10 best electric scooters you can buy in India (November 2021)

Electric scooters are quickly becoming a viable alternative to petrol-powered scooters in the face of rising fuel prices. Also, not only they are good for the environment, but they are good for your finances in the long run. The government of India is also offering substantial subsidies on electric scooters to push people towards a more sustainable mode of transportation. So, the time is just right to make the transition from petrol-powered scooters to electric scooters. If you are in the market for one, check out our list of the best electric scooters that you can buy or pre-order right now.

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Best electric scooters you can buy in India

There are several types of electric scooters available in India, including some, which don’t even require you to have a license to drive. In this list, we have covered those electric scooters that can handle the daily needs of an average scooter user in India. We have also made sure to include electric scooters targeting all price points so you can get one that fits your budget.

1. Ola S1

1. Ola S1

The Indian ride-sharing giant has always been a big proponent of electric vehicles, and it’s gearing up to launch its first electric scooter in the Indian market. The scooter will be available in two different models: the Ola S1 and the Ola S1 Pro. The regular Ola S1 will have a range of 121 kilometres, while the Ola S1 Pro will have a range of 181 kilometres. Similarly, the Ola S1 Pro has a top speed of 115 km/h and can do 0 to 40 in only 3 seconds, while the Ola S1 tops out at 90 km/h and takes 3.6 seconds for the 0 to 40 acceleration.

Both models come with several enticing features, including proximity unlock, a giant dashboard, voice control, multiple profiles, and more. The Ola S1 will be available in 10 gorgeous colours, and you can reserve it right now for only Rs 499. The prices will start at Rs 99,999 for the Ola S1 and Rs 1,29,999 for the Ola S1 Pro. Despite the seemingly high price, it’s one of the best electric scooters that you can buy in India.

2. Revolt RV 300

2. revolt RV 300

The Revolt RV 300 is an electric street bike that has a range of 80 to 180 kilometres depending on the driving mode. There are three different driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sports. In Eco mode, the bike is limited to a top speed of 25 km/h and has a range of 180 kilometres, while in sports mode, the top speed is 65 km/h with a range dropping to 80 kilometres. With a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of 110 kilometres, the Normal mode is the best driving mode in my opinion.

Talking about the design, the bike looks like a modern sports bike and has a premium vibe. It comes with several comfort and safety features, including extra-grippy tires, adjustable mono-shock Suspension, a combined braking system, and more. My favourite thing about this bike is the removable battery which you can carry anywhere to charge. Revolt is also building its chain of Switch stations where you can switch your drained out battery for a fully charged one.

3. TVS iQube Electric

3. TVS iQube Electric

One of the most recognisable two-wheeler brands in India, TVS has also entered the electric scooter market. The TVS iQube Electric is a well-designed scooter with modern aesthetics. It has a top speed of 78 km/h and a range of 75 kilometres. It’s powered by three Li-ion battery packs that come encased in a dust and water resistance aluminium casing with a 3 year/50,000 km warranty. The highlights of this scooter include a big dashboard, backward and forward park asset feature, gorgeous all-LED tail lamps, a USB-charing port for smartphones, and ample storage area. You can book the scooter for only Rs 5,000 with on-road prices starting from Rs 90,000.

4. Ather 450X

4. Ather 450X

Ather 450X is another premium electric scooter that features a modern design and features. It has a big 7-inch LCD dashboard that you can use for navigation, playing music, and even taking or rejecting calls. It has a top speed of 80 km/h and can go from 0 to 40 km/h in only 3.3 seconds. You also get a comfortable range of 118 kilometres with the Ather 450X. Other features of the scooter include an IP67 water-resistant aluminium cast for housing the battery, centrally mounted mono-shock suspension system, two-disc brakes, reverse assist, in-built auto cut-off & surge protection, and more. That said, the scooter doesn’t come cheap and starts at Rs 1,44,500.

5. Simple One

5. Simple One

The Simple One is a gorgeous electric scooter that features a clean-cut modern design. It’s a made in India premium electric vehicle that offers exceptional specifications. The scooter has a range of 236 kilometres, one of the highest we have seen in any electric scooter. It has a top speed of 135 km/s and clocks only 2.95 seconds for 0 to 40 acceleration. Its features include a smart touchscreen dashboard, remote access, geo-fencing, 30 litres of boot space, and more. It’s available in four beautiful colours, and you can pre-book the scooter now for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,947. If the company can deliver on all its promises, it will be one of the best if not the best electric scooter you can buy in India. 

6. Hero Electric Photon

6. Hero Electric Photon

The Hero Electric Photon features the classing hero design with soft lines and gives a retro-chic vibe. It has a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of 108 kilometres. Key features of this scooter include a digital instrument cluster, telescopic suspension, alloy wheels, removable battery, LED headlamp, remote lock and anti-theft alarm, regenerative braking, and more. The Hero Electric Photon might not be as technologically advanced as some of the other bikes on this list, but it gets all the basics right. The prices start at Rs 74,240. At this price, it’s one of the best electric scooters to buy in India right now.

7. Bajaj Chetak

7. Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak was one of the most prominent and popular scooter brands in the past, and now the company is reviving it in its electric form. The scooter’s design is an amalgamation of its old heritage and new modern aesthetics, and it looks beautiful. Talking about the specs, it has a range of 90 kilometres with the battery rated to last for 70,000 kilometres or 7 years. The battery comes with a quick charging feature that can charge up to 25 percent in only an hour, with a full charge taking 5 hours. Its steel body is built to last and comes with an IP67 water and dust resistant rating. There’s no doubt that it’s a premium scooter, still, the ex-showroom price of Rs 1,41,400, is a little hard to swallow.

8. Hero Optima HX

8. Hero Optima

Another good electric scooter from Hero is the Optima HX, which is also friendly on the pocket. It comes in two variants – single battery and double battery – with the former starting at only Rs 55,580. You get a top speed of 42km/h with a range of 82 kilometres. It only takes four to five hours for the battery to charge, and the battery is portable, so you can take it for a long ride to visit a friend or relative and charge the battery there and come back without any range anxiety. The dual battery version costs about Rs 10,000 more, but it also extends the range to about 122 kilometres, so you can pick and choose depending on your needs. Overall, it’s quite a good electric scooter that you can book right now.

9. Detel EV Easy Plus

9. Detel EV Easy Plus

If you are looking for an affordable electric scooter or bike, the Detel EV Easy Plus is for you. Priced at only Rs 44,990, this electric scooter has a range of 60 kilometres and a top speed of 25 km/h. It has an old school moped design that looks funky and cute at the same time. The Detel EV Easy Plus is not meant to be a long journey bike and is suited only for running household errands on a day-to-day basis. For buyers on a budget, this is one of the best electric scooters in India. 

10. Ampere V48

10. Ampere V48

The Ampere V48 is a simple electric scooter for people who have smaller daily commutes. With a range of 60 kilometres, the scooter can reach a top speed of 25 km/h. Like other electric scooters, it features a modern design. One thing that might turn off buyers is its long battery charging time, ranging from eight to ten hours. So, if your daily commute is longer than 40-45 kilometres, I would suggest looking at other scooters on this list. But if that’s all the range you need, it’s a solid option for people on a budget as it starts at only Rs 40,000.