Electric vehicles adoption has been taking strong growth around the world and mostly all big companies are now switching to battery-powered vehicles.
After Harley Davidson launched the Livewire, the most loved hard-muscle bike manufacturer in India Royal Enfield has unveiled its first electric bike Photon converted by the British company Electric Classic Cars (ECC) with replacing the internal combustion engine of a brand-new Bullet to an electric powertrain.
The electric powertrain of the Photon features a 10 kWh LG battery that produces 15 horsepower and achieves a top speed of 112 km/h (70 mph) offering range up to 128 km (80 miles).
Following the design of the 1930s Bullet, ECC incorporated period-correct design elements from architectural movements like Art Deco and Streamline Moderne. It also includes an integrated radiator that provides water-cooling for the electric motor of the bike.
Other than that the bike’s suspension, brakes, and handling remain unchanged. The fuel tank is placed to just give the classic appearance to the bike while the bar-end mirrors and an LED headlight, the two-toned paint completes the classic conversion.
Royal Enfield Photon is priced heavily at £20,000 ($24,749 USD or INR 19.06 lakh). While it’s just the start for the company we can expect a cost-effective electric Royal Enfield in the market soon.