Electric 2-wheeler manufacturing startup OBEN EV raises $1.5 million

Date: 13 Dec 2021

Indigenous EV start-up Oben EV raised 1.5mn USD in a seed round from We Founder Circle and others. Founded by IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore alumni, Husband-Wife Duo Madhumita Agarwal and Dinkar Agarwal, the brand is developing new electric 2-wheelers in-house with indigenously developed components to deliver high-quality products.

The seed round investment saw participation from notable investors at We Founder Circle, Rakesh Somani, Co-founder of Life Element, Gaurav Juneja - Serial investor, Eminent Cars, Siddharth Shah, Managing Director, Rajesh Motors, and other prominent angels like Sumeet Pathak, Dr. Milan Modi, veteran technologist Dr. Aloknath. 

Oben EV with its strong R&D, Engineering expertise & multiple Innovations is bringing its first make in India electric bike which runs for 200 km on a single charge clocking a top speed of 100km/h. The product has the best balance between providing the longest range at the highest performance in its segment with a focus on style, reliability, and agility. This is being achieved through 16+ patented innovations ranging across improving product performance, customer experience, and data analytics.

Oben EV team will utilise the newly raised funds to launch their product in the market, accelerate new product development, and expand experience centres, as it looks to bolster its expansion plans.

Gaurav VK Singhvi, Co-Founder, We Founder Circle said, “EV is at the cusp of the early-adopter phase in India – and we all know that the real opportunity will be in electric two-wheelers. I believe in supporting clean-energy start-ups with innovation like OBEN EV that will create a positive impact on many aspects - like mass mobility, clean environment, and overall conservation of ecosystem. What we need today is the smooth shift to EV. Oben EV will be one of those start-ups that will set the right standards for the EV industry to grow in India.”

One-year old Oben EV is all set to launch its first product, which is the performance electric bike in March 2022.



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