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.
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.