• Electric Classic Cars, a company which converts a vehicle into an all-electric vehicle has converted a Royal Enfield motorbike into an EV known as Photon.
• Photon is powered by a Newton based Electric Classic Cars battery.
• Royal Enfield has also taken interest and sent a brand new bullet to see the full conversion of their bike.
EV is becoming a trend in India and soon the demand will rise for electric cars and bikes, the 2020 Auto Expo has shown us a variety of EV we could be getting in the near future. Royal Enfield is not only an automobile company name but rather an emotion whose motorbike is loved by almost all Indians, a motorbike which is bought because of its class and moreover its thumping sound.
Electric Classic Cars, a company which converts a vehicle into an all-electric vehicle, from Porsches to Maseratis the company has a record of converting vehicles into EVs. Recently the company has converted a Bullet into an EV prototype known as Photon by powering it through a Newton based Electric Classic Cars battery and Royal Enfield has also taken interest and sent a band new bullet to see the full conversion of their bike.
The motorbike is equipped with 14 Kw of hub motor that generates a maximum power of 15.6 bhp and 300 Nm of torque with a range of 128 km and can attain a top speed of 112 kmph. The bike is integrated with 280 mm of disc brake in front and 240 mm of disc brake at the rear. There is hardly any change in the bike from the standard except the vibrations and the thumping sound is eliminated so one can expect that the Photon should be handled much like the original. The Motorbike is priced around £20,000 (₹ 18.9 lakh approx), Royal Enfield has announced last year that they will soon get into the production of electric motorcycle, only time will tell whether Photon will remain a prototype or it will enter the automotive market.