Atumobile begins deliveries of retro-vintage electric motorcycle

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 27 Feb 2021

Hyderabad-based EV start-up, Atumobile has commenced delivery of its new-generation electric motorcycle, Atum 1.0. Launched on September 1 2020, the Atum1.0 ehas a base price of Rs 50,000. The company claims to have received over 400 bookings from across India since launch. 

Atum 1.0 is powered by a portable lithium-ion battery pack, claimed to see full charge in under 4 hours. The e-bike has a riding range of 100km on a single charge. The lightweight portable battery pack weighs 6kg and allows the users to charge it anywhere using a normal 3-pin socket. The electric bike comes with a 1-year battery warranty and is available in a range of colours. According to the company, the design has been successfully tested, over varying and extreme conditions.

Atumobile says the Aum 1.0 is approved, as a low-speed bike, by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) which makes it ready for commercial use. Users do not need to register it or aply for a driving licence to ride the bike. This bike is manufactured at a greenfield manufacturing facility located in Telangana which has the capacity to manufacture 15,000 e-bikes annually.

Vamsi Gaddam, founder and chief executive officer, Atumobile handed over the bikes to the first 10 customers at its plant in Patancheru, Hyderabad. He said, “This is a concrete step in our endeavour to help the environment by promoting renewable energy-based e-mobility solutions for the Indian consumer. Atum 1.0 is just the first product in our line-up of electric two-wheelers which is expected to grow in the near future.”

According to Atumobile, this is a cost-effective bike as it consumes around 1 unit per charge, which translates to Rs 7-10 per day (for 100km) as compared to the traditional ICE bikes, which cost almost Rs 80-100 a day (for 100km).

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