EeVe India, an Odisha-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer, has introduced its flagship electric scooter in the country. Called EeVe Soul, the electric model has been priced at Rs 1.40 lakh. Apart from the Soul launch, the company has revealed plans to invest up to Rs 1,000 crore over the next two years. With this huge investment, EeVe will deploy new products, set up charging infrastructure, improve production capacity and expand sales network.
It aims to achieve a sales target of 50,000 units over the next two years and to hold a 10% market share in the electric two-wheeler segment. Currently, EeVe has 150 dealers and 300 sub-dealers across the country. The Odisha-based company’s factory has an annual production capacity of 3 lakh units, which will be increased to 5 lakh units per year in the coming years. Currently, EeVe sells 6 electric two-wheelers in India including low-speed models.
Speaking of its powertrain, the new EeVe Soul electric scooter comes with two 2.2kWh lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) batteries offering a claimed combined range of 120km (only in Prime or Eco mode) and top speed 40 km/h. In the second and third modes, the electric scooter offers a maximum speed of 50 km/h and 60 km/h respectively.
Its batteries, which are placed in the trunk instead of the floor, are removable and interchangeable. This means that one can charge it via a regular power socket at home or in the office. The batteries take about 3-4 hours to be fully charged. The company offers a standard 3-year warranty with the electric scooter.
EeVe Soul Electric Scooter comes with features like GPS Navigation, IOT Functions, USB Port, Anti-theft Lock System, Geo Tracking & Tracking, Reverse Mode, Keyless Experience and Brake System central. Some of its other key features include LED DRLs, alloy wheels with 12-inch 90-section tubeless tyres, disc brakes and CBS (combined braking system).
EeVe Soul Electric Scooter Price Rs 1.40 Lakh- Range, Key Features
In addition, OPPO also offers a compact four-wheeler of the Tata Nano type. Considering that Tata Nano launched at a starting price of around Rs 1 lakh at the time, we can expect the OPPO four-wheeler to be offered at an aggressive price as well, although some come with features. and a design. As it is compared to Tata Nano, we can assume that the design could be compact and only fit a limited number, unlike a typical sedan or sedan. OPPO designs these vehicles primarily for intra-city journeys. We can probably expect more models in the future that will be premium and take brands like Tata, MG, Ather, Ola and others.
Apparently OPPO is in talks with battery manufacturing companies and parts suppliers. Interestingly, some of these companies supply parts to top brands like Telsa. Since this will be OPPO’s very first take on electric vehicles, the company would like to get it right. After Realme and OnePlus, OPPO has also filed for brands of electric vehicles in India. Interestingly, the trademark application was filed in 2018 but is only revealed now. Since there is an almost 2-3 year gap until OPPO actually launches the EV, we hope to find more details about them. Stick around.
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Oppo is said to be working on an electric car for the Indian market. The launch of the Oppo EV is still a long way off, as the rumor mill claims it will launch in late 2023 or early 2024. Oppo has not confirmed plans to launch an EV in India.
Pending official confirmation, some details of the upcoming Oppo car have been leaked. A 91Mobiles report claims that Oppo is working on two electric vehicles. One of the two electric vehicles is the Oppo electric scooter. The other EV is probably a compact car, something similar to a Tata Nano. Let’s take a look at more details around the Oppo EV, the rumored electric scooter before launch.
Oppo electric scooter, Tata Nano type car in preparation?
Oppo could launch its first electric vehicle in India by 2024. Ahead of the launch, a report claims that this electric vehicle could be offered at a price of around Rs 1 lakh. Oppo’s next electric vehicle in India would be similar to the Tata Nano in terms of design. The car is likely to be compact and could accommodate four passengers, including the driver.
Considering the price, Oppo could make some compromises in terms of features. There is no mention of the battery capacity. However, given that the car’s overall dimensions are likely to be compact, we can expect it to offer enough battery for intra-city travel.
The report also shares some key details of Oppo’s electric scooter. Although there is no word on the specifications or features, the report indicates that Oppo could price its scooter in India under Rs 60,000. The price would be very aggressive compared to the competition, which offers scooters for about or more than one lakh rupees.
The report further adds that Oppo is in talks with battery manufacturing companies and parts suppliers, some of which supply parts to Tesla. Oppo has also registered an electric vehicle trademark in India. Therefore, the rumors that the company is launching an EV could be true.
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Ola Cabs, Indian major in public transport, has launched their first electric scooter at Rs 1 lakh for the base model Ola Electric S1.
Bhavish Aggarwal, the co-founder of Ola Cabs has been tirelessly teasing and promoting the startup’s new electric scooter for a while and finally the prices have been announced. Unsurprisingly, Ola Electric has attracted good traction among electric scooter buyers in India.
The new electric scooter is offered in two variants – the Ola Electric S1, priced at Rs 1 lakh and the pepier Ola Electric S1 Pro which costs Rs 1.30 lakh. If you live in a state that offers monetary benefits for electric vehicles, you can save up to Rs 20,000. People who have already reserved a slot now have the option of purchasing the scooters. The whole process is completely digital and those who want to see the scooter in the flesh will have to wait a bit. This is strictly on a first come, first served basis and the window will only stay open while supplies last. EMIs start at Rs 2,999 for the Ola S1 and Rs 3,199 for the Ola S1 Pro.
