Smartron, the Indian IoT startup known for its smartphones t.phone and laptop t.book, Wednesday ventured in to another area – connected automobiles by launching an electric bike.
The bike, modeled as Tronx One, is a battery operated cycle-looking bike and is priced at Rs 49,999. The e-bike is produced by Smartron’s subsidiary Tronx motors, earlier known as Volta Motors that Smartron had acquired a year ago.
The bike will go on sale from 16 July and will be delivered to customers who pre-book it.
The e-bike offers a top speed of 25 km/h and comes with multiple ride modes and Virtual Gears coupled with 3 Electric Gears and 6 speed shifters. The Tronx One bike has got 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. The bike can go up to 50 Kms on continuous throttle mode per charge and 70-85 Kms on electronic gear Assist Mode per charge.
The firm has partnered with service and care partners across 9 select cities- Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad – where the bike will first be available for consumers to try and ride as well, based on appointment slots.
“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,” said Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder and Chairman, Smartron.