Origin Story
We started Orxa Energies in 2015, with the dream to rapidly electrify all transport. At the start, we thought, hey, how hard is it going to be?
The Starting Line
In the beginning, there was light... er... electricity... or a battery pack? Nope. That's not our story at all. We started with a simple objective - we wanted to build a bike that we wanted to ride. It would be a bike that we could ride in the city, outside the city. And we would not have to compromise at all. It would not ask us to change our riding style, but it would fit in seamlessly. The bike wouldn't pollute, but that didnt mean it wouldn't perform.Simple enough? Read on.
The Finish Line...or the next starting line?
We are now ready to launch the Mantis. This has been the result of years of engineering, tuning, development, prototyping- the works!
We've built the Mantis in public. Every single prototype we have built- we have given it to you, the Biker, to ride, to throw around the track, and give us your feedback. We took that feedback back to our R&D, tore down the assumptions we had, rebuilt from first principles, again, and again. Now, we have the Mantis, ready for you.
Ready to Ambush
We love the performance of Electric vehicles. For us, EVs are like Ambush Predators- Silent, Aggressive and Ruthless. Ambush Predators are the inspiration behind the Mantis. One of the most successful predators in the animal kingdom, the Mantis is a silent, powerful, calculating killer. Much like what we, at Orxa, imagine Electric Vehicles should be.
Electric Motorcycles are challenging. There is less space, but you need to be more powerful and pack a longer range. It posed an irresistible challenge for us. How could we pack more power, more energy and still make the motorcycle light and nimble? like a predator! This meant that building the Mantis wasn't just a simple thing of slapping together systems and hoping they'd work together. We were on a mission now to create something beautiful- a work of art. but we had to engineer it. We had to built it from ground up. The Battery Management Systems, the Thermal Management, the Ride-by-Wire controls, the vehicle design... all of it.
Founding Team and Team Leads
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PRAJWAL SABNIS

Co-Founder

PhD from Mines Paris Tech, & MS from Stuttgart University. Coming back to Bangalore after his studies in Europe, he was struck by the rapid urbanization & pollution in his home town
PRAJWAL SABNIS

Co-Founder

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RANJITA RAVI

Co-Founder

An MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris, she has worked 10+ years in Sales, Marketing and Internal Audit, and has worked on assignments in 20+ countries across 5 continents.
RANJITA RAVI

Co-Founder

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AMRUDESH SANTHANAM

Chief Engineer

NIT Warangal, 17+ years in Defence, Aerospace & his own startup. An autodidact coder & believer in balancing first-principles engineering & pragmatic solutions.
AMRUDESH SANTHANAM

Chief Engineer

TEAM ORXA

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Who We Are
Since 2015, these are the 3 words which define what products and services we build, how we build them, who we recruit to our team and how we communicate about ourselves.
Unique
Unique
We are a unique team. We dance salsa, we play guitars and ukeleles, we sing, we do theatre, and many other things. We're also auto-didact coders, we're designers who've learnt about casting and DFM, we've designed aircraft landing gear, drones, defence systems and a lot of other cool things in our past lives. More than anything, we're bikers. That brings us together.
Uncompromising
Uncompromising
We are uncompromising to each other. The product is always greater than any allegiances or any one's ego. This makes the team relentless in their deliverables and that of their team mates. Each team mate is demanding in the timelines and results of each other and themselves.
Unprecedented
Unprecedented
The combination of unique team-mates being uncompromising to each other results in unprecedented work. Like a wheel that's 3 kg lighter, a seat structure that's functional and aesthetic, with no plastic, or a Battery Pack that handles 700Amp of current without breaking a sweat.