Have you ever felt that the electric two-wheelers manufactured in India didn’t feel like your good old petrol-powered motorcycle?
All that could change with the introduction of the Revolt RV400 manufactured by Gurugram-based Revolt Intellicorp Pvt Ltd to the market, which is in many ways comparable to a conventional 125cc petrol motorcycle.
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With cutting edge design, AI-enabled technology, and unique riding dynamics, what you have is an electric motorcycle starting at Rs 3,499 per month (Rs 3,999/month for a premium model). This EV company also has a second model of the Revolt RV300, which is priced at Rs 2,999 per month.
“The motorcycles have been designed to make sure that they give you the same comfort and feel of a regular motorcycle but are enabled with futuristic technology. Needless to say, almost 50,000 km has gone into extensive testing—starting from the battery to BMS to motor controllers—ensuring that the product is built to last,” says Saurabh Sharma, Head of Product at Revolt Intellicorp, speaking to The Better India.
The RV400 is powered by a 3.24 KWh Lithium-Ion battery that generates 72V of power and comes with a maximum range of 150 km on a single charge giving it a top speed of 85 km/hr. It comes with a CBS braking system, an adjustable monoshock, a portable charger and a removable battery pack, so that you can recharge the batteries at home or office.
“The Revolt RV400 has a ground clearance of 215 mm and will be fully charged (0-100%) in 4.5 hours. As part of the accessories package, Revolt will offer a connected helmet in partnership with Google, that allows you to start the bike using a voice command—’Revolt Start,’” says the company’s recent press release.
Meanwhile, the Revolt RV300 is powered by a 2.7KW Lithium-Ion battery, achieving a top speed of 65km/h and a range of 80-150 km. The batteries have been certified as waterproof, damage proof, shockproof and compatible under all weather conditions, as per Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) standards.
However, what makes the bikes truly exceptional are the AI-enabled features driven by the MyRevolt app you can download on your phone.
Here are six of the features:
- Swipe to start or stop to switch your motorcycle on/off.
- You can view your past rides, routes, number of kilometres driven and battery usage, besides other information.
- Check your real-time battery status along with available range.
- You can locate your motorcycle at any time, and even make it theft-proof by setting an alarm that will go off if it’s beyond the set perimeter range.
- RV400 owners have the option of choosing from four different exhaust sounds, and more can be downloaded via an app too.
- You can discover nearby swap stations based on your real-time location. The app will guide to the nearest swap station. You then scan the QR code at the swap station to place your order, following which you confirm it, and acquire the replacement battery.
“AI is an evolving technology and a work in progress. We will add in more features as and when we have analyzed more data that we have captured to make it more useful for the end consumer,” says Saurabh, speaking to The Better India.
“EVs are not just about a shift in vehicles but a shift in mindset for the consumer. The bikes reflect our passion and commitment to bring sustainable, affordable mobility to every Indian home, while ‘My Revolt Plan’ is a testimony to this promise of making EVs accessible to the masses. We are starting with Delhi and Pune; and will eventually move to the rest of the country as we believe that our product has the credentials to transform the way two-wheelers are looked at,” concludes Rahul Sharma, the Founder of Revolt Intellicorp.
So, what is the ‘My Revolt Plan’?
Instead of emptying out your bank balance for purchasing the electric motorcycle, Revolt Motors has come up with this unique payment system, which will allow those not in the high income bracket to afford it.
“The startup says customers will be charged on a per-month basis (Rs 3999 per month for the RV400 premium variant) for a period of 37 months. Unlike EMI schemes, here the bike will be under your name right from day one. After 37 months, you stop paying and the bike will still be yours. In the three-year period, the monthly charge is inclusive of service and Revolt will replace the brake pads and brake fluids thrice and the tyres once. Insurance, RTO and other charges are also included in the monthly fee. In essence, you’ll be spending only that much to keep the bike apart from the electricity cost to charge the bike,” explains Bike Dekho, an online platform where you can buy or sell used bikes, compare prices and find dealers.
Clearly, what we have with the RV400 and RV300 are electric motorcycles for the future.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)