UM Renegade Thor: India’s first electric cruiser motorcycle teased ahead of Auto Expo debut

United Motorcycles, a relatively new entrant in the Indian two wheeler space and best known for its Renegade range of cruisers, will unveil the Thor at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The Renegade Thor is an electric cruiser that will make  its debut at the Auto Expo, and the company has just unveiled a teaser ahead of the official reveal.

UM Renegade Thor: India’s first electric cruiser motorcycle teased ahead of Auto Expo debut

The Thor will be India’s first electric cruiser, and at the moment has no real competition. Specifications and  pricing levels of the Thor are likely to be revealed at the Auto Expo. For now, nothing much is known about the bike,  including its battery range and peak torque output.

Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers said,

We are very excited to be a part of the Auto Expo 2018 and are confident that the visitors will be thrilled by the UM range of Motorcycles showcased at our stand. We will also be unveiling the world’s first electric geared high- speed cruiser at the Auto Expo.

The two wheeler segment in India is expected to get many new electric powered models across categories. There is the Tork T6X, a high-performance commuter motorcycle under development at Pune while Bangalore-based start-up Ather Energy is building the S340, a high-tech electric scooter that will be launched sometime later this year.

EMFlux Motors, another Indian company, is building the EMFlux One high performance electric superbike. Even the  EMFlux One is expected to be shown at the Auto Expo. Many more electric scooters from Hero MotoCorp, Honda and TVS Motors are also expected to make it to the Auto Expo.

Even car makers are betting big on electric mobility in India. Tata Motors is expected to unveil the electric  variants of the Tiago and Tigor at the Auto Expo. Maruti will showcase an electric off roader concept while Mahindra  will show no less than 6 new electric vehicles.