India is among the many countries, which has pledged to take off internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, powered by petrol and diesel, from the roads. These vehicles will be replaced by electric vehicles (EV), which have higher efficiency than the ICE options, zero-emission, and low maintenance. There are already a bunch of electric vehicles out there, and with the petrol prices reaching sky-high in India, many are looking to go all-electric.
While the four-wheeler electric segment is yet to take off, the two-wheeler market has a wide array of options for buyers. An electric bike gives you the liberty to use the vehicle without hunting for a gas station. And that is a big money saver these days. You can consider brands like Revolt, Joy, Tork, Cybor, and Komaki, which are catering to the demands of all riders in the EV market. So, here are the best electric bikes you can buy in India.
List of Best electric bikes in India: range, price, charging time, and more
|Electric bikes models||Starting price||Battery||Range||Charging time||Speed|
|Revolt RV400||Rs 1,29,400||3.2kWh||80-150 km||4.5 hours||80 kmph|
|Joy e-Bike Monster||Rs 1,02,249||30Ah||75 km||4.5 hours||25 kmph|
|Tork Kratos R||Rs 1,92,499||4kWh||180 km||4-5 hours||105 kmph|
|Komaki Ranger||Rs 1,14,999||50Ah||200 km||5-6 hours||80 kmph|
|Cyborg Bob||Rs 1,14,999||2.88kWh||110 km||4-5 hours||85 kmph|
|Odysse Evoqis||Rs 1,66,250||4.32kWh||140 km||6 hours||80 kmph|
|Oben Rorr||Rs 99,999||4.4kWh||200 km||2 hours||100 kmph|
|PURE EV eTryst 350||Rs 1,54,999||3.5kWh||140 km||6 hours||85 kmph|
|Hop OXO||Rs 1,39,999||3.75kWh||150 km||5 hours||90 kmph|
Things to consider before buying electric bikes
There are several things you should keep in mind before you go out shopping for an electric bike. They will help you get the right electric bike for your needs while also helping you make a sound financial decision. So let us check out some points that will do you good to remember before pulling the plug on your brand-new electric bike purchase.
- Range, speed, and battery capacity: Electric bikes often come in multiple variants, each offering a different capacity of battery and maximum single-charge range. Note that the rated range provided by the manufacturer is under ideal conditions, so make sure to buy only those electric bikes that offer at least 15-20 percent more range than your daily commute requirement. Another thing to keep in mind is the top speed, as this also varies a lot depending on the model you get.
- Price, incentives, and tax benefits: Budget obviously will play a role in your buying decision, but even more important is to check the incentives and tax benefits provided by the central and state government on the electric vehicle you are buying. Once you have all the information, you can make the right financial decision while making the purchase.
- Technology, features, and style: Electric vehicles by design rely heavily on software, so make sure to buy the bikes from a company with a reputation for delivering timely updates. Also, make a note of features that you want to see in your electric bike, and make sure the brand you go with is offering most if not all of those features. Finally, don’t forget to take into account the style quotient of your vehicle.
- License requirement: The final thing you should keep in mind is whether the vehicle you are buying requires a license to drive or not. When electric bikes were new in the market, most didn’t require you to have a license to drive. However, as more and more companies are launching powerful electric bikes, you need a license now. So, check the license requirement for a vehicle before buying.
Best Electric bikes in India
1. Revolt RV400
Getting a Revolt RV 400 will look cheaper because you pay a fixed amount of over 3000 per month to the company. The total cost comes to well over Rs 1,40,000 in the market.
Where to buy Revolt RV400
Revolt has set up its dealerships in various cities and states of India such as Delhi, Bangalore, Surat, Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. One can simply walk into the preferred dealerships mentioned on the company’s website to book a test ride and make a purchase of the RV400.
2. Joy E-Bike Monster
The Joy E-Bike Monster is a mini electric bike that packs in some decent specs for its size. To begin with, it features a 72V lithium-ion battery which is able to cover 95km on a single charge. The notable feature of the Joy E-Bike is the mono-shock suspension system which ensures smooth and stable handling of the bike on bumpy roads. The charging is taken care of by a portable charger that juices up the battery from flat to full in around 5 to 5.5 hours. The bike consumes only 3.3 units of electricity for a full charge. It is available in three colours which include red, black and white.
The Joy E-Bike Monster comes with an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,02,249.
Where to buy Joy E-Bike Monster
To book the Joy E-Bike Monster, you can head over to the company’s official website and fill up an enquiry form with the necessary details such as name, phone number and city. Accordingly, they will reach out to you with the details.
3. Tork Kratos R
The Tork Kratos R is a souped-up variant of the vanilla Kratos and improves upon a lot of things. For starters, the Kratos R has a certified range of 180km instead of 120km and a top speed of 105km/hr. It is powered by a 4kWh lithium-ion battery which can be fast-charged to 80 percent in 60 minutes. That said, Tork provides access to its fast-charging network of charging stations for the first two years for free. On top of that, it is loaded with some nifty smart features such as geofencing, motor walk assist, find my bike function, crash alert and even a vacation mode. The Kratos R comes in white, red, black and blue colours.
