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Atumobiles Pvt. Ltd. — a Hyderabad-based electric two-wheeler startup has launched their first electric motorcycle, the Atum 1.0 in the market. The Atum 1.0 electric bike is available all across India and is offered with a starting price of Rs 50,000.
The Atum 1.0 electric motorcycle comes with a vintage cafe-racer-styled model. The electric bike is said to be a cost-effective offering, which is suitable for all types of customers, including teenagers and young adults.
The motorcycle has been certified by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) as a low-speed electric two-wheeler, ready for commercial use.
Being a low-speed electric bike, the Atum 1.0 doesn't need to be registered, nor does the rider need any licence to ride the motorcycle. This makes it perfectly suited for teenagers to use the electric bike legally for their daily commute.
The motorcycle is powered by a 48V 250W electric motor, paired with a portable lithium-ion battery pack. The electric powertrain on the Atum 1.0 claims to offer a maximum range of 100km on a single charge. Top speed of the electric motorcycle is limited to 25km/h.
The lithium-ion battery itself takes around 4 hours to charge completely and can be charged anywhere using a standard 3-pin socket.
Atumobiles claims that the Atum 1.0 electric bike consumes only 1 unit per charge, which translates to just Rs 7 to Rs 10 per day per 100 kilometres. This makes it an extremely cost-effective offering, especially compared to a conventional ICE engine which costs close to Rs 80 - 100 for the same range.
The Atum 1.0 also comes with a number of features, which makes it an attractive offer. This includes LED headlamps, LED taillights, LED turn indicators, stylish cafe-racer design, comfortable seats, go-anywhere fat tyres, best-in-class ground clearance of 280mm and a digital display for the instrument console; among others.
Vamsi Gaddam, Founder, Atumobile Pvt. Ltd., said,
"After 3 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."
He further added, "We believe that Atum 1.0 is an important milestone in our larger commitment towards transforming India into a sustainable and environmentally responsible nation."
Thoughts On The Atum 1.0 Cafe-Racer Style Electric Bike
The Atum 1.0 looks to be an extremely stylish electric motorcycle, promising cost-effective usage, low maintenance and zero servicing. Something which will definitely attract a lot of attention from teenagers and young college students, looking to purchase their first two-wheeler, without having to concern themselves about registrations and driving licence.