Electric vehicles are touted to be the future of the automotive industry. There are reasons for it. While the electric vehicles could be an answer to the menacing air pollution, the maintenance cost of the vehicles is quite low. You just need to charge your electric vehicles and you are ready for the ride. The skyrocketing prices of fuel in India, which has breached the Rs 100 mark for a litre, also makes electric vehicles a viable option. It is for this reason many automobile companies have launched many options for people.
The popularity of electric bikes and scooters is also on the rise. They can be managed very easily. In the case of electric bikes and scooters, the acquisition cost could be higher but it compensates in the long run with the low maintenance cost. Accounting firm Deloitte in its report said that 300 million electric bikes will be out on the world's roads by 2023. Seeing an opportunity, many automobile companies have started focussing on production of electric bikes and scooters.
Here are some of the electric bikes and scooters which you can buy:
The Revolt RV400 is powered by 3000 W Mid Drive Motor. It has a 72 V, 3.24 KWh battery. The bike takes 4.5 hours to get fully charged. The company claims a range of 150 km/charge. The maximum torque is 170 Nm.The riders can achieve a maximum speed of 85 kmph . It has a removable battery which makes charging more convenient. The ex-showroom price in Delhi is Rs 90,799.
TVS iQube Electric
The TVS iQube Electric is powered by 4.4 kW BLDC Motor. The electric scooter takes 6 hours to get fully charged. The company claims a range of 75 km/charge. The maximum torque is 140 Nm. The scooter has a push button start. It has a top speed of 78 kmph. The scooter can accelerate from 0 to 40 in just 4.2 seconds. The battery is encased in such a manner that it is water and dust resistant. The ex-showroom price is Rs 1 lakh.
The Bajaj Chetak is powered by a 4080 W BLDC Motor. It has a 48 V, 60.3 Ah battery which takes 5 hours to get fully charged. In an hour, 25 percent of charge can be achieved. The company claims a range of 95km/charge. It is available in two variants – Urbane and Premium. Bajaj provides a warranty of 3-year or 50,000 km. The company also claims battery life to be around 70,000 km. It has a push button start. The ex-showroom price is Rs 1-1.5 lakh.
Hero Electric Flash
The Hero Electric Flash is powered by 250 W BLDC Motor. It has a 51.2 V, 30 Ah battery which can be fully charged in 4-5 hours. The company claims a range of 85 km/charge. It has a push button start. The scooter has a combi brake system. The maximum speed of the scooter is 25 kmph.Hero Electric Flash price starts at Rs 46,640 and goes upto Rs 56,940.
The Ather 450X is powered by a 6000 W PMSM Motor. It has a 2.9 kwh battery which takes 5.45 hours to get fully charged. The company promises a range of 116 km/charge. The maximum speed is 80 kmph. The scooter has a self start. Ather 450X is available in four colours. The scooter is available in two variants - Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X.The price of Ather 450X starts at Rs 1.27 lakh and goes up to Rs 1.46 lakh.