Mumbai-based electric two-wheeler startup Odysse Electric Vehicles will start delivering the Vader electric motorcycle by the end of August this year. Launched in March this year, the e-bike was originally due to be delivered in July, but HT Auto understands that delivery date has now been pushed back to the end of next month. The Odysse Vader is a competitor to the Tork Kratos R, Hop Oxo, Revolt RV400, and more, priced at $130,000 (ex-showroom).Now open for booking $999.
The Odysse Vader is India’s first electric car with built-in Google Maps navigation. The motorized product features a 7-inch Android display and can be controlled via a mobile app. Power comes from a 3.7 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a range of 125 kilometers on a single charge. The battery can be fully charged in four hours. The electric motorcycle uses a 3 kW motor that produces 6 bhp and 170 Nm of peak torque for a top speed of 85 km/h. The battery is AIS 156 certified and comes with a three-year warranty.
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Speaking to HT Auto, Nemin Vora, CEO of Odysse EV, revealed that the Vader will be produced at the company’s two factories in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The first models were supposed to launch in July this year, but have been delayed until next month.
Currently, the production capacity of Odysse EV is 2,500 vehicles in a single shift, and the factory can be expanded to 5,000 vehicles in two shifts. The company is building a new production facility that will increase capacity to 10,000 pieces per shift per month. The new plant will be located in Gujarat or Maharashtra, and discussions are still ongoing. Odysse plans to consolidate its production into the new plant to achieve better economies of scale.
The move is important for the future growth of the Odysse EV as the company shifts to higher-speed products. Vora explained: “We are transitioning all of our early high-speed products. We are launching new high-speed scooters, replacing old scooters and upgrading existing scooters. So we will see how some of the products that were launched early upgrade.”
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For now, the focus remains on bringing Vader to market. Odysse has more than 70 showrooms across India and has presence in the western and southern regions of India. Currently, the company has started expanding to the east, center and north, aiming to have 200 dealerships by the end of this year. Odysse’s products continue to increase penetration in secondary and tertiary markets.
First published date: July 1, 2023 at 21:56 PM UT