Top 5 Low-speed Electric Scooters In India: April-June 2022
Convenient, inexpensive to maintain and do not require a license. Sounds tempting….
The electric two-wheeler space in India has been gaining momentum lately. While a lot of these e-scooters pack more range, features and performance for a price, the other side of the spectrum has low-speed, affordable alternatives.
Sure, they may not seem as exciting as premium offerings like the Ather 450X or offer as much range as the Simple One. But these are convenient for everyday use and do not require a driving licence. So, if that is something that interests you, here are our top five picks:
Hero Electric Flash LX: Rs 59,640 (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Hero Electric FLash LX is the most affordable low-speed e-scooter from Hero Electric with a removable lithium-ion battery. The scooter comes equipped with an LED headlight, digital instrument cluster, USB charging and more to make your commutes that much easier. To top it off, the scooter takes between four to five hours to fully charge and has a claimed range of 85kmph.
Ampere Reo Plus: Rs 61,999 (ex-showroom Delhi, including GST & FAME II Subsidies)
If you’re looking for a funkier option, the Ampere Reo Plus could fit the bill. It comes with features like a USB charging port, and a removable 48V, 28Ah lithium-ion battery offering a claimed range of up to 65km. The charging time for the Reo Plus is up to six hours.
Eeve Ahava: Rs 62,499 (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Eeve Ahava was launched in 2020 and is definitely worth a shot, thanks to its long list of features. It gets a twin-LED headlight with LED DRLs, keyless entry, a USB charger, and an anti-theft lock. For braking, Eeve has used a disc brake up front, unlike the Hero Electric and Greaves Ampere electric scooters. This e-scooter claims a range between 60-70km, but the charging time of seven hours is on the higher side. That said, it comes with a five-year warranty.
BGauss A2: Rs 71,199 (ex-showroom Delhi)
This futuristic-looking EV is loaded to the T with features. The BGauss A2 comes with three riding modes, remote locking, anti-theft alarm, and motor immobiliser. Furthermore, it is also the only one offering superior braking hardware in the form of disc brakes at both ends. At 75km, the claimed range is quite decent and with a charge time between 2.5-4.5 hours, it is one of the quickest charging e-scooters of the list.
Okinawa R30: Rs 61,998 (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Okinawa R30 is powered by a 250-watt BLDC hub-mounted electric motor and a detachable 1.25kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack offers a range of 60km and can be fully charged in 4-5 hours using a household socket. You also get a three-year/30,000km warranty for the motor. That said, the scooter misses out on smartphone connectivity, GPS and side stand warning. Okinawa doesn’t even offer roadside assistance for the scooter.
In related news, we’ve curated a list of the top 5 EVs in India with the best range, for April-June 2022. Read which EVs make the cut here.