Tuesday, May 30

Polarity Smart Bikes – pedal assisted e-bicycles launched

Pune-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer Polarity has launched not one but six new pedal-assisted e-bicycles in India, available at a starting price of Rs 38,000 (ex-showroom).

They will be offered under the Sport and Executive range with prices ranging from Rs 38,000 to Rs 1.1 lakh (ex-showroom). While the basic underlay of both categories is the same, they do differ in terms of aesthetics and power output.

Polarity Electric BikesPrices (ex-Showroom)
E1K₹ 38,000
E2K₹ 65,000
E3K₹ 1.05 lakh
S1K₹ 40,000
S2K₹ 70,000
S3K₹ 1.10 lakh

These pedal-assisted bicycles sport different grades of electric motors, helping it achieve top-speed ranging from 40 kmph to 100 kmph.

The launch comes at a time when there is growing interest from buyers for pedal-assisted electric bicycles.

The e-bicycles launched by Polarity have motors with power ranging from 1kW to 3kW. The lithium-ion battery powered bicycles have 1000 life cycles and carry a three year warranty. All the six bikes have a ride range of 80kms.

The bikes have been designed and developed in-house by Polarity and manufactured at Hinjewadi, Pune.

The Polarity bikes have been built on lightweight steel frame with an overall kerb weight of just under 55kg. The company is offering Bluetooth connectivity and GPS tracking only on the top-end model.

A company-designed mobile app will connect the bike for relaying information such as diagnostics, service logs, and location tracking. The bikes comes with adjustable suspension, parental controls from smart phones to control bike speeds when the owner lends the bike to friends or children.

Polarity says that the production capacity for the first year will be 15,000 units, and deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2020. The company will also offer plug-in chargers, both a standard home charger and an optional fast chargers, ranging from a 40V 5A unit to a 80V 10A unit. 

The company intends to start sales from eight cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune.

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