Boom Motors, the new high-tech EV brand from the city of Coimbatore, recently announced that they have received over 36,000 bookings for their newly launched electric bike Corbett. The company said that the bike will hit the dealers by January 2022.
Equipped with a swappable battery pack, the Corbett has received a ton of admiration from all the EV enthusiasts across the nation. Also, Boom Motors has been successful in enticing more than 60 dealers around the country. Additionally, they are looking to tether 250 more dealers in their network by the end of 2022.
A representative from Boom Motors in a statement said, “The company aims to exceed one lakh unit sales in the next one year by expanding its manufacturing unit in Coimbatore”. Currently, It has built a factory in Coimbatore capable of manufacturing 100,000 bikes per year.
With the success of Corbett, the company has crossed Rs 400 crores. This is a huge milestone for the Coimbatore-based startup. The company CEO and Co-Founder Aniruth Ravi Narayanan in a press release said, “We are extremely pleased with the overwhelming response we have received for the Boom Corbett. The response is a clear indication of customer preference shifting to electric vehicles”
He also added, “The company’s mission is to move to sustainable mobility. The positive reception to our bike is a testament to the value proposition of Boom Motors. People have shown immense faith in our product and in the company’s vision – we are committed to working doubly hard to deliver these vehicles as soon as possible to our customers,”
The Corbett is a durable and long-lasting bike, that is offered in two variants, the Corbett 14 and 14-EX. The bike will be featuring a 2.3 kWh battery which can optionally be doubled to 4.6 kWh – giving the vehicle a best-in-class range of up to 200 kms.
The batteries are swappable and they come with a portable charger that can plug into any household socket thereby removing the requirement for charging infrastructure. The charging time for these batteries will be around 2.5 to 4 hours.
Corbett 14 will be capable of reaching a top speed of 65 kmph, while the 14-EX can reach 75 kmph. The bike will also be efficient enough to handle a maximum load of 200 kgs, and also it will be able to handle even the steepest gradients of the cities. The bike has been built to last with an exo-skeletal double-cradle chassis made of high-tensile steel.
Moreover, the bike is also packed with some intelligent features like accident and theft detection, and a parental mode.
The introductory pricing for the models has been set at Rs. 86,999/- for the Corbett 14 and Rs. 1,19,999/- for the 14-EX. Once the end of the introductory offer, the price of the bikes will soar back to Rs. 89,999/- and Rs. 1,24,999/-.
CEO Narayanan said that Boom Motors is the first EV company to offer customers to purchase its vehicles for 5-year EMI. The Rates will start at Rs. 1,699 per month – which is less than what many people spend on petrol.