5 Best Electric Scooters In India
Looking to buy an electric scooter? Here are our top 5 picks
Electric mobility in India has come a long way from low-performance scooters with a small range. Nowadays new electric scooters come packed with technology not seen even on two-wheelers that cost ten times more. Also, they now offer performance on par or better than 110cc scooters and a range that you can comfortably live with on a daily basis. So you might want to consider an electric scooter as your next purchase. Here are our top picks for electric scooters in India.
Ather 450 (Rs 1,23,230):
The Ather 450 impresses with its build quality. It's fit and finish levels and panel quality are easily the best we have seen on any Indian scooter, petrol-powered or electric. It comes packed with features like LED lighting all around, a touchscreen colour TFT instrument console and 4G sim connectivity features. In terms of performance, it is quicker than most 125cc scooters while its range of 60 to 75km should be enough for most daily commutes.
22Kymco iFlow (Rs 90,000):
The iFlow is a retro-looking scooter but gets modern features like all LED lighting, a digital instrument console and Bluetooth with cloud connectivity. Like the Ather, it also gets geofencing which allows you to track the scooter’s location on your smartphone. Unlike the Ather though it, gets 2 swappable batteries which you can charge from the convenience of your home. Or you can simply swap your drained battery at any one of 22Kymco’s charging stations being set up across the city. Claimed range is 150km thanks to regenerative braking and an efficient 2.1KW motor which delivers a claimed top speed of 60kmph.
Okinawa PraisePro (Rs 71,990):
The PraisePro is one good looking electric scooter. It is positioned between the Praise and iPraise+ and offers the best balance between the two. Features include LED headlamp and turn indicators, anti-theft alarm, keyless entry, a USB charging port, disc brakes at both ends and riding modes. It gets a lithium-ion battery pack from the iPraise+ that offers a range of 110km and can be fully charged in 2 to 3 hours. The PraisePro packs in a 2500 watt motor that gives it a top speed of around 65-70kmph.
Hero Electric NYX ER (Rs 69,754):
The ER here stands for extended range. While the standard Nyx offers a claimed range of 50km, the ER variant claims a range of 110km thanks to a twin battery pack setup. Both batteries can be charged in around four hours via a fast charger. The electric scooter gets a top speed of 42kmph.
BattRE e-Scooter (Rs 63,555):
This quirky looking electric scooter gets features like LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators; digital LCD instrument console, USB charger, keyless entry, anti-theft alarm, disc lock and even reverse assist tech. It gets a small 250watt motor that offers a top speed of just 25kmph. Couple this with its lightweight of just 74kg and you have scooter thats apt for novice riders or beginners. It gets a lithium ion battery pack that offers the scooter a range of 90km.