Electric Vehicles

Okinawa & Tacita working on electric cruiser motorcycle

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Okinawa Autotech has announced a new joint venture with Tacita. The electric two-wheeler maker also announced the inauguration of a new Research and Development Centre in Italy, which will be part of this joint venture. Okinawa also said that the total investment in this R&D facility would be Euro 25 million over the next three years.

Details on the electric cruiser motorcycle

The first product to come out of this global centre will be the electric cruiser scheduled to be unveiled for the Indian market in the upcoming months. Okinawa has also said that this bike will have the latest EV technology and best-in-class performance compared to the global motorcycle segment.

More Details on the new R&D centre in Italy

Mr Pierpaolo Rigo, Co-Founder of Tacita, will head this new Centre of Technology. The facility will also collaborate with Okinawa’s Indian R&D team. Okinawa hopes that this amalgamation of the industry’s talent will be used to optimise product performance and design. Both the companies – Okinawa and Tacita will be implementing the vision of providing world-class technology to customers and thereby delighting them as well.

Amongst others, the R&D centre will not just focus on new product development but also on upgrading the existing portfolio. Okinawa will also entrust the team with developing a new e-powertrain to be used in the next-generation products. In terms of staff, the R&D Centre will have 50 specialists from India and the rest of the world.

One of the planned events is the employee exchange program with Tacita. This will help nurture the skills of the employees both at the domestic and international levels.

About Tacita

Tacita was founded back in 2009. The company designs and manufactures high-performance electric bikes. The company’s goal was to develop an electric motorcycle that would compete with the current ICE motorcycles.

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