Manufacturer of electric vehicles, Automobile has passed ARAI certification for their new and India’s 1st high speed electric cafe racer – the AtumVader. The brand’s latest e-bike will be sold alongside the low-speed bike atom 1.0 and hit the roads by the end of this year.
The high-speed electric cafe racer will be powered by a 2.4 kWh battery that offers a range of 100 km on a full charge. Its top speed is capped at 65 km/h, and without clutch or leg brake, the AtumVader is presented as an easy-to-ride motorcycle, whose specificities will appeal more to new-age pilots.
The Hyderabad-based electric vehicle maker also claims that “90% of the AtumVader is made from locally sourced components” and is positioning itself as “the answer to automatic transmissions in motorcycles”. However, most e-bikes have automatic transmissions, devoid of any gearbox.
“The Indian electric vehicle sector is experiencing an electrifying revolution. With the growing demand for durable and long-lasting vehicles, we always keep our customers’ safety and cost-effective prices in mind. Keeping the safety features of the e-bike in mind, AtumVade has also designed safety switches and premium tires specifically designed for off-road use. We were able to design the latest version suitable for Indian roads with the help of our R&D experts and local solar-powered zero-emission facilities. Considering the stressful nature of traffic in India, AtumVader will be a breeze. We have already received positive feedback following the distribution of the first low bandwidth version, Atum 1.0, to more than 1000 customers. With this latest release called AtumVader, we hope to see a growth trajectory in our EV business,” said Mr. Vamsi G Krishna, Managing Director of Atumobile.
The AtumVader e-bike will be manufactured at the company’s Net Zero Manufacturing facility in Patancheru, Telangana. The company recently increased the production capacity of the facilities from 25,000 units per year to 3,00,000 units per year. The facility is powered by ATUM, the world’s first electricity-generating solar rooftop that spans a total area of 20,000 square feet.