Electric Royal Enfield launching by 2025-26: what to expect

Royal Enfield had a busy 2022 after launching the Scram 411, the new Classic 350 and the new Hunter 350 launches on Sunday. During the hustle and bustle of the Hunter 350 launch underway in Bangkok, Thailand, there was a conversation about electrification in the Royal Enfield line up. We know there will be a Electric Royal Enfield but launch times have been limited to speculation and rumors. Now though, Siddhartha Lal, MD, Eicher Motors has said the first-ever electric Enfield will roll off the cover within the next three to four years.
Although this is not confirmation of its launch date, month or even year, it is confirmation that the brand is taking the concept of an electric motorcycle seriously and that it there will be one.

Citing the example of the Hunter 350 whose development began in 2016 (although this also includes the time vortex of the pandemic), Lal stressed that Royal Enfield will not be rolling out any product with the intention of rolling it out sooner rather than later. . Instead, it will take its time for the development process.
He said research is being done at Royal Enfield who are working with a few basic rigs but nothing concrete yet. It’s not just about fitting an electric motor to a current platform and calling it a day, he added.

Launching an electric motorcycle equivalent to a 350 or 650 would be a very expensive proposition. An electric ground-mounted Royal Enfield will be launched when battery technology improves and costs come down. The product will be a Royal Enfield and when we launch it it will be something good, so we have to take time to build this product that meets all expectations,” says Lal.
So expect an all-new model with an all-new powertrain for the electric RE with a range of around 120km per charge. The company is working on battery capacity, size and range, preparing to roll out an e-bike with performance equivalent to its 350cc motorcycles. “The idea of ​​building an electric motorcycle that is not just about consumer convenience and cost savings, but is fun to ride. And the instant torque available on electrics can guarantee such a model.”

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