Revolt RV400: This electric bike doesn’t need keys to start, EV uses smartphones as virtual keys

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Revolt Motors on Monday announced that all its electric bikes could be locked and unlocked using riders’ smartphones as virtual keys. The EV manufacturer claims that its electric bikes can be switched on or switched off from their smartphones through the MyRevolt app. The feature will be available for revolt electric motorcycles from September 2021. While new revolt electric motorcycles will be available with this technology, customers who have already purchased RV400 bikes will also use this feature after system updates.

The Revolt Electric Motorcycles are claimed to be equipped with Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Cloud-based software systems. The new feature will take advantage of that system. The company also claimed that it is the first company to offer such technology in India.

The EV manufacturer claims that to switch on the e-bike, the user has to open the app and slide the power button from left to right. This feature allows users to use bikes without any keys and activate, de-activate, and lock their bikes in crowded parking lots. The feature claims to enhance the overall safety of Revolt electric bikes.

Revolt Motors sells only two products in the Indian market. But it has made a special place for it. The company’s RV400 is India’s first electric bike. RV400 is the top-end variant and RV300 base variant. The Indian company launched these products in 2019, and since then, its booking starts and is stopped very soon due to huge demand. RV400 is the flagship model of Revolt Motors. The company claims to have sold the model worth Rs 50 crore in the first round. The company has started delivering electric bikes RV400 to lucky customers who had managed to book them.

Revolt RV400 price and discounts

The subsidy announced by various State Governments has also increased the people’s interest in EV manufacturers like Revolt Motors. Revolt Motors has recently reduced the price of bikes by up to Rs 28,000 due to subsidy provided by the Government of India under the FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Strong Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India) scheme. After the latest price cut, Revolt RV400 is now selling at an ex-showroom price of Rs 90,799. Earlier, its ex-showroom price in Delhi was Rs 1,18,999. Meanwhile, the bike is now being sold for Rs 87,000 in Ahmedabad under the Gujarat government’s new electric vehicle policy. Maharashtra is getting a subsidy incentive of about Rs 25,000 per bike, while in Gujarat, the figure is Rs 20,000 per bike. The Delhi government’s incentive will reduce the prices of electric bikes by about Rs 16,000, while in Meghalaya, it offers an incentive of Rs 32,000.