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Top 10 best electric scooters in India (January 2022)

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In the face of rising fuel prices, electric scooters are increasingly becoming a viable alternative to petrol scooters. In addition to being good for the environment, they will benefit your finances in the long run as well. As part of a sustainable transportation push, the Indian government offers substantial subsidies on electric scooters. Therefore, it is the right time to switch from petrol-powered scooters to electric scooters. Check out our list of the best electric scooters you can buy or order right now.

Best electric scooters you can buy in India

In India, you can choose from a variety of electric scooter models, some of which do not even require a licence. These are the best electric scooters that can handle the daily needs of an average scooter user in India. To ensure you can find an electric scooter that fits your budget, we have included scooters at all price points.

1. Ola S1

Ola S1

OLA S1 electric scooters have a starting price of Rs. 97,706 in India. There is only one variant and five colours available. Its motor generates a power of 5500 Watts. OLA S1 offers a combined braking system for both wheels with both front and rear disc brakes.

Ola Electric has launched its first electric scooter in India, the S1. There will be two models of the Ola electric scooter, the Ola S1 and the Ola S1 Pro.

Ola Electric scooters have a similar design that includes a twin-pod headlight with an LED DRL ring, sleek LED indicators mounted on the apron, a body-coloured front fender, curvy side panels, an LED taillight, and a split pillion grabrail. There is a 36-litre under-seat storage compartment that can hold two open-face helmets on the Ola Electric scooter. There are five colour options available for the base model, while there are ten for the Pro variant.

The electric motor on both scooters produces a maximum output of 8.5kW and maximum torque of 58Nm. In the base model and the Pro model, the battery capacity stands at 2.98kW and 3.97kW, respectively. The Ola S1 has a top speed of 90kmph and a range of 121km per charge. Ola S1 Pro can achieve a top speed of 115kmph and covers 181km on a single charge.

The features on both models include proximity lock/unlock, call alert, remote boot lock, message alert, anti-theft alert, geo fencing, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, infotainment, side-stand alert, onboard navigation, reverse mode, get home mode, limp home mode, take-me-home lights, find my scooter, HMI moods with sound, HMI brightness adjuster, welcome screen, OTA updates, electronic steering lock, manual SOS, and predictive maintenance. Additionally, the Pro variant offers hill hold, cruise control, and voice assistance. In the Ola S1 version, there are two riding modes (Normal and Sport), while the Ola S1 Pro version offers three (Normal, Sport, and Hyper).

There is a tubular frame, a single front fork, a rear mono-shock, disc brakes on both wheels, and combined braking on both bikes.

2. Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak is an electric scooter available in India for a starting price of Rs. 1,37,801. The top variant has a price of Rs. 1,38,992 and comes in two variants and six colours. The motor of the Bajaj Chetak generates 3800 watts of power. Bajaj Chetak offers a combined braking system with front discs and rear drums.

Bajaj Auto was primarily known for its two-wheeler scooter, the Bajaj Chetak, before becoming popular for its modern range of motorcycles. Pune-based two-wheeler giant has been working on an electric scooter offering for the past few years and has finally launched the Chetak in an electric version.

A premium feel is provided by the sheet metal body panels, while the smooth flowing lines and LED lighting, which mimic high-end cars, adds to its modernity. In addition, it comes with fully-digital, Bluetooth-enabled instrumentation that is packed with features.

Bajaj Chetak features an electric motor that is powered by a 3kWh lithium-ion battery with IP67 rating. Power ratings of its motor are 4kW (peak) and 3.8kW (continuous) with 16Nm of peak torque. It is equipped with two drive modes – Sport and Eco, which can return a range of 95km and 85km, respectively. According to Bajaj, the battery will last for about 70,000km before it needs to be replaced. Further, Bajaj has added several innovative features to the e-scooter, such as reverse assist mode, regenerative braking, and an Intelligent Battery Management System (IBMS) that controls charge and discharge seamlessly.

Bajaj offers two variants of the Chetak electric scooter, Urbane and Premium. Currently, the Chetak is available in six colours – white, pink, black, yellow, red, and blue. In the premium electric scooter market, the e-scooter competes against the Ather 450 and the Okinawa i-Praise.

3. Ather 450X

Ather 450X

The Ather 450X electric scooter is available in India for 1,39,757 rupees starting price. It comes in 2 variants and 3 colours, with the top variant starting at Rs. 1,58,768. Its motor generates 3300 W of power. The Ather 450X comes with both front and rear disc brakes, giving it a complete braking system.

As compared to the standard Ather 450, the 450X features several styling and mechanical improvements. The Ather 450X comes in three different colour options and two variants, unlike the standard 450. 450X and 450 Plus are the variants available. The 450X costs Rs 1.59 lakh, while the 450 Plus costs Rs 1.49 lakh (both ex-showroom Bengaluru).

