13 awesome Electric Bike models launching in India by 2021

From fully-faired to naked, long-range to high speed, 2021 could turn out to be the year of the electric bike (electric motorcycle) boom in India.

Here are 13 electric bikes launching in India with their expected prices (ex-showroom) and launch timelines. Note that some of the ETA is determined from the guidance received before the full impact of the COVID-19 was felt in China where most of the electric vehicle manufacturers in India source critical parts from.

BattRE Electric bike

Jaipur-based BattRE Electric Mobility has confirmed to EVW that it will launch a new electric bike in India in 2021. Nischal Chaudhary, the company’s founder, revealed in an exclusive interaction that a high-speed motorcycle is in the works. The company has developed a prototype and plans to heavily localise it.

The BattRE electric bike will have a truly Indian heart, with the motor and controller sourced locally. The company has already signed an MoU with an Indian company for getting the motor and controller. It plans to start using these Made-in-India core parts in the prototype in November or December this year. Chaudhary said that the BattRE electric bike will be very powerful and suitable for a daily commute.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
BattRE electric bikeMid-2021Rs 1.2 lakh

PureEV ‘Sport’ Bike

We had reported that the IIT Hyderabad incubated startup PURENERGY (PureEV) would launch a new electric bike equivalent to an entry-level Bajaj Pulsar in size before Diwali. The company was testing this motorcycle with 3 kWh and 3.5 kWh batteries, with the 3.5 kWh unit most likely to be the final configuration. The electric motorcycle was going to have a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of over 100 km according to Mr Gopinath, Head – Sales & Marketing, CK Motors that is the manufacturing and distribution partner for PureEV in South India. There were no details on the pricing but the new product was expected to undercut its competition.

The first PureEV electric bike is expected to arrive in early 2021, delayed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Prototype testing of the ‘hunky’ motorcycle has begun and the company is upbeat about what the bike could do to its sales. A top speed of 90 km/h and a good pickup for this new electric bike is planned, which is described as having a hunky character. The bike is expected with a higher localisation than the company’s current products. It is expected to have a range similar to the ePluto 7G of 100-120 km/charge on paper.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
PureEV ‘Sport’Early 2021Rs 1.10 lakh

PureEV ‘Economy’ Bike

The second electric motorcycle from Pure EV is expected with a focus on economy. Aimed at commuters looking to switch to electric vehicles, this new electric bike would carry an in-house design for its chassis and other components. It would have a relatively lower top speed of 80 km/h. A smaller, 2.8 kWh battery is expected in the PureEV economy bike.

Electric Bike NameExpected LaunchExpected Price
PureEV ‘Economy’Mid-2021Rs 95,000

Nexzu Mobility Bike

Nexzu Mobility offers electric cycles and electric scooters in India at the moment. However, the company plans to expand its EV range to include other types of electric vehicles. Development of the Nexzu electric bike has begun, Pankaj Tiwari, Business Development Head, Nexzu Mobility, confirmed in a media interaction earlier this year. He didn’t give a timeline for this product, but we expect the launch to happen in mid-2021.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
Nexzu motorcycleMid 2021Rs 1.1 lakh

EeVe Tesoro

EeVe Tesoro electric bike

Odisha-based EeVe showcased the Tesoro electric bike at the Auto Expo but is now considering launching a bigger motorcycle. The new motorcycle will have a range of over 100 km per charge and a top speed of over 100 km/h. There will be DC fast charge support as well and the bike will be equipped with disc brakes, digital instrument cluster, LED lights, GPS, geo-fencing, anti-theft and more. The launch of the EeVe Tesoro has been pushed to mid-2021.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
EeVe TesoroMay or June 2021Rs 1.2 lakh

Tork T6X

Kapil Shelke with Tork Motors Tork T6X electric bike

Tork Motors was expected to bring the T6X to the market in early 2020 but now the launch could happen next year. The T6X, which was spotted this year on road trials, is powered by a 72 Ah Lithium-Ion battery and a 6 kW brushless DC motor that produces a peak torque of 27 Nm. The electric bike has been seen testing in the production-spec form on several occasions around Pune and is expected to return a range of 100 km in a single charge. The T6X can achieve a top speed of 100 km/h, is equipped with regenerative braking and can be charged to 80 per cent in 60 minutes.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
Tork T6XLate 2021Rs 1.4 lakh

Orxa Mantis

Orxa Mantis

Bengaluru-based Orxa Energies displayed the Orxa Mantis high-performance electric motorcycle at the 2019 India Bike Week. The Mantis gets a battery pack with six batteries totalling to 9 kWh output.