Both the Ola Electric S1 and the Ola Electric S1 Pro are powered by an 8.5 kW (11.6 hp) electric motor with a continuous output of 5.5 kW (7.5 hp), making it makes it as powerful as sporty IC scooters like the Aprilia SR 160. S1 gets a 2.98 kWh, non-removable lithium-ion battery pack compared to the Pro’s 3.97 kWh battery. And for a full charge, the smaller battery takes 4:48 hours, while the Pro takes a good 6:30. Interestingly, by using a fast charger, you can get enough juice for 75 km in just 18 minutes. While the S1 promises to reach a top speed of 90 km / h with a range of 121 km, the S1 Pro can go up to 115 km / h and return to a range of 181 km. In the exclusive “Hyper” mode, the S1 Pro claims to hit 60 km / h in 5.0 seconds, or about 2 seconds faster than the S1 which only gets the standard “Normal” and “Sport” modes. These numbers should make the Ola electric scooter a decent city ride.
Cycle rooms Both Ola electric scooters are based on the same cycle parts, including a tubular frame, a single telescopic arm at the front and a single shock absorber at the rear. The electric scooter runs on 12 inch alloys shod with 110/70 R12 tires, which seems commensurate with the overall dimensions. Braking is handled by discs at both ends, with a 220mm disc up front and 180mm disc at the rear wheel, offered with CBS’s safety net. However, we would have liked to see ABS at least on the high-end finish. In terms of body color, the Ola Electric S1 comes in five non-metallic options, while the S1 Pro has a choice of five additional metallic colors. In terms of practicality, there’s a fairly usable 36-liter under-seat storage space, an accessible seat height of 792mm and ground clearance of 165mm should be enough to tackle most urban challenges.
Characteristics There is a long list of amenities, including some standard features like proximity lock / unlock, remote start unlock, anti-theft alert, geolocation, smartphone connectivity with in-car navigation, Limp Home and reverse modes. Meanwhile, Hill Hold, cruise control and voice assistance are offered exclusively with the higher-end Ola Electric S1 Pro.
Although India’s two-wheeler landscape is dominated by internal combustion engine models, there has been growing interest from established conventional manufacturers and several start-ups in the electric mobility space. Building on this growing demand, Ola Electric will fight against established models like the Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube and Ather 450X. Apart from that, Ola Electric aims to install charging stations in 100 cities in the first year of their operations.
75th Edition Vespa model launch coincides with India’s celebrations for its 75th Independence Day
To celebrate its glorious debut, Vespa launched its 75th Edition model in India. In international markets, the 75th variant of the Vespa model is available for scooters such as Primavera and GTS. In India, it is powered by 125cc and 150cc engine options. The first is priced at Rs 1.26 lakh while the second is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, ex-Pune.
Vespa 75th model style
The Vespa 75th model focuses on showcasing the cultural and stylistic milestones of the brand with which it has been associated since the beginning of its activities in the 1940s. The most distinctive feature of the Vespa 75th model is its metallic yellow hue called Giallo 75th. This shade basically represents all of the different color options that were popular in the 1940s.
To dispel any doubts about the essence of the 75th model, the â75â graphic is boldly displayed on the side panels. This is done in a matte metallic pyrite yellow shade, which creates a clearly visible but subtle contrast to the body color. This “75” graphic can also be seen on the front fender.
There is a liberal use of chrome accents, as can be seen on the headlight cowl, front apron, fender, brake levers, mirrors, side piping, rims and heat shield. exhaust. Take a look at the first look at the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Vespa Scooter in the video below, credit to Freestyle Rahee.
The seat is in a dark smoke gray color, which is stylish compared to the glossy metallic yellow body paint. The seat is wrapped in soft Nabuk, which is another treat for the sensory perceptions of touch. Functionally, the soft fabric results in more comfortable rides.
At the back, the Vespa 75e model is adorned with a round bag with a chic look. It is available in a black tint that stands out against the sleek chrome stand. It can be used to transport items and doubles as a trendy vehicle accessory. The bag comes with dedicated straps that help secure it to the chrome bracket. It is equipped with a waterproof liner.
Vespa 75th model helmet
For a 75th model look that is smoother between the rider and the rider, Vespa offers a specially designed helmet. It corresponds to the main theme that was used for the 75th model. The helmet has a dark smoky gray color and chrome piping throughout. It has the Vespa 75th model logo on the side and Giallo 75th color graphics.
In addition to the styling elements, the Vespa 75e model will continue to use the same engine and other hardware elements. In India, the 75th Vespa model will be sold as a limited edition. It is powered by the same 125cc single cylinder engine generating around 10 hp and 9.6 Nm. Vespa also has a 150cc engine, which delivers around 10.5 PS and 10.6 Nm.
BENGALURU: Ola Electric launched the S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters on Sunday at Rs 99,000 and Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Available in 10 colors in satin, matte and gloss finishes, Ola S1 comes with dual headlights, an ergonomic and fluid body, premium alloy rims, sculpted seats and the largest trunk space that fits comfortably with two helmets. The S1 Pro variant sets new benchmarks in the industry with a range of 181 kilometers, acceleration from 0 to 40 km / h in 3 seconds and a top speed of 115 km / h. It has a battery capacity of 3.97 kWh, over 30% higher than the next closest EV, and the most powerful motors in the class with 8.5 KW of peak power. Ola S1 also comes with a proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) that actively works to monitor the battery for optimal durability, performance, range and safety.
