ARC Ride recently introduced the Corbett, an efficient and robust electric motorbike with versatile functionality.
Launched in Nairobi, the Corbett is purposefully designed to cater to various needs, including delivery of goods and food, as well as personal commuting. It offers practicality and durability, making it an ideal choice for a range of everyday applications.
ARC Ride wants riders to “unleash their style,” and the Corbett has five striking colors riders can choose from, including electric blue, fiery red, vibrant yellow, sleek black, and captivating olive green.
It has a 1.44 kWh LFP battery and riders can swap their battery packs at one of ARC Ride’s smart automated swap stations in Nairobi in under 2 minutes. The swap stations were also launched last week alongside the Corbett. ARC Ride has so far installed 40 swap stations around Nairobi and plans to have at least 100 swap stations by year end.
ARC Ride is at the forefront of electric vehicle design, manufacturing, and battery-as-a-service operations.
We’re proud to introduce our latest EV, designed to revolutionize your commuting experience while prioritizing sustainability. Get ready to step into the Electric Generation with the all-new Corbett from ARC Ride! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/yfCm7q2B1t
— ARC Ride (@ARC_ride_global) May 29, 2023
With a strong focus on becoming the premier infrastructure provider for Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions, ARC Ride aims to lead the way in supporting the adoption of electric 2- and 3-wheel vehicles throughout Africa.
Their comprehensive approach encompasses both vehicle production and the crucial provision of battery services, ensuring a sustainable and efficient future for electric mobility on the continent.
Riders can get unlimited battery swaps from KES 350 ($2.54) per day or go for the standard battery swap from KES 185 ($1.34) per swap. Riders can opt to buy the Corbett outright for 180,000 Ksh ($1,300) or get it via a lease via ARC Ride’s collaboration with several financing partners.
“We are proud to be leading the charge to enable the mass adoption of electric 2 and 3 wheelers in rapidly growing cities like Nairobi. We achieve this through an infrastructure first approach with our market leading self-service swapping stations. Each rider has a battery paired to them via the ARC Ride user app. It is then simply a case of scanning a QR code and swapping your battery. An empty door opens, you put your battery in and then a new fully charged battery is released to you. It’s a very simple swap-and-ride process taking under 2 mins and saves you 40% per km vs petrol.”
Here are the specs of the Corbett:
- 60 km Range
- 60 km/h Top speed
- 200 kg Payload
- Motor Type: Hub motor
- Motor Power: 3 kW
- Battery Type: Swappable
- Brake Type: Synchro disc brake
- Dust & Water Resistance IP67
- Wheel Type: 14″ alloy
- Rear Wheel 4-point adjustable
- Front Suspension Anti-dive, 4-point adjustable