Atum 1.0 Electric Bike: All You Need To Know
This made-in-India electric bike offers up to 100km range
Atumobile, a Telangana-based electric bike startup, launched its first offering, the Atum 1.0, in September 2020. Wondering what’s special about this made-in-India electric bike? Let’s delve deeper:
Design And Features
The Atum 1.0 looks retro and minimalistic thanks to its simple body panels and the double-cradle high carbon steel hardtail frame. The ‘fuel tank’ is actually a lockable storage compartment with a 14-litre capacity to store small knick-knacks. The electric bike also gets an all-LED lighting system and an LCD instrument cluster that shows the speed, battery level, voltage, and other tell-tale lights. For extra safety, it gets a motor kill switch on the right switchgear and an automatic motor cut-off feature when the brakes are applied.
Performance, Range And Underpinnings
Atumobile has equipped the Atum 1.0 with a 48V, 250W hub motor, linked to a 48V, 27Ah lithium-ion battery. Since its top speed is restricted to 25kmph, you don’t need a licence to ride it. This also eliminates the need to pay road tax, registration, and other charges.
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Its removable battery pack can be charged fully in 3-4 hours for a range of up to 100km, which is pretty impressive for a low-speed e-bike. The 6A, 48W charger gets a 1-year warranty whereas the battery gets 2 years. The company also offers a lifetime warranty on the frame.
This electric bike just gets a telescopic front fork but there’s no shock absorber at the rear. However, the well-cushioned single-piece seat and the fat 20x4-inch tyres should help make the ride comfortable. More importantly, this e-bike weighs all of just 35kg kerb. This, along with the accessible 750mm seat, should make it perfect for intra-city rides. The 160mm mechanical disc brake at both ends should suffice for a lightweight, low-speed e-bike such as this one. Oh, and the 280mm ground clearance is actually large-capacity ADV territory, so you’ll have no qualms traversing through the harshest of Indian roads.
Pricing And Other Details
The Atum 1.0 bike is priced at Rs 54,999, excluding GST and shipping charges. You can book the electric bike for Rs 3,075 via the brand’s official website. Deliveries of the first batch commenced on March 25 but it has now been suspended due to the second wave of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns. Expect deliveries to resume as soon as the restrictions are lifted.
Atumobile manufactures the Atum 1.0 bike at a production plant in Telangana. The plant is capable of churning out 250-300 units a day. Depending on the demand, the company is also ready to scale up its operations.