‘Made in UAE’ e-motorbike hits the road with 155kmph top speed and 300km range on a single charge

As the UAE gears up to host the UN Climate Change Conference for 2023 (aka COP28) in November and December, the country is emphasising on its actions as much as words. The latest step in its move towards greater sustainability is the unveiling of a ‘Made in UAE’ electric motorcycle that has a top speed of 155kmph and range of 300km on a single charge.

The newly unveiled Sulmi EB-One electric motorcycle. Screenshot courtesy: X/@Bodour

The e-motorbike, named “Sulmi EB-One” and powered by a 10.4kW battery, was unveiled at the 7th Economic Sustainability Forum in Sharjah in the presence of several dignitaries, including senior officers from Sharjah Police and officials of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Dubai-headquartered news daily Gulf News reported that “this groundbreaking achievement” was the result of a partnership between the Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) and Sulmi, a start-up based in the UAE. The prototype of the new e-motorbike was unveiled by Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police.

The e-motorbike’s 300km range on a single charge means that a rider can cover a distance twice that, as an example, from the World Trade Center Tower in Dubai to the Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi.

The Sulmi EB-One electric motorcycle at the 7th Economic Sustainability Forum in Sharjah. Screenshot courtesy: X/@Bodour

When the e-motorbike’s battery does need a recharge, it takes only 30 minutes to reach full charge with speed charging. The e-mobike has a digital instrument cluster, LED headlights, and a USB charging port.

Rashid Al Salmi, owner of Sulmi and creator of the e-mobike, said that this vehicle had a 3D-printed structure, which was designed and created at SRTIP, the Sharjah-based hub. Al Salmi is a mechanical engineer who led a team of five Emiratis, creating an authentic ‘Made in UAE’ sustainable product.