Matter, a technology start-up, today unveiled India’s first geared electricmotorbike, mobilizing India’s 15 million motorbike market towards a beautiful future – one that is green and connected, aided by next generation technology.Perfected for trails and roadways, the motorbike has been designed and engineered in-house from the ground-up, with a consumer-centric product development approach focused on safety, security, reliability, and performance. The vehicle will be manufactured from its facilityin Ahmedabadandwill be available across major cities in India.
Founder and Group CEO, Mohal Lalbhai, said – “This is ahuge milestone in the journey with Arun, Prasad, Saran, and the 300 innovators at Matter. With many firsts, I am proud to say that this motorbike will be leading us into the future that we all have dreamt about. Our visionhas motivated us to challenge the status quo, remain persistent and resilient towards the goal, and walk a difficult path with agility.Today we accelerate India’s journey to electrification as India rides on motorbikes.”
The Power Pack
The motorbike is powered by an integrated, high-energy density, 5kWh Power Pack, the matterEnergy 1.0. The Power Pack has been developed in-house with Indian environmental and usage conditions in mind and is an integrated unit that houses the Battery pack, the Battery Management System (BMS), the Drive Train Unit (DTU), power conversion modules and other protection systems.
The pack has multiple patented technologies including the Integrated Intelligent Thermal Management System (IITMS) that uses revolutionary active liquid cooling technology that ensures the optimum performance of all constituents of the pack, which also makes it India’s first liquid- cooled electric two-wheeler battery pack. The super smart BMS on the pack constantly monitors and optimises the system for efficiency, security, and reliability. The Power Pack is also equipped with multiple sensors at key locations that keep a regular tab on parameters such as temperature, current, and voltage to ensure that the complete system is always functioning within the desiredoperating range.
To enablea high-quality, smooth, and an extremely responsive ride, Matter has developedmatterDrive 1.0, a revolutionary propulsion system that combines anelectric motor with the Matter Hypershiftmanual gearbox,whichprovides complete control of the power delivery to the rider. The 10.5kW electric motor paired with the proprietary sequential manual transmission expands the performance range of the drivetrain and provides consistent power delivery, flat torque, and efficiency like no other.
The patented liquid cooling technology that simultaneously cools the rotor and stator enables faster heat withdrawal from the electric motor, even when the vehicle is not moving. The drivetrain has also been subjected to extensive testing and validation at Matter’s state-of-the-art facility to ensure that it not only meets the evolving stringent, standards on performance and safety such as AIS 041 and IP65but also capable of meeting extreme performance requirements.