Tork Motorcycles T6X to be country’s first electric motorcycle; launch likely soon


tork Motorcycles T6X

Pune based enterprise Tork Motorcycles made it to the headlines back in 2010 when the company won the first round of the 2010 TTXGP. Now, the electric motorcycle company is on the verge of launching one of its first products with the introduction of the T6X.

Also read: Team ‘TORK India’ wins the first round of TTXGP!

Founder Kapil Shelke had recently revealed that they had raised funds for the brand from popular online transportation company Ola. Now, Tork Motorcycles is waiting for the ARAI clearance after which the company will launch the TX6, which is likely to take place in the next two months. The company has already setup its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune with a production capacity of 50,000 units a year. The founder though, revealed that they expect to sell about 10,000 units within the first year of operation.

tork Motorcycles T6X

Coming to the T6x, the electric motorcycle; according to the company, is capable of running up to 100 km on a single charge at speeds of 85 kmph.  The powertrain details have not been divulged although the company is likely to reveal it soon. The motorcycles do not feature any imported parts apart from the lithium ion battery. This factor could help keep the prices low.

Also read: Indian electric motorcycle maker Tork Motorcycles raises funds from Ola

For those worried about long distance travel, fear not as the company has plans for charging stations. The first two such stations have been setup at Pune and Lonavala while the company has a target of 100 charging stations in the first stage of expansion which includes cities such as Pune, Bangalore and Delhi. The second phase of its operations will see the venture arriving in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Source: ET Auto

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