India’s first electric bike – Mankame EP-1 takes everyone by surprise

In good news for bike lovers, Bangalore-based tech start-up Mankame Automotive is all geared up to create history very soon as they are all set to develop India’s first electric superbike that can travel over 500km on a single charge.

Mankame EP-1 will come up with a liquid cooled 18.4 kWh battery pack which uses a combination of high-density Samsung cells and Matrix BMS system to track and control individual cells. It has three different riding modes. Isn’t an interesting concept it? Yes, it is.

Mankame EP-1 (Credits:

When combined with compatible motor-controller, it will successfully steer the e-bike a coverage of 480km on the highway and that too on a single charge at 70 kmph. E-bike can deliver 500-550km range in the city, with active regenerative braking (a braking technique in which energy is extracted from the parts braked, to be stored and reused again).

The e-bike will have a 40KW PMSM motor for maximum performance and when it is coupled with Kevlar reinforced Aramid belt drive system, it generates 180Nm torque (a force that tends to cause rotation) at the shaft and 432Nm at the rear-wheel.

It is to be built in Dharwad, Karnataka, the EP-1 will have three riding modes namely, Economy mode, Sport Mode and Race Mode. In Economy mode, the e-bike can touch a blistering pace of 120kmph, whereas in Sport mode, it can go up to a speed of 180kmph and 251kmph In Race Mode.

The EP-1 weighs 160kg and has a ground clearance of about 190mm. As far as braking system is concerned, it is tipped with dual 320mm front discs and a 240mm rear-disc with Brembo calipers, dual-channel smart Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and traction control (prevents the wheels from over-spinning especially on slippery surfaces).

Mankame EP-1 is yet to be launched and the price of the vehicle is not available. Just like all other vehicles, transport rules apply and one needs a licence to use this vehicle.

“We are a team of engineers, developing what will be India’s first electric superbike named the EP-1. The electric superbike will be comparable to 600-650 cc motorbikes with internal combustion engines in terms of performance, with a top speed of 250 kmph,” says the company.

Chaithanya G
Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.