India has adopted electric vehicles (EVs) which are a cleaner mode of transport and can help bring down the levels of excessive pollution in Indian metro cities. Auto manufacturers have taken note of this and are preparing their arsenal to launch their made in India electric scooters offerings.
A large part of these vehicles are two-wheelers which are already the reason for increasing popularity in India. This is also thanks to their negligible refuelling prices compared to those on petrol. If you also want to join the Swachh Bharat program and are looking for the right electric scooter for you, then here is our list of electric scooters coming to India in the year 2020.
Andhra Pradesh-based electric two-wheeler brand, Avera Electric Vehicles, has started accepting bookings for its new product Retrosa. The scooter was launched at an ex-showroom (Andhra Pradesh) price of INR 1.08 lakh in February this year, although booking has not started yet. Potential buyers in the state can book a unit of Avera Retrosa for a token amount of INR 11,200. The electric vehicle is manufactured locally, and therefore, it will be eligible for the FAME-II subsidy.
In terms of style, the Avera Retrosa features a retro design that comes with the use of a round headlight and chrome highlights. Chrome treated bits include headlamp masks and rear-view mirror housing and stalks. The scooter also gets chrome garnish above the front apron and on the body. The curvy design further enhances its retro look.
The retro styling is complemented by modern hardware including LED lighting (headlamps, blinkers, and tail lamps), a digital instrument console, a battery monitor, and a side stand warning. The scooter also has a park assist function which is to operate in tight parking spaces. The Retrosa comes with a weight of 88 kg, which is comparable to some internal combustion engine powered scooters.
Features include a 3000W BLDC motor that draws power from the lithium-ion battery pack and allows a maximum speed of 90 km / h. The battery is claimed to run up to 140 km on a full charge. Recharge time takes 4 hours via the power socket at home, while Avera’s charging points can drain the battery pack in half the time (2 hours). The scooter has two riding modes – Economy and Sport Plus, which will affect the range and performance.
The Auto Expo 2020 had a surprising but inevitable unveiling from the Vespa home. The company showcased its electric scooter named Elettrica which is already retail in some European countries. The Elettrica is capable of generating 200 Nm of torque with a 3.6 kW brushless DC motor. Other performance specs include a range of 100 km via a lithium-ion battery that can be fully charged within 4 hours.
For this, the company limits the scooter’s top speed to about 30 km in Eco Mode. The scooter is not much known at the moment and since there was a BS-VI model on display, its characteristics may not be for India. That being said, the company is evaluating an electric product for India that will be made in-house.
Bajaj Chetak Electric
Bajaj has unveiled its most awaited electric scooter in the country. One reason for this is that the launch showcased the revival of the much-awaited ‘Chetak’ scooter in an all-new avatar. It only fits that the company decided to roll out its first electric scooter under an established brand name. Chetak electric is also a promising offering.
This electric scooter claims a range of 95 km on a single charge with Economi mode. This range is found in the sports range up to 85 km. It is powered by a 3 kWh IP67 lithium-ion battery. However, the battery misses fast charging support and can be fully charged in about 5 hours. One hour of charging can provide about 25 per cent of the battery’s total capacity, that is, about 20 km on the run-time.
Bird Electric Scooter
Bird ES1 + was unveiled at this year’s Auto Expo. Power by a 3Ah lithium-ion battery pack, the scooter promises a range of around 55 km on a single charge. The full charging time for this is about 7 hours, with the option of fast charging as well. Its maximum speed is limited to 35 mph.
Other features include tail lamps with LED headlamps and integrated turn indicators, a digital instrument console, telescopic forks at the front, shock absorbers at the rear and disc brakes at both ends with CBS. It even has a camera on the front of the scooter, with a dedicated button for it. What it does, it will be a mystery until the scooter makes its way to the market by the middle of 2021.
Rowwet Electric Scooters
The company’s entry-level electric scooter, the Zepop promises a top speed of 25 km/h via its 250W electric motor. It is supported by a 48V, 24 Ah battery that claims a range of 90 km on a single charge. Additional features include dual suspension, easy button press futures, USB charging and mobile holders, and an integrated tail lamp.
The REM is a step-up from the Zepop with a large electric motor and battery. Both numbers stand at 2,000 W and 60 V, 30 Ah respectively, thus increasing the electric scooter’s top speed to 55 km per hour and the maximum range to 120 km (lithium-ion) at 45 km per hour. The features of the e-scooter include the retro design as well as a huge boot claimed by the company.
Komaki Electric Scooters
KLB Komaki made a comeback to the electric vehicle space in India in 2016. Since then, the company has brought a total of four electric scooters, such as XGT-KM, X-One, X2 Vogue and Super, with prices and range. Offered by them. The first two models come with the same 60V electric motor and 60V / 20-30Ah battery.
In addition, they offer features such as tubeless tires, front disc brakes, digital displays and LED DRLs. They promise a range of 85 km on a single charge and charge around 6-8 hours according to the company. The Komaki XGT-KM is available online for Rs 31,000, while the Komaki X-One is priced at Rs 33,000.
For the Komaki X2 Vogue, the electric scooter is a step-up from the previous two with a larger 72V electric motor and 72V / 20-30Ah battery. The rest of the details are the same, such as the range of the X2 Vogue and its promised charging time. The Komaki electric scooter on the other hand is more of an electric moped promises to cover 60 km on one of its 48V / 20Ah lead-acid batteries. It runs on a 350–500W electric motor and can hold a maximum speed of 30 to 37 mph.
