Benling Aura Electric Scooter Launch Delayed
The brand officially unveiled the e-scooter at the 11th EV Expo in Delhi
- The launch of the Aura e-scooter has been postponed to the first quarter of 2020.
- Expected to be priced around Rs 90,000.
- Powered by a 2500W, 72V brushless electric motor and a 72V/40Ah lithium-ion battery.
- Likely to be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo.
A couple of months ago, we reported Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer Benling’s plans of launching a high-speed electric scooter in India in September 2019. Now though, a statement from the manufacturer suggests the launch of the ‘Aura’ has been pushed to the first quarter of 2020. It was officially unveiled at the 11th EV Expo in Delhi.
We believe the Benling Aura could be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo with an expected price tag of around Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom) which includes FAME-II subsidy. Once launched, it will compete in the high-speed electric scooter segment and take on the Ather 450.
Powering the Aura is a 2500W, 72V brushless electric motor and a 72V/40Ah lithium-ion battery. The setup is capable of delivering a claimed range of 120km on a single charge and a top speed of 60kmph.
Here’s the official statement from the manufacturer.
India launches high speed model ‘Aura’
- Sale to go live from first quarter 2020
New Delhi, December 20, 2019: Indian arm of Chinese electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Benling India Energy & Technology Pvt Ltd launched its latest model Aura today. With this latest addition to its product portfolio, the company has entered into high speed segment of India’s EV market. Aura is expected to go on sale from the first quarter 2020 and will be available Pan India.
The model Aura was unveiled at the “11th EV Expo dedicated to electric vehicles” being organised at Pragati Maidan, Delhi from December 20-22, 2019. EV Expo is an international event which connects all the stakeholders of electric vehicle industry and to bring all the concerned on common ground.
Till now, Indian Auto market has been dominated by ICE vehicles. But with the recent initiatives by government to turn India into an ‘All electric fleet by 2030’ and curb the alarming pollution levels, the focus has been shifted to electric vehicles.
On the launch of their brand new electric vehicle, Mr. Paritosh Dey, CEO, Benling India Energy & Technology Pvt Ltd said, “India’s mobility landscape has tremendous opportunities for growth in the electric vehicle segment. Lack of charging infrastructure and research & development required in EV space are a challenge that if mitigated would pave way for emergence of EV over ICE. We need to establish proper infrastructure to create a thriving ecosystem for electric vehicles.”
With the same vision, Benling has launched this new model, Aura to suit Indian consumer needs. Priced competitively with its industry counterparts, Benling’s Aura comes with an exquisite design and world class innovation. One such feature that sets Aura apart is the Breakdown Smart Assistance System (BSAS), which will restart the scooter and continue to run despite any breakdown in the system.
“We are committed to deliver world class technology and continuous innovation to our consumers. With the launch of Aura, we are aiming to contribute towards reducing the carbon footprint in the country maintaining the international standards,” he added.
Some other features that the model ensembles include a 2500 BLDC electric motor and a detachable 72V/40Ah lithium-ion battery with a range of 120 km per charge. The detachable battery takes up to 4 hours for a full charge and gives a top speed of 60 km/hour. It is also equipped with a remote keyless system, USB charging facility, anti-theft alarm and an additional rear-wheel integrated locking system.
Benling India started its operations in the year 2019 and had already launched three low speed models namely- Kriti, Icon and Falcon.