Friday, 19 July 2013

Welcome to electric bikes in India!

Ok, so I am a new enthusiast for electric bikes.  I live in India so this is my journey in electric bikes in India.  My goal is two fold, firstly, build myself an electric bike and secondly, create a DIY kit for the masses for India.

Building myself an electric bike
My first goal is to build myself an electric bike. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for my electric bike - so my budget is limited to INR 10000 (or $166).  I want to as a starter convert my existing bicycle into an electric bike. I don't need to race in it but at least travel 40 kms round trip from my home to work and back.  I also don't want it to be super slow that I am slower than most bicycles.

Electric bike DIY kit
My second goal is to build a DIY kit that I can sell in India for people who want to convert their own bicycles to an electric bicycle.  Although too early to state what it would cost but I definitely want the entry level kit to be less than INR 10000 (or $166) so that most average individuals in India can afford.

Keep glued to this electric bikes in India blog to see and learn about the progress.  You can also connect with me via email at vicgupta at gmail dot com.