After Ather Energy and Tork Motors, another Indian start-up is eyeing the electric two-wheeler space. Enter Emflux Motors Pvt. Ltd., a Bengaluru based start-up that has promised India’s first electric sports bike by 2018. The Emflux electric sports bike will debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Emflux Motors is headed by CEO Varun Mittal, an IIT Delhi alumnus and co-founder Ankit Khatry, a graduate of Indus Business Academy. The duo have recently managed to raise funds via independent investors. The investors include IIT Delhi alumnus and cryptocurrency expert Meher Roy; investment bankers Nikhil Arora, Meet Kanodia and Krit Sankalp; Nitish Singh, CFO of on-demand urban transport aggregator Jugnoo, and serial entrepreneur Risabh Gupta.
Currently in the testing stage, Emflux’s first prototype is called the Model 1. It is expected to be completed by June 2017. Once completed, the fully faired sports bike will be powered by a lithium ion battery that’s claimed to take less than 36 minutes to charge to 80% from a DC fast charger. As for performance, Emflux’s sharp looking baby will purportedly scant to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds and attain a top speed of 170 km/h, apart from offering a commuting range of 200 km.
The first model, yet to be named, will be a limited edition bike with only 199 units to be produced. It will come with an estimated price of INR 5 lakh. The Model 1 will be followed by Model 2, which will be a naked sports bike with the same specifications as Model 1. The Model 2 will come in two variants – one with a range of 150 km and the other with a range of 220 km. There’ll be a Model 3 as well, a power cruiser with even more poke than the Model 1, and better range as well.
All key components, including the electric motor, the motor controller (Mosfet-based technology), battery pack, battery management system, charger circuit, electric vehicle supply equipment, chassis, swing-arm, suspension, transmission, body panels and lighting are being developed in house by Emflux Motors. The Model 1 has been styled in house as well, and if these teasers are anything to go by, it looks the business.