There are so many reasons to back the argument that electric vehicles will be the main means of transport in the modern world. Two reasons that are enough to back this argument are the increasing petrol prices and India’s commitment to cut carbon emissions heavily. There is no doubt that electric vehicles will emerge as a better and sustainable alternative to vehicles running on petrol and diesel in the coming days. Vehicles running on petrol and diesel contribute significantly to air pollution. It is one of the key reasons that has prompted countries to look for environment-friendly energy sources for powering vehicles.
The only drawback with electric vehicles is that they tend to be costlier than petrol/diesel vehicles. Whether it is Tesla or any other leading electric vehicle manufacturer, the vehicles made by these companies are still far from the reach of the common man. However, while electric cars are generally on the costlier side and not many have the budget to purchase them, a better alternative is electric scooters.
Electric scooters are not just environmentally friendly. They are also much cheaper in comparison to electric cars and thus are within reach of the masses. The craze for electric scooters has been growing in the past few years, with people becoming more aware of the advantages of electric scooters. If you have been looking for a good electric scooter, you have landed on the right page.
We have prepared a list of some of the best electric scooter in India.
Okinawa claims that iPraise is an intelligent electric vehicle that is a refined version of the previous model with an acid lead battery. The acid lead battery has been replaced with li-iON battery, and iPraise comes with a 1000W BLDC motor that can generate an impressive power of up to 2500w. The e-scooter can attain a top speed of 58 kmph, and it also comes with a mobile application that helps you get all the vital stats of the scooter. However, the e-scooter is costlier in comparison to other e-scooters on the market. It is priced at Rs. 1.14 lakhs, and that is what makes it far from the reach of middle class families.
Hero Electric Optima E2:
How can Hero stay away from the game with several companies lining up with their e-scooters? Being one of the largest 2-wheeler manufacturers in India, Hero has presented the Electric Optima E2 that comes with a 250w battery. Hero claims that the e-scooter is perfect for an average Indian rider. However, it only has a top speed of 25 kmph. Optima E2 comes with a battery warranty of 5 years. It is another e-scooter with a lightweight frame and is priced between Rs. 51,500 to Rs. 67,102.
Bajaj Chetak EV:
India’s favorite scooter brand Bajaj has come with the electric version of the country’s most favorite scooter – Chetak. Chetak once ruled the Indian streets and the hearts of middle class riders. Baja relaunched the iconic scooter with a 3kW battery that can be fully charged within 5 hours. Once fully charged, the e-scooter can cover a distance of up to 95 km. The 3800 w BLDC motor of Chetak EV helps it attain a top speed of 78 kmph. The e-scooter comes with a three-year battery warranty. It certainly is one of the best e-scooters in the country. The scooter is priced between Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs. 1,15,000.
Ather 450X is an e-scooter that has been developed and manufactured entirely in India. It is one of the best e-scooters currently in the Indian market. The scooter comes with a 3300 w battery and helps Ather 450X attain a top speed of 80 kmph. Once fully charged, the scooter can go up to 65 km. Ather 450X has a stylish look that aims to attract the younger generation. The price of the scooter ranges between Rs. 1,13,416 and Rs. 1,32,426.
Simple Energy One:
Simple Energy One has been launched just a few days back at the starting price of Rs. 1.10 lakh. The scooter comes with a 4.5 kW motor, and it has a top speed of 100 kmph. The powerful motor of Energy One provides it with a torque of 72Nm. Once fully charged, the e-scooter can go up to 240 km. The scooter can go from 0 to 40 in just 2.95 sec. At present, the scooter comes in two different specifications and has four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic.
Ola S1 comes for a price of Rs. 99,999, and it has a 2.98kWh battery. The scooter can go up to 121 km after being charged fully. S1 has a top speed of 90 kmph. The scooter can go from 0 to 40 mph in 3.6 seconds. Ola S1 has two modes- Normal and Sports. The company has launched another version of the scooter named S1 Pro that comes with a 3.97kWh battery and has a range of 181kms. The top speed for S1 pro is 115kmph.