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Electric motorcycle company closes pre-orders after selling out in two hours

by Jordan McKay, Jun 23
1 minute read

Indian electric motorcycle manufacturer Revolt Motors sold out of it’s popular RV400 model just two hours after opening it for orders. Benefiting from India’s FAME II subsidies, the low-cost motorcycle with approximately 90 miles range has proven very popular.

parked motorcycle on the street during daytime

So what?

In a country troubled with varied infrastructure, difficult terrain and weather, and inconsistent energy supply in many regions, this selling out of electric motorcycle models shows strong latent demand despite a difficult electric vehicle environment.

This surge in demand for electric motorcycles, coupled with the fact that the RV400 has proven itself a capable replacement to other combustion-engine competitors in India could signal a tipping point for Indian transportation. It could also provide a case for other nations or businesses considering legislation and/or investment in electric motorcycles.

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