Revolt Motors pioneered in launching the first electric motorcycles in India in the last week of August 2019. The company had initially launched RV400 and RV300 on a 37-month payment plan of Rs. 2,999/month for RV300, Rs. 3,499/month for RV400 Base, and Rs 3,999/month for RV400 Premium models. In the first week of October 2019, Revolt introduced one-time cash down payment of Rs 84,999 for RV300 and Rs. 98,999 for RV400 (prices ex-showroom, inclusive of FAME 2 subsidy).
The bikes are only available in Pune and Delhi as of now. Another electric motorcycle T6X from Tork Motors is awaited in India by the end of 2019. For more information on different electric two-wheelers, visit Electric Two-wheelers in India.
Revolt Motors – led by Rahul Sharma (Micromax co-founder) – is marketing the RV bikes as India’s first AI (Artificial Intelligence) enabled motorcycles that offer unique features such as:
1. Intelligent side-stand – If engaged, disables the ignition and does not let the bike move.
2. Geo-fencing and geo-location – With the help of MyRevolt app, you can locate your bike and set a boundary on the bike’s movement from anywhere.
3. RV 400 allows you to customize the bike’s sound.
4. Portable battery to allow for different charging options.
Let’s have a look at the main specifications of first zero-emission motorcycles in the country – RV400 and RV300:
In addition to the above parameters, RV300 and RV400 also differ in motor-placement. RV300 comes with a 1.5 kW electric motor coupled to the wheel, whereas RV400 has its electric motor mounted inside the frame. Premium RV400 variant has more standard features than Base RV400, including a free tyre replacement in 3 years and 4G connectivity for 3 years.
Charging – RV400 and RV300 bikes use AC charging. The company provides a portable charger that can be plugged in any standard 15 Amp socket. The battery is portable – that means one can remove it from the bike and charge at a convenient spot.
The MyRevolt Mobile app also keeps a track of battery status and lets the user locate nearest Switching Station set up by the company where a drained battery could be swapped for a charged one. One also has the option to call for SOS battery delivery via the app – that will be delivered to the user within 90 minutes.
The bikes, however, do not provide a fast charging option.
Battery – The bikes use Lithium-ion battery packs that come with a warranty of 8 years / 1,50,000 km (whatever comes first). The portable 15Amp charger provided by Revolt Motors comes with a warranty of 2 years. The battery is encased in IP 67 rated enclosure making it dust resistant and waterproof.
Future Plans – The bikes are sold out in Delhi and Pune till the end of October and the company is currently accepting bookings for deliveries in the period of Nov 2019 – Feb 2020. Revolt Motors plans to make RV300 and RV400 available in more cities namely, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Ahmedabad in upcoming months. The company might add a new mode to RV bikes in the future called – Nitro mode – that will achieve a higher top speed.
Another electric motorcycle for the stables of Revolt Motors, called Revolt Bike Cafe Racer was teased at the launch of RV400 and RV 300 is expected to debut in 2020.
For information on what specifications to look for while purchasing an electric two-wheeler, refer to our Electric Two-wheeler Buying Guide.