Electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, are bicycles with an electric motor that assists the rider’s pedaling. They are becoming increasingly popular due to their environmental friendliness and the convenience they offer in commuting and recreational activities. E-bikes are known to be cost-effective and energy-efficient, making them a practical alternative to cars for short trips.
If United has launched three new electric bikes in Pakistan, it could be a positive development for the country’s transportation sector, as e-bikes can provide a clean and efficient mode of transportation. E-bikes can help reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. They also offer health benefits by encouraging physical activity, which can improve cardiovascular health and help reduce obesity.
It is well-known that United is a prominent player in the bike industry, having produced several popular models such as the US Scooty 100, US 125 Deluxe, US 125 Euro ll, US 70cc, US 100, and US 100 Jazba. However, with the ongoing economic inflation, many Pakistanis are considering a shift from cars to bikes.
The rising fuel costs have made conventional motorbikes an impractical choice for many. Recognizing this as an opportunity, United Auto Industries has introduced three new electric bike models to their range. This move towards electric bikes is a strategic one, as they are more cost-effective and eco-friendly, offering a sustainable solution to the transportation needs of Pakistani consumers.
The Spark is an electric bike that falls in the mid-range category and features a conventional 100cc bike design. The bike is powered by a 2000-watt electric motor that drives the rear wheel. The motor is supported by a 48-volt battery, which enables the bike to travel a maximum distance of 85 kilometers on a single charge. The company claims that the Spark can reach a top speed of 90 km/h. However, it takes the battery 4 to 6 hours to charge fully.
The Spark boasts front disc brakes, inverted telescopic front suspension, and alloy wheels, making it a stylish option for electric bike enthusiasts. The United Spark is priced at 265,000 PKR in Pakistan, and deliveries will begin this week.
The newly introduced Revolt is an electric bike that features a conventional 70cc bike design, along with electric motor and alloy wheels. As per the specifications, the bike is equipped with a 1500 watt motor, which is paired with a 48-volt battery. The bike boasts a maximum range of 75 kilometers on a single charge and can attain a top speed of 80 kilometers on the road. However, the battery requires 4 to 5 hours to charge completely.
While the Revolt may resemble a traditional motorbike, it has undergone significant improvements, including front disc brakes, alloy wheels, and clutchless drive. This electric bike is an entry-level option that provides an eco-friendly and cost-effective transportation solution. The United Revolt is priced at 253,000 PKR in Pakistan, and deliveries are scheduled to begin this week.
Similar to the Spark, the Bullet is equipped with a 2000-watt electric motor that powers the rear wheel of the bike. The motor is complemented by a 72-volt battery, which enables a maximum range of 95 kilometers on a single charge, and the bike can achieve a top speed of 100 km/h, as per the company’s claims. However, the bike takes 4 to 5 hours to charge fully.
The sleek design of the Bullet features a front disc brake, inverted telescopic front suspension, and clutchless drive, making it an attractive option for electric bike enthusiasts. The United Bullet is priced at 288,000 PKR in Pakistan, and deliveries will commence this week.