We have now reached an era where it is no longer shocking to see electric scooters slithering along the streets. You’re buying an electric two-wheeler from the market, and you’ve got plenty of options now. Next year, the market is expected to grow further as many start-ups are set to jazz up the all-electric fully-faired bikes, streetfighters, commute segments, and many more.
There were many interesting new electric motorcycles planned for release in 2020, but several saw the COVID-19 pandemic extend their deadlines.
2021 now promises to be the year of the latest e-moto wave, with a range of models expected to emerge at last. Here are some of it:
Electric Motorcycle Verge TS
A Tron-style hubless rear wheel is integrated into the intriguing design. However, the kicker is that the wheel is not only hubless but also has an electric motor of 80 kW and 1,000 NM on the surface!
This leaves the entire central frame open to batteries, allowing the Verge TS to achieve a range of 300 km (186 miles).
At the time, development in Finland was scheduled to begin in Q2 of 2020. Despite the organization continuing to make strides across the year, 2020 passed us by, but now 2021 seems like the year in which the Verge TS electric motorcycle will eventually get noticed.
The first vehicle to be built by Volcon, the brand-new electric power sports company located in Austin.
The bike includes a 37 kW motor and two barely seen fatty tires on bikes, making it fly over loose ground and sand.
The Grunt may not be roadworthy, but with a maximum speed over 60 mph (96 km/h) and a range of up to 100 miles (160 km), it ought to be a great experience (160 km).
This lofty range ranking is possibly improved for a reasonably tiny bike by being measured at slower speeds. However, most off-road motorcycle riding is often undertaken at slower speeds than highway cruising, so the range rating might not be half correct.
Not only a unique design will feature the Volcon Grunt. It will be one of the few electric motorcycles on the marketplace made in America.
For around three years now, the first electric motorcycle from Okinawa, codenamed Oki100, has been in production and offers a typical electric bike attraction. It will also feature a 150-km range and peak speed of 100-120 km/h.
Via a smartphone app, it will include many linked functionality and enable the rider to remain updated on the vehicles’ vital details.
The battery is swappable and quick charging is also possible. At the Auto Expo 2020, the motorcycle was launched and will retail for less than Rs 1 lakh.
The Ultraviolette F77 from Bengaluru-based Ultraviolette Motors, sponsored by TVS Motor Group, is yet another quality electric bike. It is driven by a brushless air-cooled motor with a torque output of 25 kW and 90 Nm and can achieve a maximum speed of 147 km/h.
One of the most awaited electric-powered bikes in India is the aviation-inspired Ultraviolette F77. It can accelerate in 2.9 seconds from 0 to 60 km/h and in 7.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Three modular Li-ion modules with a combined output of 4.2 kWh are included in the battery system and provide a range from 130 to 150 km per charge. Although rapid charging will do the job in 1.5 hours, regular charging takes 5 hours.
The aluminum-intensive structure, regenerative braking, LED lights, automatic battery management system, automated battery ejection, dual-channel ABS, and smartphone support are other sports motorcycle features.
AE-47-based Hero Electric Bike
In the electronic two-wheeler market, Hero Electric is the most prominent participant, and its first electric bike is the AE-47, which was shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. A lightweight, compact lithium-ion 3.5 kWh battery that powers a 4 kW motor is driven by the Hero Electric Bike AE-47. The most cost-effective electric powered bike in India is supposed to be this one.
The AE-47 will achieve a range of 85 km/charge in Power mode and 160 km/charge in Eco mode with a maximum speed of 85 km/h and a 0 to 60 km/h time of 9 seconds. Petal disc brakes, fully automated instrument panel, cruise control, reverse assistance, keyless entry, and more are included on the bike.
Naveen Munjal, Managing Director of Hero Electric, announced that the AE-47 would be postponed as the company thinks that the demand for quality electric motorcycles is minimal. Hero Electric still needs to focus on goods in the mass segment.