Emflux One was first unveiled at AutoExpo 2018 and the amount of buzz it has generated since is unparalleled. Conceptualized by biking and technology enthusiasts Varun Mittal, Ankit Khatry and Vinay Raj, India’s first electric SuperBike is expected to make its first customer delivery in February 2021.
Specifications of Emflux One
Here’s a quick look at the main performance specifications of the bike:
We caught up with Ankit Khatry who heads operations at Emflux Motors to know more. Here are some excerpts from the conversation:
On Emflux One Launch Plan
Come 2021, the company plans to launch Emflux One in Bengaluru and then expand into other metro cities. The standard version of this zero-emissions sports bike will cost INR 6 Lakhs on-road in Bengaluru. With the three performance upgrades of Ohlins suspension, forged alloy wheels and ultralight carbon fibre panels, the price of the premium model will be INR 11 Lakhs on-road.
When asked whether Emflux also plans to install charging stations on the lines of Tork Motorcycles and Ather prior to product launch, Ankit replied – “Emflux One will have a city range of 200 km and assuming a 30-40 km city ride a day, people won’t have to charge for 4-5 days. On highways, we will use public charging stations. However, if public charging stations are not in place by the time of our bike launch, we will provide fast chargers on highways for Emflux customers“.
Emflux follows IEC 62196 i.e. Type 2 charging standard which is widely used in Europe.
On Comparison with Ultraviolette F77
Talking about potential competition with another premium electric motorcycle unveiled on 13th Nov 2019 – Ultravioette F77, Khatry feels it is unfair to draw a comparison between the Emflux One and F77 as both fall into different categories.
On the price front, F77 is expected to be priced between 3-3.25 lakh on-road as compared to 6 lakh for Emflux One. The peak output power of the Emflux One is 60 kW (limited to 53 kW) and Peak Torque of 84 Nm (limited to 75 Nm). Whereas peak power and torque of F77 are 25 kW and 90 Nm respectively.
Emflux One will have an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 sec, a top speed of 200 km/h with a city range of 200 km, as compared to F77 performance parameters of 0-100 km/h in over 7 seconds, a top speed of 147 km/h and a city range of up to 150 km.
Made in India
Emflux One runs on indigenous technology developed in-house. The company claims an 85% level of localization in manufacturing of all the mechanical, electronics parts and motorcycle panels. While all major design and development for the drivetrain components is done in-house by the Emflux team, the company imports battery cells and a few premium parts including Ohlins Suspension, Brembo Brakes, components for circuits and some motorcycle accessories.
Emflux Motors aims to leverage the expertise developed in the powertrain design and development to strengthen the EV ecosystem in the country by acting as a technology partner and component supplier for other OEMs manufacturing electric vehicles in all categories.
Ankit adds – “All the powertrain components including Motor, Motor Controller, Battery Pack, Battery Management System, Master Controller, wall-mounted and portable EVSEs are developed in-house. This enables Emflux upscale and downscale the electric drivetrain for different categories of vehicles. “
On Future Plans for Emflux Motors
Emflux plans to produce 199 units of the Emflux One for the Indian market and another 300 for the export. Talking about future plans beyond Emflux One, Khatry informed that the company is already in works for their next model that will come in two versions – Emflux Two and Two+. The bikes will have better performance and technology as compared to a 500-cc liquid-cooled petrol motorcycle.