How Electric Bike is Influencing the EV Industry
According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer (SIAM), India is one of the biggest markets for Two-Wheeler with around 15 million Domestic sales in India and export of 32 million in FY2020-21. Two-wheelers have a Domestic market share of around 81% in Industry share composition for FY2019-20.
Credits- SIAM Statistics
The last five years have seen a significant push towards EVs in the Indian road despite the domination of fossil fuel vehicles. With changing trends in the Automobile industry due to electric vehicles, two-wheeler manufacturers have also entered in EV’s (Electric Vehicle) market to manufacture electric bikes.
From Electric sports bikes, scooters to electric bicycles whether it is for Rental/commercial or passengers, Indian startups are contributing to the Indians Carbon emission-free initiatives. Indian startups are not behind in the race with their AI technology and stylish designs.
So, here is the list of Indian electric bike Startups that are making a difference in the EV market.
1. Ola Electric
Bhavish Aggarwal ( CEO, Ola Electric) has launched the very first Ola electric scooter OLA S1 & OLA S1 Pro from his Ola Futurefactory based in Tamil Nadu.
The first electric scooter came out just six months from the start of one of the largest two-wheeler Factories (Ola Futurefactory) in India. The electric scooter comes in two variants-
The OLA S1 provides a top speed of 90 KM/H and an IDC range of 121 KM. The electric scooter can attain 0 to 40 KM/H speed within 3.6 seconds. It can put out a peak power of 8.5 kW and come with a battery unit that has a capacity of 3.92 kWh. It has two modes Normal, sport and comes with 5 color variants.
OLA S1 Pro
The OLA S1 Pro provides a top speed of 115 KM/H and an IDC range of 181 KM. The electric scooter can attain 0 to 40 KM/H speed within 3 seconds. It can put out a peak power of 8.5 kW and come with a battery unit that has a capacity of 3.92 kWh. It has two modes Normal, sport & Hyper mode, and comes with 10 color variants.
The Ola scooters have amazing cool features designed by keeping youth’s Choices. Proximity unlocks Personalized moods, voice control, and many more features with a stylish 7″ full touch screen. From accessing the contact to sharing keys, Ola electric has covered all of them.
The launched price for OLA S1 is ₹ 99,999 and OLA S1 Pro is ₹ 1,29,999 and with the state’s subsidies, it becomes more affordable in India.
Image Credits: Ather
Ather has two electric scooters: Ather 340 which launched in 2016 and recently launched Ather 450. Further, Ather 340 can achieve a speed of 70 Kph (Kilometer Per Hour) and its top model i.e. Ather 450 can achieve speed up to 80 Kph. So, the price of these two models is around Rs. 1.1 lakh and Rs. 1.3 lakh respectively.
Moreover, Ather’s high capacity range, high power output for quick acceleration and speed, long life and fast charging abilities are some of the features that make it unique.
Image Credits: Revolt
Further, Revolt has unveiled the RV400 Electric Motorcycle recently. On a single charge, the motorcycle can run up to 150 km with a top speed of 85 Kph. Also, it comes with 3 modes: Eco, Normal, and sports. It alters the top speed and range of the vehicle.
Also, Revolt 400 offers some cool features like motorcycle sound change, Geo fence for motorcycle, Battery switching at stations, and Geo-location of the motorcycle.
4. Tork Motors
Image Credits: Tork Motors
Further, Tork Motors has launched its electric motorcycle T6X with integrated GPS, Cloud Connectivity, and In-built navigation capabilities. Also, T6X offers a 100 km range on a single charge. It can be cruised at 100 Kph comfortably with barely any vibrations.
One of the standout features is that it can be charged up to 80% in just 1 hour.
5. Pure EV
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Pure EV is the manufacturer of Electric Scooters and has a vertical of PURE energy. Further, it is also known for designing and manufacturing its own lithium batteries, unlike other manufacturers.
Pure EV has Launched four models of electric scooters. These are EPLUTO and ETRANCE having long-range, cost-effective, and Indian road conditions tested and then bicycles EGNITE, ETRON.
