New Delhi :
Electric vehicles offer several advantages over conventional petrol bikes. The e-bikes are known for their high efficiency, zero emissions, and low-maintenance cost. Buying an electric bike or scooter also follows the same ritual as there are many options in the market at different prices.
1. Ather 450/ 450X
Ather is currently the EV leader in the two-wheeler segment in the country with a maximum number of eco-friendly bikes. The newly introduced Ather 450 and 450X arrive with upgraded features from previous models.
The 450X e-scooter sports a compact and sleek design with a 2.7kWh battery pack. It is claimed to offer a distance range of 116km and can fully charge itself in 5 hours. It can achieve a top speed of 80kmph. It has a 7-inch LCD display for smart controls and a navigation system.
Ather 450 retails from a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 1.27 lakh in Delhi. The company also charges an extra cost of Rs 2,000 to assure you of future maintenance services.
2. Simple One
Simple One electric scooter sports a slim and compact design with an edgy head and clean-cut design. It packs a 4.5kW electric motor that produces a torque of 72Nm. The accelerates from 0-40kmph in 2.95 seconds and achieves a top speed of 105kmph.
The claimed range of the e-bike is 236km. It includes a battery of capacity 4.8kWh. It has a large touchscreen display for driver’s info, navigation, call support, and other smart features.
Simple One is available for pre-booking at Rs 1,947 and is priced at Rs. 1.09 lakh onwards. It is available in four colour variants – Brazen Black, Namma Red, Azure Blue, and Grace White.
3. Ola S1 and S1 Pro
Ola, India’s largest ride-sharing platform, has launched its own electric scooters with the names Ola S1 and S1 Pro. Both the models feature a similar design score with some upgrades to the Pro version.
The standard Ola S1 can take up to 121km in a single charge while the S1 Pro model has a maximum range of 181 km. The top speed of S1 is 90kmph and S1 Pro is 115kmph. It has a 7-inch touchscreen display and works on keyless technology.
The company has priced Rs 99,999 for the Ola S1 model and Rs 1,29,999 for the top Ola S1 Pro. Customers can enjoy incentives levied by the respective state governments.
4. Revolt RV400
The Revolt RV400 is the only electric bike that has been made into the list. The bike packs a 3.24KWh lithium battery setup that takes 3 hours to charge up to 75% and around 4.5 hours to fully charge.
The bike offers three ranges of 150km, 100km, and 80km called eco mode, normal mode, and sports mode. The top speed of the RV400 electric bike is 85kmph. The maximum carrying capacity is 150kg. It is required to have a driving license to drive Revolt RV 400.
The ex-showroom price of Revolt RV400 in Delhi is 90,799.
5. Bajaj Chetak
Bajaj has revamped its old and legendary scooter model in India as an electric scooter. The new Bajaj Chetak comes with a seamless design and steel body build. It sports a 4kW electric motor that produces an electric torque of 16Nm.
The top speed is 78kmph and the range is 95km. There is a 3KWh battery setup with an IP67 rating and 5 hours of charging time. The company claims to deliver a 70,000km ride in 7 years.
Bajaj Chetak offers two models called Premium and Urbane. In Delhi, the official ex-showroom price of Chetak Premium is Rs 1,47,775 and it is available in four different colours.
6. TVS iQube Electric 2022
TVS recently introduced the new 2022 TVS iQube electric in India. The e-scooter is equipped with crystal-clear LED headlamps, big storage space, and a USB port inside the boot space with light.
It is powered by a 4.4kW motor to give a top speed of 78kmph with a range of 75km. The scooter accelerates from 0 to 40kmph in 4.2 seconds.
It takes 5 hours to charge an 80% battery level. The ex-showroom price of iQube Electric base variant in Delhi is Rs 98,654.
7. Hero Electric Photon Hx
Hero Photon HX comes with a modest set of features that includes a 26Ah battery and 1.8kW motor for performance. The top speed of the electric scooter is 45kmph and it offers a maximum range of 108km per charge.
The battery of the Photon HX gets completely charged in 5 hours. It is required to register the scooter to drive it on Indian roads. It comes in two colour shades black and gold.
The ex-showroom price of the Hero Electric Photon HX is Rs 74,240 including the FAME 2 subsidy in Delhi/NCR. However, there is an additional subsidy applicable as per state government directives.
8. Bounce Infinity E1
Bounce Infinity E1 has been launched with a 2kWh battery setup, a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor, and tubeless tyres. Range of 85km at a top speed of 65kmph. For smart features, it offers tracking, anti-theft alerts, tow alerts, and offers a drag mode.
The Infinity E1 is the first of its kind electric scooter that also allows customers to buy the bike with the ‘battery as a service’ option.
The new swappable option lets buyers rent a battery that will cost as low as Rs 35 per swap. It is priced at Rs 68,999 while the ‘battery as a service’ option will technically cost Rs 36,000. The scooter will retail from March.
9. Pure EV Epluto 7G
Pure EV, a Hyderabad-based startup, has two electric scooters in its portfolio namely Epluto and Epluto 7G. The standard Epluto features entry-level features while the Epluto 7G offers an upgraded set of features.
The top speed of the standard model is 25kmph while the 7G version can achieve up to 60kmph. The former variant includes a 1.8kWh portable battery setup with a claimed range of 85km.
On the other hand, Epluto 7G offers a mileage of 90km to 120km and houses a 2.5kWh battery.
The 7G model comes with a wide LCD screen and offers a multi-speed mode.
The company has priced the standard e-scooter at Rs 74,999 while the Epluto 7G costs Rs 86,999. It offers a total of six colour variants – Ruby Red, Shadow Black, Electron Blue, Active Grey, Pearly White, and Stripling Yellow.
10. Ampere V48
Ampere V48comes with an affordable trag offering a set fo modest features. It is driven by a 250W BLDC electric motor.
It draws the power from 24Ah battery source and offers a claimed range of 60km which makes it suitable for low-distance commute.
It can achieve a maximum speed of 25kmph. It offers a load capacity of 100kg. It retails at Rs 39,999.