TVS Debuts Apache EV And India’s First Electric 2W Racing Championship

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Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company; and Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company with the TVS Apache EV
  • The company says it has developed electric TVS Apache RTE race motorcycles specially for the TVS Racing Electric One Make Championship (e-OMC)

TVS Motor Company and TVS Racing have announced the launch of India’s first-ever electric two-wheeler racing championship. It has become the first Indian manufacturer to foray into the world of EV moto racing.

The company says it has develped electric TVS Apache RTE race motorcycles specially for the TVS Racing Electric One Make Championship (e-OMC). The championship will debut at the 4th round of Indian National Motorcycle Road Racing Championship (INMRC).

These electric racing Apache’s feature the following

-Highest power-to-weight in its class with a liquid-cooled motor & high-efficiency liquid-cooled motor controller
– High-power cell battery pack with advanced chemistry
– Carbon fibre battery case that also acts as a stressed member of the chassis
– Custom-built advanced Battery Management System with race special algorithms for several advanced configuration controls and high levels of safety
– In single reduction, the motor spindle is connected to the rear wheel through sprockets and roller chain
– Ohlins bespoke front and rear suspension
– Brembo brake system – 320mm front disc, callipers, and master cylinder
– Carbon fibre front & rear wheels
– Pirelli Super Corsa tyres
– Carbon fibre fairing with best-in-class lowest coefficient of drag
– Unique livery combining body paint of TVS Racing Factory colours and sustainability-inspired graphics

Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company said, “Many of the technologies that we pioneered in our racing machines have made way to our production vehicles, giving shape to our ‘track to road’ philosophy. In line with our vision of providing exciting and sustainable mobility solutions, we are thrilled to announce the debut of India’s first ever EV two wheeler racing. TVS Racing e-OMC will not only set new benchmarks in the racing segment but also demonstrate the potential of electric vehicles in delivering high-octane and thrilling racing experiences for the world to witness.”

Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company said, “TVS Racing takes great pride in being the propagators of offering a platform for racers to hone and showcase their skills and following their passion for racing. We have been the frontrunners in the segment, whether it was pioneering the TVS OMC in India in 1994, and expanding it in women’s and rookie class, or being the first Indian manufacturer to foray with the Asia One Make Championship or participate in the Dakar Rally. With the TVS Racing e-OMC, we take a monumental step into redefining the future of racing.”

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