Ahead of its market debut early in 2023, Gujarat-based EV start-up Matter has showcased its first electric motorbike in New Delhi four years after its founding. The motorbike, which as of now has no name, will be produced at Matter's Ahmedabad factory, which has a 60,000 unit annual manufacturing capacity. The electric motorbike concept shown today is one that is almost ready for manufacturing.
Although no dates were disclosed during the launch, Matter claims that reservations for the bike will begin soon.
First-generation Matter electric motorbike has a 5 kWh battery with a 150 km range.
The Matter electric bike, which was created in-house, differs from the other electric bikes now available for purchase in India in that it includes a four-speed sequential manual gearbox. This, in Matter's opinion, is one of the essential components of the motorbike riding experience that has been absent from other electric motorcycles in the market.
The motorcycle has a fixed 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (using nickel-manganese-cobalt chemistry cells) that also boasts a liquid-cooling system, a first for an Indian E2W.
10.5 kW (14.2 hp) is the maximum power output, and Matter estimates that depending on the model, range will be between 125 and 150 kilometers.
The 1 kW onboard charger that comes with the Matter electric motorbike is touted to charge the vehicle completely in less than five hours. According to the startup, you may put this charger onto any 5A, 3-pin plug outlet. The bicycle also includes a CCS connector for DC quick charging.
Instead of the conventional instrument cluster, there has a 7.0-inch LCD. It has remote lock/unlock, geofencing, real-time position tracking, car health monitoring, and comprehensive ride data. The system has 4G connectivity and runs an Android-based OS. According to the start-up, a proximity-based key fob and passive keyless entry technology allow the rider to lock or unlock the car by simply coming close to it. The motorcycle also has disc brakes and a single channel Anti-lock Braking system (ABS).
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