Best Electric Bike/Scooter in India
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Here is the list of top electric bikes/scooters that you can choose from to do your part in reducing your carbon emission:
The global two-wheeler company that has been dominating the Indian market since 1945 introduced two of their premium electric scooter variants ‒ Urbane and Premium. The lithium-ion battery of Chetak is encased in a metal retro-looking bodywork.
The scooter has a full LCD cluster with smartphone connectivity. The smartphone connectivity will notify you about the location, charging status and remaining range to keep you better updated on your scooter. The company claims Chetak's 4 kW electric motor can take you for a ride up to 95 km with one charge cycle.
The brilliant minds of India's premier institute IITs have churned out one of the most sought after electric scooters in India ‒ Ather 450. The dazzling LED lights and full-colour TFT touch screen display, equipped with GPS navigation are just the icings on this cake with the scooter packing in a lot of jaw-dropping features inside it.
The different ride modes certainly give Ather a better edge when compared to the other electric scooters on the market right now. The 5.4 kW motor can churn up a speed of 0-40kmph in 3.9 seconds.
Under the guidance of Mohanraj Ramasamy, an ex-Tesla Motor’s engineer, SVM Motors launched Prana into the Indian market in October 2019. With a torque that can rival the likes of Honda CB300R, Prana can reach a speed of 60km within a timeframe of 4 seconds.
The bike is equipped with dual disc brakes and telescopic suspension in the front and single-disc brake and mono-shock absorber in the rear. It has four driving modes: Practice, Drive, Sports and Reverse. The 72 Volt battery requires 4 hours to charge and the drive mode mileage is 225 KM in one single charge.
Since 22Kymco is locally manufactured, it has packed in outstanding features at affordable prices. The classic designs incorporate modern features like LED headlamps, LED tail lamps and turn indicators.
The dual battery setup ensures a smooth range of up to 160km for one charge cycle. The Cruise, Drag mode and Reverse assist mode will cater to the calm and wild side of the drivers along with making it easy to park in tight spaces.
Ultraviolette packs in a lot of features in their remarkably brilliant bike F77. Their 25 kW motor is capable of producing a massive torque of 90 Nm, making it one of the most powerful electric bikes in India. It has three removable lithium-ion batteries that can provide a peak speed of 147 kmph.
The DC fast charging capability ensures that you can charge it up to 80% within 50 minutes. The disc brakings are powered by discs while the upside-down fork and a mono-shock provide the suspension. Other features include TFT display, bike locator, Bluetooth connectivity and data logging.
Avera is creating a ripple in the electric scooter market with their Retrosa scooter. Its 72 V hub motor can take you as far as 120-130 km. A design that reminds us of Vespa, Avera is equipped with a telescopic fork at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Its retro design houses a 3000W BLDC motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
Retrosa can speed up to a maximum of 90km/h. It also doesn't shy away from digitising the scooter with a digital instrument console, a side stand sensor, LED lights and a battery monitoring system.
Revolt RV 400 AI has the distinction of being India’s first motorcycle to be powered by Artificial Intelligence. The 3 kW powered motor can give you a top speed of up to 85 kmph.
You can charge up this bike in about 4 hours. It is equipped with upside-down front forks and adjustable mono-shock rear suspension. The bike offers Eco Mode, Normal Mode and Sports mode with ranges 150 km, 100km and 80km respectively.
The name synonymous with bikes in India, Hero group forayed into the electric scooter market with their range of scooters tagged under the name Optima. The lowest variant is priced at ₹41,770 and the top-variant at ₹68,721. The motor power ranges from 250 W to 1200 W.
The 48 Volts 20Ah battery pack can take you to a range of 65 km in one charge cycle. The sleek design coupled with comfortable seats is equipped with telescopic forks upfront and dual shock absorbers at the rear. The light-weight body will make it easier to wade through heavy traffic.
Okinawa's scooters have always been stretching the limits of the mileage of electric scooters, and with Okinawa Praise, it sets the benchmark to 200 km with one charge cycle. The impressive mileage is complemented with a modular design and disc breaks in front and rear.
Okinawa has swapped its lead-acid battery with a lithium-ion battery unit. It can peak speed of up to 75 kmph and has high-end features like keyless start option, anti-theft function, location tracker device, remote locking and mobile charging point. It is also fully equipped with a digital console and energy-efficient LED lights. The 40Nm of peak torque will be the cherry on the top for those who want to rev up this beast.
The sleekly designed scooters of BattRe have been batting the field of the e-scooter market with an impressive inning. The predominantly round LED light on its front adds a futuristic element to its design. The scooter takes about 2.5 hours to charge and can last for 90 km.
Keyless start, anti-theft alarm system, rear reverse assist, with tyre lock and LED lights are some among the many impressive features packed into this scooter. A 48V 30Ah lithium-ion battery powers the 250W BLDC motor. The telescopic fork and a single rear shock absorber get the job done in the suspension department while disc brakes handle the braking setup at both ends.
The 250 W motor and the rechargeable VRLA deep discharge battery of Yo Electron ER makes it a safe choice in the e-scooter market. The scooter has features like digital odometer, telescopic suspension and side indicators. The abundant storage space and light-weight make it a favourite among teenagers and women alike.
The 1200 W motor power churns out a 75 km mileage from this superbly designed scooter. The telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear make for smooth suspension systems while the drum brakes offer fool-proof braking systems.
The 60V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery powers its 1200W BLDC hub motor which can take you up to a speed of 55 kmph. Anti-theft alarm, keyless ignition, riding modes, digital display and a micro-controller based charger for battery protection and a regenerative braking controller all add-up to make this an eye-catchy deal.
The lithium-ion battery-powered Avan Xero plus boasts of a range of 60 km. And if you decide to couple it with a second battery, the mileage can extend up to 110 km. The 800W electric motor, powered by dual lithium-ion battery packs, can boost up the speed to 45 kmph. It claims that the cost of running an Avan Xero plus is only 10 percent of a vehicle running on conventional fuels.
You can quickly charge up the batteries from your household sockets. It has disc brake in the front and drum brake at the rear; telescopic forks in the front and twin coil spring units at the rear for suspension.
With the electric scooter market attracting a lot of investors, new models are getting released every year, giving each company a run for their money. Here are some upcoming models you should watch out for:
TVS unveiled their TVS Creon Concept at the Auto Expo 2018. It is expected to be powered by a 12 kW motor and three lithium-ion batteries.
Mahindra is hoping to leave its mark in the electric scooter department with the Mahindra Gusto Electric. It is expected to be powered by a 3 kW motor.
Unveiled at the Auto expo 2020, Bird ES1+ is powered by a 3Ah lithium-ion battery pack. It is expected to take you to a range of up to 55 km in a single charge.
The Italian manufacturer hopes to garner more fans to its brand with its new electric variant to its famous petrol variant G325.
The 6kW motor of Tork T6X will be powered by lithium-Ion batteries and can cover up to 100km in one full charge. It is expected to be equipped with all the latest features.
Before deciding on which bike to buy, keep in mind the following factors: