rapidly Electrify All Transport. To do that they are working on made in India, modular battery packs. They are also working on an electric motorcycle to be released in 2019.
Let's chat with the co-founder of Orxa Energies, Ranjita Ravi to find out more.
India’s First EV which can be charged on any wall socket and onboard charging opens Pre-Booking in Mid- Feb
Designed by one of the finest electrical automobile manufacturing company Menza Motors Pvt. Ltd, electric Motorcycle, MENZA LUCAT is all set to offer a new dimension of commuting and transportation in everyday life, for the general public. Unveiled last week at the Auto Expo, in Greater Noida, Menza Motors is bracing itself for pre-bookings starting mid-Feb with doorstep delivery as early as mid-August. The Menza Lucat is priced at 2,79,999 Ex-showroom and has been integrated in the physical as well as digital world.
Tork Motors wants to interact with the community in a big way as they prepare to launch their T6X electric motorcycle.
Its refreshing to see a company wanting to work with the community and recognizing the efforts.
Young India Power Systems is developing, India's first ever, All-Electric, Lithium-Ion battery based, All Indian Super Cruiser.
With a stated top speed of 132 kmh and range of 500 km. This is surely going to be a game changer in the Indian 2 wheeler electric bike industry, who have only built electric scooters. This electric bike would appeal to larger variety of the market.
By Team Ather
We at Ather energy have an update, regarding the development work of 'S340' - The next generation electric scooter.
'S340' is the much anticipated electric scooter that will raise the bar to a very high level as compared to current generation e-bikes being sold in India.
We have an update about the in-house Battery Management System(BMS) that is being developed and rigorous testing of the 'S340' at ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), Pune. We also have moved to a new office!
Over the last year at PlugInIndia we were really heartened to see that there are multiple startup-bike-developers who are trying to develop their own e-bikes. And all of them from India. There were at least seven such startups who contacted us which proves 2 things - one there is a lot of development going on and second most of them are in unorganised sector.