After recently acquiring 5.3 million USD (RM23.22 million) venture capital, Dat Bike is bringing electric motorcycles (e-bikes) to Vietnam. Recognized by Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport as Vietnam’s first domestically made e-bike, Dat Bike has raised 10 million USD (RM43.81 million) since its inception in 2019.
DatBike currently offers two e-bike models, as well as online sales, the Weaver and Weaver 200, with direct-to-consumer delivery models through two physical stores in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Led by Son Nguyen, Dat Bike is designed by e-bike company and 80% of its suppliers are located in Vietnam.
Starting with the Dat Bike Weaver, Nguyen solved the problem of comparable performance with a standard combustion engine motorcycle with Weaver, powered by a 5 kW motor and delivering a maximum speed of 80 km / h with a range of 100 km, equal to 100 cc. Motorcycles were listed for three hours when charging using domestic current.
Dat Bike has since released Weaver 200, built on Weaver, with improved performance and range. The Weaver 200 will provide a maximum speed of 90 km / h with a range of 200 km on a single charge. Weaver weighs 120 kg, a 6 kW motor and a 72 volt, 68 Ah lithium-ion battery pack.
The Weaver 200 Rider smartphone features regenerative braking and connectivity with auto lock / unlock functionality as well as proximity detection. The Weaver 200 is priced at USD 2,389 (RM10,466) whereas the Weaver is listed at USD 1,739 (RM7,619).