It does not have a physical key and pairs with your phone thanks to its “digital key” function. This lets it know when you’re nearby and automatically unlock. It will also lock as you move away. It has a multi-microphone array, built-in AI speech recognition algorithms, and one of the sharpest and brightest 7-inch touchscreens. With our in-house MoveOS, customers can not only change the look and feel of the screen, but also the sound of the scooter. It will have four moods at launch – Bolt, Care, Vintage and Wonder, and will deliver a personalized vehicle sound experience. It will also come with three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Hyper. Ola S1 has an anti-theft alert system, geographic fence and a fireproof, water and dust resistant battery. It also has front and rear disc brakes and a âHill Holdâ function which makes it easier to drive in traffic and navigate on slopes. 110/70 R12 tires, single-shock rear suspension and single-fork front suspension provide far superior road grip. It has a cruise mode which makes driving comfortable and convenient and a reverse mode which makes it easier to park and get out of tight spaces. With a sturdy grab bar for added safety, a side step and sculpted seats, passenger passengers will also love the comfort of their ride. The scooters also come with voice recognition that lets you quickly complete your key tasks without having to worry about navigating the menu. In states with active subsidies, Ola S1 will be much more affordable than many gasoline scooters. For example, after the state subsidy in Delhi, the S1 would cost only Rs 85,009 while in Gujarat it would only cost Rs 79,000. Ola has also partnered with banks and financial institutes to an EMI plan starting at Rs 2,999. The first phase of Futurefactory is almost complete and Ola S1 will be purchased from September 8, 2021. Ola Electric will start delivering to 1000 towns and villages in October.
The very popular Ola electric scooter is expected to launch in a price range of Rs 85,000 to Rs 1.1 lakh. âThe bulk of the internal combustion engine (ICE) scooter market in India is between Rs 85,000 and Rs 1.1 lakh on the road, and this is where we will be positioning our range of electric scooters,â said Varun Dubey, marketing manager of Ola Electric. Commercial standardreport.
The price range represents 70 percent of sales of conventional ICE scooters in the country. âWe are addressing the entire two-wheeler market in the country, which is around 21 million per year. We see no reason why customers will not switch to electricity, âhe added to the business daily.
With this move, Ola’s goal is to get 50% or more of the total market for ICE two-wheelers and electric vehicles, Dubey said.
Currently, the total two-wheeler market stands at 21 million vehicles per year, of which 6.5 million are scooters, while the rest are mostly motorcycles.
Ola Electric said on Saturday that they had received around 1 lakh of reservations for their next scooter within 24 hours of starting the process. The company had opened the reservation for its electric scooter on the evening of July 15.
Ola claims that the electric scooter would be the leader in its class in terms of speed, range, trunk space as well as technology.
Ola plans to reveal the features and price of the scooter in the coming days.
The scooter will be made in India for the world. It is said to be manufactured at the company’s two-wheeler factory, which is currently being built in Tamil Nadu. The first phase of the Ola Futurefactory is nearing completion and will soon be operational, while the full capacity of 10 million vehicles per year will be built by next year.
The next Ather electric scooter priced below Rs. 1 lakh could be a game-changer, provided the Ola scooter costs more
Ather Energy’s next electric scooter could come with a sub-R. 1 lakh price tag. The CEO of the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle company, Tarun Mehta, recently admitted that Ather sees a market in the lower segment at Rs. 1 lakh.
Although he has not confirmed that the company is working on such a vehicle, the head of Ather also did not deny it, but simply said, âI think there is a market. at every price.
But, Mehta explained that he “fundamentally doesn’t want to go into a price war” and added that he doesn’t think “it makes sense to configure the market with a price that you can’t defend for long. run or build a business on.
Thus, Ather is expected to launch a new electric scooter with an asking price of less than Rs. 1 lakh by next year. This new scooter will be the electric vehicle manufacturer’s most affordable product to date.
Currently, the company sells its 450 Plus scooter for Rs. 1.13 lakhs and its flagship 450X for Rs. 1.32 lakhs in Delhi (prices are excluding showroom). Both recently saw their price drop due to the revised Fame 2 standards.
While the base price of the 450 Plus and the 450X is the same at Rs. 1.71 lakhs, the latter gets a performance upgrade that costs Rs. 19,010 / -. Add the Fame 2 grant of Rs. 43,500 / – and the Delhi government incentive of Rs. 14,500 / -, we come to the final figure.
Interestingly, scooters cost even less in Ahmedabad thanks to Rs from the government of Gujarat. 20,000 / – incentive directly to the consumer.
In order to obtain the next price of the electric scooter below Rs. 1 lakh, Ather will have to reduce the ex-showroom price of the electric vehicle (excluding subsidies) to less than Rs. 1.50 lakh.
The CEO of Ather also revealed that he expects the Company’s Average Energy Efficiency (CAFE) standards (which will take effect on April 1, 2022) to further increase the rates charged for scooters at internal combustion.
