Startup to launch geared e-motorcycle

June 02, 2018 07:51 pm | Updated 09:02 pm IST - COIMBATORE

eMotion Motors, a Coimbatore-based start-up, will unveil a prototype of its geared electric motorcycle — Surge — on June 5, World Environment Day.

According to S. Pranav, the founder and CEO of the company, Surge will come in two variants — high power and lower power.

The company had unveiled a prototype in 2015. The current one is the high power variant, which comes with several smart features. It will have a top speed of 120 km per hour.

Surge will run 100 km on a single charge, the company said in a press release.

The battery can be charged fully in half an hour. Employing nearly 10 people, the startup has developed the technology in-house. Surge has nearly 40 distinct features, including computer/smart phone integration, keyless on, SOS safety, GPS navigation, and animated turn signals. The vehicle is expected to go for commercial production in a year or so.

Mr. Pranav said the start-up was in early stages of discussions to raise ₹10 crore to ₹12 crore funding. The funds required so far also came from internal resources.

Mr. Pranav said the company was working on the prototype to be launched, for the last couple of years, and hopes to start road tests in two weeks. The start-up, which commenced operations in 2011, will unveil the prototype on its website. It has plans for three offerings in the two-wheeler segment in the coming years.

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