In comparison with the 450 Plus, the 450X offers more power and torque. The 450X’s electric motor produces 6kW and 26Nm. In 3.3 seconds, it accelerates from 0-40kmph and boasts a range of up to 85km. The 450X also features a new Warp mode, an upgraded battery pack and BMS (Battery Management System). There is a 5.4kW (7.2bhp) and 22Nm electric motor on the 450 Plus. It takes 3.9 seconds for the vehicle to accelerate from 0-40kmph, and its range is 70km.

The Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus share similar styling cues with the standard 450, with an apron mounted headlight, digital storage, a Bluetooth-enabled (4.2) touchscreen instrument cluster, full-LED lighting,  integrated 4G LTE connectivity, music and call controls, and an onboard navigation system. The 450X range comes with a 1.3 GHz Snapdragon processor. 450X and 450 Plus are equipped with telescopic front forks, rear monoshock, and disc brakes on both wheels. Like the standard 450, the 450X series has a reverse mode as well.

There are several charging solutions, including a home charger, public charging infrastructure, and a portable charger. An Ather Dot home charger is included with the Ather 450X. On the other hand, the Other Grid allows fast charging and the battery pack can be recharged by up to 80 percent at a speed of one kilometre per minute. Through a 5A socket, the portable charger is capable of recharging the battery.

In addition to Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, and Pune, the Ather 450X is currently available for pre-order in these cities.

4. TVS iQube Electric

TVS iQube Electric

TVS iQube electric scooters start at Rs. 1,00,752 in India. The scooter is available in one colour and one variant. TVS iQube’s motor produces 3000 W of power. TVS iQube has drum brakes at the front and disc brakes at the rear.

TVS recently launched the iQube electric scooter in India along with a number of other major manufacturers. The iQube is the manufacturer’s first electric two-wheeler, offering a traditional scooter-like design along with a host of modern features while promising decent performance.

Despite looking like a traditional scooter, the iQube gets a few design touches that give it a futuristic appeal. There are sleek headlamps and tail lamps as well as a U-shaped LED DRL on the handlebar cowl. In addition to its practical features, TVS has provided it with a roomy seat, a spacious footboard, two under-seat storage compartments, and luggage hooks. Additionally, it has a USB charging socket for juicing up electronic devices under the seat.

The iQube is powered by three lithium-ion batteries with a combined power rating of 2.25kWh. In addition to charging in around five hours, it claims a range of 75km. In Eco mode, it can reach speeds of 40kmph, while in Sport mode it can reach speeds of 78kmph. The acceleration time is 4.2 seconds from 0 to 40kmph.

Among the iQube’s features are full-LED lighting and TVS’ SmartXonnect instrument cluster. By using Bluetooth, the display can be connected to a smartphone and various information can be accessed, such as ride stats, remote battery range, and geofencing. Besides navigation, this console shows notifications of incoming calls and messages. A Q-Park feature has been integrated into the iQube for easier parking.

It is equipped with 12-inch wheels suspended by telescopic front forks & dual shock absorbers at the rear. Drum brakes are used at the rear and disc brakes at the front. The iQube weighs around 118 kilograms.

TVS’ iQube is aimed at competing with the Ather 450 and the Bajaj Chetak electric, which are currently only available in a few cities in India.

5. Hero Electric Photon

Hero Electric Photon

The Hero Electric Photon electric scooter is available in India for a starting price of Rs. 74,468. There is only one variant and five colours available. The motor on the Hero Electric Photon produces 1200 watts. Hero Electric Photon comes with disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear, resulting in a combined braking system.

Hero Electric is one of the leading makers of electric two-wheelers in the country. A new electric scooter called Photon is among its new range of models.

There are two drive modes on the Photon electric scooter: Power and Economy. The scooter can achieve a top speed of 45 kmph in its former mode, which is pretty decent compared to its competitors.

Using the Power model of the Photon, Hero claims that it can cover 50 kilometres on one full charge. The Photon features a front telescopic suspension, polycarbonate headlamp, a disc brake, and an anti-theft alarm as standard features.

The new Photon two-wheeler requires its rider to have a valid licence and to register it with the state. Three colours of the Photon are now on sale – black, burgundy, and white.

6. Bounce Infinity E1

Bounce Infinity E1

The Bounce Infinity E1 is an electric scooter that starts at Rs. 52,940 in India. The top variant priced at Rs. 76,321 and is available in 2 variants and 5 colours. Its motor produces 1500 Watts of power. The Bounce Infinity E1 comes with both front and rear disc brakes for a combined braking system of both wheels.

