INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Friday, September 30, 2022

Atumobile, a Hyderabad-based indigenous Make in India sustainable electric vehicle manufacturing start-up, announced today that its latest electric bike, the AtumVader, has passed the ARAI certification and will soon hit the roads this year. This new cafe racer model has a 2.4 kWh battery pack, a tougher tubular chassis, an LED indicator, and an LED tail lamp.

The AtumVader electric bikes are manufactured in the company’s Net Zero manufacturing facility in Patancheru, Telangana which recently increased its production capacity from 25,000 units per annum to a maximum of 3,00,000 units. This facility, powered by ATUM – World’s 1st Electricity Generating Solar Roof, spans an area of 20,000 sq.ft. total. Mr. Vamsi G Krishna, MD of Atumobile, stated during the announcement, “Indian EV sector is experiencing an electrifying revolution. With the increasing demand for sustainable living and durable vehicles, we always keep our customers’ safety and cost-effective pricing in mind.

While keeping the electric bike’s safety features in mind, AtumVader has specially curated safety switches and high-end tires for off-road use as well. We were able to design the latest version suitable for Indian roads with the assistance of our R&D experts and indigenous solar-powered zero-emission facilities. Given the stressful nature of traffic in India, AtumVader will be a breeze to ride on. We have already received positive feedback following the distribution of the first low-speed version, Atum 1.0, to over 1000 customers.

With this latest version called AtumVader, we hope to see a growth trajectory in our EV business.” Atumobile has pledged to focus on an overall viable EV infrastructure that allows service on wheels, a hassle-free way to get the electric bike serviced. Recently the company was awarded the Best of India Biz. Award by Mr. Subhash Desai, Cabinet Minister of Industries, Maharashtra. Some unique features that make AtumVader compelling to the new-age Indian rider are its hub motor with a 2.4kWh battery pack that allows the bike to go up to 100 km on a single charge, its 65 kmph speed and the fact that it’s gearless i.e., it has no clutch and does not require a leg brake.

A rider can simply use their hands to accelerate. Another notable feature is that 90% of AtumVader is made from indigenously sourced components. The brand positions this product as “the answer to automatic transmission in motorbikes”