Lightspeed on track to launch 2 e-bicycles

04th July 2017
Lightspeed on track to  launch 2 e-bicycles

Bangalore,July 4 2017: The Indian government's stated intention to move the nation to an all-electric  passenger vehicle   fleet by 2030, has placed it in the forefront of the global  green transportation trend. It has also stimulated  domestic innovation in e-bikes -- and the latest such offering,  being crowdfunded at  was unveiled last week.
Ahmedabad -based LightSpeed will soon offer two variants of electric bike ( actually an e-cycle)  -- LightSpeed GLYD and the LightSpeed DRYFT, the former angled at urban commuters, the latter for  adventure bikers.
The LightSpeed campaign has achieved  Rs 10 lakhs worth of pre orders at early bord' concessional prides, against its goal of Rs 15 lakhs.
LightSpeed is the initiative of  four graduates -- Rahil, Rushad, Krishna and Murtaza, from India (Symbiosis, National Institute of Design), UK (Coventry University, Sheffield University) and  Australia (Monash University).
Both e-bikes run on lithium ion rechargeable batteries and have a top speed of 25 KMPH. This ensures that you don't need a driving licence in India.   GLYD, has a range of 35 kms  with 3  levels of pedal boost. DRYFT  can do 50 kms and comes with 5 levels of pedal boost.  Pedalboost allows you to optimise the  ride in accordance with the terrain and energy levels you find yourself in. The lowest levels give you the bare minimum aid, so you can rely upon your own power to continue onward. For more push,  you can crank it up to the mid-levels, where you share the effort with the motor.  You could  a;lso  go full assist, giving over the  traction entirely  to the motor. The bikesd are claimed to  cost just 6 paise per km to run.
|Both models come with  twist throttle, identical to motorcycles or scooters, and have smart displays for battery levels , pedal boost settings. Additionally the advanced display in DRYFT  which you can also have on GLYD at extra cost shows Speed, Trip Distance and Total Distance Travelled, Total Motor Power Consumption & Status Messages like Cruise Control Toggle and Fault Codes.  A free portable battery charger is included.
Currently one can preorder GLYD for Rs 27,999 and DRYFT for Rs 34,999.