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For Tackling Asian Cities’ Smog Problems; Tork E-Motorcycles


BANGALORE, India – In order to tackle the smog problems of the world’s biggest cities located in Asia electric two-wheeled mobility is needed. India’s first electric motorcycle maker is now there. Recently Tork Motors unveiled their first commercial motorcycle Tork T6X.

For Tackling Asian Cities’ Smog Problems; Tork E-Motorcycles
Founder Tork Motorcycles Kapil Shelke unveiled the company’s first e-motorcycle. Photo Tork

IT took seven years of R&D effort. But now it’s there; the T6X has been developed as the mobility future for the smart, modern urban commuter.

Tork’s T6X is loaded with features introduced on a two-wheeler for the first time like on board navigation, storage, cloud connectivity, full digital display, quick charge and superior acceleration. It could also be connected with Tork’s app to communicate health, range, service alerts and customised riding profiles. The T6X also boasts of a range of advanced safety features like ABS, CDS, anti-theft, geo fencing and daytime running lights among others.

 5,000-10,000 for first three years

Tork is aiming at selling some 5,000 to 10,000 of its e-motorcycles in India in the first three years. The company is working on more competitive prices as prices for lithium ion battery haven been declining and are expted to drop even more.

Its lithium ion batteries power the T6X have a top speed of about 100 km/h and to run about 100 km on a single charge. Re-charging takes two hours.

The Tork is launched in Pune, Bangalore and India’s Capital New Dehli. The Tork e-motorcycle retails for USD 1,875.

 India targets 7 million e-vehicles by 2020

The bike maker also banks on Indian government National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020. This plan aims to put 7 million electric and hybrid vehicles on Indian roads by 2020.  By 2030, the government is aiming to make India a 100% EV nation. As a result of these policy initiatives, sales of electric vehicles (EV) grew by nearly 38% in the last financial year. Total EV sales for the fiscal 2015-16 stood at 22,000 units.

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