Electric scooters are quickly becoming a viable alternative to petrol-powered scooters in the face of rising fuel prices. They are affordable, easy to maintain, environment-friendly, and good for your finances in the long run. Compared to the ICE (petrol and diesel) variants, e-scooters, as well as electric cars, have a low maintenance cost. The government of India is also offering substantial subsidies on electric scooters and working towards making EVs as affordable as gasoline vehicles 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 in India right now.
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.
- Revolt TV 300
- TVS iQube S
- Ather 450x
- Simple One
- Hero Electric Photon
- Bajaj Chetak
- Bounce Infinity E1
- Ola S1
- Detel EV Easy Plus
- Ampere V428
1. 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 battery for a fully charged one.
|Good for city driving||No boot space|
|65 Kmph top speed|
2. TVS iQube S
One of the most recognisable two-wheeler brands in India TVS has also entered the electric scooter market. The company recently introduced three new electric scooters, namely TVS iQube, iQube S, and iQube ST. The TVS iQube S is the best option you can get among the variants, since the ST variant is yet to go on sale in the coutnry. The iQube S scooter is 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. Other highlights of the TVS iQube S electric scooter include 100km of range, 78kmph, a big dashboard, backward and forward park assist feature, gorgeous all-LED tail lamps, a USB-charing port for smartphones, and ample storage area. You can book the scooter for only Rs 999 with ex-showroom price (Delhi) starting from Rs 1.08 lakh.
|Big dashboard||No fast charging|
|Backward and forward park assist|
3. 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. It costs Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, after subsidies) in Mumbai.
|118 km range|
4. 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. The Simple One is priced at Rs 1.09 lakhs.
There is a new version of the scooter has well that comes with an additional battery back and a range of over 300km. It’s priced in India at Rs 1.44 lakhs. The sale of the electric scooter will start in June.
|236km range||Could be noisier than the belt drive system|
|135 kmph top speed|
5. 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.
6. 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.
|Three driving modes|
7. Bounce Infinity E1
Bounce Infinity E1 is selling in India at Rs 68,999 (ex-showroom Delhi); however, you can get it for as low as Rs 36,099 with the company’s Battery-as-a-service aka BAAS plans. The plans come with a monthly subscription cost starting at Rs 849 and a swappable battery option, which cost Rs 35 per swap. This brings the effective Bounce Infinity E1 price per KM down to Rs 0.65.
As for the features, the Bounce Infinity E1 has a single-charge range of up to 85km and a 65kmph top speed. There are three driving modes: Drag, Eco, and Power. The electric scooter also gets a 2kWhr 48V battery pack that is IP 67 rated and can be swapped out and charged anywhere. It supports a regenerative braking energy re-cooperation system as well. The scooter touts 12-inch tubeless tyres with disc brake and CBS.
|Regenerative braking system|
8. Ola S1
Ola S1 didn’t get the start many were anticipating, but it’s still the strongest option out there at least on paper. The scooter is available in two different models: the Ola S1 and the Ola S1 Pro. The regular Ola S1 has an ARAI-certified range of 121 kilometres, while the Ola S1 Pro offers 181 kilometres range on a single charge. However, the real-world range is likely to be significantly less. Ola has clarified that the true range of the S1 Pro scooter is 135 km, which can only be achieved under certain conditions.
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 top 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.
|Voice control||Battery failure|
|135 km max range|
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.
|Among the most affordable EVs in India||Range and top speed|
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.
|Suited for smaller daily commutes||No fast charging|
These were some of the best electric scooters in India right now. There are other options as well in the market. Some are from well-known brands such as Hero, while others are from relatively new brands. However, they either lack range or speed.