With 22,000 units sold last year and a near-40 per cent growth rate, the electric two-wheeler market is beginning to pick up speed. A clutch of start-ups like Coimbatore-based Ampere, Bengaluru-based Ather Energy or IIT-Kharagpur-incubated Auro Robotics are looking at various aspects of electric mobility with Ampere focusing on affordable electric two-wheelers. Now, Tork Motors has come up with a product that matches petrol motorcycles for power and torque.
Tork Motorcycles is all set to unveil India's first electric motorcycle - in a market saturated with scooters or mopeds. Positioned as a long-range performance bike, the product - christened T6X - offers 100 km/hr top speed and can run 100 km on a single charge.
With government efforts like FAME (faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles in India) and NEMMP (national electric mobility mission plan), the electric vehicle market, including two-wheelers, has been growing. According to industry sources, there were 47,000 electric two-wheelers sold in India in FY 2013-14 which dropped to 16,000 in FY 2014-15 but jumped to 22,000 in FY 2015-16.