India Based Revolt Electric Motorcycle will reopen booking for their RV400, and they are positions for great demand, after selling out completely on in just two hours. After the great demand confirmation over the last booking, Revolt are now ready to reopen bookings on July 15th.
We covered the two models that Revolt currently produce and sale under their product line, the RV400 and RV300. These two electric naked bikes look great, have an affordable price, and have city commuting vehicle specification to take on the competition locally in India.
If you want to check out these full specs, check out the coverage here, but in general the Revolt is a mid mounted 3kW hub motor powered. It runs a great range of 80km and up to 180km in ECO riding mode, with a battery capacity of 3.24KWh and top speed of 85km/h. City commuting is definitely the right task for this electric motorcycle.
The RV400 is the company’s flagship model, and has received appropriate demand to that title. The booking will reopen, and it remains to be seen how long they will remain open after the influx of buyers seen previously.
Save the date, and time actually! 15th July 12 PM India standard time. because who knows if by 2:00 PM any RV400’s will be left to order.
A very cool features on the RV400, is sound simulation (exclusive for this model). The bike comes with 4 sounds named “Revolt”, “Roar”, “Rebel” and “Rage”. Simulating an engine sound, this is a feature that would be very interesting to hear in live surrounding.
Many new tax incentives for electric vehicles have been legislated in India’s huge market for electric motorcycles. The Department of Heavy Industries recently changed the scheme of their “2019 Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles” (FAME-II).
With the new rules offering 50% more incentives on two-wheeler EVs. For electric 2-wheelers: Rs 15,000 per kWh of battery capacity, up to 40% of the vehicle cost exempt from tax. These incentives are in fact only the government backed ones, and local states in India further subsidize tax exempts.
Some local states incentivize with a state subsidy for as much as Rs 5000 and as high up as Rs 10,000 in Meghalaya, while in other states, road tax and registration fee exemption are offered. In the state of Gujarat an announcement for further incentives plan to increase the subsidy to Rs 20,000, and invest in infrastructures to support electric vehicle growth in the state.