Top Electric Scooters That Do Not Require A Licence
Modified On May 3, 2020 04:00 PM By Benjamin Noel Gracias
These scooters can be ridden by anyone, licence not required!
While petrol-powered two-wheelers require a license to operate, there exists a segment of electric two-wheelers that can be legally ridden even if you do not possess a driver’s license. According to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), an electric two-wheeler having power output less than 250 watts and a top speed no greater than 25kmph is classified as an electric bicycle or E-bike. It, therefore, does not have to be registered and can be ridden on the road even if you do not possess a valid driver’s license. There are the best examples you can buy in India right now:
Joy E-Bike Monster (Rs 98,999):
In a sea of electric scooters, the Joy E-Bike Monster manages to stand out. This mini-motorcycle looks more Honda Grom than Honda Navi. It gets a premium looking kit and features like a digital instrument console. It is powered by a 250kW hub motor and gets a lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of 75km. Underpinnings include premium looking upside down forks, monoshock and alloy wheels. Braking is via disc brakes at both ends. Know more details here.
Hero Electric Optima E5 (Rs 66,551):
The Hero Electric Optima E5 gets a conventional scooter design but has a 250cc electric hub motor and floorboard mounted battery pack. It is available with the option of both a lithium-ion battery or a lead-acid battery pack. It gets a large seat with large 16-inch alloy wheels, telescopic front forks and monoshock with drum brakes on both wheels. The Optima E5 makes for a very practical family scooter. Read more about it here.
Ampere Reo Elite (Rs 59,990):
The Ampere REO Elite is a sporty looking scooter with an apron mounted headlamp like the Honda Dio. It gets premium looking switchgear, LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, a digital instrument console, front apron pocket and USB charging port. Like others here, the Reo Elite too gets a 250-watt BLDC hub motor and top speed capped at 25kmph. It is available in both lead-acid and lithium-ion battery configurations. With the lithium-ion battery pack, the range is a claimed 60km. It is a fantastic option for a stylish electric runabout. Know more details about the Ampere Reo Elite here.
Okinawa Lite (Rs 59,990):
The Okinawa Lite has a funky design with a twin stacked headlamp assembly covering most of the front apron. It gets a host of features like LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, digital instrument console and USB smartphone charging port. It even gets a key fob with which you can remotely start the scooter, lock it or unlock the seat to access underseat storage. Its lithium-ion battery pack is removable and can be charged at home. The range is a claimed 60km. Underpinnings include telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers. Braking is via a front disc and rear drum brake. If you are looking for a feature-packed electric scooter, this is the one to go for. Know more about the Okinawa Lite here.
Lohia Oma Star Li (Rs 51,750):
The most affordable electric scooter on this list features a conventional design with simple features. It gets a halogen bulb headlamp and bulb tail lamp, a digital instrument console, a lockable front glovebox and a long grab rail that extends to a rear rack. Powering the scooter is a 250-watt hub motor and a lithium-ion battery pack that offers a range of 60km. It gets 16-inch alloy wheels with telescopic forks and monoshock. Braking is via drum brakes at both ends. The Lohia Oma Star Li is a good scooter to have if you are on a budget.