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It's pretty staggering how much demand there has been for the Revolt RV400. They reopened orders for the bike and sold out in 2 hours!


Sales of electric motorcycles have been gaining traction all over the world, but Revolt’s RV400 might take the cake for quickest sellout.

The Indian electric motorcycle company Revolt Motors has benefited from the country’s FAME II subsidies that incentivize the purchase of electric vehicles.

Few places in the world see more two-wheeled traffic than India, and thus encouraging the large population to shift to electric motorbikes has been a prime objective of the government.

The FAME II subsidy put the price of the Revolt RV400 at close to RS 90,000, or the equivalent of around US $1,200.

The electric motorcycle was first launched in late 2019 and has gone through a rollercoaster ride of production. Now the company is having trouble keeping it in stock, as evidenced by the bike selling out in just two hours after orders were reopened. Revolt Motors says it sold nearly US $7M worth of RV400s in those two hours.

For the bike’s reasonable price, riders get an 85 km/h (53 mph) electric motorcycle with a 3 kW continuous-rated mid-drive motor. The bike is equipped with a 72V and 45Ah removable battery offering 3.24 kWh of capacity.

That’s enough battery to provide the RV400 with 150 km (93 miles) of range in ECO mode, or up to 80 km (50 miles) in SPORT mode.

The large 17″ wheels are uniquely suited for the variety of road surfaces in India and tackle unpredictable terrain better than smaller scooter wheels.

The 150cc-class electric motorcycle is rather lightweight at just 108 kg (238 lb), yet offers seating for two and has proven to be an efficient alternative to gas-powered two-wheelers in India.

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