Virtus Motors Launches Affordable Alpha A, Alpha I Electric Cycles Starting at Rs 15,999

Virtus Motors Launches Affordable Alpha A and Alpha I join Virtus Motors’ existing Alpha S electric cycle launched last year. The Alpha A caters to younger audiences like students and teens, while the Alpha I targets individual commuters in urban areas.

Indian electric vehicle startup Virtus Motors has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of two new electric cycles – Alpha A and Alpha I. Priced at just Rs 15,999 onwards, the new e-cycles aim to make electric mobility more affordable and accessible in India.

At the launch event in New Delhi, Virtus Motors founder Mr. Rakesh Gupta said, “With Alpha A and Alpha I, we are bringing our mission of carbon-free mobility to the masses. Both models offer impressive features and range that too at extremely affordable pricing starting under Rs 16,000.”

Virtus has introduced a portable battery pack option for added convenience with the new e-cycles. The removable batteries can be charged at home separately from the cycle.

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Let’s look at the key features and specifications of the all-new Alpha A and Alpha I electric cycles:

Alpha A Electric Cycle:

Priced at Rs 15,999, the Alpha A features a minimalist and functional design perfect for younger audiences. The Alpha A comes with a 250W hub motor offering a top speed of 25 km/h and a maximum range of 25 km per charge.

The cycle has a sturdy steel frame with adjustable seat height and a removable Li-ion battery rated for 300 charge cycles. Charging the battery fully takes around 4-5 hours. The Alpha A’s portable battery weighs just 1.5kg for easy carrying.

Braking on the Alpha A is handled by front and rear drum brakes. It has 14-inch wheels and comes with a side stand for parking support. The cycle is backed by a 1-year warranty on parts.

Virtus Motors Launches Affordable Alpha A
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Alpha I Electric Cycle:

With a price of Rs 18,999, the Alpha I targets urban commuters needing an affordable e-cycle for short daily trips. The Alpha I is equipped with a 350W rear hub motor allowing a top speed of 25 km/h and a maximum range per charge of 50 km.

The Alpha I features a lightweight aluminum alloy frame and adjustable seat. It is fitted with a 48V, 7Ah detachable Li-ion battery that delivers around 500 charge cycles. A full charge takes 4-6 hours.

Braking duties are handled by front and rear disc brakes on the Alpha I. The cycle has 16-inch wheels with double-walled rims and tread tires. It comes with a 1-year warranty on parts.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Gupta explained how Virtus was able to price the Alpha A and Alpha I so competitively:

“We have strategically localized over 60% of components in India itself. This has helped us reduce costs drastically compared to importing fully-built e-cycles. Our scales of localization will only increase further as production expands.”

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Virtus Motors is offering attractive EMI plans starting at Rs 1,416 per month for easy financing options. Both the Alpha A and Alpha I will be available for purchase on the company’s website and at dealer outlets across major cities.

The launch boosts India’s fledgling but fast-growing electric cycle market. Virtus Motors is betting on rising fuel prices and eco-consciousness among urban consumers to drive the adoption of its affordable and smart electric cycles.

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