Okinawa Cruiser Electric Maxi-Scooter: 5 Things To Know
This could be India’s very first electric maxi-scooter. Here’s all you need to know about the Cruiser
Okinawa unveiled its first electric maxi-scooter, the Cruiser, at Auto Expo 2020. When launched, it will usher in a new segment in India’s electric ecosystem. Like conventional maxi-scooters, it gets a central underbone structure situated in place of a conventional floorboard as well as a large windscreen and stepped seat.
The Okinawa Cruiser gets an LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, a semi-digital instrument console, anti-theft alarm, keyless entry, and a USB charging port. One useful feature in maxi-scooters is the front storage space that the central underbone structure affords. The Okinawa Cruiser though is short on space with the structure eating quite a bit into the floorboard area.
It is powered by a 3kW BLDC hub-mounted electric motor. Okinawa claims the Cruiser can achieve a top speed of 100kmph. That would make it quicker than other premium electric scooters such as the Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, and TVS iQube. It can also climb a 15-degree gradient. Electronic rider aids include a walk and reverse function as well as cruise control.
The Cruiser gets a removable 4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Okinawa claims its electric maxi-scooter has a range of 120km and the battery pack can be fully charged in 2 to 3 hours via a fast charger. We will test these claims when we get the scooter for review.
Going by its maxi-scooter diktat, the Okinawa Cruiser comes with large 14-inch wheels with MRF Nylogrip tyres. It gets a front and rear disc brake. Suspension components include telescopic forks and dual gas-charged shock absorbers.
Pricing and launch date:
The Okinawa Cruiser is expected to be launched by June 2020. It is expected to be priced around the Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.2 lakh price bracket. Competition for the Okinawa Cruiser comes in the form of two other electric maxi-scooters showcased at Auto Expo 2020: The Evolet Raptor and Everve EF1.