Electric scooters have gained a lot of fame lately which helped them to emerge as a popular industry in India. With various companies launching their products, the list of new electric scooters is getting bigger and bigger. Joining the race for the electric segment, Ola also launched its first e-scooter for Indian customers on Independence Day last week.
If you’re planning to get an e-scooter for yourself, check out the information we’ve gathered about some popular options in the country.
Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro
As mentioned earlier, Ola has launched its first e-scooter in India. The scooter has been introduced in two variants S1 and S1 Pro whose starting price has been fixed at Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom) for S1 and Rs 1.21 lakhs for S1 Pro. The S1 Pro variant is offered with a 3.9 kWh battery pack, which supplies power to an electric motor that delivers 8.5 kW of peak power. The scooter can be fully charged in just 6 hours with a 750W portable charger. On the other hand, if the Ola Supercharger is plugged on, it will take only 18 minutes to recharge up to 50 percent. The Ola S1 electric scooter boasts a range of 181 km, which is much higher than most of the electric two-wheelers currently offered in the Indian market.
Also launched on this Independence Day, Simple One is the flagship e-bike of a start-up company Simple Energy. Surpassing the Ola S1 Pro, Simple One comes with an amazing range of up to 236 km. The top speed of this e-scooter is 105 kmph and it comes with two batteries so that one can be removed and get charge. The starting price of Simple One is Rs 1.09 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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With a certified range of 116 km, Ather 450X is one of the best electric scooters that the market has to offer. It takes just 3 hours and 35 minutes to charge the Ather 450X battery up to 80 percent as the company claims. The top speed of this e-scooter is 80 kmph and the ex-showroom price of Ather 450X is Rs 1.32 lakhs.
I don’t think that there’s any Indian who hasn’t heard this name before. Getting back into the game, Bajaj has launched its e-scooter in six colours and two variants. Bajaj Chetak comes with a range of 95 km in eco mode and takes five hours to fully charge its battery. The price of Bajaj Chetak is Rs 1.42 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The well-established company TVS has also launched its electric scooter TVS iQube. The top speed of this electric scooter is 78 kmph. In eco mode, the range of TVS iQube is 75 km and it takes five hours to charge the battery up to 80 percent. The ex-showroom price of TVS iQube is a little over Rs 1 lakh.
These are the most popular options available in the market of electric scooters in India. The electric industry is presumed to take over the petrol vehicle in future. Let’s see, if these e-scooters are the starting of that revolution.