Bengaluru-based Orxa Energies is getting ready to launch Mantis, India’s first electric super street bike. It says that battery swapping can help tackle biases against EVs when it comes to concerns about up-front costs, range, charge time, and charging infrastructure.
From their unit in the industrial suburb of Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, entrepreneurs Ranjita Ravi and Prajwal Sabnis, a husband-wife duo, are readying to change the world, one battery at a time. Their startup, Orxa Energies, is building an electric super bike that uses swappable batteries. But the bigger plan is to create a “swappable battery ecosystem” that can take India’s electric vehicle (EV) industry to the next level.
And while naysayers may say that it’s difficult to build an electric performance bike from India, the duo has already got the likes of Airbus taking them – and their product – seriously.