9 Best Electric bike startups in India 2020

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How Electric Bike is Influencing the Industry

India is one of the biggest markets for Two-Wheeler with around 21 million sales in 2018-19. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer (SIAM), with changing trends in the Automobile industry due to electric vehicles, two-wheeler manufacturers are also entering in EV’s (Electric Vehicle’s) market to manufacture electric bikes.

Hence, 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 EV’s market.

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1. Ather


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Ather is an EV that focuses on the design and development of smart electric scooters. Two IIT Madras Alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain founded Ather in 2013.

In the initial days, Ather received funding from IIT Madras of Rs. 45 Lakh. Later on, Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal invested around 1 million in Ather Energy.

So recently, Ather energy secured funding from Tiger Global and Hero Motocorp. Then, in the fourth round of funding, Ather has raised $59 million.

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 a high capacity range, high power output for quick acceleration and speed, a long life and fast charging abilities are some of the features that make it unique.

2. Revolt

Revolt Electric Bike

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Revolt is a manufacturer of Electric Motorcycles. Micromax Co-Founder Rahul Sharma founded this company. In addition, it is assumed to be India’s first AI-Enabled electric Motorcycle.

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.

3. Tork Motors

Tork Motors

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Tork Motors is one of the earliest EV startups in India. Kapil Shelke founded Tork Motors in 2009.

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.

In Addition, Ola Founder: Bhavish Agarwal and Cocubes CEO: Harpreet Grover backed Tork Motors. In 2018, Bharat Forge invested Rs. 30 Crore by claiming a 45% stake in the company.

4. Pure EV

Pure EV Electric Bike

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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.

Dr. Nishanth Dongari founded Pure EV. He is a Professor of IIT-Hyderabad and Rohit Vadera: an IIT-Bombay Alumni in 2016.

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 the 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.

5. Yulu

Yulu bike

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Yulu is a Bengaluru based bike-sharing platform. Amit Gupta: Co-founder of Adtech Unicorn InMobi founded this company with RK Misra, Naveen Dachuri, and Hemant Gupta in 2017.

Earlier this Year Yulu has launched YULU Miracle. Lithium battery and Dockless both powers 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 weighing 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.

6. Emflux Motors

Emflux Motors Electric Bike

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Emflux Motors is a Bengaluru based Electric Bike Manufacturing startup registered under the startup India program. Varun Mittal with Ankit Khatry and Vinay Raj Somashekhar founded Emflux in 2016.

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.

7. Orxa Energies

Orxa Energies

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Orxa Energies is a new entrant in an 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 premium motorbike market which will hit in early 2020.

8. Ultraviolette

Ultraviolette Electric Bike

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Niraj Rajmohan & Narayan Subramaniam founded Ultraviolette in 2014. It is an EV company and TVS Motor has backed this company.

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.

9. Avan Motors

Avan Motors Xero

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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 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.


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