Tork Kratos is priced at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,92,499 (Pune), but with subsidies of Rs 84,500 the effective price comes down to Rs 1,07,999.
Where to buy Tork Kratos
You can book a Tork Kratos through the brand’s website by filling up the booking form and depositing a refundable fee of Rs 999.
4. Komaki Ranger
If you’re a bullet bike fan and want an electric version of the same then look no further than the Komaki Ranger electric cruiser. This electric bike has one of the biggest batteries in an electric two-wheeler at 4kW which is able to provide a range of 180-220 km on a full charge. Apart from that, it packs a 4000 Watt motor to keep the things running. The Komaki Ranger also has features such as a mobile charging unit, a whole Bluetooth sound system to take advantage of the embedded features as well as dual exhausts (just a cosmetic part for an electric vehicle) with flame and sound effects. It comes in three different colours including black, blue and red.
Komaki has priced the Ranger at Rs 1,74,500 which is the ex-showroom price for Delhi.
Where to buy Komaki Ranger Electric Cruiser
Komaki is taking bookings for the Ranger on its website. Interested buyers can head over to the bookings page and enter the necessary details to get a response from the company.
5. Cyborg Bob
Launched in early 2022 by Ignitron Motocorp, the Cyborg Bob e-bike is a made-in-India electric motorcycle targeted towards teenagers and young adults. This dirt bike-inspired motorcycle is claimed to have top speeds of 85 km/hr and draws power from a 2.88 kWh lithium-ion removable battery. This battery is able to provide the bike with a mileage of 110 km on a single full charge and can be topped up from 0 to 80 percent in 3 hours using the 15 Amp home charger. For a full charge though, it’ll require 4 to 5 hours using the same charger. Apart from that, the Bob e-bike has an IP67-certified LED display on the front which provides the rider with various stats such as the battery remaining, time, and more. It can be used to control the bike settings as well.
Ignitron Motocorp has priced the Cyborg Bob-e bike at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,14,999.
Where to buy Cyborg Bob-e Bike
Reservations for the Cyborg Bob-e bike can be made on the company’s own website by depositing a booking fee of Rs 999 and filling in the necessary details.
6. Odysse Evoqis
The Odysse Evoqis is a high-end sports bike that matches the design language of some of the most iconic petrol-run bikes. Having top speeds of 80km/hr, the electric bike can glide through the city roads with ease. The Evoqis is Powered by a 4.32 KW lithium-ion battery that can provide a range of 100 km/h on a single charge. The battery takes 6 hours to fully charge with the 15W charger which comes along with the bike. The e-bike has a motor power of 3000 watts and also supports keyless ignition.
The Odysse Evoqis has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,66,250.
Where to buy Odysse Evoqis Electric Bike
The Evoqis can be booked and bought through Odysse’s website by depositing a fee of Rs 2000. Accordingly, you can check the dealerships near you for a test ride of this high-end sports e-bike.
7. Oben Rorr
This electric bike from Bangalore-based startup called Oben Electric is able to zoom its way at a top speed of 100km/hr. With an impressive range of 200 km on a full charge, the Oben Rorr is a perfect bike for city rides and short trips. The charging of the 4kWh lithium-ion battery pack is taken care of by a portable charger which can take the battery from flat to full in around 2 hours using a 15A power socket. Apart from that, the e-bike features a 6.5-inch display, which along with basic stats has a driver alert system that keeps the rider aware of its surroundings with visual indicators. Oben also has a dedicated mobile app to access tons of inbuilt features.
The Oben Rorr starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 99,999 which includes all the state subsidies.
Where to buy Oben Rorr
The Oben Rorr is currently up for pre-booking on the company’s website. The pre-booking amount is set at Rs 999.
8. PURE EV eTryst 350
The PURE EV eTryst 350 comes with a 4000-watt BLDC motor that can take the EV from 0 to 75 kmph in just 11.6 seconds. With a 3.5kWh battery packed in, the eTryst 350 can provide a range of 90km to 140km on a full charge depending upon the riding modes. As for the charging time, the battery cell can take 6 hours to charge from flat to full using the home charger that comes with the electric bike. Apart from that, there’s a LED display on the front to indicate important details such as battery status, speed modes, and more.
The pricing for the PURE EV eTryst 350 starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,54,999
Where to buy PURE EV eTryst 350
The Pure EV eTryst 350 can be enquired about through the company’s website.
Hop OXO is a stylish-looking electric bike that may appeal to many. The bike comes powered with a 5.2kW motor on the standard variant while the ‘Pro’ model comes fitted with a 6.2kW BLDC Hub motor. These motors provide both EVs with 90 kmph and 95 kmph of top speeds on the standard and pro variants respectively. As for the range, the standard variant can cover around 136km on a single charge while on the other hand, the ‘Pro’ variant can run for about 150km. Both electric bikes can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 4 hours using the fast charger that comes along. As for the additional features, Hop has ensured to provide Bluetooth connectivity, anti-theft alert, turn-by-turn navigation, and many more features that can be accessed using the 5-inch LCD touch display on the front.
The Hop OXO starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,39,999.
Where to buy Hop OXO
The Hop OXO can be booked and bought through Hop’s website by depositing a fee of Rs 999.