Additionally, Tarun Mehta said that upgrades developed for the 450X in the future will focus on improving the performance of the electric vehicle. He wants to equip the scooter with a better regenerative braking system, improved ABS and make it go faster than it currently can.
A cheaper iQube may become a more attractive option compared to rival Bajaj Chetak
In line with the changes introduced in FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles in India), the available subsidy has been increased to Rs 15,000 per kWh. Previously, the available subsidy was Rs 10,000 per kWh.
The new subsidy rates will apply to all electric and hybrid vehicles, except buses only. In addition, the government has increased the level of incentive to 40% of the cost of the vehicle. Previously, this was set at 20%.
Revised prices of TVS iQube
With the changes to the FAME-II subsidy program, the on-road price of iQube is now 11,250 rupees lower than before. iQube is currently offered in Delhi and Bangalore. In Delhi, the effective road price fell to 1.01 lakh.
In comparison, Bengaluru customers will have to pay Rs 1.10 lakh. The cost is lower in Delhi because the state government provides additional subsidies for electric vehicles. Promoting the use of electric vehicles is an integral part of the overall plan to reduce pollution in the National Capital Region.
With a significant price reduction, iQube can be in an advantageous position over its rival Bajaj Chetak. At the time of its launch, Chetak was offered at an attractive introductory price of Rs 1 lakh. However, with subsequent price revisions, Chetak has become quite expensive. The Chetak Urbane and Premium variants are available at Rs 1.43 lakh and Rs 1.45 lakh, respectively.
Chetak is currently not eligible for an increased grant, as it has not yet been approved under the FAME-II program. It will have to continue with its current prices. For this reason, Chetak prices are now at the same level as those of the Ather 450X.
Ather was the first electric two-wheeler manufacturer to announce lower prices due to increased subsidies. In Bengaluru, Ather 450 Plus and 450X are now priced at Rs 1,25,490 and Rs 1,44,500, respectively.
TVS iQube expansion plans
The rising subsidies couldn’t have come at a better time for iQube. This is because TVS is currently working to introduce iQube in 20 new cities. With lower prices, it might become easier for the business to attract customers. New cities that will be covered include Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
However, things won’t be easy for iQube, as Bajaj is also working on launching Chetak in new cities. Bajaj plans to cover around 30 new cities by the end of this fiscal year. Ather is already ahead of the game, having launched his scooter in more than a dozen cities. Other locations will be covered in the coming months.
The subsidy on electric two-wheelers has been increased by 50 percent under the FAME II program – up to 40 percent of the total cost of the vehicle
For a year and a half, the electric vehicle (EV) segment has experienced significant growth, especially for two-wheelers. With new manufacturers entering the Indian automotive market, the electric vehicle space has shown tremendous promise for the future.
The Indian government is also doing its part to boost sales of electric vehicles and reduce vehicle emissions by introducing the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles in India) program. This was done in order to extend support to the right models amid a gradual increase in the number of two-wheelers in the EV space.
Revised FAME II grant
When introduced in 2019 by the Ministry of Heavy Industry (MHI), this policy offered benefits to models that met the eligibility criteria such as a minimum range of 80 km and a minimum top speed of 40 km / h. This scheme offered the advantages of a subsidy amounting to Rs 10,000 per kWh. Now the government has announced a 50 percent subsidy increase which now stands at Rs 15,000 per kWh for all electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids except buses.
Additionally, MHI has now capped incentives for electric two-wheelers at 40 percent of vehicle cost from the old cap of 20 percent. From now on, the revised policy will apply to electric two-wheelers.
Any other changes to the program will be published in the coming days. Given the central government’s intention to make India an electric vehicle nation by 2030 by helping the adoption of electric vehicles, the latest revisions could be extended to the passenger vehicle segment as well.
Ather 450X, 450 Plus price reduction
The increase in the subsidy was immediately reflected in the prices of electric scooters. Ather Energy was the first to follow up on this initiative by reducing the prices of its first 450X offer to Rs 14,500 as a result of this amendment. For Bangalore, Ather 450X now costs Rs 1.44 lakh and Ather Plus now costs Rs 1.25 lakh. All prices are ex-sh.
Calling it a phenomenal move, Tarun Mehta, CEO and co-founder of Ather Energy, added, âSales of electric two-wheelers have increased despite the pandemic and with this additional subsidy we expect sales of electric two-wheelers are disrupting the market. , and register more than 6 million units by 2025.
MHI has also notified its intention to use aggregation through Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in order to bring the cost of electric 3-wheelers to the same level as that of IC-powered 3-wheelers. EESL would classify the demand for 3-wheel electric 3 lakhs into several user segments. To date, 76,008 vehicles have been sold under the FAME II program.
One of the most famous and important automobile manufacturing companies in China, Benelli recently launched a brand new electric scooter named âBenelli Dongâ in Asia. The scooter was first launched in the Indonesian market and then launched for the rest of the Asian customers. It has been reported that the manufacturing of this brand new electric scooter is done in-house by the Qianjiang Group, which is the parent company of Benelli. However, the company hasn’t made it clear in which Asian countries it plans to launch the new electric scooter, but we don’t have to wait any longer.
