Sunday, July 14, 2024

Get To Know Yatri Motorcycle

Electric bikes, commonly known as e-bikes, have rechargeable batteries. These rechargeable batteries power an electric motor, giving riders a convenient and environmentally friendly form of transportation. With the potential to travel great distances, avoid traffic, and lower carbon emissions. Yatri motorcycle, Nepal’s first ‘Made-In-Nepal’ electric bike, has all these features—the growing desire for eco-friendly transportation as widely seen these years.

Yatri Motorcycle, a Kathmandu-based firm, has taken the initiative to provide an innovative solution to this problem. In this blog, we will learn more about the Yatri motorcycle startup and its not-so-cheap initiation towards changing the face of electric bikes in Nepal.

The Startup

Ashim Pandey created Yatri, a startup in 2017, to manufacture stylish and performance-driven electric bikes that are ecologically friendly. The Yatri Project Zero, the company’s main product, results from Ashim Pandey and his team’s hard work and dedication

On December 19th, 2020, they presented the prototype, and it has already caught the interest of many motorbike fans. The bike’s body comprises entirely of carbon fiber, making it lightweight and enabling it to reach a top speed of 120 km/hr.

To manufacture the Yatri Project Zero, the company has incorporated parts from different countries, such as the USA, India, China, and other European nations. According to the company, manufacturing these parts in Nepal would have cost a significant sum of money, and hence, they decided to source them from other countries.

However, the company plans to manufacture the entire bike in Nepal in the upcoming days, which will reduce the cost of manufacturing and create job opportunities for the people in the country.

Yatri’s electric motorcycles are designed, engineered, and assembled in Nepal, a source of pride for the company and the country. The company’s vision is to reinvent urban mobility while keeping style and performance in mind. Yatri is committed to creating sustainable, eco-friendly, and innovative transportation solutions that are good for the environment and enhance the riding experience for its customers.

Yatri Bike Price

The Yatri Project Zero electric bike has gotten much attention because of its distinctive design and impressive specifications. However, one of the most significant disadvantages of this bike is its high price. So, what precisely is driving the Yatri Project Zero’s cost?

The answer can be found in the batteries. The Yatri Project Zero is outfitted with an 8kWh lithium-nickel-manganese chemistry battery. The battery is one of the most advanced electric vehicle batteries currently available. This battery, however, comes at a high price. Battery costs have been an ongoing problem for all domestic and international vehicle manufacturers. According to Tesla, Inc. data, the global market price of a 1kWh engine in 2015 was $1500.

Using this rate, the battery for the Yatri Project Zero costs nearly $12,000, around Rs14,00000. In context, the battery alone accounts for almost 70% of the bike’s overall cost. Furthermore, all other parts, such as electronics, interior, and the e-motor (64 hp), are imported from foreign countries.  Which increases the cost of the bike once imported.

According to research and analysis, the expensive battery and foreign materials are the fundamental causes of Yatri Project Zero’s high price. We must point out, however, that the Yatri Project Zero is not just any electric bike.

It’s a high-performance vehicle including a top speed of 150 km/h, a range of up to 230 kilometers, and a charging time of only 2 hours. While it is not for everyone, the Yatri Project Zero is a game changer in electric motorcycles.

In The End

Yatri Motorcycle is facing a legal issue with the Government of Nepal. But their hopes, dreams, and vision shine in the future stars of electric bikes in Nepal. Despite their price struggle in the Nepalese market, they hope to overcome all the difficulties. And present Nepal’s first electric bike that is readily available to every Nepali citizen. 

 We also like to give them more power to make the made-in-Nepal bike registered at Nepal law so that it could open the gates for more EVs to be manufactured in Nepal.

Appsha Digital

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