First-ever Royal Enfield Electric Motorcycle Will Come Out In 2025, confirms Siddhartha Lal
Article by Drivio | 5th Sep 23
MD of Eicher Motors, Siddhartha Lal, confirmed that the development of the first-ever electric motorcycle from Royal Enfield is on track and will be out in 2025.
- The electric motorcycle from Royal Enfield will miss out on the iconic thump and exhaust note.
- Royal Enfield will be investing Rs 15,000 crore for its EV business.
- The company has already partnered with 11-12 EV vendors till date.
While Royal Enfield is heavily relying on its iconic models and lifestyle motorcycles driven by petrol, the company is already aggressively working on developing electric motorcycles. The MD of Eicher Motors (parent company of Royal Enfield), Siddhartha Lal, has confirmed that the works on the first-ever Royal Enfield motorcycle are on track and will officially be introduced in 2025.
Last year, Royal Enfield invested equity in Stark Future, a European EV startup, and is said to be developing an all-new electric motorcycle in collaboration with its team. According to Siddhartha Lal, the product is beyond the prototype stage for now and will take two more years to be fully ready.
To make its first-ever electric motorcycle in full swing, Royal Enfield will be pumping in Rs 1,500 crore worth of investment and has already partnered with 11-12 local EV vendors. With this move, Royal Enfield is trying to keep the costs in check and make its first electric motorcycle relatively affordable.
The first electric motorcycle from Royal Enfield is being developed from scratch, and with its all-electric powertrain, it will be missing out on the thump of the air-cooled petrol engines from the brand.
Confirming this, Siddhartha Lal stated that the brand’s first electric motorcycle will not have fake sounds or speakers and will focus on its authenticity by making it a quiet motorcycle to operate. Royal Enfield is also working on the possibility of standalone showrooms for its all-electric models.