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No EV for no less than three years: Royal Enfield chief | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Royal Enfield’s managing director, Siddhartha Lal, says the corporate will first give attention to constructing experience within the area.

4 years in the past, we broke the information that Royal Enfield was engaged on electrical automobiles, and it didn’t actually come as a shock (pardon the pun) as a result of each critical auto producer has to look to the long run. 

Now, on the launch of the new Hunter 350, Royal Enfield MD Siddhartha Lal has shared some updates on the Enfield EV challenge. Successfully, growth could be very a lot underway, however the firm says that it has no plans to launch an EV for no less than the following three to 4 years. 

There are a couple of causes for this, with the first goal being that there are a lot of challenges in packaging a convincingly spectacular EV with at present’s know-how. As a substitute of dashing to make a product, Royal Enfield is as a substitute specializing in constructing its experience on this area. In any case, Royal Enfield can simply afford to be late to the EV area, as an enormous a part of the enchantment of their present line-up lies of their characterful petrol engines.

Royal Enfield EV: what to anticipate

However, Lal did share a couple of titbits on what we may count on from a Royal Enfield electrical bike. For starters, the know-how shift will permit the corporate to make one thing radically new and totally different – maybe the kind of two-wheeler they’d have by no means made if it had been petrol powered. Lal tells us that the corporate is at the moment evaluating some very distinctive and out-of-the-box concepts.

One factor that he was pleased to share is that when Royal Enfield makes an EV, it is going to be true to the shape. Lal says {that a} Royal Enfield EV should embrace the character of an electrified powertrain and all the advantages that it brings. He says you possibly can ensure that a Royal Enfield EV won’t ever have audio system that produce a faux engine sound as a result of that wouldn’t be genuine.

Clearly then, an electrical car from Royal Enfield isn’t coming anytime quickly and the one factor which may change that’s surprising authorities regulation. However as and when an RE EV does arrive, there’s a great probability that it is going to be fairly a novel machine in comparison with what the corporate at the moment makes. 

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