The Orxa Mantis can hit a top speed of 140 km/h and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in eight seconds. The batteries are swappable and can be charged completely in three to four hours. Given the premium specs, expect a premium price tag as well. The Mantis gets high-performance tyres, aero aluminium alloy wheels, 41 mm telescopic forks in the front and a mono-shock rear suspension.

Orxa Energies’ founder Ranjita Ravi confirmed to ElectricVehicleWeb.in that the company is looking to announce bookings for the Orxa Mantis around April 2021.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
Orxa MantisMid 2021Rs 3-4 lakh

eMotion Surge

Emotion Surge from Emote Electric

The eMotion Surge was unveiled digitally in 2018 and the Coimbatore-based eMote Electric has spent the last couple of years developing the production version. The Surge electric bike will be powered by a 40 Ah Lithium-Ion battery that comes with an intelligent battery management system. The Surge can return a range of 100 km in the base version and the bike’s range can be extended with adding more batteries (the bike can support up to three batteries) up to 200 km or 300 km.

The Surge is also the first electric bike to offer a gearbox. The battery can be charged in 3 hours 20 minutes through standard charging and in 30 minutes with express charging. The Surge was planned to launch September or October this year but the COVID-19 situation has pushed the launch to 2021. There will be two variants on offer – one with a 10 kW motor with a top speed of 120 km/h and 0-60 km/h time of under 4 seconds; another with a 6 kW motor with a top speed of 100 km/h and 0-60 km/h time of under 5 seconds.

In an exclusive interaction with ElectricVehicleWeb.in, Pranav Singanapalli, the founder & CEO of Emote Electric, said that the launch of the Surge electric bike would be held by December and the bike would be at dealers around March 2021.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice (On-road)
eMotion SurgeDecember 2020Rs 1.25 lakh to 1.5 lakh

Hero Electric Bike based on AE-47

Hero Electric AE-47

Hero Electric is currently the largest player in the electric two-wheeler segment and its first electric bike is the AE-47 which was showcased in the Auto Expo 2020. The Hero Electric Bike AE-47 is powered by a lightweight portable lithium-ion 3.5 kWh battery that drives a 4 kW motor. This model is expected to be the most value-for-money new electric bike in India when it goes on sale.

With a top speed of 85 km/h and a 0 to 60 km/h time of 9 seconds, the AE-47 can return a range of 85 km/charge in Power mode and 160 km/charge in Eco mode. The bike features petal disc brakes, fully digital instrument cluster, cruise control, reverse assist, keyless access and more. Hero Electric Managing Director, Naveen Munjal recently confirmed that the AE-47 will be delayed as the company feels the market for performance electric motorcycles is very small and Hero Electric wants to concentrate on the mass segment products now.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
Hero Electric AE-47Mid 2021Rs 1.2 lakh

Ultraviolette F77

Ultraviolette F77

Another performance-oriented electric bike, Ultraviolette F77, from Bengaluru-based Ultraviolette Motors that is backed by TVS Motor Company, is powered by an air-cooled brushless motor with an output of 25 kW and 90 Nm of torque and can hit a top speed of 147 km/h.

The aviation-inspired Ultraviolette F77 is one of the most anticipated new electric bikes in India. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds. The battery pack includes three modular Li-ion modules for a total output of 4.2 kWh and offers a range of 130 km to 150 km per charge. Standard charging takes five hours while fast charging would do the job in 1.5 hours. Other features of the sport motorcycle include an aluminium-intensive construction, regenerative braking, all LED lights, automated battery control system, automated battery ejection, dual-channel ABS and app support.

Ultraviolette Automotive is planning to raise funds of up to $75 million, a portion of which will go into putting the Ultraviolette F77 into production. The company recently secured an undisclosed amount of new investment from GoFrugal as part of Series B funding.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice (On-road)
Ultraviolette F77Mid-2021Rs 3-3.25 lakh

Okinawa Oki100

The Okinawa Oki100 was showcased as a concept in 2018 but the motorcycle that will launch this year would be in a size comparable to an IC-engined bike. The Oki100 concept was powered by a 72V 63Ah lithium-ion battery that offered a range of 150 km and a top speed of 100 km/h. The battery is swappable, supports fast charging and can be charged in two hours.

Like most of the electric two-wheelers, the Oki100 will also feature a digital instrument cluster and an app to access the motorcycle’s information. The e-motorcycle will have aluminium body parts to aid weight reduction and will be manufactured at the company’s plant at Rajasthan’s Teh.Tijara district. The Oki100 was scheduled to launch in the first quarter of FY 2020-21 but has now been pushed to the 3rd quarter of this year. Okinawa’s Founder & MD, Jeetender Sharma recently confirmed the same with EVW in an interview.

