Revolt has presented it’s new Revolt RV400 electric bike in the Indian market and since the announcement there’s a lot of buzz around it’s credibility. The Revolt RV400 gets an ARAI certified range of 156km/charge and it can be plugged directly to a 15-ampere socket to be fully charged in just four hours. Revolt has also come up with a swappable battery concept that can be ordered via the company’s phone application and can be delivered to the desired location at a convenient time slot as desired by the user.
This could bring a change much awaited in the Indian automobile market. If the model brings success, more and more companies would be inclined to see future of battery powered electric vehicles in India.
The company hasn’t revealed the price yet, but it is expected to retail at around Rupees 1 lakh (on-road). In terms of features, it gets LED headlamps, a fully digital instrument cluster and 4G connectivity. Additionally, buyers can also choose from four different exhaust sounds. One can pre-book the motorcycle through the company’s website for a token amount of Rs 1,000 starting June 25. The electric motorcycle will be first available in Delhi followed by NCR, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Chennai. The company added that the top speed has been capped at 85kmph. The electric bike gets an inverted fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from disc brakes at either ends. Although it misses on the ABS. The bike once released would also be India’s first AI powered bike with features such as Geo-tagging and Anti-Theft. The price is set to compete with present bikes in the range of 150 cc which run on petrol such as the Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer.
Revolt Motors is an independent venture by Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma. In April 2019, the company announced that it has been working on the motorcycle and aims at carving out a good market share in the two-wheeler space in the coming years. The company has set up manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana, which is spread over 1 lakh sq ft and has a production capacity of 1.20 lakh units which are commissioned for P1-2019. Revolt has listed Soco as one of its platform partners but hasn’t yet elaborated on their relationship.
The Revolt motorcycles will also pair to an app that will enable you to track bike, check the trip history and even start the motor. As for the ‘artificial intelligence’ function, Revolt claims it will track your riding pattern and show you in real time the range, best suited riding style and even upcoming problems that the motorcycle can face in the future if not dealt with. Moreover, a geo-fencing feature will enable the Revolt to function only within a preset perimeter on the map. This can help parents to track their kids or if you’re lending your bike to someone you can track all the parameters. Last but not the least, the electric motorcycle will also have a customizable artificial exhaust sound. Amazing right? The sound can be customized using the application as per the user’s preference and can also be turned off.
The Revolt RV 400 will be available in two colours – Rebel Red and Cosmic Black.
Revolt Motors describes democratizing clean commute using next-gen mobility solution as its vision. It aims to create a future proof next-gen mobility with 100 percent accessibility and zero percent fuel residue. This would help resolve environmental pollution issues.The company says its first motorcycle will be smart without compromising on performance or aesthetics of a regular ride. In one single charge the motorcycle will ride up to 156 km which is apt for a daily urban rider who rides 40-60 km / day. The charging station can be ordered home and the bike charges in 4 hours. The company also allows users to entirely swap their batteries if it’s out of charge at any near charging stations which can be located using the mobile application of the bike.
Rahul Sharma has said in an interview that he plans to offer the same features as the bikes in the premium segments but at a cheaper and efficient way. He said he is aiming to disrupt the market once again like he did with the Micromax brand (smartphone market). This company is claimed to be completely based on private funds of Sharma and he seems confident going forward in the market of light utility vehicles.
The main reason to keep the price of the bike low is because it has to compete with some pretty strong contenders in the market. It’s going to compete with some very well-known and trusted brands out there so it needs something to show up. Let’s see what the future has for Revolt.