Hyderabad: Tronx Motors, part of Hyderabad-based Smartron has launched India’s first smart crossover electric bike, Tronx One.
Tronx Motors, earlier known as Volta Motors, was founded with a vision to redefine the commuting experience for consumers by introducing autonomous, artificial intelligence and IoT technologies enabled electric vehicles.
The bike is Smartron’s first step towards building the Tronx Motors vertical coupled with the company’s own tronXTM ecosystem.
As part of the tronXTM portfolio, Smartron has already launched mobile, compute and wearable devices in the past and is now entering a new EV vertical. Designed and engineered in India, the bike offers a powerful ride experience combined with a unique design sensibility.
The e-bike priced at Rs 49,999 on an introductory offer for limited units is open for pre-orders and will be available in two colours-magma red and pacific blue. Shipping will start on the 16th of July for the first batch of consumers who have pre-booked the bike.
The bike can go upto 25 km per hour. This crossover bike comes with multiple ride modes and virtual gears coupled with three electric gears and 6 speed Shimano Shifters which are enabled to extend and adjust the range and speed of the bike, letting you take seamless control over your ride. The mid step-thru frame is made for basic comfort and ease of users and is also ergonomic and adaptable for anyone who rides it. It is built on a premium Aerograde alloy frame material which is used in the construction of aircraft and is rust proof.
The bike also features a smart display powered by tronX and comes with an integrated tbike app which allows you to estimate range, and set fitness goals, all from the user’s smartphone. Easy to not just ride but use, the lightweight and detachable 36 V 13.6 Ah Lithium 500 W battery along with a 250W rear hub motor delivers a power packed experience to the users.
Tronx One claims guaranteed range of 50 kms on continuous throttle mode per charge and 70-85 kms on electronic gear assist mode per charge.
Tronx Motors has partnered with service and care partners across nine select cities – Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad – where the bike will first be available for consumers to try and ride as well, based on appointment slots.
Mahesh Lingareddy, founder and chairman, Smartron said, “Through Tronx Motors, our vision is to extend tronX, our intelligent and connected platform to automotive industry and disrupt the commute experience that has been pretty much the same for almost a century. Commute experience of future as we see it is not only electric but also connected and autonomous. We believe Smartron and TronX Motors can uniquely differentiate its products through integration of various connected and autonomous technologies powered by tronX. For instance, we can bring voice and touch enabled intelligent services and IoT enabled lock/ unlock, location monitoring, servicing, sharing features to commuters. We can introduce a range of driver and rider assist autonomous and semi-autonomous technologies to improve travel safety, productivity and experience. We are looking to open up our motors platform to other EV companies in the future.”
Anoop Nishanth, founder & CEO, Tronx Motors said “Tronx One is developed in India by a passionate team of designers and engineers and we are very excited to launch it for Indian consumers. With unique features such as advanced detachable lithium battery technology powered by advanced Samsung cells which is designed to carry and charge, the product is an ideal companion for the consumer as it offers a powerful and fun riding experience powered by the tronX ecosystem. We are receiving great initial response from the market and have already closed the first batch of pre-bookings. We aim to bring globally competing Design & Engineering with advanced and affordable technology to India in our upcoming products. Our next step is to ensure seamless shipping and delivery of the Tronx One to the consumers and our team is focused on that.”