We caught up with Varun Mittal, CEO & Co-founder of Emflux Motors, a Bengaluru-based start-up at the launch of Emflux One: India's First Electric Superbike.

 

Varun shares his views on their latest creation, the company, and the future of Electric Vehicles (EV) in India. He firmly believes in Nitin Gadkari's vision of India transitioning 100% towards EVs by 2030, but also caveats that the government needs to amend regulations around electricity re-selling to ensure private players can setup requisite charging infrastructure, without which the dream lays on fickle ground.

 

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.