Electric vehicles was only a thinking idea some years ago, but electric cars, scooters and motorcycles are successfully running all over the world with great reliability and features now a days. well now in India electric scooters and motorcycles range is launching this year end 2016.
The first contender in this field which is an start-up company named “Ather Energy” launching its electric scooter which runs on lithium ion batteries have a model name S340. This scooter have maximum speed of 72 km/ph and range of 60 km in one time charging. S340 have a fast charging system, which charges 80% in 50 minutes.
Ather Energy is an Indian company headquartered in Bangalore, India. Founded by two friends and IIT madras graduates Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, the company is a hardware startup, that is designing and manufacturing an electric scooter. On February 23, 2016, the company unveiled their product to the public at a technology conference called Surge in Banglore, India.
The nomenclature S340 refers to S for the Scooter, 3 for the 3KWh capacity of the electric motor and 40 for the 40Amp battery capacity.
The Ather S340 has a Linux based dashboard with 7 inch touch screen that integrates with cloud-based data through a 3G SIM card to enable constant data transfer and updates. The rider can create his user profile on the scooter, access on-board navigation and use the touch screen to switch between two modes – Sports and Economy.
Different sensors installed in the scooter allow it to send all the information about rider behavior and riding pattern like braking, acceleration, mileage, efficiency to the cloud.
Ather energy can also carry out upgrades on the scooter over the air due to 24X7 internet connectivity, without the need to bring the scooter to the manufacturer.
If you know about the world of electric motorcycle racing and follow the different races like Isle of Man TTX-GP or the TTX-GP Championship, then there is a good chance you might have heard about Tork Motorcycles. After being in the racing circuit for nearly six years, the Indian start-up has now decided to venture in making the country’s first electric motorcycle. Christened T6X, the bike is already nearing production stage and is likely to be launched in India in next couple of months.
Tork Motorcycles has directed its focus towards building the first electric motorcycle in the country and hopes to have it on the roads by early next year. According to the company, the T6X will be comparable to any 125cc bikes in the market.
While they haven’t given us the power figures to compare the number, we have been told that the bike will have a range of over 100km, which is way more than any other electric two-wheeler in the Indian market. In addition to that, the bike will have a top speed of up to 95 km/h which is more or less in the vicinity of an average 125cc bike.
The electric powertrain of the bike has been built in-house by Tork Motorcycles along with the design, chassis and body parts. That said, Tork will be sourcing the cycle parts from other component manufacturers for the production bike.
Additionally, the bike will come with a host of features like – onboard navigation, cloud connectivity, full digital display, and quick charge.
Initially, the company plans to come out with at least 100 charging station per city, which if you ask us is quite ambitious.
The company plans to launch the bike in 5 major cities across India like – Pune, Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Initially, the bike will be launched in the former three cities followed by the other two.
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