Two New Electric Motorcycle Companies From India: Emflux And Tork

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick

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.

two new electric motorcycle companies from india emflux and tork, The Tork T6X is outfitted with a 4 3 inch touch TFT display that is apparently WiFi enabled
The Tork T6X is outfitted with a 4.3-inch touch TFT display that is apparently WiFi enabled.

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.

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  • Fivespeed 302 Fivespeed 302 on Apr 13, 2017

    "80% of maximum charge (apparently from a standard outlet) within an hour"
    I find this to be hard to believe. Either the battery is really small or they are full of crap. 80% of 62 is 49.6. 50 miles range in one hour's charge time from a 110 outlet seems a bit lofty of a claim.

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    • Jason Jason on Apr 16, 2017

      I have a Chevy Spark EV. It takes 20 hours to charge on 110V, 7 hours to charge on 220V, 20 minutes to charge to 80% on DC and 40 minutes to charge on DC to 100%. That is with a 3.3 Kw onboard charger which is 1/2 the size of the 6.6 Kw charger that is the industry standard, (DC bypasses the internal charger)

      Advertising time to charge to 80% is the key here. Batteries do not charge at a linear rate. The early part of the charge is very quick and it gets slower as the battery charge increased. It takes about the same time for the last 20% as it does for the first 80%. Adding that last little bit and then doing the conditioning and balancing to top off each individual cell takes time.

  • Next Big Technology Next Big Technology on Oct 25, 2021

    Thankyou for sharing a wonderful article with us ..
    when Tork T6x is coming in indian market ?

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