The Revolt RV 400 AI smart electric motorcycle has been shown in India, pre-bookings open on 25 June and price to be announced soon
Entrepreneur Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of the Micromax mobile-phone brand, has entered the electric two-wheeler industry. His new venture, Revolt Intellicorp Pvt Ltd, set up with an investment of about Rs 400-500 crore and aims at developing India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle. Earlier, the company shared that the smart motorcycle has completed its homologation process and received approvals from Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). This makes it India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle to have achieved becoming the first ARAI-certified motorcycle. With their headquartered in Gurgaon and a manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana, the firm has a production capacity of 1.2 lakh vehicles commissioned for Phase I.
The new Revolt RV 400 that has just been launched will have an ARAI-certified range of 156 kilometres on a single charge and will feature a swappable lithium-ion battery pack. This smart-motorcycle claims to have a top speed of 85 km/h. For now, the battery and the electric motor will be imported but the battery management system and ECU are designed indigenously by the company. The battery can be charged in four hours and in any 15-ampere socket as it is portable and can be easily removed and put back in place. The new model is a fully-electric, AI-enabled motorcycle with an embedded 4G LTE SIM that is powered by the Revolt app available for both Android and iOS. The two colours that will be offered on the Revolt RV 400 are ‘Rebel Red’ and ‘Cosmic Black’
The company’s R&D is said to be working for close to two years to develop the AI-enabled motorcycle which promises to offer performance which is on par to conventional ICE motorcycles. The features of the Revolt RV 400 include bike location with map guide, real-time information about battery percentage, bike mode and estimated range. Batteries can also be ordered home or at a location specified by the user. The app can find the closest battery-swapping station and guide the user towards it. All trips taken on the bike will be monitored and information about average speed, start and stop location, time taken, and total distance travelled will be calculated and given in detail. Something new and interesting is that users will be able to change the sound and volume of the electric bike with their mobile app.
The Revolt RV 400 bookings will open in just a few days, and the price will be revealed in phase II of the launch.
Story: Sarmad Kadiri and Azaman Chothia