About 4 weeks ago, Jolta Technologies Pvt. Ltd. unveiled three electric powered motorcycles: The E70, E100 and E125. Good news is that these are also being manufactured locally.
The E70 (pictured above) will have around 50km of range after a 5 hour charge and is speculated to cost around Rs. 38,000/- and will have a top speed of 40-50 km/h. The E100 will have a slightly more powerful electric motor, a bigger battery and will require around 6 hours of charge that will give it a predicted range of 70km and a top speed of 60 km/h. The Jolta 125 will be the most expensive of the bunch and will have a range of 100km after an 8 hour charge and will be capable of reaching speeds up to 80 km/h.
Now that whatever was in the proverbial bag is out, let’s move on to the advantages and disadvantages.
- Extremely environmentally friendly (zero emissions)
- A full charge will not take more than Rs. 40
- Very quiet because there’s an electric motor instead of an engine
- Take too long to charge
- Load-shedding will mean charging sessions will get interrupted
- If you run out of power then you have to wait a significant amount of time for electric vehicles to charge where as in a conventional petrol powered bike, it would take a couple of seconds to fill up the tank.
When Jolta will E-bikes be available?
Jolta hasn’t released a statement as of yet but comments on their Facebook page suggests they may be released sometime soon in the coming months.
Jolta Facebook: Jolta Pvt-Ltd
Ahmad Zaheer is a motorhead and a part time couch potato. Some say when he isn’t on the road, he’s at home watching videos of cars and that the only food he is capable of eating is Corolla XLi.