The new Benelli Dong looks quite attractive and pleasing to the eye at first glance, as the company has worked on the rear part of the scooter giving it a unique yet stylish appearance. The scooter comes with a Floorboard and is combined in the rear section. The rear part of the bike is covered with an aluminum frame and also combines a swing arm with the rear wheel allowing the wheel to center vertically. While the rear of the scooter is unique and stylish, the company has kept the front simple and basic.
Electric Dong scooter has several kinds of LED lights, including circular LED DRL and full LED light. Apart from this, the scooter also comes with a high resolution Thin TFT display screen, keeping the requirements of the Asian market in mind. While the new Dong comes with a 1.2 kW motor which gives a top speed of 45 km / h and also this time the company added an unreal sound and not like the usual noise that a scooter makes and the best part is that it can be turned on and off according to the requirements of the riders.
The 1.2 kW motor allows the electric scooter to travel a distance of 60 km and also comes with an adjustable 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery gives 24.8 NM of maximum torque. It has been said that the scooter will be available in three different color variations including dark gray, white and blue. Although the manufacturers of the bicycle did not disclose the price of the new “Benelli Dong Electric Scooter” for various Asian markets. However, earlier the company launched the same model in the Indonesian market priced at Rs.1.9 Lakh. Therefore, judging by this, it is highly expected that the new electric scooter will be available at a price somewhat similar to INR 1.9 Lakh subject to some modifications. We’ll keep you posted, until then stay tuned with us.
Aprilia India plans to launch its Aprilia SXR 125 premium scooter in India. Even though the motorcycle maker has yet to announce the price of the scooter in the Indian market, details of its cost have been leaked to the market.
According to internet leaks, the Aprilia SXR 125 will be launched at a price of Rs 1.16 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. This pretty much means that it is the Aprilia SXR 125 which is only Rs 9000 cheaper than its predecessor Aprilia SXR 160.
Buyers interested in Aprilia SXR 125 in our country can pre-order the scooter on the official Aprilia website. They only have to pay Rs 5000 to reserve the Aprilia SXR 125.
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Check out some important details about the premium scooter here:
Power: The Aprilia SXR 125 will be powered by a 124.45cc air-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder engine. The scooter develops a maximum power of 9 hp at 7,600 rpm and a torque of 9.2 Nm at 6,200 rpm.
Suspensions and brakes: The premium scooter will have hydraulic suspension at the front and rear. In terms of brakes, the Aprilia SXR 125 will have a 220mm front disc brake and a 140mm rear drum brake.
Color: The Aprilia SXR 125 will be available in four colors, namely Matt Black, Glossy White, Glossy White, Glossy Red and Matt Blue.
In the Indian market, Aprilia sells four variants of Storm 125, SR 125, SR 160 and SXR 160.
When Bajaj decided to enter the electric vehicle segment, he rightly named the first electric scooter Chetak. This was done to pay homage to an old vehicle that was probably the most used two-wheeler in India and its name had become synonymous with two-wheelers in the good old days.
While it’s not clear if it’s about the nostalgia or the quality of the new electric scooter or even both of them paired with the limited options of good electric scooters, the new Bajaj Chetak has been in high demand since the announcement. The company recently resumed online booking for the scooter, but decided to put it on hold again due to “high demand”.
Apart from the brake on online reservations, Bajaj has also increased the price of its electric two-wheeler. The Chetak, a name that equated to affordable personal transport, comes in a few variations – Urbane and Premium and is now priced at Rs. 1,42620 and Rs. 1,4,620 respectively. This is also the second price increase in as many months. Last month the price of these scooters was increased by Rs. 5,000 and now the price has been increased by around Rs. 27,000 on the last round.
Expensive and unavailable
At the current selling price, the price of the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter is almost similar to that of another high-end Ather 450X electric scooter which sells for between Rs. 1.28 lakh going up to Rs. 1.47 lakh for the high-end variant. Speaking of a slightly cheaper option, we have the iQube TVS which sells for around Rs. 1.08 lakh in Delhi through Fame II grants and around Rs. 130,000 in most other places.
Incidentally, Bajaj also announced that it is adding Chennai and Hyderabad to the list of cities where the battery-powered Chetak will be available for purchase. Previously, sales were limited to Pune and Bangalore only.
Ather and Bajaj both claim that their scooters sell in large numbers, however, these are high-end electric two-wheelers that are not helping the cause by bringing the mass adoption of electric vehicles in India. While Ather has added several new cities to their repertoire, Bajaj only sells in 4 cities in India.
On the other hand, Ola Electric, the EV arm of OLA, had recently stated that it would introduce a new smart electric scooter soon. This scooter is aimed at the mass market and therefore Ola wants to make these scooters on a large scale and has hinted that the price of the scooter will be aggressive.
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Bajaj Automotive is about to launch a two-wheeled electric scooter, “Bajaj Chetak” in the two metropolitan cities, Bengaluru and Pune in India. With the increase in the price of gasoline and also with the changing demand, Bajaj Auto has developed this brand new model. With extremely high demand for this new model in the Indian market, the company had to close the online pre-booking window and then reopen the booking window. At present, the new two-wheeler model will be available in the cities mentioned above, but it is highly anticipated that to increase sales of the units, the company will launch this brand new model in other cities around the world. ‘India.
