Best electric bikes and scooters in India that you can buy right now

Here are some of the popular electric bike and scooters that can be bought in India today.

India is among the many countries, which has pledged to take off internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, powered by petrol and diesel, from the roads. These vehicles will be replaced by electric vehicles (EV), which have higher efficiency than the ICE options, zero-emission, and low maintenance. There are already a bunch of electric vehicles out there, and with the petrol prices reaching sky-high in India, many are looking to go all-electric.

While the four-wheeler electric segment is yet to take off, the two-wheeler market has a wide array of options for buyers. An electric scooter or bike gives you the liberty to use the vehicle without hunting for a gas station. And that is a big money saver these days. You can consider brands like Ola, Ather, Bajaj, TVS and Hero, which are catering to the demands of all riders in the EV market. So, here are the best electric bikes and scooters you can buy in India.

Also read: Electric cars in India expected to launch in 2021

Best Electric bikes and scooters in India

1. Ather 450/ 450X

Ather from India introduced the 450 electric scooters that epitomised how the segment is likely to develop in the country. The company has since then come out with the upgraded Ather 450X model for buyers. This scooter features a 2.7kWh battery that promises a riding range of up to 116 km, depending on external conditions. The built-in battery takes around 5 hours to fully charge which is pretty decent for an EV bike or scooter these days. And your riding range is also dependent on how fast you are moving. The top speed notched by this best electric scooter is 80 kmph. Ather 450 and 450X score heavily because of their looks. The futuristic design adopted by the company has appealed to many buyers, who are willing to overlook the total cost of owning the scooter.

Ather 450 starts Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). In addition to this, you have to pay Rs 2,000 or more that takes care of maintenance, spare part and repair costs.

2. Revolt RV400



The Revolt RV400 looks like a regular sports commuter motorcycle but turn the ignition on and you notice it doesn’t make any noise. That’s because it is an electric bike. Revolt RV400 packs a 4kW electric motor, offering 170Nm torque, with a claimed top speed of 85km/hr and a riding range of up to 150km per charge. The bike gets a 3.24kW removable battery, which is charged inside homes in under 5 hours. For safety, it has disc brakes on both sides.

Getting a Revolt RV 400 will look cheaper because you pay a fixed amount of over 3000 per month to the company. The total cost comes to well over Rs 1,40,000 in the market.

3. Bajaj Chetak

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Bajaj has given the Chetak brand a second life in its new electric avatar. This electric scooter comes in two variants; Urbane and Premium that cost Rs 1,00,000 and Rs 1,15,000 respectively. As you can see in the image, the scooter gets a retro design but features a digital instrument cluster along with LED lights. It has a 4kW electric motor which puts out about 16 Nm of torque. The scooter can go about 95km on a single charge and it has a 3kWh lithium-ion IP-67 rated battery that takes five hours to charge from a regular power socket. Chetak gives you a top speed of 78 kmph which should easily fit into the traffic regulations in the country.

4. TVS iQube Electric

TVS is a well-known brand in the two-wheeler market. So, when it decided to enter the electric space, everyone took notice. The company launched the iQube scooter. iQube Electric gets a 4.4 kW electric motor, capable of producing max torque of 140Nm. Riders can switch between the Economy and Power mode, which has an impact on the riding range that’s available on the scooter. The range of this best electric scooter is rated to be 75km on a single charge. Additionally, the TVS iQube Electric gets 12-inch tubeless wheels, sporting 220mm disc brakes on the front and 130mm drum brakes at the back.

The iQube Electric is priced at Rs 1,15,000.

5. Ola S1

1. Ola S1

You probably would have heard of this one. The Ola electric scooters are available in two models, namely S1 and S1 Pro. Both come with features packed to the brim. The regular Ola S1 has a range of 121 kilometres, while the Ola S1 Pro will have a range of 181 kilometres. The top speed of these scooters is 90Km/ hr and 115Km/ hr respectively. The S1 Pro can do 0 to 40 in only 3 seconds, whereas the vanilla S1 takes 3.6 seconds for the 0 to 40 acceleration. In addition to this, the electric scooters have proximity unlock, a giant dashboard, voice control, multiple profiles, and more.

The Ola S1 price in India starts at Rs 99,999 (excluding state subsidies), while the Pro model comes with a sticker price of Rs 1,29,999.

6. Hero Photon

6. Hero Electric Photon

Hero Electric has got Photon scooter that pretty much fits into this category because of its usage, range and price. This electric scooter costs you less than Rs 75,000 but that invariably means you get less power without compromising on the overall range. The built-in battery gives you a range of 110km on a single charge but with a top speed of 45kmph. The unit takes over 5 hours to fully charge. The plastic body wrapped around the 1.4kWh motor carries the Photon badge on the corner. The scooter gets a circular headlamp.

7. Pure EV Epluto 7G

And finally, we’d recommend the Pure EV Epluto 7G electric scooter. You can get it for Rs 83,999 (ex-showroom Delhi) in the country. The scooter packs a 2.5kWh battery that promises a ride range of up to 120Km, with a top speed of 60kmph. It has an LED headlamp, digital instrument cluster, and controls to change riding modes. The scooter gets drum brakes at the back and a disc unit on the front. The best thing about the Epluto 7G is that you can have it fully charged and ready to go in 4 hours. The battery unit is removable so you can it along and charge it at home.

Overview

Electric bikes and scooters modelsPriceBatteryRangeCharging timeSpeed
Ather 450Rs 1,13,7152.7kWh55-75 km5 hours80 kmph
Revolt RV400Rs 1,29,4003.2kWh80-150 km4.5 hours80 kmph
Bajaj ChetakRs 1,15,0003kWh85-95 km5 hours75 kmph
TVS iQubeRs 1,23,0004.5kWh75 km5 hours80 kmph
Ola S1/ S1 ProRs 99,9992.98-3.97kWh121-181 km6.5 hours90 kmph
Hero Photon HXRs 71,9991.8kWh80 km5 hours45 kmph
Pure EV Epluto 7GRs 83,9992.5kWh90-120 km4 hours60 kmph