Royal Enfield Electrik01: First electric Enfield takes shape

It is an open secret that Royal Enfield is also working on an electric motor, but thanks to our Indian colleagues from Autocar Professional, we now have a small idea of ​​what the Electrik01 will look like.

At the beginning of last year we already wrote that Royal Enfield is also working on electric mobility and that various prototypes are already being tested on public roads in India. In an interview with financial magazine Moneycontrol.com, Enfield CEO Vinod Dasari confirmed that and said it was being evaluated in which segment the green models would debut.

A first photo that our Indian colleagues from Autocar Professional managed to get their hands on speaks volumes in that respect. The voluptuous, yet classic shapes, the round headlight and the Girder front fork suggest that the first electric Enfield should be sought in the neo-retro corner. Classic in a modern way.

Although the engine appears to be quite production-ready, according to Autocar Professional it is only what Royal Enfield calls a QDF (Quality Function Development) concept model, a model in which the wishes and expectations of the customer have been translated.

Autocar Professional also says it has seen a letter stating that the engine must stand on its own and follow its own ethos and DNA, rather than that of the (electric) segment. Judging by the photo, they absolutely succeeded at Enfield, the neo-retro design cues radiate from it.

Nevertheless, we think that the QDF model that Autocar Professional has managed to get hold of is already in a much further phase than just a concept model. If everything goes according to plan, the first electric Enfield would already make its appearance in 2024.

In 2025, India will ban motorcycles with a small displacement of up to 150 cc, which will force manufacturers to come up with electric alternatives. Enfield fears it won’t be long before this ban is extended to larger displacement.

Source: Coach Professional

– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.

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