7. Simple One

Simple One

The Simple Energy One is expected to launch in India in February 2022 for a price range between *1,00,000 and *1,05,000. OLA S1, OLA S1 Pro & TVS iQube are currently available bikes that are similar to One. The Lambretta V125 is another bike similar to One that will launch in India in January 2022.

This is the first electric scooter from Simple One, a Bangalore-based company that aims to compete with the Ola S1, the Bajaj Chetak and the Ather 450X.

The scooter is equipped with a 4.8kWh battery and boasts a range of 203km in Eco mode. A 4.5kW motor delivers 72Nm and a 0-40 time of 2.95 seconds to the e-scooter. Depending on the tyres, its top speed ranges from 98kmph to 105kmph.

There are four riding modes on the Simple One: Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic. Also included is a 7-inch touchscreen with 4G and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as full-LED lighting. Among other features, the scooter includes music and call control, navigation, vehicle tracking, tyre pressure monitoring, find-my-bike, and geo-fencing. The Simple One also comes with a 30-litre underseat storage compartment.

The electric scooters are available in four colours from Simple Energy- Brazen Black, Azure Blue, Namma Red & Grace White 

8. Pure Ev Epluto 7G

Pure Ev Epluto 7G

The Pure EV EPluto 7G electric scooter has a starting price of Rs. 83,837 in India. There is only one variant and six colours available. Its motor generates 1500 W of power. PURE EV EPluto 7G is equipped with electronic assisted front and rear drum brakes.

In India, PURE EV produces electric two-wheelers based out of Hyderabad, including the EPluto 7G. It has its research facility on the campus of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Hyderabad. Lithium-ion batteries are also produced by the brand.

With a top speed of 60kmph and a full-battery range of around 90-120km, the EPluto 7G is a high-speed electric scooter. The scooter is powered by a 60V 2.5kWh battery and is propelled by a 1.5kW nominal and 2.2kW peak BLDC motor. EPLuto 7G’s gradeability rating is 12 degrees, which is typical for electric scooters.

With its round headlamp, chrome-finished mirrors, plush body panels, and swooping lines, the EPluto 7G closely resembles the Vespa models and the new Bajaj Chetak. Among the features on the list are an LCD display, LED headlamp, anti-theft provision with a smart lock, and regenerative braking. A disc-drum combination with 10-inch alloy wheels sheds speed while being suspended by telescopic forks and a monoshock.

At Rs 79,999, the PURE EV EPluto 7G competes against the Okinawa Praise and the Ampere Magnus Pro.

9. Ampere V48

Ampere V48

The Ampere V 48 electric scooter has a starting price of Rs. 40,101 in India. It comes in only one variant and three colours. The motor of the Ampere V 48 generates 250 watts. Drum brakes are available on both the front and rear of the Ampere V48.

Ampere’s V48 is its most affordable product. Lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries are available. Priced at Rs 35,899 and Rs 52,199 (ex-showroom), respectively.

The front suspension consists of telescopic forks, while the rear suspension consists of twin shock absorbers. Both ends are equipped with drum brakes. The V48 is powered by a 250W BDLC motor and a 48 V/24 Ah battery. Depending on the type of battery the scooter is equipped with, the charging time and range will vary. With a lead-acid battery, the V 48 takes approximately 8-10 hours to fully charge, offering a range of 45-50 kilometres. A Lithium-ion battery, on the other hand, requires about 5-6 hours to charge completely while returning a range of 60-65 kilometres. This e-scooter can reach speeds of 25kmph and weighs 66kg (Lithium-ion) and 84kg (Lead-acid).

There are three colour options for the Ampere V48 – black, grey, and red.

10. Okinawa iPraise

Okinawa iPraise

Okinawa i-Praise is an electric scooter available in India for a starting price of Rs. 1,07,202. It comes in only one variant and three colours. The motor of the Okinawa i-Praise produces 1000 W of power. Okinawa i-Praise comes with front and rear disc brakes, as well as electronic assisted braking.

Even though the Praise has always been a feature-rich product, the i-Praise adds even more to it. Detachable batteries are Lithium-ion units that can be taken to the owner’s house for charging via a 5A power socket. It takes 2-3 hours to charge them. Furthermore, thanks to the Li-ion battery, the scooter has managed to reduce its weight by 4 percent compared to the previous lead-acid battery. With the new Li-ion battery, the range will be 160-180 km. The vehicle is powered by a 1000 Watt BLDC electric motor.

Battery health tracker, geo-fencing, virtual speed limit, SOS notifications, curfew hours (no doubt for parents who don’t want their children to go out at late hours with the i-Praise), trips, GPS, maintenance and insurance reminder, and vehicle status round out the list. You can access all of these features through the ‘Okinawa Eco’ app for Android phones.

Despite the eye-watering Rs 1.15 lakh ex-showroom price, only 500 units of the i-Praise will be made in the first batch. 450 of these have already been ordered.

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