No Driver’s License to Journey This Electrical Bike That Goes 100 KM on One Cost
In preserving with the ‘eco’ wave that’s sweeping throughout the nation, a Hyderabad-based startup named Atumobile has launched an electrical bike that may go 100 kilometers on a single cost. Its person doesn’t want a driver’s license both as it’s a low-speed motorbike that has been licensed by the Worldwide Centre for Automotive Know-how (ICAT).
“It’s a product of three years of laborious work and a imaginative and prescient to introduce a sustainable strategy to commute. The bike is named ATUM 1.0 and it’s a car suited to deal with the desires and necessities of Indian clients as a result of it’s cost-effective and trendy,” says Vamsi Gaddam, the founding father of Atumobile.
The inspiration behind ATUM 1.0
In 2011, after finishing his Enterprise Administration diploma from Purdue College, USA, Vamsi returned to Hyderabad to work in his household enterprise — Visaka Industries Ltd.
“The 40-year outdated enterprise is concerned in development and structure. However, after I joined it and took the place of Joint Managing Director, I needed to introduce sustainable development ideas. So, after in depth analysis and improvement, we launched ATUM, a solar-panel built-in roofing system. Visaka Industries additionally partnered with some textile producers in Nagpur to upcycle PET bottles right into a thread which can be utilized to sew garments,” says Vamsi.
Whereas questioning about what subject they might enterprise into subsequent, Vamsi determined to decide on Electrical Automobiles (EV) as a result of the marketplace for it was rising.
It took three years for Vamsi and his staff of 10 engineers to develop the ATUM 1.0. As soon as the design and specs have been finalised, a number of prototypes have been made and given for testing.
The ATUM 1.0 is a performance-oriented bike that’s designed like a classic cafe-racer bike. It weighs 35 kilograms however has a sturdy construct and goes at a most velocity of 25 km/ hour. The bikes include a two-year guarantee and are good for teenagers, adults, and veterans.
It’s powered by a 48Volt 250 Watt lithium-ion battery pack, that expenses in slightly below 4 hours. Apart from providing a variety of 100 kilometers in a single full cost, the bike’s battery pack is compact and may be eliminated, making it simpler to cost. The bike additionally has a digital show the place the person can test the battery stage, the velocity and the variety of kilometres lined.
Prakash Choudhary, a well known YouTuber, who exams and opinions two-wheelers, tried out the ATUM 1.0 early in October 2020. He mentioned that it’s a distinctive design launched to the Indian market, and the Electrical Bike resembles an everyday motorbike in “each manner apart from the velocity”.
“My favorite a part of the bike is the tube-wheels which are thick and appropriate for Indian roads. The bike has a storage field within the entrance, and the wheels are outfitted with disc brakes that are normally present in bikes,” says Prakash.
Presently, Atumobile has acquired 300 bookings from throughout India together with states like Maharashtra and West Bengal.
Vamsi says, “The bikes are manufactured at a manufacturing unit in Telangana, and the unit has a capability of manufacturing 250-300 bikes on daily basis. Massive-scale manufacturing will start relying on client demand. The bike is at the moment priced at Rs 50,000 and is on the market for reserving via Atumobile’s on-line portal.”
For those who want to pre-book the ATUM 1.0, deliveries of which is able to start in mid January 2020, you are able to do so via their web site by paying an advance of Rs 3000. Vamsi provides that the ultimate fee will likely be collected a number of days earlier than the supply of the product which will likely be intimated through e mail or cellphone.
To know extra concerning the product, you possibly can go to their official website.