Electric scooters have been around for a while in India. The primitive ones, although a representation of innovation and eco-friendliness, never made the cut because of longer charging times, not-so-powerful motors that refused to go over elevated slopes, or the overall visual appeal.
Today, the electric scooter segment, in India, is clearly on a roll.
We have curated a list of the best electric scooters in India as of 2021. Let’s check it out.
Top 5 electric scooters in India in 2021:
1.Hero Electric Optima HX:
The Hero Electric Optima HX is Hero Electric’s recent launch in the electric vehicles category. Although the top speed is limited to 42 kmph, it can cover longer distances – up to 122 Km – in a single charge. The Optima HX Li-ion battery can generate motor power up to 550W. Hero provides a 3-year warranty for both the scooter and the battery.
As compared to other electric vehicles in general, the Hero Electric Optima HX has a good visual appeal as well.
Highlighted features: Quick Charging, Remote lock with Anti-theft Alarm
Recommended for: Ones looking for a reliable low maintenance option that is well-suited for the city streets.
2. Ather 450x
Next in our list of top 5 electric scooters in India is an Indian startup – Ather Energy. Having started in 2013, Ather currently has two scooter models – the Ather 450 Plus and Ather 450X, the latter one being the more advanced version. The Ather 450X can run up to 116 km in a single charge and can reach a top speed of 80 km/h. The fast charging feature can charge the scooter from 0 to 80% in 3 hours 35 min (that is indeed fast). The battery can generate a motor power of up to 6kW. Ather has been setting up a network of charging stations in Bengaluru and Chennai, and will soon be expanding to other major cities as well.
3. Bajaj Chetak EV
Bajaj Chetak has been an iconic name in the scooter industry. Riding on to that legacy Bajaj has now launched the electric version of Chetak – the Bajaj Chetak EV. It s a sturdy-looking scooter that can ride up to 90 km on a single charge. Charging the Chetak fully can take around 5 hours. The battery can generate a motor power of up to 4kW.
TVS is another big name in the 2-wheeler segment in India, along with the likes of Hero and Bajaj. TVS has now forayed into the electric scooter category with the launch of TVS iQube. The TVS iQube comes with a range of up to 75 km with a top speed of 78 kmph. The motor can produce an output of around 4.4 kW. Fully charging the iQube can take around 7 hours.
Okinawa is another electric scooter manufacturer that was started in India, back in 2015. Their offering, the iPraise+, is an “intelligent” scooter that allows enhanced monitoring of the scooter through its Okinawa Eco application. Some of the digital features include remote locking, navigating to the vehicle, and driver score, among others. The iPraise+ boasts a range of 139 km in a single charge with a top speed of 58 kmph. It can take up to 5 hrs to fully charge the scooter.
Notable mention – Ola S1
The hype created around Ola’s entry into the segment has led to an increased public interest in the electric scooter category as a whole. As this is a new entrant, we will wait for some time to understand its performance and user reviews a little better. Specs-wise, the Ola S1 can ride up to 181 km (that’s the highest as compared to other scooters), with a top speed of 115 kmph. It is packed with hi-tech features such as voice control, keyless lock/unlock experience, dashboard widgets, etc.
There you go with our list of the top 5 electric scooters in India. The electric scooters of today continue to evolve at a faster rate than before. It is about time to onboard the e-vehicle trend. Which one are you going for?
Other popular e-vehicles:
- Ampere Zeal
- Okinawa Ridge
- Simple One
- E Pluto 7G
- Hero Photon