Tork Motors Sets Up Its First Fast-charging EV Station In Pune
The electric bike maker could launch the T6X by the end of this year
- Tork had shared a teaser video of the T6X a few months back.
- The electric motorcycle is expected to be priced at Rs 1.5 lakh.
- Tork claims that the battery has a range of 100km.
Pune-based Tork Motors has laid the foundation for its first fast-charging station in the city. What’s interesting is that customers can plug in and charge up other electric vehicles at Tork’s charging station.
Tork’s charging plans are somewhat similar to that of Ather Energy, who started installed charging stations in Bengaluru before launching its scooters.
Earlier this year, the company had announced that their maiden electric bike, the T6X, can be charged up to 80 per cent in an hour and is capable of a 100km range. Tork Motors first showcased the T6X at the 2016 Auto Expo and since then, there’s been no word from the manufacturer about its official launch. But now that we have already seen a prototype testing and a small teaser video was also shared by Tork, we expect the manufacturer to launch the T6X by the end of this year.
When launched, the Tork will face tough competition from Revolt, which is all set to launch its first showroom in Pune by the end of this week.
Here’s the official press release from the company:
Tork Motors gears up for launch with the installation of their first EV fast-charging station
With the launch of its first charging station, TORK Motors supports the government's vision of promoting e-mobility in India.
TORK charging stations are 100% compliant to the standardized Bharat EV Specifications and can support any electric vehicle in the city that features a GB/T plug.
Pune, September 30, 2019: Tork Motors, the Pune based high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer laid the groundwork for their upcoming launch by installing the first unit of their EV fast-charging station at Cafe Peter’s Bund Garden Road outlet in Pune, Maharashtra.
The new EV charging station is in line with the government’s vision to ensure seamless and faster adoption of electric vehicles and is the first of many that the company plans to install in the coming years.
The state-of-the-art stations will incorporate smart EV chargers with secure connectors, to provide a fast charging facility and ensure a seamless payment experience for the users as well.
These chargers are developed in line with the standardized Bharat EV specifications and will have the capability of providing up to 100V battery capacity. In the coming months, the company seeks to create a variety of chargers to its charging network that would easily facilitate e-charging for vehicles that are already present or yet to be launched in the market.
Launching the first charging station, Kapil Shelke, Founder and CEO of TORK Motors said, “With the launch of our first EV charging station, we seek to drive the adoption of e-vehicles and especially electric motorcycles in India. We are excited to unveil the first public fast-charging station in our home city of Pune and consider it to be a step towards creating an easy to discover and accessible TORK Charging Network, reflecting our company’s vision. This move is also in line with our growth plans of offering a holistic and hassle-free experience to the consumer.”
To address this, the company has taken a potent step towards fuelling the growth of electric bikes in India and plans to set up a dense charging network with a variety of chargers to boost compatibility and accessibility for EV users across all cities that Tork Motors plan to operate in.