Indian startup Emflux is at the Auto Expo with its first electric motorcycle. A superbike, it says, that accelerates fast while offering a range of up to 200 km. On sale is set for 2019 and Emflux also plans to set up fast-chargers across India and Europe.
It is an open secret that the real champions of electric mobility come on two wheels, especially in the emerging markets of India and China. It it here where Emflux, a startup from Bengaluru wants to make a heavy impact.
Its first electric motorcycle Emflux One has all the spice of a super bike made in India. Its maker aims for an acceleration from 0 – 100 kph in under three seconds with a top speed of 200 kph. The range had been set at 200 kilometres in the city with cells from Samsung. The 50 kW motor is able to brake regeneratively and the rear wheel hangs on a single fork.
The base for this powerful curry is to come from 1,000 dedicated charging stations that Emflux plans to erect along the motorways of India and even Europe. The charging stops are called WARP, possibly named so to indicate the targeted charging speed of 110 kWh.
Two of the three founders have met while working for India’s ride hailing service Jugnoo. They say they have assembled the system and controls in-house. Respectively, the startup wants to first make an impression on the market with its own bikes but later roll-out the technology to OEMs and other suppliers. The ultimate aim is to empower 10 million two-wheelers in India by 2027.
The market for two-wheelers there is huge, as is the competition. Hero Electric is another maker tackling congestion with a whole line-up of electric scooters.
Emflux wants to open walk-in centres in Indian large cities. If and when it will launch in other markets has not been said.