Techo Electra Launches Three New Electric Scooters
All three scooters are priced in the range of Rs 43,000 to Rs 72,000
- Techno Electra has launched the Emerge, Raptor and Neo in India.
- The Emerge carries a retro design, while the Raptor and Neo go for a more conventional appearance.
- All three scooters make below 250 watts of power and do not require a license to be ridden.
A Pune-based electric startup, Techo Electrica, has unveiled three new e-scooters called the Neo, Raptor and Emerge in the country. While the Neo is priced at Rs 43,000, the Raptor and the Emerge cost Rs 60,771 and Rs 72,247, respectively. All prices are on-road Pune.
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The flagships scooter, the Emerge, sports a retro design reminiscent of old Vespas. The company offers the Emerge in three funky colours - yellow, red and black. It comes with central locking, LED headlamps, a digital instrument cluster and reverse assist. Unlike the other two offerings, the Emerge also comes with a portable lithium-ion battery pack which can be changed remotely.
Powering the e-scooter is a BLDC motor which produces 250 watts of power. Its 48V 28Ah lithium-ion battery offers a range of 70km to 80km on a single charge. The company claims it takes 4-5 hours for a full charge. Suspension duties are handled by a telescopic fork at the front and dual-shocks at the rear. Braking hardware consists of a front disc and a rear drum unit.
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The Raptor sports a more conventional design. In fact, it looks quite similar to the Honda Grazia. Despite being the less expensive offering, it shares the same set of features as the Emerge. However, it misses out on the portable lithium-ion battery. Instead, it gets a 12V 32Ah x 4 lead-acid battery which offers a range of 75km to 80km after 5-7 hours of charge. Both the Raptor and the Neo pack the same BLDC motor and produce the same amount of power as the Emerge.
As for the most affordable offering of the lot, the Neo misses out on reverse assist functionality offered on both the Emerge and Raptor. It also gets a smaller 12-litre underseat storage space and thinner tyres wrapped around 10-inch wheels. However, it gets the same lead-acid battery and similar underpinnings as the Raptor.
Considering that the power output has been kept under 250 watts, the company claims that you do not require a license to ride these e-scooters on the road. There’s no need to register them with the local RTO either.
As far as servicing and dealership reach is concerned, the company boasts of 50 showrooms across the country. Yes, we will be riding all three e-scooters soon, so stay tuned for our first impression report!