Following the official unveiling in June, bookings for the Revolt RV400 had started for a minimum amount of Rs 1,000. Now, the company has commenced production at their facility in Manesar
Look beyond the current slowdown in the automotive industry and you’ll notice a metamorphosis – albeit a small one. In 2019 so far, three new players in the electric two-wheeler space have debuted – Avan Motors, Ampere from Greaves Cotton and Revolt Intellicorp. While Avan and Ampere have already launched electric scooters into the market, next up is Revolt. The company showcased their first product – the RV400 – in June and commenced bookings for Delhi customers soon after. With the RV400 scheduled to be launched later this month, production has now commenced at their facility in Manesar.
The Revolt RV400 looks pretty much like a conventional street naked. The only difference, however, is that the engine bay area, which in this case houses the battery, is somewhat covered. The motorcycle is fitted with LED lighting, upside-down forks, 17-inch alloy wheels and disc brake at both ends. While Revolt hasn’t revealed the battery capacity of the motorcycle as yet, we’ve been told that it has a riding range of 156 kilometres in a single charge while in the Eco mode. In the city mode, the range drops down to 80-90km while in the Sport mode it goes as low as 50-60km. The RV400 has a top speed of 85km/h.
Although the range may not be great, Revolt offers a hassle-free solution to range anxiety. The company will set up dedicated battery charging and swapping networks, where customers can bring their drained battery and exchange them for fully charged ones by paying a nominal cost. In addition, the motorcycle will also come with a portable charger that can be connected to a regular 15A power socket.
The motorcycle also has smart connectivity features with artificial intelligence (AI). With the dedicated RV400 app, customers can get battery range info, start the motorcycle remotely, get bike location and more. It even has satellite navigation, location of battery swapping stations and for the first time, synthesised sounds.
Revolt Intellicorp has already received more than 2,500 bookings of the RV400 from Delhi and Pune. Price of the motorcycle will be announced on 28th August. Expect it to be around the Rs 1 lakh mark.