With petrol costs reaching new highs on a daily basis, it is difficult to argue that people in India are examining their alternatives. And, despite some hurdles, the market is slowly but steadily getting ripe for electric vehicles to thrive. When it comes to the sector, there are still more brands catering to the electric two-wheeler industry, owing to the fact that they are more affordable in terms of money and necessity. While there are brands such as Bajaj, Ather, and Hero in the industry, there is still room for more enterprises to enter the market. Here are some of the upcoming electric scooters and motorcycles that we anticipate seeing in India in the near future.
In the next weeks, India’s Ola will enter the electric scooter market. The brand has shown us the scooter but has not discussed its features. According to sources, the two-wheeler will have a range of 150 kilometers on a single charge. To assist fast charging for the scooter, the company is establishing its own charging stations. We anticipate that the Ola Scooter will cost less than Rs 1 lakh, making it appealing to the majority of purchasers in the country. The brand is currently offering everyone the opportunity to reserve the scooter for Rs 499. Ola Scooter will be sent to your house after delivery begins. It is anticipated to function similarly to other electric scooters via a mobile app.
TVS already sells the i-Qube electric scooter in certain parts of the country. And it is now preparing for the consumer debut of TVS Creon. Creon was part of TVS’s booth at the 2018 Car Expo for those who follow the auto industry closely. And the story regarding Creon’s introduction was confirmed by the company’s CEO, who stated that a production-ready version is on the way. Creon is outfitted with a huge lithium-ion battery with a range of up to 80 kilometers. The scooter will most likely have a TFT screen, riding modes for increased range, park assist, and other features. The TVS Creon is expected to be priced between Rs 1 and 1.2 lakh in the market.
Suzuki Burgman Electric
Suzuki India released the Burgman scooter to the public a few years ago. And now, across the country, the identical vehicle will be available in an electric avatar. Suzuki has begun road testing for the forthcoming Burgman Electric EV, which is expected to have a 3 or 4kWh lithium-ion battery and a 5kW motor. With this hardware, Burgman Electric should be able to go up to 80 kilometers on a single charge. Suzuki is likely to use hydraulic shock absorbers in the scooter for a more comfortable ride. Burgman Electric will compete with the Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450X, both of which cost roughly Rs 1.2 lakh.
The Simple One electric scooter was presented in the country on August 15. It comes from the Simple Energy brand, which promises a lot of positive things with its debut EV on the market. The Simple One is said to have a range of up to 240 km in eco mode, which is quite impressive. It will be outfitted with a 4.8kWh lithium-ion battery. The Simple One is not going to be a slacker, as the company claims it can reach 50kmph in 3.6 seconds. It will have a digital panel that displays all of the information, and Bluetooth communication is feasible. In India, a Simple One could cost between Rs 1.10 and Rs 1.20 lakh.
Yamaha electric scooter
Yamaha’s foray into the Indian EV market will forever alter the landscape. In this report, the corporation revealed its plans for an electric scooter in India. Yamaha claims to be developing a brand-new electric two-wheeler platform for the market. In nations such as Taiwan, the business has sold its electric scooter. It is also likely that the same concept will be used to test the waters in India initially. For those who are unaware, the Yamaha EC-05 has changeable batteries, a top speed of 90 km/hr, and a range of approximately 100 km per charge. Yamaha is unlikely to bring its scooter to the country anytime soon, but we can hope.
In 2017, one in every eight deaths in India was caused by deteriorating air quality. Worryingly, nearly three-quarters of India’s population is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Although the government is working to reduce pollution, it is up to each individual to switch to a more environmentally friendly method of transportation. Switching to electric scooters is one of the simplest ways to help the environment. The days of roaring four-cylinder inline engines stealing all the attention on the streets are long gone. The time has arrived when high-tech electric bikes are the talk of the town. It will take some time for the term “mileage” to be replaced by “range.”