EV startup Orxa Energies opens new facility in Bengaluru; Aims to launch maiden e-bike by year end

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Orxa Energies, an electric motorcycle startup, has inaugurated its new facility for electric vehicle manufacturing and battery assembly at Bommasandra Industrial Area in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Spread across 1 acre, the new facility currently has the capacity to manufacture 20,000 electric bikes, branded Mantis. It also accommodates research and development activities, Mantis assembly stations, battery assembly lines, and a product testing centre.

According to the startup, the joint R&D and production facility will enable Orxa Energies to leverage its strong in-house engineering talent to vastly improve the vehicle tech as well as the production and assembly methods used in the Orxa motorcycles.

Ranjita Ravi, Co-founder, Orxa Energies, said that the startup is gearing up to launch its flagship electric performance motorcycle, the Mantis by the end of this year. This electric bike will be equipped with a 9Kw battery pack that will give a range of 200km in a single charge, claims the startup.

“2023 is a critical year for us, we finally bring the Mantis to the people,” she added.

Orxa Energies raised its pre-series round of funding for an undisclosed amount from the SAR group last year.  The development has played a pivotal role in accelerating the company’s roadmap to Mantis’ launch, the co-founders said.

“The substantial investments made towards building this facility reinforce our journey towards preparing the Mantis and other Orxa offerings for demanding customers. Over the years we have been actively improving our product offerings, making the Mantis an equivalent to the best-in-class ICE motorcycle," Prajwal Sabnis, Co-founder, Orxa Energies said.

Furthermore, Orxa Energies has now opened track days for the Mantis in various cities in the upcoming months. 

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