The body of the two-wheeler is made of steel and has rear and front LED turn signals, LED headlights and a reverse mode. Chetak has a regenerative braking system and comes with a one-sided tubular front suspension. The electric scooter contains a 4 kW motor which is combined with a 3 kWh IP67 lithium-ion battery. There is a 5A socket and 220V three-prong AC power. In one hour, the battery can be charged to 25% of its capacity, while it will take 3.5 hours to charge the battery to 80%. It will take 5 hours to fully charge the battery.
As we mentioned earlier, the company has closed the scooter reservation due to the huge demand, but now that they have opened the electric Chetak reservation window, the company is doing their best to meet the demand. of its brand new scooters. . As the demand for the scooter is high, the company has increased the price of the Chetak by Rs. 27,000. Thus, the starting price from showroom in Pune of Chetak is around INR 1,42620. According to the sources, the scooter will be available in two different color types, White and Citrus Rush.
While rival companies from Bajaj also launched an electric scooter, TVS iQube and Ather 450X. The ex-showroom price of TVS iQube is Rs. 1.47 lakhs while that of Arther 450X is Rs. 1.08 lakh. Well you may all know that Baja Auto is one of the biggest auto manufacturing companies in India and is based in Pune. To date, the company has 18 Chetak dealers in India and five of them are located in Pune and the rest are established in the cities of Bengaluru. Bajaj plans to launch the âBajaj Chetak Electric Scooterâ in other metropolitan cities in India soon. The electric scooter is a good step towards preserving gasoline for future generations and will also help reduce air pollution in cities.
Bajaj Chetak electric scooter now costs much more than before.
The prices of the two versions of Bajaj Chetak – Urbane and Premium – have increased
Reservations for the Chetak electric scooter open for 48 hours, closed again
Last month, the Chetak experienced its first price increase this took the price of the more affordable Urbane variant from Rs 15,000, while the Premium variant increased by Rs 5,000. This price increase was announced as the company still did not accept reservations for its scooter electric.
Bajaj recently temporarily reopened reservations a few days ago on a first come, first serve basis. The company said a large number of confirmed orders had been placed by customers, forcing it to stop accepting reservations within 48 hours. Bajaj said he will review the offer situation and announce the next booking opportunity.
The biggest news, however, was the price at which it was sold. The latest price for the Urbane is Rs 1,42620, while the Premium will set you back Rs 1,44,620. This is an increase of Rs 27,620 and Rs 24,620, respectively.
To recap, the Premium model gets additional metallic color options, a dark / light beige saddle, metallic colored wheels and a front disc brake. The Urbane model, meanwhile, lacks the metallic color option and uses a drum brake up front.
The high price brings the Chetak almost on par with the Ather 450 Plus (Rs 1.40 lakh) and Ather 450 X (Rs 1.59 lakh). Another rival, the iQube TVS, costs Rs 1.36 lakh and is available in Bengaluru and Delhi.
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter saw its first price hike.
Bajaj had launched its electric scooter, the Chetak in two variants – Urbane and Premium. The Urbane is the more affordable variant and was originally launched at Rs 1 lakh, and now costs Rs 1.15 lakh. The Premium variant, meanwhile, was priced at Rs 1.15 lakh, and it now costs Rs 1.20 lakh.
To recap, the Premium model gets additional metallic color options, a dark / light beige saddle, metallic colored wheels and a front disc brake. The Urbane model, meanwhile, lacks the metallic color option and uses a drum brake up front.
It is powered by a 3.8 kW / 4.1 kW (continuous / peak power) electric motor, which sends power to the rear wheel through an automated transmission. This motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery that claims to offer an actual range of 95 km in Eco mode and 85 km in Sport mode. Bajaj also offers a three year / 50,000 km warranty on the IP67 rated battery. The charging time on the Chetak is 5 hours for 100% and 1 hour for 25%.
In terms of competition, the Chetak faces the Ather 450 Plus (Rs 1.28 lakh) and the Ather 450X (Rs 1.47 lakh). It also rivals the iQube TVS, which is priced at Rs 1.08 lakh.
NEW DELHI: Piaggio India on Tuesday launched special edition Vespa Racing Sixties scooters inspired by racing machines from the 1960s era. The Vespa Racing Sixties will be available in two variants of 125cc and 150cc priced at Rs 1,19,999 and Rs 1.32641, respectively, in India, the company said in a statement.
The special edition scooters were unveiled earlier this year at Auto Expo 2020. It is based on the company’s Vespa SXL 150 BS6 and SXL 125 BS-VI.
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Piaggio India President and CEO Diego Graffi said: âAs an iconic brand with a long-standing heritage, Vespa is continually rediscovering itself by setting new trends that reflect its versatility to represent unique specialties from different eras. ”
The Vespa Racing Sixties is an “outstanding representation” in the rediscovery of the racing machine theme of the golden racing era of the 1960s and the new introduction “combines heritage with current cutting edge technology,” Graffi added.
The new scooters have a full steel unibody body and are fitted with safety devices such as an anti-lock braking system or a combined braking system.
Innovation 101 at Auto Expo: IoT compatible bikes, cars with powerful engines, EVs in abundance
It’s that time of year when all auto freaks and auto aficionados are at Auto Expo to witness the biggest car launches.
