This Retro-themed Electric Bike Offers 100km Range, Costs Rs 50,000
Hyderabad-based startup Atumobile has launched the Atum Version 1.0 e-bike
- The Atum Version 1.0 does not require a licence.
- Its removable lithium-ion battery pack can be charged completely in 3-4 hours (claimed).
- It also gets an all-LED lighting system and a telescopic front fork.
- However, there is no suspension at the rear.
Hyderabad-based startup, Atumobile, has launched its first electric bike: the Atum Version 1.0. This hard-tail electric bike is available across the country via the brand’s official website for a price of Rs 50,000.
This is essentially a hard-tail electric bike with a telescopic fork up and a disc brake front. Its retro design has been developed in-house but it looks a little too spartan if you ask us. The electric bike packs a 6kg lithium-ion battery pack that’s removable, like the Revolt RV 400. Atumobile claims the battery pack can be charged completely in about 3-4 hours for a range of 100km, which isn’t bad at all for its price.
The battery pack is linked to a 48V, 250W hub motor. The only grinch is that it’s a low-speed EV, with the top-speed limited to 25kmph. But on the plus side, you don’t need a licence to ride it.
Atumobile has equipped the electric bike with an all-LED lighting system. The ‘fuel tank’ doubles up as a 14-litre storage space and the generous 280mm ground clearance should help in going over bad roads with ease. At 750mm, the seat height is also reasonably accessible. It comes with a 2-year warranty on the battery pack for an added peace of mind.
Speaking at the launch of Atum 1.0, the founder of Atumobile, Vamsi Gaddam, said, “After three years of hard work and a vision to introduce a sustainable way to commute, we’re extremely delighted to launch Atum 1.0. This vehicle is suited to address the ambitions of Indian customers, while serving purpose, style, and comfort. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, Atum 1.0 has a space-saving configuration and offers a range that outperforms other electric bikes in the market. With zero emissions, we are confident that this product will captivate the market with its sustainable solution for short-distance travel. We believe Atum 1.0 is an important milestone in our larger commitment towards transforming India into a sustainable and environmentally responsible nation.”
Overall, the range, charging time and the prospect of having a portable battery pack seem to be spot on. But we hope the company has a foolproof logistics and support system to deliver bikes across the country and provide customers with service backup. The electric bike is manufactured at the Greenfield manufacturing facility in Telangana. It has a production capacity of 15,000 electric bikes a year, which can be extended to another 10,000 if the need arises.