Electric scooters are no longer a niche category catering to the eco-conscious few. A shift from fossil fuel is being pushed strongly by the government, and the auto industry is responding to it with its electric initiatives. Financing them is also easy through a bike loan or any other two-wheeler loan. The number of electric scooters flooding the market is reason enough to believe that electric transportation is the future, or at least a large part of it. Here are the top brands that have electric scooters ready for you.
- Ampere V48
The V48 has a top speed of 25 kmph and a driving range of 60 km. The 48V 27Ah battery has a charging time of 8-10 hours and uses a 2.7A SLA charger. The brakes are mechanical drum brakes, and the front suspension is telescopic while the rear suspension is coil spring based. The V48 is affordably priced at under Rs 40,000, sure to meet two-wheeler loan eligibility.
- Okinawa R30
Okinawa R30 has a 250W motor with a 1.34 KwH li-ion detachable battery. The battery has a charging time of 4-5 hours and has a micro-charger with auto cut function. It has a hydraulic telescopic front suspension and dual tube double shocker rear suspension. The wheels have front and rear drum brakes. Running at a top speed of 25 kmph and a 60 km range, this Okinawa scooter is priced at just under Rs 59,000 ex-showroom.
- Hero Electric Atria
With a top speed of 25 kmph and 85 km per charge, Hero Atria is available at an ex-showroom price of over Rs 63,000. It has a motor power of 250 W and a battery charging time of 4-5 hours. A single variant scooter, Atria is available in two colours. It has drum brakes on both front and rear wheels. You also get a digital instrument cluster in this scooter.
- Ola S1
The Ola S1 has an ex-showroom price starting at Rs 85,000. It has a maximum speed of 90 kmph and a range of 121 km. The battery is a fixed 2.98 kWh that is powered by a 750W charger. Full charging is done in less than 5 hours. These tubular frame scooters have single fork front suspension and mono-shock rear suspension. The aluminium alloy wheels come to rest with hydraulic disc brakes.
- TVS iQube
At an estimated on-road price of Rs 1 lakh, TVS iQube has a top speed of 78 kmph and a range of 75 km in eco-mode. It has a telescopic front suspension and a hydraulic twin-tube shock absorber rear suspension. The brakes are disc on the front and drum on the rear. The full charge time is seven hours, with 80% completed in less than five hours.
- Bajaj Chetak
The iconic Chetak now has an electric offering, that has a range of 90 km in eco-mode. With an ex-showroom price of Rs 1-15 lakhs, the scooter is powered by a 4080 W BLDC motor. It has a 48V 60.3 Ah battery that takes around five hours to complete a full charge. It has a front disc brake and a rear drum brake.
- Ather 450X
Ather 450X has a decent top speed of 80 kmph and a range of 85 km. The ex-showroom price is Rs 1.32 lakhs in Delhi NCR. You can check your convenient EMI using a two-wheeler loan EMI calculator. Being a high-end electric scooter, it features disc brakes on both wheels. The front suspension is telescopic while the rear suspension is rear mono-shock. This scooter is available on pre-order in select cities.
Do have a look at the various low-speed and high-speed options in these top electric scooters brands before applying for your two-wheeler loan and getting your dream scooter.