Indian markets are slowly witnessing a rise in electric scooters by various manufacturers. The recent models finally seem to be addressing the age-old EV problems such as low speeds, short ranges, charging hassles, and dull visuals. With electric scooters launched by leading manufacturers and startups alike, let’s have a quick look at some of the fastest electric scooters in the market as of 2021.
Fastest electric scooters in India as of 2021
Ola S1 – 115 kmph
The latest entrant in the market comes from a leading ride-sharing aggregator – Ola. Foraying into the electric scooter market with a bang, Ola has launched the Ola S1 in 2021. With competitive specs and features, the Ola S1 Pro variant promises a top speed of 115 kmph, which is the highest as compared to existing e-scooters in the market. It can go from 0 to 40 kmph with a peak motor power of 8.5 kW. Ola S1, hence, tops our list of the fastest electric scooters in India in 2021.
Price: Ola S1 – ₹99,999; Ola S1 Pro – ₹1,29,999
Simple One – 105 kmph
Simple Energy is another Indian startup in the EV segment, started in Bengaluru. Their pilot offering – the Simple One – was launched on the 15th of August, 2021. Focused on innovation, the Simple One can reach a top speed of 105 kmph. The battery can produce a peak motor power of 8.4 kW and can go from 0 to 40 kmph in 2.95 seconds.
Price: Under ₹1,20,000
Ather 450X – 80 kmph
Ather Energy is gaining popularity in the Indian market for its performance-oriented and quality-focused electric scooters. An Indian startup founded in 2013, Ather currently has two electric scooters in the market – the Ather 450Plus and Ather 450X, with the latter having a top speed of 80 kmph. The Ather 450X can reach a peak power of 6kW with a torque of 26 Nm. It can go from 0 to 40 kmph in around 3.3 seconds. Ather’s electric scooters have definitely achieved the balance of being fast electric scooters while ensuring quality and comfort at the same time.
TVS, one of the leading 2-wheeler manufacturers in India, marked its entry in the electric scooter category with the launch of the TVS iQube, in early 2020. TVS iQube comes with a top speed of 78 kmph with the motor generating a peak output of 4.4 kW. It takes the iQube around 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 40 kmph.
Summary: Fastest electric scooters
- Ola S1: 115 kmph; 0-40 kmph in 3 sec
- Simple One: 105 kmph; 0-40 kmph in 2.95 sec
- Ather 450X: 80 kmph; 0-40 kmph in 3.3 sec
- TVS iQube: 78 kmph; 0-40 kmph in 4.2 sec
With advancements in technology and subsequent innovation, manufacturers are sure to further push to the top speed of their products to make the fastest electric scooters in the market. Additionally, with a rise in demand and an increase in competition, there will be constant quest among companies to launch a superior performing vehicle than the existing ones. The market definitely seems to be on the right track towards making electric vehicles a mainstream product.