Mumbai will be the sixth city in India, where Revolt has their electric motorcycle on sale
When Revolt Motors got in on the action, they started in a phased manner. Operations started first in Pune, and Delhi, followed by Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Hyderabad. While initial plans pointed to a Mumbai launch in March end, Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown warranted industry-wide launch revisions. The wait is now over, and business in Mumbai starts in a few days (expected launch date 30th August).
Following launch in August 2019, Revolt RV400 electric price was revised to Rs 1,03,999, ex-sh, up 5k from Rs 98,999, ex-sh introductory price. Applicable to the one time payment option, customers need to take into account one time booking amount of Rs 3,999. Other costs include registration/RTO (On Actuals) + Insurance + Smart Card + One-time mandatory charge of 4G connectivity for 3 years.
Revolt RV400 warranty
Revolt RV400 is available with unlimited battery warranty (8 years or 150,000 kms), free maintenance benefits (3years or 30,000kms), product warranty (5 years or 75,000 kms) and insurance (1-year company owned, 5 years third-party). Battery warranty, and for that matter, drive range anxiety are considerable buyer concerns at this stage when the EV industry finds few customers. To make things simple, Revolt sells RV400 premium variant, and RV300 base variant. The premium variant is offered in 4 sound options for the bike – Revolt, Rebel, Roar, and Rage.
For now, Revolt has a clear advantage in the market. As an early mover, the company is able to advance without any competition, and is paving the way for the segment to exist being a lone electric motorcycle available on sale in the country.
Other electric motorcycles that have been shown either as ready to be launched or as concept include Tork T6X, Hero AE-47, Okinawa Oki100, One Electric Kridn, Benling electric bike, and Evolet Hawk amongst others. As the segment develops, it’s evident that a range of new companies are entering the market.
Revolt RV300 features a 1.5kW hub motor, 60-volt, 2.7 kWh lithium-ion battery, and RV400 runs on a 3kW motor mounted inside the frame with a 72-volt, 3.24 kWh battery. Revolt RV400 ground clearance stands at 215 mm. The portable battery setup in use can be fully charged (0-100 percent) in 4.5 hours, and uses 3 units of electricity through a 15 Ampere socket.
Revolt RV400 high-speed 2-wheeler segment
From the outset, Revolt had introduced a subscription model that required no down payment. RV300 is available for Rs 2,999 per month and RV400 is on sale at 3,999 per month. As partial sales resumed in July 2020, Revolt Motors has posted sales of less than 200 units in both June, and July 2020.
In the high-speed 2-wheeler segment, Revolt RV300 and RV400 faces no direct competition as yet as all other offerings are scooters. FADA reported retail segment sales (others including EV) at 1,380 units for July 2020. 2020 YTD sales sees high-speed scooter sales from multiple manufacturers exceed that of the Revolt motorcycles.