Top electric scooters launched in India in 2021
Electrification in India has kick-started with much vigour and this year not only saw some significant launches in the four-wheeler electric vehicle segment, but also some prominent two-wheelers that captivated consumers from day one.
Ola Electric announced the launch of its much-awaited electric scooter on August 15 this year. The electric two-wheeler comes in two trims, S1 and S1 Pro. The price of the base trim, S1, starts from ₹ ₹85,099 (ex-showroom, Delhi) whereas the latter stands at ₹1,10,149 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The S1 comes with a 2.98 kWh battery pack and offers the EV a range of 121 km on a full charge. The premium trim offers a bigger battery pack of 3.97kWh that gives the scooter a range of 181 km. Both the models come with Ola's proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) that actively monitors the battery's durability, performance, Range and safety.
Following Ola Electric's launch, Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Simple Energy launched its electric scooter Simple One. This electric scooter features a battery pack of 4.8 kWh which is also portable. Hence, one can detach the lithium-ion battery pack from the EV and can charge it at home. The electric scooter promises the user a range of 203 km in eco mode on a single charge and 236 km in Indian Drive Cycle (IDC) conditions. This scooter is priced at Rs1.10 lakh (ex-showroom, minus subsidies).
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EeVe India launched its new electric scooter Soul at a price of ₹1.39 lakh (ex-showroom). The company claims that the electric scooter is based on European technology standards. The EV comes equipped with IOT enabled, anti-theft lock system, GPS navigation, USB port, central braking system geo- tagging, keyless experience, reverse mode and geo-fencing. On a full charge, this scooter offers the user a range of over 120 km.
Electric vehicle startup Bounce recently launched its new Infinity electric scooter. One can avail the EV at a price of ₹68,999 including the battery and charger. However, the price of the scooter stands at ₹36,000 without the battery. It is the first electric scooter in the market that is offered with an optional battery. The company has the e-scooter with 'battery as a service' option that will allow customers to opt for the vehicle without a battery. Its two-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery gives the scooter a range of 85 km on a single charge.
Komaki has launched its three battery-powered two-wheelers called TN95, SE and M5. The TN95 and SE are electric scooters whose prices stand at ₹98,000 and ₹96,000 respectively, whereas the M5 model is an electric motorcycle priced at ₹99,000 (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The TN95 electric scooter comes with a detachable lithium-ion battery that can offer the user a range from 100 km to 150 km on a full charge. However, the company is yet to reveal the entire technical details of this specific model.