If you are in the market for an electric scooter, then this post is for you. The automobile landscape in India is changing as new models of electric vehicles mark their entry into the market. Along with electric scooters, electric cars sales are also picking up pace amid the push for green energy and attractive government subsidies and incentives.
In this post, we will look at the top nine electric scooters that are dominating the Indian markets.
Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter
Bajaj is a household name in India with a wide range of petrol scooters. Now the two-wheeler giant has stepped into the market with electric scooters. The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter comes with a 3kW battery range capable of delivering a mileage of 85 to 95 km.
The bike can hit a top speed of 74kmph and can be fully charged within 5 hours. If you are looking for a quick charge then the bike can be charged 25% within 60 minutes. The bike comes with a three-year battery warranty and is priced between Rs. 1.00 Lakh to 1.15 Lakh in India.
The TVS iQube electric scooter with a starting price of Rs. 1 Lakh will now be available across 20 Indian cities by the end of March. There is more good news here – the price of the electric scooter has been reduced by Rs 11,250 as per the amended Fame 2 subsidy scheme offered by the government.
The electric scooter weighs around 118kgs and is powered by a 4.4kW electric hub motor and a set of 2.25kWh lithium-ion batteries. Offering a top speed of 78kmph, the bike can run up to 75kms on a full charge and can quickly accelerate from 0 to 40kms in 4.2 seconds.
To address the burning issue of providing more charging points, the company has entered into a contract with Convergence Energy Services under a Government of India program. Under this scheme, both companies will collaborate to further expand and build on their network of charging points across certain cities.
TVS is offering a 3-year/50,000-kilometer warranty for its iQube electric scooter.
Priced between Rs. 1.26 lakh and Rs. 1.45 lakh, the Ather 450X is powered by a 6kW 26Nm Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) Motor.
The bike offers a range of 70kms in Ride Mode and 85kms when in Eco Mode and comes with a 21,700 cell lithium-ion battery pack and Battery Management System (BMS).
The Ather 450X also offers a Warp Mode and can go from 0 to 40kms in 3.14 seconds!
Ola Electric Scooter
Priced between 85,099 – 1.10 Lakh, the Ola electric S1 scooter is available in two versions: regular and Pro.
Ola S1 Pro has a larger battery offering more power and comes with additional capabilities including cruise control and voice controls. Both versions of Ola Electric S1 scooters are keyless and are controlled by a proximity sensor as well as a key code.
PURE EPluto 7G
The PURE EPluto 7G electric scooter has a motor power of 2200 W with a driving range of 90km/charge.
The bike can go from 0 to 40 kmph within 5 seconds, offers a top speed of 60 kmph, and comes with an Anti-theft provision via a Smart Lock option.
The Pure EPluto 7G is priced at Rs. 88,999 (ex-showroom), is designed with drum brakes in the front and back and comes with tubeless tires and alloy wheels.
Okinawa Ridge Plus
The Okinawa Ridge Plus electric scooter comes with a starting price of Rs. 66,094 and offers a riding range of 84kms. The bike produces 800 W of power and has a top speed of 45kmph and has a battery charging time of 2-3 hours. The bike is designed with both front and rear drum brakes and comes with an electronically assisted braking system for greater safety.
The bike which is powered by a lithium-ion battery can run up to a range of 120 km on a single charge and offers a top speed of up to 55kms per hour.
Additional features include keyless entry, a “Find My Scooter” option, e-ABS, as well as an anti-theft alarm.
The Okinawa iPriase+ comes with a range of new luxury features and is powered by a detachable lithium-ion battery pack allowing for easy and convenient charging. The electric scooter’s battery range is between 160 to 180kms and according to the company, the Okinawa iPraise+ takes 30-40% less time to charge compared to a lead-acid battery.
With a starting price of Rs. 1.05 lakh, the Okinawa iPraise+ has gas-charged front forks and dual discs in the front. In addition, the electric scooter comes with geo-tagging, GPS, and a “Find My Scooter” mode among others.
Hero Electric Optima E2
The Hero Electric Optima which comes in two models – City Speed (HX) and Comfort Speed (CS) (LX), offers a riding range of 50 km and has a top speed of 25 kmph. The starting price for this electric scooter is Rs. 51,576 in India with the top model priced at Rs. 67,119.
The Hero Electric Optima’s motor is capable of producing 250 W of power and the bike comes with both front and rear drum brakes. The brakes work together to deliver a braking mechanism for both wheels.
The LX models come with two types of batteries – lead-acid (LA) and lithium-ion batteries. While the lead-acid variant delivers a 50 km range per charge, the lithium-ion version offers an 85 km range per charge.
The charge times for both batteries are different. The LA battery takes 8-10 hours to get fully charged.
The lithium-ion model takes 4-5 hours to recharge completely.
Because the Optima (LX) is a slow-speed electric scooter, it does not need registration.
Hero Electric Photon
The Hero Electric Photon delivers 1200 W of power and has a starting price of Rs. 74, 240. The bike comes with a dual-wheel braking system featuring both front disc and rear drum brakes and offers dual driving modes – Power and Economy. The Hero Electric Photon can reach a top speed of 45 kmph when in Power mode.
With a riding range of 108 km, the Hero Electric Photon takes around 5 hours to complete the charge.
Electric scooters are a budget-friendly green alternative to petrol-powered scooters and bikes in India. Pricing for electric scooters has become even more affordable with various state and central government schemes and incentives. If you are interested in buying an electric scooter, you might want to check out the subsidy programs offered in your home state.
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