Pune, : udChalo, a leading consumer tech firm, launched a path breaking electric bicycle named “VirBike“. The company has introduced this eco-friendly vehicle to offer sustainable and affordable transportation options for all Indians inspired by the armed forces. The name “VIR” is inspired by V=IR which is Ohm’s law in physics. It denotes the relationship between “voltage, current and resistance” in an electrical circuit. Also ‘VIR’ is said to be someone who is ‘brave’ and ‘courageous’ like our soilders.
- Celebrates Earth Day with the launch of a ground-breaking electric bicycle that passes all endurance tests – Ip rated 65 and 67, lightweight, and performance-oriented
- Available in defence colour options- army olive green, naval white, air force blue, commando black, and infantry grey
- The all new electric bicycle is a gift for generations, with the option to personalize by stickering your defence service ID – a symbol of the selfless sacrifice to protect our nation’s sovereignty
Speaking about the E-Bike, Mr. Sahil Uttekar, Co-founder R&D Head, VirBike said, “VirBike” is a high-performance electric bicycle designed to provide a comfortable and smooth ride. The bike is not only eco-friendly but also designed to withstand harsh conditions. It is Ip rated 65 and 67. With a durable lightweight frame, disc brake with electric cut off, and an adjustable seat, VirBike is also lightweight making it an ideal choice for everyday use. All parts are built in India in line with the hon’ble PM’s ‘Make In India’ initiative.”
In addition to being durable, VirBike is also pocket-friendly. It is an affordable mode of transportation, and its low maintenance cost makes it an excellent option for budget-conscious consumers. An E-Bike will enable a soldier save up to 15 lakhs throughout his career. Moreover it doesn’t require a number plate, unlike any other vehicle for which ‘Fauji’s’ face RTO challenges with constant change in postings. With its sleek and stylish design, the bicycle is an ideal choice for people who want to make a statement while protecting the environment. Each ebike can reduce 240 kilograms of CO2 per year. Customers can now own the VirBike under the easy finance option available on the website.
Speaking about the launch, Ravi Kumar, CEO at udChalo, said, “VirBike is a proud innovation purely conceptualized and developed in India, reflecting our commitment to indigenous research and development. Our goal has always been to provide our customers with sustainable, affordable, and durable transportation options, and VirBike is a significant step towards that goal. Our mission at udChalo is to make life more comfortable for our soldiers, and the VirBike is one-step towards achieving that goal. The VirBike comes in five attractive colors, including a special Olive Green edition, exclusively available to the armed forces as a tribute to their bravery and sacrifice.”
VirBike is available for purchase on virbike.com, and the company is offering attractive launch offers to its customers. The bicycle comes with a one-year warranty, and udChalo has an extensive network of service centers across the country to ensure that customers have a hassle-free experience.
With the launch of VirBike, udChalo has once again demonstrated its commitment to providing innovative solutions to its customers. The company has already established itself as a leading player in the consumer space, and with the introduction of VirBike, it is set to make a mark in the electric vehicle space as well.
udChalo is a national start-up award winning leading Consumer Technology Company for the Indian Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and their Dependants offering Travel, Financial Services, Group Housing, Consumer Electronics and Utility Bill Payments and is in the process of integrating additional services into its portfolio for Making Life Simpler for Our Soldiers.
Rooted in its ambition to serve the Services, udChalo is the creator of its category. The Company began its operations in 2012 by the alumni of the Army Institute of Technology and Stanford Graduate School of Business (Seed).
udChalo through its website (www.udchalo.com), App platform and 70 Outreach Centers caters to more than 2.8 million serving Defence Personnel and additionally to Veterans and their families. It has grown with a CAGR of over 450% in the last 5 years.
udChalo is registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. It holds ERI License from Department of Income Tax and OTA licence from Ministry of Tourism. udChalo has been a recipient of CRISIL Rating of CCAS2. The company was recently recognized by Guinness World Records for participation in two record-breaking cycling events. It was certified as Great Places to Work for three consecutive years. It also ranked 4th at the Economic Times ET Rise awards among India’s Fastest Growing MSME 2020 and was certified as Best Employment Generating MSE at SIDBI ET India MSE Awards 2019.