EPLUTO is a Premium Electric Scooter model that Pure EV has developed. Further, it comes with a portable battery, whether it is home or office it can be pulled out and charged with any 16-ampere Socket.
EPLUTO can run for 100 km on a single charge irrespective of its speed and road conditions, loading, and slope gradients.
Also, it can achieve 0 to 40 Kph in just 7 seconds, and can it hit up to the top speed of 100 Kph. EPLUTO is priced around RS. 71,999 in India.
Image Credits: Yulu
Earlier this Year Yulu has launched YULU Miracle. Lithium battery and Dockless both power Yulu Miracle.
Further, it focuses on short-distance commute below 5 km in the big city aiming to reduce air pollution and quickly tackle traffic congestion.
It can travel 70 km at 25 kph speed and weighs just 40 kg. So, this makes it perfect for short-distance rides.
Also, you can rent these bikes after paying a security deposit of Rs.250 and it charges Rs.10 for a 10-minute ride. There is no helmet or number plate requirement for these EVs.
7. Emflux Motors
Image Credits: Emflux Motors
Also, Emflux motor is launching its first Electric Bike Emflux one. So, it is regarded as the First electric superbike in India.
Emflux one is expected to go a complete range of 200 km in a single charge. Also, it can achieve the top speed of 200 Kph and can achieve 100 Kph speed in just 3 seconds.
So, Emflux motors aim to deploy around 110 million electric bikes before 2027 and also planning to export them to neighboring countries.
Jugnoo Co-founder: Mr. Sameer Sinha initially founded this startup.
8. Orxa Energies
Image Credits: Orxa Energies
Orxa Energies is a new entrant in the electric superbike market. Bengaluru-based Husband-Wife Duo Ranjita Ravi and Prajwal Sabnis started this company. Further, this startup is building Electric superbikes with swap-able batteries.
Up-front cost, on-road range, charging time, and charging infrastructure are important concerns for EVs. Ranjita & Prajwal. So, they are all set to address this by their venture Orxa Energies.
Further, Mantis is Orxa’s First offering which will be India’s first fully-electric entrant in the premium motorbike market which will hit in early 2020.
Image Credits: Ultraviolette
Ultraviolet’s focus is more on clean fuel. As an EV startup, they want to combine style, speed, aspiration, and luxury in one machine.
They are looking forward to launching F77. It is a 200-250 cc electric bike capable of reaching a top speed of 150 Kph by end of this year. It can cover from 130 km to 150 km in a single charge having 3 battery packs. F77 is said to achieve a speed of 100 Kph in just 7.5 seconds.
10. Avan Motors
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Avan Motors is Pune based manufacturer of Electric Scooters. Vinod Mittal: Chairman of Ispat Corporation founded this company in 2015. Avan Motors aims to manufacture top-of-the-line, efficient and budget-friendly Electric Scooters.
Avan Motors launched the Xero series as the first E-scooter which can achieve 25 Kph speed and does not require any license to ride. It can cover 60-70 km in a single charge.
Xero+ is an improved version of the Xero series which can achieve a top speed of 45 Kph and can cover 110 km on a single charge with two lithium-ion battery options
Avan Motors recently launched TrendE which is the latest electric scooter in the Xero series. TrendE also comes with two lithium-ion battery options available. With one battery it can cover 60 km with a single charge. Further, with two batteries it can cover up to 110 km. It can achieve a top speed of 45 Kph.
Image Credits: Okinawa
Electric two-wheeler company Okinawa was founded by Jeetendra Sharma and Rupali Sharma in 2015. The Gurugram based start-up claims to be a 100% electric two-wheeler company with a manufacturing plant in Rajasthan’s Bhiwandi.
Okinawa offers the Products in two ranges
1. Lithium-ion High Speed
- Ridge +
2. Lithium-ion low Speed
Connectivity app by Okinawa offers multiple Features Such as Geo-fencing, immobilization, Trips, Secure parking, Tracking & Monitoring, Direction to the vehicle, Drive score, etc.
