The necessity for personal mobility has never been greater. The price of petrol has surpassed Rs 100, prompting the government to amend the FAME-II policy, resulting in a 50 % increase in the subsidy for electric two-wheelers. Hence, electric scooters are in high demand, and we can help you identify which scooter is best for your use.
Best Electric Scooters in India
OLA S1 PRO
Ola began manufacturing scooters a few months ago. The first trip was a brief one held within the limits of a gated neighbourhood, providing us a limited grasp of India’s frequently discussed e-scooter.
The Ola Electric S1 comes in two different versions: Regular and S1 Pro. Ola Electric has fitted the base model with a 2.98kWh capacity and limited the motor to 90kmph. Both models include an all-LED lighting system, a big 36-litre under-seat storage compartment, a TFT instrument panel, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connection, and a TFT instrument cluster with a smartphone. You can also personalise your home screen with personalised icons and LITE editions of some apps to suit the mood.
The S1 Pro has a larger battery and a peak speed of 115 kilometres per hour. The update also includes voice assistance, hillside hold control, and more riding modes. With an 8.5kW permanent magnet motor, the S1 Pro is one of the most powerful two-wheelers on the market today. The motor’s reactions are sluggish up to around 30 kph; nevertheless, after 40 kph, it finds its stride and accelerates very quickly.
Ola S1 – ₹97,000 onwards
Ola S1 Pro – ₹1,04,000 onwards
If you’re looking for a sporty scooter that can handle ordinary city trips while still providing the adrenaline rush that other hugely powerful scooters and motorcycles provide, the Ather 450X EV scooter is a great option.
The 450 X model offers better throughput and range than the 450. The frame of Ather’s variants is identical. However, the 450 X outperforms the 450 + in terms of performance. Ather estimates a range of 50 to 85 kilometres on a full charge, depending on the mode used. The advertised range in “Eco” mode is 85 kilometres, while in “Ride” mode it is 70 kilometres.
The Sport and Warp modes are said to have a range of 60 and 50 kilometres, respectively. The Smart Eco mode, according to Ather, is meant to provide the scooter’s ‘True Range’ by intelligently controlling available power and dynamically altering your maximum acceleration. Space grey with yellow accents, white bodywork with green accents, and minty green with orange accents are the three common colour options for the scooter.
₹1.19 – ₹1.38 Lakh
The Revolt RV400 is the world’s first electric motorcycle to be legally sold in India. On the other hand, Revolt has already established a household brand in the EV world, even though no one has ever ridden the bike.
The real-world range is roughly 81 kilometres per hour, which is excellent for an electric vehicle. The standard setting is excellent for city driving. The RV400 has a peak speed of 65 mph and a range of 100 kilometres. The bike can attain a peak speed of 45 kmph in eco mode and go 150 kilometres on a single battery.
The display itself is a plain, black-and-white screen with no touch capabilities. A slider button allows you to choose between three riding modes on the bike. The main features are the keyless start feature, a high-beam switch to shift between drive modes, and an artificial exhaust note that a click may trigger. This is accomplished by the use of a speaker concealed within the bodywork. It didn’t feel very natural on the move.
TVS iCube Electric
The TVS iQube scooter is the company’s first venture into the country’s electric two-wheeler market. A 2.25 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 4.4 kW motor are included in the TVS iQube. There are two riding modes on the scooter: economy and power. The iQube EV has a peak speed of roughly 78 kmph and an endurance of around 75 kilometres. The brakes are efficient, and with the abrupt torque that EVs provide, having excessively tight brakes might result in a jerky ride.
The scooter has a simple appearance. Its proportions are similar to the ICE Jupiter. However, the DRL patterns set it apart. In the dark, the front and rear LED lights provide excellent vision. The TFT screen provides access to linked functions as well as turn-by-turn navigation. The scooter offers a cushy suspension and a comfortable riding position. Riding in traffic is a snap, and journeys with two persons on board are simple.
₹87,691 – ₹1.13 lakhs
Simple Energy One
The Simple One electric scooter has been developed by Simple Energy, a Bangalore-based electric vehicle start-up. The Simple One Standard has a 4.8kWh battery pack and promises to have a range of 236 kilometers in Eco mode.
Meanwhile, the highest speed is said to be 105 kilometres per hour. The One stands out because, unlike its competitors, it has a chain drive mechanism. It sports a classic underbone chassis with a telescopic fork and a mono-shock configuration for support.
The CBS adds further confidence to the scooter’s disc brakes on both ends. The Simple One has a lot of features. All-LED lighting, a big 30-litre under-seat storage compartment, replaceable batteries, a combined brake mechanism, rapid recharge, and a 7-inch TFT panel are features.
₹1.1 – ₹1.2 lakhs
The name Bajaj Chetak is so well-known that it conjures up images of a time when a large number of these simple two-strokes whizzed along the road. A 3.8kW/4.1kW motor produces 16 Nm of torque, which powers the electric scooter. When users engage the throttle, the scooter accelerates rapidly, making it simple to keep it going against city traffic.
The front disc brake is standard on the ‘Premium’ model, whereas the front drum brake is standard on the ‘Urbane.’ Aside from that, the distinctions are primarily aesthetic. The paint job is also flawless, yet another aspect in which the Chetak thrives. Apart from a Vespa, this is among the most beautiful scooters to hit Indian roads, and that alone will stimulate interest in it.
Price: ₹1,42,297 onwards
When purchasing an electric scooter in India, three factors must be considered: the vehicle’s pricing, the efficiency of the electric engine, and the rider’s ability. These are all practical runabouts with performance that isn’t quite up to par with their fossil-fuel-powered competitors, but they’re perfect for anyone with a quick drive or a short trip to the store. Purchase a scooter that meets your demands and expectations. Get started with Waaree to explore a range of lithium-ion batteries for your electric scooters today!