This year, just like the other years, the Auto Expo has grown and showcased some of the most anticipated cars, MUVs / SUVs, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, concept cars, vintage cars and more. The event started on February 7 and will end on February 12.
Brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault, Great Wall Motors, Kia, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Morris Garages attended the event and showcased their cars.
This time, Honda and BMW are missing at the Auto Expo.
If you don’t know the cars and motorcycles that fell at Auto Expo, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about car launches at the mega event.
It’s raining SUVs
Like every year, SUVs are all the rage at Auto Expo. The folks at MG Motors are all set to enter the coveted SUV segment with Hector Plus.
Hector Plus is a 6 and 7 seater addition to the Hector brand which the company claims is India’s first internet car. Hector Plus is designed to build on the success of Hector and has a more upscale look and customizable seating configuration, along with updated interiors and exteriors,
Hector Plus comes with a dual-clutch automatic transmission, a double-glazed panoramic roof and an integrated voice assistant. The petrol hybrid is powered by a 1451 cc engine and has a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1600-3600 rpm.
The price of the SUV is Rs 12.73 lakh.
At Auto Expo 2020, the automaker showcased a total of 14 internet, electric and self-driving cars in the sedan, sedan and utility vehicle segments.
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Switch to electric
Perhaps no segment generated as much buzz at this year’s Auto Expo as electric vehicles. German auto giant Volkswagen on Thursday unveiled its ID.CROZZ electric vehicle concept based on the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform.
The ID.CROZZ is a cross between a four-door coupe and an SUV with an electric transmission delivering 225 kW of power with a top speed of 180 km / h, the company said.
The car’s battery can be charged to 80 percent in 39 minutes covering a range of 500 km. Now that’s something!
âThe ID. Family comprises a range of vehicles in all segments, starting with the ID.3 recently introduced at ID.SPACE VIZZION,â said Steffen Knapp, director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India.
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Chinese automaker Haima Automobile is ready to venture into the Indian market. The automaker presented its next-generation family electric car – Bird Electric EV1 at Auto Expo. The hatchback will be available in the range of Rs 10 lakh on Indian roads.
It will be offered in two variants with a range of 200 km and 300 km per charge, respectively.
Bird Electric EV1 is equipped with a lithium battery and an electronic control system and has an output torque between 95 Nm and 150 Nm.
Auto Expo’s official Twitter account tweeted an image of the EV, captioning it. âBird Electric EV 1 is not only stylish and equipped with modern and practical features, it is also attractively priced. “
Brezza gets a makeover
What makes Auto Expo exciting isn’t just the new launches, but also the prototypes and facelifts that cars get. Maruti Suzuki’s acclaimed subcompact crossover SUV got a makeover at this year’s Auto Expo. Unveiled at the 13th Auto Expo in 2016, the SUV made its comeback at Auto Expo 2020.
The vehicle is equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions, the company said. The automatic trims feature progressive intelligent hybrid technology.
The all-new Vitara Brezza offers a host of convenience and safety features, including an Auto-retracting exterior mirror (ORVM), anti-glare and anti-glare interior mirror (IRVM) and gearshift indicator.
The new vehicle also comes with the latest safety features including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, driver and passenger seat belt reminder, rear park assist, high speed warning alert, reverse parking sensors as standard on all variants.
The all-new Vitara Brezza will be available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
As India makes the transition to electric vehicles, green two-wheelers are winning the adoption race over their four-wheeled counterparts. Joining the race is Simple Mark 2, where two-wheeler giants like Bajaj Auto have already announced their decision to go electric. Things might not be that simple for startups like Simple Energy.
Based in Karnataka, Simple Energy is an electric vehicle startup that will soon offer its electric scooter named Mark 2. With an expected price of around Rs 1 lakh, the Simple Mark 2 seems a serious contender for the likes of Ather 450X and TVS iQube.
Interesting way, Simple Energy claims to have made over 80% of electric scooter in India, importing lithium-ion battery cells from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. With production slated to start early next year, here’s what we know about the scooter so far –
Simple brand specifications 2
Single Electric Scooter Mark 2
A Financial Express report highlights the specifications of the next electric scooter. According to the report, Simple Mark 2 will come with 4.2 kWh of usable capacity with 9.4 hp peak power and 72 Nm of torque.
This will translate to 0-50 km / h acceleration in 3.2 seconds. The electric scooter will have three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sports with its top speed ranging from 35-40 km / h in Eco mode to 100 km / h in Sport mode.
Supported by a 6 kg battery, the three modes will offer a range of 260 km, 220 km and 180 km respectively. The portable battery will be able to charge from 0 to 80% in 40 minutes thanks to home charging.
Since electric scooters are the future of mobility in India, it is important that scooters take their part. Simple Mark 2 does an incredible job, sporting a rather angular and sporty futuristic design and highlighted by LED lighting up front and back.
Regarding new-age features, the Mark 2 will come with a 7-inch touchscreen with 4G connectivity and Bluetooth which should offer features like those seen on the Ather 450 in the video below.
Looking at the numbers, the Simple Mark 2 looks like an impressive addition to India’s range of electric two-wheelers. As it hits the market, it will be tough competition for electric scooters in India, which you can check out here.
