Orxa Energies’ EV Performance Bike Mantis Achieves A Milestone Of 7000 Km In 28 Days
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Orxa Energies, a pioneer in electric mobility and battery solutions, confirmed that two of its flagship electric motorcycle – the Mantis – have completed a distance of 7000 km as part of the Electric BharatMala. This is about halfway through the world record attempt of 14000+ km and is the first time seven start-ups have come together to build an Electric Vehicle (EV) ecosystem to address the roadblocks in India’s journey towards improving electric mobility. As of today, the riders, including an Orxa team member, have arrived at Gorakhpur on their motorcycles and, after a rest day, are expected to begin their journey towards Dehradun, and north towards Jammu.
The Mantis is Orxa’s flagship all-electric performance motorcycle that is built by bikers, for bikers. It has a design top speed of 135 kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in less than 10 seconds. The battery capacity is a segment-beating 9kwh, which endows the Mantis with a real world range of 200 km per charge in the city and about 150 km on a single charge at highway speeds. These attributes and more have been validated on this ride. Over the last 7000 km, the two Mantis have been tested through 40+ degree celsius weather, steep hill inclines, highway speeds, off-road, rain and other conditions.
There is a three-fold impact linked to the Electric Bharatmala – to address and remove EV anxiety, promote road safety by recycling plastic waste to fix potholes, and encourage students in over 20 colleges to shift from being Job Seekers to Job Creators.
‘’We are excited to be a part of a group of ‘Made in India’ startups and collaborators to answer the many questions surrounding the EV ecosystem in the country. We are happy to be able to address range, performance, servicing, and charging anxieties for electric vehicles across different terrains, using the Mantis on this long journey,” commented Dr. Prajwal Sabnis, Co-Founder of Orxa Energies on the
collaboration. “Having been part of the riding team, our expedition so far has proven the bike’s capability on a variety of road conditions. The forthcoming high-altitude regions, coupled with the sub-zero temperatures, will test the reliability of our electric motorcycles and the endurance of their riders alike,” he added.
The Electric Bharatmala started on the 4 th of February 2022 from Bangalore and has covered key checkpoints such as Mangalore, Kochi, Kanyakumari, Chennai, Vizag, Guwahati, Dimapur, Kohima, and Imphal in the Northeast and other cities enroute. The last leg of the ride will undergo several long stretches along the Thar Desert, and down to Goa. Multiple 400+ km/day stretches will be completed
during this time. From Goa, the team will then set off on their journey back to Bangalore crossing the Western Ghats by 29 th March
The collaboration, called ‘StartupnREV’ was conceptualized by John Kuruvilla and Gautam Khot, Mentors at Brigade REAP. The ride is being done on2 Mantis motorcycles built by Orxa Energies, in collaboration with SpareIT for EV-ready spares and service, BOLT and Charzer for EV charging, and Pothole Raja, a civic startup with a target to fix over 1000 potholes on this Bharatmala ride. The collaboration is also supported by Highway Delite, that’s coordinating the charging installations at hotels & CEAT shopped before the riders reach their destination each day. As part of its agenda, the riders are visiting about 20 colleges to present the stories of these #MadeInIndia startups that are making this ride possible.
About Orxa Energies:
Orxa Energies is a high-performance electric vehicle and energy systems startup based out of Bengaluru, India. Located in India’s de-facto EV innovation hub, Orxa has raised several rounds of external funding, and has been exponentially growing revenues since 2018.
Orxa Energies aims to rapidly electrify all transport and is a step closer to achieving this goal through their fully-electric performance vehicles and performance battery packs. Founded by Dr. Prajwal Sabnis and Ranjita Ravi in 2015, Orxa is on a mission to change the perception of EVs, with a future target of 500km and 1000km range electric motorcycles.
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