Best electric bike in India: Choose between Hero AE47, Ultraviolette F77 and Revolt RV400

Electric bikes in India are gaining in popularity. As demand for them grows, e-bikes are becoming lighter and faster, and some of them are even touching cruising speeds

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The time it takes to charge these bikes may disturb your touring plans. But these electric motos are no less capable than your conventional gassers.

Ultraviolette F77

The Ultraviolette F77 is India’s first sporty electric motorcycle which has been designed and developed in Bengaluru. Revealed late last year, the electric motorcycle features a bespoke trellis frame chassis and a frame-mounted electric motor with a claimed peak power figure 33.5hp and 90Nm of torque. The F77 will be priced between Rs3 lakh and Rs3.25 lakh, and is expected to go on sale this year.

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Revolt RV 400

The Revolt RV 400 was launched last year and was touted as India’s first-ever AI-enabled electric motorcycle. It features a 3.2kWh lithium-ion battery that powers a 3kW mid-drive motor that sits underneath the battery pack. Revolt claims the RV400 has a range of ARAI-certified 156km on a full charge. The Revolt motorcycles are available through a subscription model and currently only in Delhi and Pune.

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Hero AE-47

Hero Electric unveiled the AE-47 electric motorcycle — the brand’s most premium offering to date — at the Auto Expo this year. The electric two-wheeler sports a naked street motorbike styling with upright seating and split-seat configuration. It is powered by a 6kW motor which derives its power from a 3.5kWh Li-ion battery. The company claims a top speed of 100kmph, a 0-60kmph time of 9 seconds, and a range of 85km in Power mode and 160km in Eco mode. The battery takes only 4 hours to be fully charged. For a sporty performance, it features a USD fork and monoshock along with disc brake on both ends — 290mm (front) and 215mm (rear). Other features include a cruise control system, a digital instrument cluster, keyless access, a mobile charging port, and even a reverse gear. It is expected to be priced from Rs1.3 lakh-Rs1.5 lakh and should go on sale later this year.

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