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Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle: Right now, Royal Enfield is blazing. Actually, no, but you know. The Chennai-based manufacturer, which adheres to a ‘four bikes a year’ policy, has introduced the Scram 411, a new Classic 350 and the newest Hunter 350. We have yet to see another Royal Enfield launch by the end of this year.
However, electric vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity everywhere, including India, due to climate change and rising fuel prices. By 2035, Europe believes it can achieve carbon neutrality. Other areas, such as India’s electric vehicle market, are working towards electrification in light of the old continent’s ambitious vision. Car and motorcycle manufacturers have committed to an EV future.
Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle
But what about Royal Enfield? How is this established brand preparing for the future of electric vehicles? This will inevitably happen sooner or later. At the Hunter 350 introduction ceremony, Siddhartha Lal, CEO of Eicher Motors, dropped some hints about potential electric vehicle models that Royal Enfield could produce in the future. There was talk of Royal Enfield electric vehicles at the launch of the Hunter 350. The first Royal Enfield electric car will be unveiled in three to four years, according to Sid Lal. It’s far from a precise timeline, after all. However, it is now clear that Royal Enfield is developing an EV or at least has a strategy in mind.
However, four years of preparation and waiting is a long time. You might also be thinking how difficult it can be to import batteries from China, replace the engine on a current Royal Enfield base and call it a day. Right? Fire threats from electric vehicles arise when speed is valued more than quality, as we have seen. This is not how Royal Enfield makes its products. The British company places great importance on consistency, solid engineering and reliability. If we look at the recently released Hunter 350, we can see that its development started in 2016, six years ago. Okay, there have been delays caused by COVID-19. However, we can still say that the debut of the Hunter 350 took around four years.
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What to expect?
Royal Enfield are currently working on a number of different initiatives but nothing is complete yet, according to Sid Lal. It will cost a lot of money to create an electric vehicle with performance comparable to their 350cc or 650cc platforms. Because the batteries can produce 20 to 30 horsepower, they have a lot of energy. Therefore, battery technology needs to be significantly improved. Also, India is expected to start domestic battery production to reduce battery costs.
Royal Enfield will not rush things and will take its time to release an electric vehicle that lives up to expectations. Whether it’s range, performance or appearance. We can expect Royal Enfield’s next EVs to have a range of around 100-150 kilometers on a single charge and performance comparable to their 350cc range. But unfortunately, we have to wait years to acquire one.
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