Electricity has Revolutionised the Entire World and It Seems As if The World of Automobile Was Waiting For it!
The Era of change has begun. We are living in the era of innovations and experiments, where we were keen on finding the limitations and applicability of each step that leads us toward a far more sustainable and better future. Well, the search for the same is over, now we are adapting and changing as per our preferences; setting things right according to how we like them to be. One of the areas that led to these roads is the automotive industry. The automotive industry is changing according to the need of the hour. With Electric vehicles coming day after day, the realms of a sustainable future are not far away. To give you an idea of what we are talking about, let’s take you where scooters reside!
TVS deals in most of the two-wheeler categories namely – Commuter motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and even racing bikes.
- TVS iQube Electric
Founded by an Indian industrialist and a motor enthusiast himself, T. V. Sundram Iyengar is all the sweat and blood behind this successful Indian automotive giant. TVS deals in most of the two-wheeler categories namely – Commuter motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and even racing bikes.
It’s good to see that an Indian manufacturer is keenly accepting the evolving era of electricity. TVS iQube is an electric scooter with a rather different approach than what others are doing as of now. Rocking an aluminium frame, this scooter adapts the minimalist approach of flat lights and design.
What powers this beauty is a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack which is engrossed in a dust and water-resistant case. With a top speed of 78 Km/h and a range of about 70-75 kilometres, it is on the not so good side. It features a big dashboard and quite a large space for keeping your essentials. Apart from that, you can also enjoy front and back parking assist features along with some USB charging points on board.
It features a huge 7-inch LCD screen on the dashboard for smart navigation and controls.
- Ather 450X Electric
Did any of you say modern? We must have heard right because the next scooter on our list represents exactly what you seek – Modern. Again, an Indian manufacturer on the go is Ather energies, founded more recently in 2013.
This scooter makes much more sense if you do like something light and fast. It features a huge 7-inch LCD screen on the dashboard for smart navigation and controls. It can also connect to your smartphone and get handy when you receive a call or text message.
Speed, you say? It can touch 0-40 Km/h in just 3.3 seconds but don’t get your horses up because the maximum it can to is 80 Km/h. While speed is limited, the range is quite good here with around 115-120 kilometres on a single charge. With IP67 water resistance certification, the aluminium body is going nowhere, even when in water.
With poppy colour options, the rounded headlight up front is the main identification standard for this scooter.
- Vespa Elettrica
The scooter that most probably has the most outgoing and huge fan base in the whole world. Founded by the Italian automotive company Piaggio in 1946, Vespa created a whole new space for scooters and left an iconic design that people still love to this date.
The elettrica represents the same vintage design but it surely is tweaked according to today’s standard. With poppy colour options, the rounded headlight up front is the main identification standard for this scooter.
Powering this iconic two-wheeler is the 3600 W DC motor which can take it up to a top speed of 70 Km/h. Talking about charging, it takes around 3.5 hours to charge fully from 0-100. Two-disc brakes are there – one in front and one in the rear – that ensure a traction free stop.
Chetak was one of the hottest selling scooters of the brand and undoubtedly, we can consider this as Bajaj’s reappearance in the industry with its Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.
- Bajaj Chetak Electric
If you are an Indian, you must be aware of the former sole kingpin of the two-wheelers – Bajaj. An Indian multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1945, Bajaj was ruling the streets of India and many more southern Asian countries.
Chetak was one of the hottest selling scooters of the brand and undoubtedly, we can consider this as Bajaj’s reappearance in the industry with its Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. If you go by the vintage design, the newer model is a mix of modern aesthetics with the iconic design. Unlike the competition, Bajaj has decided to go with a steel body for rigidity and better on-road presence.
With a battery supporting a maximum capacity of 4080 W, this scooter can easily cover up to 85-95 kilometres in a single charge. And by the way, it takes somewhere around 5 hours to get fully charged up. Passing top speeds of 70 Km/h, it comes with a smart interface and Bluetooth enabled instrumentations. Don’t worry about the water too, because it is IP67 certified.
This scooter was launched by Ola Electric in India recently and has created a buzz already.
- Ola S1 Pro Electric
From manufacturing plants based in south India, to a full-fledged cab business model spread across the nation; Ola has definitely gotten the feel of an all-rounder. This scooter was launched by Ola Electric in India recently and has created a buzz already.
First, let’s talk about why this electric scooter is creating so much hype? Because of its on-paper specifications. On-paper and on camera, it looks nothing less than a mixture of beauty and the beast – with beastly performance through its heavy 8500 W electric motor inside. The range is also surprisingly bold, with up to 181 kms on a single charge.
But wait right there if you have already gotten your wallets ready. The real picture not quite matches the bold claims made by Ola electric. Many people complained about the overheating of such a large battery and some even complained of small bugs that ruined the experience. We hope that Ola electric pays heed to their claims and makes them come true soon – until then – we can’t recommend it to you.
“Proudly made in India, by Indians, for the world” is the tagline that Simple believes in.
- Simple One Electric
As the name suggests, the mechanism that goes behind the workings of automobile manufacturer are not-so-simple. “Proudly made in India, by Indians, for the world” is the tagline that Simple believes in.
One area where they surprise us all is the design compartment. It features a chic and modern design and surprisingly it is compact and packs a 7000 W battery inside, kudos to Simple for that. At just 110 Kgs, it can travel up to 236 kms in a single range due to its light weight.
The top speed can hover up to 105 km/h. Not only speed but some of the modern features like interactive smart dashboard, geo-fencing, and remote access are also present there. But the only problem that we can find about this scooter is the noise. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not very noisy but still due to its acceleration it emits some noticeable noise.