We caught up with Vinay Raj Somashekar, Co-founder and Chief Designer of Emflux Motors, a Bengaluru-based start-up at the launch of Emflux One: India's 1st Electric Superbike.

 

Vinay shares the vision and process behind Emflux One's gorgeous design. Blending aesthetics of aggression with a sense of calmness and beauty (which typically personifies Electric) always poses a challenge. Vinay describes the journey of his team starting from ideas on paper to close collaboration with engineers and material experts finally culminating in this beast breathing life at the Auto Expo 2018.

 

Emflux One (600-650cc segment) promises a top speed of 200 Kmph on full charge with a similar quanta of range. Its acceleration is an eye-watering 0-100 Kmph in 3 seconds. Since charging remains a primary concern in the electric segment, the company plans to install 1,000 high-speed charging units capable of juicing up the bikes upto 80% of their battery capacity in less than 36 minutes! Moreover, the company aspires to translate tech beyond hardware by integrating real-time diagnostics, safety alerts, drive modes and cross-bike connectivity in its prop software platform accessible to the rider.

 

The company will manufacture only 199 units for domestic users. Release expected by March 2019. Pricing at INR6L-11L (subject to add-ons) Read more on Emflux Motors and Emflux One here.

 

Disclosure: Nikhil Arora, Founder & CEO of Transfin., is an investor in Emflux Motors, a Bangalore-based Electric Vehicle Startup.