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Bangladesh: EV on mind, Walton to launch two electric bikes

Dhaka — Walton DG-Tech Industries, Bangladesh’s top technology manufacturer, is bringing one after another sophisticated product for local customers. Electric bikes at the forefront of the Walton Group’s upcoming list of new products.

This bike will cost only 10-15 paisa per kilometer. Already, there has been a lot of enthusiasm among customers for Walton’s e-bikes.

According to Walton sources, the brand name of this new category of products is Takyon, which will be marketed under the name Takyon even though it has the Walton logo. Walton will initially launch two models of electric bikes.

These are called Takyon 1.00 and Takyon 1.20. Walton has not yet determined the price of the two bikes. However, e-bikes will be marketed at affordable prices according to the purchasing power of domestic buyers.

Speaking to Kaikobad Siddiqui, Product Manager, Takyon Electric Bike, it is learned that the attractive design Takyon 1.00 model e-bike has a powerful 1.2 kW hub motor. It uses the latest technology graphene lead-acid battery. Once fully charged, this bike can go 60-70 kilometers. Its speed will be a maximum of 50 kilometers per hour.

The Takyon 1.20 model, on the other hand, uses motors from BOSCH, the world’s leading motor manufacturer. Its portable lithium battery weighs only 9 kg. As a result, it is very easy to carry. The bike can cover a distance of 50-60 kilometers on a single charge. Its maximum speed is 45 kilometers per hour.

Takyon electric bikes have a portable charger. The bike can be charged from the 220-volt power line used in the house. The performance of this bike is equivalent to a conventional 100cc bike. Both models use dual hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless tires, LCD speedometer, and LED lighting.

According to Walton authorities, there is no alternative to bikes to facilitate in the country. Bicycles or bikes are the first choices of young users especially due to the high traffic in urban areas. However, due to the extra cost, many people cannot afford to buy conventional petrol bikes and use them regularly.

SM Rezaul Alam, Chairman, Walton DG-Tech Industries Limited, spoke on the project. He said that although the popularity of electric vehicles in Bangladesh has not reached such a high level yet, the popularity of other electric vehicles including. Through Takyon, we have taken the initiative to make domestic customers accustomed to electric vehicles. In the future, there are plans to set up fast-charging stations in different parts of the country to charge batteries at the fastest time.

However, in a Gazette of 2020, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) formulated a policy for the registration of electric vehicles. As a result, Walton authorities are confident that there will be no complications or doubts in the registration of Takyon electric bikes. Free after-sales service for Takyon electric bikes for up to 2 years is available from Walton’s designated service points.

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