Nepal’s first electric bike, “P-0” by Yatri MotorCycles
Designed and Developed in Nepal, ‘Project Zero’ fulfills the dream of Nepal.
Yatri Motorcycles: P-0 is a dream project, a story or you can say an emerging brand story which has the potential to inspire any young entrepreneur. Initiated everything in Nepal.
In an interview the founder of Yatri Motorcycle Ashim Pandey told in an interview about the purpose of starting the Yatri MotorCycle- “EV is fundamentally a better tech but in current market these product is not really capable to attract the customer due to lack of performace.
So, the whole story behind the Project-Zero is to give the user freedom of travel with electric mobility. The idea is if user switch to electric mobility then they don’t have to make any compromise.”
The founder of Yatri Motorcycles
That was the turning point in his life when he came back from Netherlands to Nepal in 2017. He studied the Nepal market and finally decided to build a high performance electric bike. For the same purpose the new tech company ” Yatri Motorcycles” started back in 2017. At present a small team of young engineers has come to the final stage of their project with Yatri Project Zero.
P-0 Design & Development
To innovate something and to validate the same for the real world uses is the major challenge for any engineer today. P-0 or Project-Zero was the same task. To address all the issues of any electric bike and to make it superior in terms of performance than any gasoline bike, Yatri team decided to build many of the components of the bike from
The company also used the 3D printer to manufacture functional concepts, micro jigs and prototype components to speed through the development process. Design, development and testing everything were done in Nepal only, but due to the manufacturing constraints, some of the parts were needed to be sourced from other countries. Finally the team is on the final stage of releasing the production drawing to manufacture 50 numbers of Yatri P-0.
P-0 testing and validation
Performance figures of ‘P-0’
A performance is one of the fundamental
Claimed range is 230 km
Motor: 30Kw- 40hp power
0-60 mph in sub-four seconds
Battery used in P-0 electric bike
The battery is the one of the main things in any electric vehicle. Now maximum companies are just importing it as a complete package or in the form of cell from China. Some of the startups are working parallel on the battery technology and BMS. In project zero (Nepal), engineer’s have imported the battery pouch and assembled it locally. In an answer to a question on
We are aware of the lack of EVs infrastructure and all the EV market facing this issue. The big players have enough to bet-on so along with making EVs they are also involved in the setting-up charging infrastructure. The
– High battery range: Yatri P-0 bike comes with 230km range
– On-board fast charger: Project Zero’s on-board charger connects to a standard wall outlet to fully charge the battery in just 2 hours.
– DC fast charging capability: P-0 will be equipped with level 3 DC fast Charging capability, adding 3-5 km every minute or two.
P-0 electric bike
Now the time has come to go for the greener transport medium and infrastructure. But still need to do a lot to switch from conventional vehicles to electric one. Nepal just imports electric vehicle from China or India. But this is the first time when a world class high performance electric bike has been designed and developed in Nepal. The Yatri MotorCycle team has proven themselves and made the difference. This whole process of Project Zero has been since December 2017 it is a success story.
Coming with all the hope and expectation of whole country ‘Project Zero’ made the history. The team is working tirelessly to meet the delivery target of 50 limited edition ‘Yatri P-0’ in summer 2020. All the very best from to the team Yatri Motorcycle from ‘Electric Vehicles_(India).
There are Other emerging tech electric two-wheelers in the neighbor country of Nepal. Specially in India you must have looked over these mentioned startups.