21 Apr 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Update - 21/04/2021 - Pure EV ETrance+
This electric scooter costs Rs 63,000, ex-showroom, Delhi and gets a riding range of 85 km. The charging time is 5 hours and it gets a 250 W motor.
The electric mobility space is gradually prospering in India and now we have a lot of EVs to choose from. The electric vehicle ecosystem is still in its nascent stage in the country. However, people have now started considering affordable personal electric mobility solutions. We now have a lot of electric scooters out there in the market, some with lithium-ion batteries while the others get lead-acid batteries. Some are feature-loaded and pricey while the others offer decent features and are affordable. So, today we have for you the Top 5 Best Electric Scooters in India under Rs 70000. Before we move further, do join our dedicated Electric Vehicle (EV) WhatsApp Group - click via mobile to join.
1. Okinawa Ridge
Starting Price: Rs. 53,390
Okinawa Ridge is one of the most affordable high-speed electric scooters in India. The Ridge gets a basic design language but it is available in funky colour options and comes loaded with a lot of features. The E-scooter gets a sporty headlight, 10-inch tubeless tyres with alloy wheels, an all-digital instrument cluster and more. It also gets a massive 19-litre boot space.
Okinawa Ridge is powered by an 800 Watt BLDC motor coupled with a 60V/24Ah VRLA battery. This powertrain churns out 1200 Watt and has a top speed of 55 kmph. It gets drum brakes at both the ends & also gets E-ABS (Electronic Assisted Braking System). It has a claimed range of 80 kilometres per charge and takes around 6-8 hours to fully juice up. Okinawa Ridge retails at Rs. 53,390, Ex-showroom.
2. Okinawa R30 Li-ion
Starting Price: Rs. 56,405
Okinawa R30 is a low-speed electric scooter. However, what's interesting is that it is one of the most affordable lithium-ion battery-powered E-scooters currently on sale in India. The R30 also gets a lot of features like 10-inch tubeless tyres, digital speedometer and more. It gets drum brakes at both the ends with E-ABS and regenerative energy.
Powering this E-scooter is a 250 Watt BLDC motor and comes coupled to a 1.25 kWh lithium-ion battery. Its peak power output is rated at 250 Watt and has a top speed of just 30 kmph. It gets a detachable battery-pack and thus can be charged anywhere. Okinawa claims that it has a riding range of 60 kilometres per charge and once discharged, it takes around 4-5 hours to fully charge up. Okinawa R30 Li-ion battery-powered electric scooter is priced at Rs. 56,405, Ex-showroom.
3. Hero Electric Photon
Starting Price: Rs. 61,866
Hero Photon is a very popular scooter from the house of Hero Electric. This electric scooter looks like a traditional scooter but gets a lot of features. The Photon gets an aerodynamic styling, wide seat, telescopic forks and remote lock with anti-theft alarm. It gets 10-inch wheels and is offered in Red & Silver colour options.
Hero Photon gets a 1500 Watt BLDC electric motor coupled with two 48V/28Ah lithium-ion batteries. It gets two riding modes: Power and Economy and delivers 80 kms of range in the power mode and 110 kms in the Economy mode. The electric scooter can be fully juiced up in just 4-5 hours. Hero Photon electric scooter is priced at Rs. 61,866, Ex-showroom.
4. BattRE GPS:ie
Starting Price: Rs. 64,990
BattRE Electric Mobility has launched the BattRE GPS:ie electric scooter and it is one of the most affordable internet-connected scooters in India. The E-scooter gets smartphone connectivity and features remote immobilisation, geo-fencing, secure parking, speed lock, etc. The electric scooter gets disc brakes at both the ends to offer better stopping power.
Powering the BattRe GPS:ie electric scooter is a hub-mounted BLDC electric motor coupled with a 48V-24Ah lithium ferrate phosphate battery. The scooter has a claimed range of 65 kilometres per charge and the charging time is around 2.5 hours via a regular charger. It is also extremely light-weight weighing just 60 kilograms. The BattRE GPS:ie electric scooter is priced at Rs. 64,990, Ex-showroom.
5. Hero Electric Optima E5
Starting Price: Rs. 66,551
Hero Electric offers an array of electric scooters in India and one of their most selling offerings is the Hero Electric Optima E5. The Hero Optima E5 has a butch design language and it gets a long comfy seat, chrome accents and aerodynamic design language. The electric scooter gets stylish rim-designed wheels. For suspension duties, it gets telescopic forks at the front and a single shock absorber at the rear.
Hero Electric Optima E5 is powered by a 1200 Watt hub-mounted BLDC electric motor coupled with a 48V/28Ah lithium-ion battery. Hero Electric claims that it has a top speed of 40 kmph and can deliver a riding range of 55 kilometres on a single charge. Also, once the battery is drained, it can be fully juiced up in just 4 hours. The Hero Photon E5 electric scooter is priced at Rs. 66,551, Ex-showroom.
So, these were the Top 5 Best Electric Scooters in India under Rs 70000. Which among these is your pick? Tell us in the comments below.