a Hyderabad-based indigenous electric vehicle manufacturing start-up, announced
that its latest electric bike, the AtumVader, has passed the ARAI certification
and will soon hit the roads this year. This new cafe racer model has a 2.4 kWh
battery pack, a tougher tubular chassis, an LED indicator, and an LED tail
is India’s first high-speed electric cafe racer, designed, produced, and
manufactured in India
AtumVader electric bikes are manufactured in the company's Net Zero
manufacturing facility in Patancheru, Telangana which recently increased its
production capacity from 25,000 units per annum to a maximum of 3,00,000 units.
This facility, powered by Atum – World’s 1st Electricity Generating Solar Roof,
spans an area of 20,000 sq.ft. total.
G Krishna, MD of Atumobile, stated during the announcement, "Indian EV
sector is experiencing an electrifying revolution. With the increasing demand
for sustainable living and durable vehicles, we always keep our customers'
safety and cost-effective pricing in mind. While keeping the electric bike's
safety features in mind, AtumVader has specially curated safety switches and
high-end tyres for off-road use as well. We were able to design the latest
version suitable for Indian roads with the assistance of our R&D experts
and indigenous solar-powered zero-emission facilities. Given the stressful nature
of traffic in India, AtumVader will be a breeze to ride on. We have already
received positive feedback following the distribution of the first low-speed
version, Atum 1.0, to over 1000 customers. With this latest version called
AtumVader, we hope to see a growth trajectory in our EV business."
unique features that make AtumVader compelling to the new-age Indian rider are
its hub motor with a 2.4kWh battery pack that allows the bike to go up to 100
km on a single charge, its 65 kmph speed and the fact that it’s gearless i.e.,
it has no clutch and does not require a leg brake. A rider can simply use their
hands to accelerate. Another notable feature is that 90% of AtumVader is made
from indigenously sourced components. The brand positions this product as “the
answer to automatic transmission in motorbikes”.