Press Release

Dec 4, 2022

Country's first BRTA-approved Walton e-bike hits market, per km cost 10-15 paisa


Walton's electric bike under the brand name Takyon got the approval of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). 

Walton e-bike is the first-ever in the segment in Bangladesh that got BRTA approval, reads a press release. 

Like the conventional fuel-run motorbikes, the eco-friendly Walton e-bike can now legally run on Bangladesh roads with BRTA registration. This bike will cost only 10-15 paisa per kilometer.

Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited's Deputy Managing Director Engineer Liakat Ali said that they are marketing e-bikes in the domestic market under the brand name Takyon with Walton's logo. 

Initially, they released one model named Takyon 1.00 with three different colours - red, blue and grey. 

The price of this e-bike is set at Tk127,750. Customers can purchase this eco-friendly e-bike from any Walton showroom across the country and also from the online sales platform of Walton Digi-Tech.

Like the conventional gasoline (petrol-octane) run bikes, Walton's e-bikes can also be registered with BRTA for 2 or 10 years, he said adding, the registration cost of Walton e-bikes is much less than that of gasoline bikes.

Chief Business Officer of Walton Computer Products and Takyon e-bike Touhidur Rahman Raad said that the attractively designed Takyon electric bike has a powerful brushless DC motor with a maximum capacity of 1.5 kw. 

It uses a new technology graphene-based battery, which has a capacity of 1.6 kwh. The bike will travel up to 70 km on a single charge. The maximum speed limit of the bike is 50 km per hour.

He also said that the new technology is environment-friendly and the graphene-based battery is enriched with 600-800 cycles, which can easily provide service for three years. 

The e-bike has a portable charger which can be charged from the 220 volt power line used in the residence. Both wheels of the e-bike have hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless tires. Walton e-bike is also featured with LCD speedometer and LED lighting.

According to Walton authorities, they are developing and marketing e-bikes to protect the environment and ensure safe transportation at a low cost by preventing the use of fossil fuels. Customers of Takyon e-bikes will get free after-sales service for up to two years from Walton service points across the country.

Related sources said that a 100 CC conventional bike runs for a maximum of 50-60 kilometers on 1 liter of fuel for which it costs Tk2 or more per km. 

In comparison, an electric bike runs up to 70 kilometers on a single charge and the per km cost is only 10-15 paisa. The fuel-run bikes cause noise and environmental pollution whereas the e-bikes are noise and environmental pollution free. 

Fuel-run bikes need high periodic maintenance costs while the maintenance cost of e-bikes is very low compared to fuel-based bikes. Fuel-dependent bikes have manual clutch gear which is difficult to operate whereas electricity-based bikes have fully auto gear and are easy to drive.