Gemopai Astrid Lite
Green e-Mobility and Opai Electric collaborated to create Gemopai Electric which has recently launched the Astrid Light electric scooter. With a 90 km per charge and three-mode drive of sports, city and economy, the Astrid Lite is priced at Rs 79,999. Gemopai Astrid Lite will be available in five main colour options – Eclectic Indigo, Ferry Red Neon, Deep, Burnt Charcoal and Fireball Orange.
The scooter promises a top speed of 65 km/h supported by a 1.7 km/h battery via its 2400 W electric motor. It comes with disc brakes at the front and drum drums at the rear and features USB, digital colour display as well as key-less entry.
Is the latest electric scooter by the Okinawa Light Company. With an ex-showroom price of Rs 59,990, the Okinawa Lite comes as a slow-speed e-scooter and is powered by a 250 watt, BLDC motor. It is a 48V, 1.25 KW lithium-ion battery that is also removable.
Okinawa promises a range of 50 to 60 km on a single charge on an e-scooter. The charging time for the same for a full charge is 4 to 5 hours. The top speed is a maximum of 25 mph. Other main features of the Okinawa light include push start button, automatic handle lock, digital speedometer, Hazard function, mobile charging, LED projector lamp with DRL.
Hero Duet Electric
Hero has gone for the design and some components of its standard Duet for its all-new electric version. The battery, which makes a difference, delivers a 6.7PS power and 14Nm of torque, enabling it to run at 0-60 km/h in just 6.5 seconds and travel more than 65 kilometres at a time. She decides.
The electric scooter is expected to be launched around December 2019 and should be priced around Rs 70,000.
The e-mobility subsidiary of Indian engineering company Greaves Cotton has announced its flagship product as the Wonder Electric Scooter. With a top speed of 55 kph and an estimated acceleration of 0–50 kph in 14 seconds, the Amp boasts a high top speed as the first electric two-wheeler from Ampere’s home. In addition, the e-scooter comes with a range of 75 km at a charge time of 5.5 hours.
since the electric scooter is powered by Lithium-ion batteries, buyers of the Ampere Zeal will be able to avail a subsidy of Rs 18,000 under the FAME-II guidelines, effectively bringing. Its price down to Rs 69,962 from Rs 87,862.
The Jaipur-based electric mobility two-wheeler startup has launched its first electric vehicle with its own name. This vehicle powered by a 250W BLDC motor, providing a top speed of 25 km / h maximum speed, the electric scooter promises a range of 90 km thanks to its 48V 30Ah 12 kg lithium-ion battery. The two-wheeler weighs 74 kg.
Batre claims that his e-scooter will be able to fully charge within four hours for a total of 2000 charging cycles of the battery. Launched at a price of Rs 63,555, the e-scooter has features such as apron-mounted round headlamps, flyscreen cover LCD display, ergonomically designed grab rails, integrated turn indicators in motorcycle-like handlebars and tail lamps.
Announced at Auto Expo 2018, Honda has displayed our first electric vehicle Honda PCX comes with the design language of its petrol counterpart. Minor updates include LED lighting at the front as well as rear and a full-digital instrument console.
The scooter will feature Honda’s own electric motor, which consists of two detachable battery packs, called the ‘Will Honda Mobile Power Pack’ under the seat for an increased range. The detachable battery will provide both options to the user, to swap the batteries or charge them at a desktop station.
Honda is expected to launch PCX Electric in late 2019 at a price of Rs 1 – 1.5 lakhs.
TVS Motor Company is the latest company to come up with an all-electric scooter. Priced at Rs 1.15 lakh, this TVS iQube is called and is equipped with a hub-mounted 4.4 kW electric motor that reaches a top speed of 78 kph and 0 to 40 mph in 4.2 seconds. Is capable.
This is supported by 3-lithium-ion battery packs enclosed in a water and dust resistant casing giving a combined range of 75 km on a single charge. The company says that the scooter takes about 5 hours to be fully charged. Other features of the electric scooter include LED headlamps and tail lamps, Q-Park Assist and USB charging as well as connectivity features via the TVS SmartExconnect.
Ather has launched a new electric scooter, which has a completely new battery pack and motor. This has enabled the company to increase the performance offered on the 450X. It now promises 85 km of on-road range with a peak power of 6 kW and peak torque of 26 Nm. It enables a 0 to 60 mph top speed in 6.5 seconds in a new warp mode. Meanwhile, the company has succeeded in reducing the weight of the scooter by 10 kg compared to 450.
There are also some additions to the connectivity features. In addition to what the 450 had on offer, the 450X now works on an open-source Android version that will likely improve the touch experience and invite more developers to new software on such offerings. It also supports 4G connectivity.
Among other updates, the Aether now offers an infinite battery warranty with the 450X as a mark of the highest performance of its new battery system. The Aether 450X will be available in two different variants, the ‘Plus’ which shares its specifications with the 450, but will be available in new colours and with 4G connectivity and the ‘ProHate’ will offer the above-mentioned performance specifications. The electric scooter will be available for Rs 1,49,000 (ex-showroom) in Delhi for the Plus model and Rs 1,59,000 for the Pro model.
A startup at IIT Hyderabad recently launched its Made in India line of electric vehicles in the Indian market. Comparing the four electric two-wheelers in its portfolio, the company aims to deploy more than 10,000 electric vehicles in India by the end of next year. One of the four two-wheelers is epluto,
Is an electric scooter supported by a 2 kWh lithium-ion battery and promises a range of 100 km on a single charge. Available at a price of Rs 74,999, ePluto comes as the flagship offering by the company and will be available in select Indian cities till date.