Matter E-Bike: Matter introduced India's first geared electric bike, Mohal Lalbhai said - the future of riding
Ahmedabad-based technology start-up Matter has introduced the country's first geared electric motorcycle. It is a big bet on technology by the company and has been designed and engineered to travel on both rough roads and roadways. Built from the ground-up and in-house, the electric vehicle will be manufactured from the company's plant in Ahmedabad and will be available across major cities in the country.
The company has unveiled the bike on Monday and its price is yet to be announced. The company has said that its booking will be started soon.
Founder and Group CEO, Mohal Lalbhai said – “This is a huge milestone in the journey of Arun, Prasad, Saran and 300 innovators at Matter. With multiple initiatives, I am proud to say that this motorcycle will take us towards the future we all have dreamed of. Our vision has always inspired us to challenge the status quo, be relentless and resilient towards the goal, and tread the difficult path with agility. Today we are accelerating India's electrification journey as India is on motorbikes.
The motorbike is powered by an integrated, high energy density, 5 kWh power pack, Matter Energy 1.0The power pack has been developed in-house keeping in mind the Indian environment and usage conditions and is an integrated unit consisting of battery pack, battery management system (BMS), drive train unit (DTU), power conversion module and others Security included.
The pack features several patented technologies including the Integrated Intelligent Thermal Management System (IITMS) which uses a revolutionary active liquid cooling system that ensures optimum performance of all components of the pack, making it India's first liquid-cooled electric two-wheeler Also manufactures battery packs.
The Super Smart BMS on this pack continuously monitors and optimise the system for efficiency, safety and reliability. The power pack is equipped with several sensors at key locations that keep a regular tab on parameters such as temperature, current and voltage to ensure that the entire system always functions within the required operating range.
To enable a high-quality, smooth and an extremely responsive ride, Mater has developed Mater Drive 1.0, a revolutionary propulsion system that combines an electric motor with a Mater Hyper Shift manual gearbox, which optimises power delivery to the rider. Provides complete control. The 10.5kW electric motor paired with the proprietary sequential manual transmission expands the drivetrain's performance range and delivers consistent power delivery, flat torque and efficiency like no other.
Patented liquid cooling technology that cools the rotor and stator simultaneously enables rapid heat removal from the electric motor, even when the vehicle is not moving. The drivetrain has been subjected to extensive testing and validation at Mater's state-of-the-art facility to ensure that it not only meets the stringent standards developed on performance and safety such as AIS 041 and IP65 but is also able to deliver the extreme performance required. is also capable.
The motorbike supports both standard and fast charging through a common connector. The vehicle is equipped with a standard on-board 1kW intelligent charger, Matter Charge 1.0, which provides the convenience of charging the vehicle at any 5A, 3-pin plug point. The on-board charger can charge the vehicle in less than 5 hours and also has over charge protection.
This motorbike is designed to inspire emotion - defined by a large, yet sleek silhouette that's familiar yet something special, with engineering components crafted with sculpted surfaces and awe-inspiring details. The thought that went into creating the motorbike is evident in the overall visual appeal as well as the virtual details Bi-functional LED projector headlamps, split LED tail lamps, body-integrated front turn signals, a transparent shroud, an open spinner attached to the gear box are mesmerizing details that have come to symbolise a progressive design language for Mater's motorbikes . The vehicle also packs convenient utility elements such as 5-litre storage space with built-in lights and a smart mobile charging port.
The motorbike is designed to always be connected to the rider. The touch-enabled 7-inch Vehicle Instrument Cluster (VIC), powered by state-of-the-art processor, 4G connectivity and Android software, sports an intuitive UI that provides the rider with all the information they need. Speed, gear position, riding mode, navigation, media, call control and other smart features never seen before in a motorbike. The connected mobile application enables a seamless integration to vehicle controls such as remote lock/unlock, geofencing, live location tracking, vehicle health monitoring and provides the rider with personalized ride statistics, charging status, push navigation and more . Proximity based key fob and passive keyless entry system allow the rider to lock/unlock the vehicle by simply approaching - truly a keyless experience.
Mater has designed and developed the motorcycle to perform smoothly in a wide range of climatic conditions that India has to offer with an operating ambient temperature of -10 degree to 55 degree (C). The bike does not compromise on safety in any way and the front and rear disc brakes with ABS aids in hard and safe braking along with the massive tyres, which provide great traction and road grip. The patented dual cradle frame brings all these components together in one unique package, while providing vehicle stability, riding dynamics, cornering performance and best-in-class ride experience.