The company’s R&D team has been working on the project for nearly two years.
Very recently Gurgaon-based Revolt Intellicorp, promoted by Rahul Sharma, co-founder of the giant consumer electronics company, Micromax, made an ambitious announcement that the company would launch the country’s first AI-powered electric motorcycle by June 2019. However, no details about the company’s plans, motorcycle design or specifications were revealed.
What is known is that Revolt Intellicorp has manufacturing capacity in Manesar, Haryana spread across 10,000 square feet and a production capacity of around 120,000 units in Phase 1 of the project. Sharma has disclosed that the company’s R&D team has been working on the project for nearly two years.
The AI-enabled, LTE-connected motorcycle, which will be equipped with a 4G-sim, will have a top speed limited to 85kph, which is likely to be later increased to 100kph with a range of around 150km. While the motor and batteries are imported, the BMS (battery management system) and the ECU (electronic control unit) are an in-house design. Furthermore, the eco-friendly motorcycle will also have a battery swap system.
100 per cent localisation by 2020
Autocar Professional reports that Revolt Intellicorp is not working on launching one motorcycle but in fact is plotting a trio of new product launches. The company aims to meet the localisation levels outlined under the FAME II scheme, and hence as a result, the customers may get financial incentives under the scheme when buying a Revolt motorcycle.
The company will have more than one offering lined up for the Indian EV market. There are plans to launch its products in three segments – personal, institutional and commercial – with different motors with nominal power up to 4.5kw with a 45amp controller.
In terms of localisation, Revolt Intellicorp is targeting 75 percent localisation when it launches its electric motorcycle in June 2019 and 100 percent localisation by end-FY2020. As earlier announced, bookings for the e-bike will begin in June but the deliveries will only start by September 2019.