It would appear that more and more Indian motorcyclists are going electric as electric motorcycles and scooters roll out of showrooms left and right. If you take into account that the country is still undergoing some form of lockdown, this trend is simply impressive.
With the demand for personal mobility increasing day by day, as well as the Indian government pushing strongly for the use of electric vehicles, it is not surprising that the number of electric vehicles continues to increase. That said, a relatively new player in the electric motorcycle game, Joy E-Bikes, saw massive growth for the month of June. A subsidiary of WardWizard Innovations and Mobility, Joy E-Bikes sold more than 700 electric motorcycles in June 2021, more than three times more than the 223 units sold during the same period last year.
Joy E-Bikes has a total of four electric motorcycles in its arsenal: the Skyline, Hurricane, Beast and Thunderbolt. All are powered by a 5,000-watt DC brushless electric hub motor and are powered by a 54 Ah lithium-ion battery. Capable of a top speed of 90 kilometers per hour, or 56 miles per hour, Joy’s electric motorcycles are faster than most entry-level electric scooters in India. However, they command a higher price with the Skyline, the most affordable of the lot, priced at Rs 229,000, or US $ 3,041. The Hurricane and Thunderbolt sell for Rs 233,009, or US $ 3,094, and the most premium, the Beast, sells for Rs 242,000, or US $ 3,213.
The sudden increase in sales in the majority of Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturers is largely attributable to the new FAME II policy, or the faster adoption and manufacture of electric vehicles. Under the new policy, the government will provide a significant subsidy to all electric vehicles that meet certain criteria. This has led almost all electric vehicle manufacturers in India to cut prices across all of their model lines.