- This follows a recent leak that detailed RE’s electric version of the Himalayan
- Royal Enfield has reportedly set up teams in India and the UK to develop the new motorcycle
- The company has also hired the former Ola Electric CTO to handle its electric motorcycle operations
Royal Enfield has a special place in the hearts of thousands of Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts. However, the company has to contend with the rise in electric motorcycles from companies like Revolt, Tork, and others, which have gained immense popularity in the segment. We’ve come across reports about Royal Enfield preparing an electric motorcycle of its own, and a new report now sheds more light on this front.
According to Autocar India, Royal Enfield is making significant changes to its leadership, with the arrival of former Ola Electric CTO Umesh Krishnappa to chair the company’s electric motorcycle plans, which are still in their nascent stages at this point.
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The report adds that the company is spending upwards of $150 million toward its electric ambitions. Moreover, Royal Enfield has established teams both locally and in the UK to come up with a viable plan for its future in the electric motorcycle segment.
RE’s first electric motorcycle is on the horizon
Royal Enfield’s new motorcycle platform reportedly bears the internal codename ‘L’, with the manufacturer already commencing development. However, not much is known about its functioning and other capabilities. When set up, the company expects to produce up to 1.8 lakh electric motorcycles per year. But fans will have to wait until the second half of 2024 to check out Royal Enfield’s electric motorcycle, per Autocar.
Citing a person familiar with RE’s operations, Autocar further reports that Royal Enfield wants to conclude the product checks and validations before the end of the year. This would enable the manufacturer to bring the electric motorcycle to the market sometime after June 2024.
Source: Autocar India