Electric Bike NameExpected LaunchExpected Price
Okinawa Oki100December 2020Rs 1.1 lakh

Evolet Hawk

Evolet Hawk

The Evolet Hawk may seem like a high-performance sports bike with its edgy design, clip-ons, large brake discs and full fairing. However this is a ‘tamed’ electric bike with a top speed of 80 km/h which in the production version is expected to touch 120 km/h. The Hawk is powered by a 72V 40 Ah Li-ion battery and a 3 kW brushless motor offering a range of up to 150 km in a single charge. Expected to launch in early-2021, in two colour options – Silver and Blue, the Hawk gets an all-digital instrument console, telescopic front forks and mono-shock rear suspension, twin discs on the front wheel, and a single disc brake set-up at the rear.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchExpected Price
Evolet HawkEarly-to-mid 2021Rs 1.3 lakh to 1.5 lakh

One Electric Kridn

Noida-based startup company One Electric launches its commuter-style electric bike ‘Kridn’ (pronounced Kree-done) in October 2020.

One Kridn front three quarters

The Kridn electric bike is designed, developed and manufactured in India, and is marketed as a robust vehicle that can handle all kinds of roads. It is powered by an electric motor that produces 5.5 kW (peak) & 3 kW (continuous) of power drawing from a 2.88 kWh battery pack. Charging it completely through a normal charger takes 4-5 hours. Using a fast charger, that is reduced to 3 hours.

The performance of the One Kridn electric bike matches a 125cc motorcycle, claims the company. The electric bike has a top speed of 95 km/h and provides a range of 120 km in Eco mode and 80 km in Normal mode. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 8 seconds.

One Electric plans to roll out the vehicle in phases and will start with markets in the south.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice
One Electric KRIDNLate 2020Rs 1.29 lakh

Electric bikes expected in 2022

Jawa electric bike/Yezdi electric bike

Jawa electric bike rendering rear three quarters

Reports suggest that a Jawa electric bike or a Yezdi electric bike could arrive in India by the end of 2022. Here have presented the possible design of a Jawa electric bike in exclusive renderings. It is unlikely that either of the rumoured retro electric bikes would be a dedicated product – that is they would be developed from scratch.

Expect the platform of the Jawa 42 to be repurposed for the electric bike with enough battery capacity for a range close to 200 km.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice
Jawa electric bike/Yezdi electric bikeMid-to-Late 2022Rs 2-2.5 lakh

Husqvarna E-Pilen

Husqvarna E-Pilen rendering Husqvarna electric bike
Our exclusive rendering shows the possible final design of the Husqvarna E-Pilen electric bike.

Pierer Mobility has confirmed that a Husqvarna electric bike called Husqvarna E-Pilen is in the pipeline. It is widely anticipated that this model will have a presence in India. The company has also revealed that the Husqvarna E-Pilen will feature a modular battery system and come with 4 kW and 10 kW electric motor options. The development has begun, and the market launch is scheduled in 2022.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice
Husqvarna E-PilenLate 2022Rs 2-3 lakh

Royal Enfield electric bike

'Charging Bullet' electric Royal Enfield Bullet conversion
Pictured is the ‘homemade’ Royal Enfield electric bike by British engineer Fred Spaven.

A Royal Enfield electric bike is in the works and it may not necessarily rival the offering from Jawa/Yezdi. It could be a model developed from the ground up instead of a conversion of an existing bike featuring advanced connectivity technologies.

A prototype Royal Enfield electric bike already exists, Vinod Dasari, the company’s CEO, revealed late last year. Dasari had then revealed that the company may take 2-3 years to launch the bike. In a recent interaction with PTI, Dasari confirmed 28 new launches for the company and that electric vehicles were part of that bandwagon.

Electric Bike ModelExpected LaunchPrice
Royal Enfield electric bikeLate 2022Rs 3 lakh

Hero Electric Bike (Hero Motocorp)

Hero Motocorp is quietly working on a new electric bike, the Hero e.US, as per a report from moneycontrol.com. The first Hero electric motorcycle is receiving inputs from the Hero’s German R&D centre, Hero Tech Center Germany GmbH that was established in 2019.

The ‘e.US’ in the Hero e.US’ is short for ‘Electric Ultra Sport’. The name signifies that a performance electric bike is in the pipeline. It is believed that the Munich R&D centre is working closely with the Jaipur facility on the product. The Hero e.US is a “high-powered concept motorcycle” which should transition to the production by the end of 2022.

How many new electric bike models are to launch in 2021?

At least 13 new electric bike models will be launched in India in 2021 mainly from Indian startup companies.