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AutoHyderabad-based EV maker Atumobile receives design patent for Atum 1.0

Hyderabad-based EV maker Atumobile receives design patent for Atum 1.0

Published: 28th Jul 2021 2:06 pm

Hyderabad: Atum 1.0, the café racer styled e-bike from Atumobile, a Hyderabad-based electric vehicle maker, has received a design patent for its unique design, which leads to a sportier riding posture, for the shape of the tank which has a 14-litre storage capacity and for its body structure.

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There are multiple riding postures – standard, sport, and cruiser – while riding a motorcycle. The R&D team at Atumobile has given particular attention to the riding posture of the user to make it sportier given the age profile and preferences of the target audience.

The patent was also issued for the storage capacity afforded by Atum 1.0. The storage box, shaped like a conventional fuel tank, gives the e-bike an added attraction which is going down well with its target audience who are enjoying the experience and the convenience of a retro, café-racer styled e-bike.

Traditionally, motorcycles have had to use bags or top cases to augment their meagre storage capacity. However, Atum 1.0, with its 14-litre in-built storage capacity does not require storage accessories giving it a clean look which is akin to a racing bike.

Another unique feature, for which the design patent was granted, is Atum1.0’s body structure combined with its sportier riding posture. When compared to other EVs, Atum 1.0’s body is not covered by faring which give the bike a pure retro feel, at the same time reducing the body weight, which today stands at just 35 kilograms.

On receiving the design patent, Vamsi Gaddam, founder and CEO, Atumobile said, “This is a testimony to Atumobile’s R&D team which is constantly working on bettering customer convenience and experience. Our target audience which comprises of both youth and the mid-aged people between the age-group of 15-45, are loving the unique design and the customer feedback has been quite satisfying.”

Launched on 5th October 2020, the company received 850 bookings from across India. Atum 1.0 e-bike is priced at Rs 55,000 and is powered by a portable lithium-ion battery pack that charges in just under four hours. It offers a range of 100 kmph in a single charge. The electric bike comes with a one-year battery warranty.

Atum 1.0 is made at the company’s manufacturing facility at Patancheru. It is approved as a low-speed bike, by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).

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