Banglore-based smart mobility solution firm, Bounce, is finally set to launch its first electric scooter in India. Pre-bookings for the upcoming e-scooter are expected to start from the first week of December, with deliveries to commence from January 2022. The electric scooter is said to be available for under Rs 50,000 for the swappable battery option and for around Rs 70,000 for the normal battery model, which can also be removed and charged anywhere as per the user’s convenience.
In order to further enhance the buying and ownership experience, Bounce will also offer the option to rent the scooter’s batteries instead of buying them as part of the overall scooter purchase in the swappable battery option. The company claims that this arrangement will help reduce Bounce Infinity’s running cost by 40 per cent as compared to a petrol scooter. We now take a look at some affordable electric scooters available in India around the price of Bounce Infinity, along with their features.
Ola S1 and S1 Pro price in India, specifications
The Ola S1 and S1 Pro were launched on 15th August 2021 here in India. The Ola S1 comes with a 2.98kWh battery, while the S1 Pro has a larger 3.97kWh battery. Both the models have a peak power of 8.5kW. The Ola S1 has a range of 121km and a top speed of 90kmph, whereas the S1 Pro has a 181kms range and a top speed of 115kmph. The Pro variant also gets three riding modes: Normal, Sports, and Hyper to be precise.
Both the Ola electric scooters feature a 7-inch touchscreen display and have multiple microphones and AI speech recognition algorithms. The scooters also come with an octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM and connectivity features include 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity as well. The Ola S1 Electric comes in five colours options, whereas the S1 Pro comes in 10 colour options.
The Ola Electric S1 price in India is Rs 99,999, while the S1 Pro costs Rs 129,999. The effective price can also be reduced in select states, such as Delhi, Gujrat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra, thanks to FAME II and individual state subsidies.
Ather 450X price in India, specifications
In January, this year Ather unveiled its 450X model that includes a 6kW motor that outputs 8 BHP of power and 26 Nm of torque. It has a battery capacity of 2.9kWh and can achieve a top speed of up to 85 km/h. The certified range for the Ather 450X is 116 km. The scooter comes in three standard colour variants named Space grey, White with green accents and Mint Green with orange accents. It also has a special Series 1 -which only comes in a Black colour option.
The scooter also comes in four riding modes: Eco, Ride, Sports and Warp mode. The Ather 450X comes with a 7-inch LCD with a 1.3GHz Snapdragon processor with support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Ather 450X is the flagship product of the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle manufacturer and is available at a starting price of Rs. 1,18,410 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours options with top variant starting from Rs. 1,37,931 (ex-showroom).
TVS iQube price in India, specifications
The TVS iQube was launched on 25th January, last year with a single White colour option. Powering the iQube e-scooter are three lithium-ion batteries which collectively have a power rating of up to 2.25kWh. The scooter has a claimed range of up to 75kms, with 140Nm of torque at the wheel. It comes in two modes, where TVS claims it can achieve a top speed of 40km/h in Eco mode and 78km/h in Sport mode while the 0-40kmph acceleration time is 4.2 seconds.
The TVS iQube also comes loaded with features such as full-LED lighting along with a full-colour TFT instrument cluster sporting all the scooter features. It allows connecting the display with a smartphone through Bluetooth for giving access to various information such as ride stats and remote battery range. It also gets a navigation feature and shows incoming call and message notifications. Interestingly, the iQube has also been equipped with a Q-Park feature with backward and forward park asset features, for easier parking.
The TVS iQube is available at starting price of 1,00,778 in India. It’s available in a single variant, called the iQube Electric STD. You can also book the scooter for only Rs 5,000, with easy EMI options available as well.