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Tork backs government decision for EV revolution

Written by Nizam Shaikh

To curb health issues caused by rising air pollution especially in metropolitan cities, electric mobility solutions brand, Tork Motors have announced their support, to the Government’s decision, to localize all-electric drivetrain components used in two-wheelers and three-wheelers by the year 2023. 

Tork Motors also confirmed that, along with this announcement the company itself is committed to gradually localize all components like the battery, charger, controller and the electric motor. This move will not only make all the electric drive components locally available for production and aftermarket demands but also create an ecosystem for electric vehicles in India.

Tork Motors claims to be India’s first electric motorcycle start-up and the brand along with their partner Bharat Forge have the resources and capabilities to manufacture and supply electric powertrain components to OEM’s producing two-wheelers and three-wheelers as well as their own motorcycle which is the Tork T6X. 

The Tork T6X is powered by a Brushless DC 6kW (peak) electric motor which develops 27 Nm of torque and can do 100 kmph. The drivetrain runs on a 48V, 72Ah, lithium-ion battery with a Cast aluminium IP 67 rated battery box and an advanced battery management system. The battery can provide a range of 100 km and can be charged to 80% in 60 minutes. 

The Tork T6X features a 4.3-inch Fully digital touch TFT display with GPS and navigation, Mobile app support, Cloud Connect, Geofencing, Anti-theft, Utility Box, daytime running lights, LED taillights and LED turn indicators. The T6X comes with a custom trellis frame and rides on telescopic front and a hydraulic spring-loaded shock absorber on the rear swing arm. The bike also gets 17-inch alloy wheels and 267mm front and 220mm rear hydraulically operated disc brakes.

 The company is also developing fast-charging stations in key cities and the company plans to create a complete ecosystem in a phased development.