India’s first AI connected electric motorcycle Revolt RV 400 production has been started, launch on August 28
Revolt unveiled the RV 400 on 18th June 2019 and since then the pre-bookings are open. This is the also the first electric bike to have opened bookings on the amazon’s Indian eCommerce website. Booking amount is a mere Rs 1,000.
New reports state that Revolt has rolled out the very first RV 400 from its Manesar facility in Gurgaon. The connected electric will be launched on the 28th day of August. Company has not even revealed the specifications of the bike as of now. We expect the bike to carry a price tag of around Rs 1.5 lakh ex-showroom.
Yes, you read that right, the price of RV 400 will be on the higher side of Ather’s 450 electric scooter. Why? because Revolt RV is a motorcycle and has larger rims and tyres which inherently costs more than that of scooter’s rims and tyres. Also, there is a full chain drive system which will further increase the price. Most of all is the battery pack, as the bike has claimed a range of 156 km, the battery pack is going to be a bigger one.
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Thus a bigger battery pack will also contribute to higher end-price of the bike. What will help RV 400 is a basic instrument cluster when compared to Ather 450’s full-colour touchscreen display. According to an estimate Ather 450’s touchscreen display costs around Rs 10,000 alone.
One must not forget the fact that Government of India has reduced the GST on the electric vehicles from 12% to 5%. This has helped EV makers like Ather and Okinawa to reduce the prices of their EVs buy a good margin. We expect Revolt to do the same and price RV at a reduced price point.
At present, there are no other electric bikes in the market to rival the RV 400. However, Tork is gearing up to launch their first electric bike called, T6X in the Indian market. Polarity is also making their final decisions to unveil its range of personal mobility vehicles in the country.
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