Okinawa will be launching its new Motorcycle model OKI 100 equipped with detachable lithium-ion batteries having 100km/hr. & 100-150 km/charge.
12.BattRE- #Don’t be Fuelish
Image Credits: BattRE
With the aim of revolutionizing the Commute experiencing, Nishchal Choudhary founded the BattRe, A Technology-based electric bike start-up in 2017. Rajasthan’s Jaipur-based start-up has developed electric vehicles by enabling technology and mobility solution integration.
The EV start-up offers products
- Batt: RE ONE- Confident Urban Scooter
- Batt: RE LO: EV- Premium Affordable Scooter
- Batt: RE IOT- Internet-connected scooter
- Batt: RE gps: ie- Sim card connected scooter
- Batt: RE E-Cycles- New edge E bicycle
and Charging Station Technology Batt: RE RE: Charge Station
The company began its operations in Maharashtra, and Gujarat in June 2019 and currently has more than 50 dealers in six states
13. Raptee Energy
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Tamilnadu’s Chennai-based Electric motorcycle Company Raptee Energy developed an Electric motorcycle that matches the Petrol based motorcycle performance and price quotient.
The Ev start-up has unveiled its bike at the Auto Expo 2020 with a plan to launch the bike by 2021. Dinesh Arjun & Keerthivasan Ravi Founded Raptee Energy with an aim to design Environmentally sustainable motorcycles. The company have a registered office in California (USA) and Chennai (India)
Raptee energy introduced Variable Rake Mechanism- US Patent pending technology. The company will be giving Early Access Benefits as follows
- Delivery from the first batch of vehicles
- Lifetime Free Service
- Lifetime Free Charging
- Exclusive Invites to Launch events
14. Kabira Mobility
Image Credits: Kabira Mobility
Goa-based Kabira Mobility was founded by a team of engineers to revolutionize the commute experience in 2017. The electric bike is fighting Climate Change every day by providing Affordable, easily Accessible, & Eco-Friendly Mobility Solutions.
Kabira Mobility offers both Motorcycles and Scoters as follows
- Kollegio Plus
- Kollegio New
- Intercity Neo
- Intercity Aeolus
- Aetos 100
- Hermes 75- The Future of Commercial Delivery
15. Everve Motors
Image Credits: Everve Motors
Pune-based Electric vehicle start-up aims to make the transformation of IC engine Vehicles to EVs easy by providing solutions to factors affecting EV adoption like long charging times, range anxiety, battery cost, and off-course boring designs.
Everve motors launched E-scooter EF1 in Auto expo 2020 which comes with a Stylish design having Light-weight Hybrid Tubular Chassis and Racing-Grade Suspension and Brakes.
The start-up also offers a dedicated App to enhance the riding experience with Anti-theft and Personalized style features. The EF1 comes in more than 7 stylish colors.
16. Devot Motors
Image Credits: Devot Motors
Electric bike start-up Devot motors comes with British and Indian design technology and the automotive industry.
The start-up was founded in 2019 by the team Automotive business leader, software and hardware engineers, designers and passionate Automotive engineer graduated from Coventry University, UK.
Devot motors unveiled its first Electric bike prototype at Auto Expo 2020. The Electric bike can attain the top speed of 100kph and have a range – up to 200 km on a Single Charge.
Start-up also offers On-Board chargers for Home sockets, swap and recharge batteries, and Energy Regeneration.
Indian two-wheeler consumers are extensively contributing to the carbon-free India initiatives to drive eco-friendly vehicles. The demand for electric bikes has increased significantly in the last two years pushing Electric bike startups to see the demand for their Product.
On the other hand, where the Delivery and logistic startups have been expanding demand for Clean energy two-wheelers has been increased. The Indian unicorn is coming with their target of 100% EV fleet by the Year 2025 increasing demand for rental Electric bikes like Yulu.
More than the government, Consumers of India have pushed the demand for the electric bike. The new edge technology AI, Stylish designs, and affordable total ownership cost have a significant impact on that. Rising fuel prices in India can also be considered as one of the reasons which have boosted the overall EV market demand.
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