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Sunday, 05 February 2023 07:52 GMT

Walton Makes Country's First Electric Bike

(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor)

Dhaka: Walton Digi-Tech Industries Ltd, a concern of Walton Group, launched Bangladesh's first electric bike in the market, jumping on the bandwagon of a global shift towards eco-friendly transportation.

The electronics conglomerate received approval from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on November 22 to market the electric bike under the brand name of Takyon.

Hence, it became the first company in the country to launch the two-wheelers in Bangladesh.

'Takyon-branded electric bikes have hit the market,' reports cited Liakat Ali, Deputy Managing Director, Walton Digi-Tech Industries saying. 'This bike will cost riders only 10-15 paisa per kilometre,' he added.

The bike comes in three colours -- red, blue and grey -- and is priced at BDT 127,750. Apart from Walton's showrooms, Takyon bikes can be purchased through its website.

Ali said that like conventional petrol and octane-run bikes, Walton's e-bikes can be registered with the BRTA for two or 10 years. The registration cost for electric bikes is lower than that of gasoline-operated bikes.

The electric bike has a powerful brushless DC motor with a maximum capacity of 1.5 kilowatts and it would cost BDT 10 per full charge, said Tauhidur Rahman Raad, Chief Business Officer, Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited, according to reports.

'The bike will help riders travel up to 70km on a single charge. The maximum speed limit of the bike is 50km per hour.'

The bike has a portable charger and can be charged at the household level.

Buyers will get free aftersales service for two years from Walton's designated service points, according to the company.

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