Last month we reported on Chinese electric motorcycle manufacturer Evoke and the company’s intention of entering the United States with its Urban S model by this summer. Now, rumblings from Bangalore suggest two new electric motorcycle companies, Tork Motors and Emflux Motors, are preparing to launch in India, and eventually the world.
The Tork T6X and its corresponding website are apparently much further down the path of offering an actual production bike, while Emflux and its Model 1 appear to be in the final stages of adapting and testing its electric motor within a KTM RC390 chassis. It’s been reported that the production version of the Emflux (picture above a teaser of the production version) will break cover at India’s Auto Expo in February of 2018, while orders are currently being taken on the T6X, however, no delivery date is mentioned.
Tork claims its bike will reach 80% of maximum charge (apparently from a standard outlet) within an hour, will cruise comfortably at 62 mph, produces 20 lb.-ft. of torque, and has a range of 62 miles. For the Model 1, Emflux claims it will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, has a top speed of 105 mph, a range of 124 miles, and will charge from 0 to 80% in less than 36 minutes using a DC fast charge station.
With India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy pushing plug-in vehicle technology via generous subsidies, were sure to see an uptick in electric vehicles from the country boasting more than 1.2 billion people. Tork and Emflux are certainly the first of many electric two-wheelers from India. Which ones survive and go globally will be interesting to watch.