Revolt plans to launch a new entry-level electric motorcycle that will sit below the RV400 in the company’s lineup
Revolt Motors has increased the prices of its flagship RV400 offering. The electric motorcycle garnered quite a bit of attention when it debuted as it was the country’s first two-wheeler compatible with AI. The bike also featured a unique design that attracted many buyers.
Revolt Electric Price Nov 2021 – RV400 Price Increase
The company has now increased the prices of the RV400 by a significant margin of Rs 18,000. Previously the electric motorcycle was priced at Rs 1.07 lakh and after the latest overhaul it will be available at a price of Rs 1.25 lakh .
For Mumbai, the price now stands at Rs 1.26 lakh (all prices excluding showroom). The latest price hike has already taken effect. In fact, this price increase will also be applicable to customers who booked an RV400 before its announcement.
It will probably come as a shock to anyone who has been waiting for the delivery of this electric motorcycle. Revolt Motors communicates to these customers that the increase is due to a sudden and significant increase in the cost of raw materials.
Reduced battery warranty
The electric vehicle maker has indicated that it will not be able to deliver bikes at the price in effect at the time of booking. Not only the prices, but Revolt also reduced the warranty offered in the RV400 battery. When first launched in 2019, Revolt offered a top-notch battery warranty of eight years or 150,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).
It was also one of the many reasons consumers switched from combustion engine two-wheelers to battery-powered motorcycles. The RV400’s battery is now backed by a six-year or 1,000,000-kilometer warranty (whichever comes first). This means a reduction of two years and 50,000 kilometers.
Despite a reduction in battery warranty coverage, Revolt still offers the most comprehensive warranty package than any other two-wheeler brand in the EV space in India. Other manufacturers of two-wheeled electric vehicles like Ather Energy and Ola Electric only offer a three-year warranty on their respective batteries. However, the company has yet to comment on the reason for the reduced battery warranty.
Expansion of the revolt in India
Earlier in October this year, Revolt announced that it would expand its presence in the country by expanding into 70 cities over the coming months, covering 26 states and union territories in India. Currently, Revolt sells the RV400 in only six locations in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Chennai.
The RV400 is powered by a 72 V 3.24 kWh lithium-ion battery that sends power to a 3 kW electric motor that delivers a maximum power of 5 kW and 54 Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 85 km / h and offers a claimed range of 156 km on a single charge.