Electric scooters are becoming more and more popular. They’re a new breed of scooters powered by a battery instead of gas. It is a great way to get around in a city and is often faster than other modes of transportation, especially in traffic. They are easy to use, eco-friendly, don’t release any greenhouse gases, and lower operational costs.
In this article, we will see the top 6 electric scooter companies in India along with their best scooter.
Holding 36% of the market share in two-wheeler EVs, Hero Electric operates in over 700 dealerships with a customer base of more than 400,000 users. It is a subsidiary of the parent company Hero. There are currently seven completely electric two-wheeled vehicles, and a few electric bikes are in line for launch very soon.
The two best electric scooters of Hero Electric are Hero Electric Photon and Hero Electric Optima (Dual battery).
|Specs||Hero Electric Photon||Hero Electric Optima (Dual battery)|
|Motor Power (W)||1200||550|
|Charging time||5 hours||4-5 hours|
|On-road price||Rs. 74,240 onwards||Rs. 65,640 onwards|
A few of the standard features in the Hero Electric Photon and the Hero Electric Optima include the motor type BLDC, and both have a push-button start. The scooters have a charging point, a combi braking system, a digital speedometer and console, a clock and a passenger footrest.
Founded in 2015 and established in 2016, Okinawa Autotech is a one hundred per cent Indian Manufacturing company. Their motto is to make affordable eco-friendly technology and nurture a lifestyle with deep-rooted values attached to it. They aim to deliver smart, innovative, stylish, comfortable and energy-efficient vehicles. They have launched seven products and have their eighth in line for launch.
The best electric scooter of Okinawa Autotech currently is the Okinawa iPraise+.
|Motor Power (W)||2500|
|Charging time||4-5 hours|
|On-road price||Rs. 1.05 Lakh onwards|
The Okinawa iPraise+ has the options of Remote start and Push-button start. It uses the BLDC motor type and has a charging point. It also has a mobile application, geofencing, and seven degrees of grade ability. It has a digital speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, console and clock, navigation, EBS, roadside assistance, and passenger footrest. It is also ARAI/ICAT approved.
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Bajaj Auto, established in 1945 and based in Pune, is a multinational Indian company out of the parent company Bajaj Group. They are a two and three-wheeler manufacturing company dealing in scooters, motorcycles and auto rickshaws. Bajaj Auto currently has only one EV scooter – Chetak launched in 2019.
Chetak comes in two variations, namely Urbane and Premium.
|Motor Power (W)||480|
|Charging time||5 hours|
|On-road price||Chetak Urbane – Rs. 1 Lakh onwards|
Chetak Premium – Rs. 1.15 Lakh onwards
Both the premium and urbane Chetak have remote start and push-button start options, along with a reverse gear, combi brake system and a charging point. They have a digital speedometer, odometer, trip meter, console, clock, riding modes, glove box, touch-sensitive switches, a scary hook, display and a passenger footrest. The only difference between these two models is the brake setup. The premium version has a disc brake, while the urbane model has a drum brake.
An Indian based EV company launched in 2013, Ather has its headquarters in Bangalore. They have two electric scooters, namely Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus.
They also have Ather grids set up in 2 cities and aim to set it up in multiple other cities. These grids are open to all-electric vehicles.
|Range (km/charge)||116 in regular mode|
85 in eco-mode
|Motor Power (W)||3300 – 6000|
|On-road price||Rs. 1.38 Lakh onwards|
The Ather 450 variations have a PMSM motor, self start option only, reverse gear, combi braking system, a charging point, fast charging up to 1 to 1.5 km/minute. It works on an Android Open OS with the 1.3GHz Snapdragon processor. It also has a mobile application, Bluetooth connectivity with 20 degrees of gradability, a digital speedometer, odometer, multiple riding modes, and navigation. The 450X also has a touchscreen console, missing in the 450 Plus. Both have a passenger footrest, a 7-inch display, and provide a maximum speed of 80 kmph.
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Founded in 1978, TVS Motor is the third-largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. They also have a presence in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia.
The first and currently only electric scooter by TVS is the TVS iQube.
|Motor Power (kW)||4.4|
|On-road price||Rs. 1.45 Lakh onwards|
The TVS iQube uses a BLDC motor and has a push-button start. It provides a charging point, mobile application, geofencing, and 10 degrees of grade ability. It also has Bluetooth connectivity, a digital speedometer, trip meter, console, clock, navigation, EBS and multiple riding modes, along with a park assist. It has a passenger footrest, and a carry hook is available at both the front and rear.
Launched in 2017, Ola Electric Mobility is an Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer, having ANI Technologies as its parent company. They launched their first electric scooter in 2021 in 2 variations – Ola S1 and S1 Pro.
|Specs||Ola S1 Pro|
|Motor Power (W)||8500|
|On-road price||Rs. 1.22 Lakh onwards|
Both models use a Mid-drive IPM motor and have a remote start, push-button start, and reverse gear. They use a combi braking system, providing a charging point and fast charging of up to 75 km in 18 minutes. The S1 Pro also has internet connectivity and uses a 1.8 GHz Octacore processor. The S1 also has an Android Open OS, while the S1 Pro misses the same. They provide a mobile application, geofencing, 12 degrees of grade ability, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and a digital speedometer, trip meter, console, clock, multiple riding modes, and navigation. The S1 Pro also has cruise control. Both have a passenger footrest along with a 7-inch touch screen display.
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