Designing a futuristic vehicle like this can usually go both ways. You can get something that looks like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie, like Ather, or something that pays homage to the golden age, like the new Chetak EV. TVS, on the other hand, took the middle path. The general shape is that of a traditional scooter; it strangely resembles TVS’s Jupiter.
The vertical light strip, which incorporates LED headlights, is arguably the only feature that emphasizes its future design aspirations when viewed from the front. The handlebars are also well designed and the square shaped mirrors are eye-catching. The side profile isn’t very striking, but it has proportionate lines and those crazy razor blade-like metals, contributing to the standout look. The tail light strip and an illuminated logo complete the look on the rear. Overall, the iQube strikes a good balance between a modern and traditional appearance.
How does the iQube TVS roll?
The iQube is powered by a hub-mounted electric motor with a maximum power of 4.4 kW (approx. 6 hp). Yet the most remarkable statistic is the maximum torque of 140Nm, which is the most crucial figure. Eco and power are the two driving modes available on the scooter. Even in Eco mode, it seems powerful enough to tackle city traffic, even though the top speed is limited to 50 km / h.
When you go into power mode, it’s almost like a new motor has been installed. The speedometer digits keep increasing until you hit 80 km / h, which is not that great considering this is an electric scooter. Besides the agility, the refinement is also remarkable. There is no engine hum even at 65-70 km / h. We all know electric vehicles are quiet, but TVS has taken it to the next level.
How comfortable is TVS iQube?
The iQube is definitely designed to be stiffer. The wide and soft seats protect you from the full impact of shocks, so this is not an obnoxious scooter by any sense of the imagination. the telescopic front suspension and hydraulic double-tube rear suspension – a system used by several manufacturers for a more comfortable ride – should be tested on poor roads.
How is the technology?
Here are the technical characteristics of the TVS iQube:
Speedometer – Digital
Tachometer – Digital
Low battery indicator
Day counter type – Numeric
Incoming call alerts
Parking aid Q
Remote state of charge
What is the battery life of the TVS iQube?
The iQube is equipped with a three-part 2.25 kWh battery. The three pieces each weigh 8kg, and although they can be removed and loaded independently, the user cannot. According to TVS, this decision was made to preserve the reliability and longevity of the battery. The iQube’s weight distribution is concentrated towards the center of the scooter, thanks to the positioning of the batteries under the seat and a little above the ground.
It also uses a hub-mounted motor supplied by Bosch with a maximum power output of 4.4 kW. TVS has adjusted the engine internally. He designed and built the battery management system as well as the battery pack from scratch. The iQube is powered by LG 18650 batteries from Korea, which have a high charge density.
How does TVS iQube perform?
On the move, the TVS iQube, aided by the 4.4 kW hub motor, accelerates quickly and smoothly, reaching a top speed of 78 km / h in Power mode and 50 km / h in Eco mode. The scooter pulls perfectly and the acceleration is quick and linear. The 140 Nm of power at the wheel helps the scooter go from standstill to 40 km / h in a respectable time of 4.2 seconds.
When you release the accelerator, the regenerative brake will kick in. It can be used to ride smoothly and efficiently with minimal use of the front disc and rear drum braking systems. It is probably the most powerful regeneration system seen on an electric scooter in India.
Is the iQube TVS good value for money?
The iQube is undoubtedly expensive at Rs. 1.02 lakh, but it mixes the athletic DNA of TVS with an electric heart, and it could prove to be the ideal combination of sporty handling and driving performance. a smooth ride. It sits between the exciting Ather 450X and the comfortable Bajaj Chetak. The build quality of the iQube, along with a number of related features, may just sway potential buyers.
However, the short range of 75 km in Eco mode and 55 km in Power mode – the lowest of the three high-end electric scooters – is a legitimate problem. Unlike Bajaj, TVS provides iQube users with public charging facilities as well as private charging stations. TVS employees will install home charging stations for customers.
Bajaj Auto launched an electric version of its iconic Chetak brand scooter on Tuesday. While reservations will begin from Jan.15, deliveries will begin from late February, the company said.
The highly anticipated Chetak electric scooter will be available at a starting price of Rs 1 lakh. The Chetak electric scooter was unveiled by Bajaj Auto last October.
Initially, it will be available in Pune and Bangalore.
Interested customers can book the scooter online at chetak.com with an amount of Rs 2000.
Speaking on the launch, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto, said: âFrom January 15, Chetak will be available in two cities and it will mark the start of a new era in two-wheeler mobility.
âThe return of the legendary Chetak now in a modern electric avatar is indeed a proud moment for all of us at Bajaj Auto,â said Sharma.
“We are confident that Chetak will set absolutely new benchmarks in clean technology, elegance and enjoyable ownership experience, shaping the very future of Hamara Kal’s personal travel and construction,” he said. -he adds.
Chetak requires minimal maintenance with a service interval of 12,000 kilometers or one year (whichever comes first) and comes with a comprehensive three-year or 50,000 kilometer (whichever comes first) warranty. including the lithium-ion battery, Bajaj Auto said.
The electric scooter will be available in two variants, Urbane and Premium. a home charging station will be included in the package.
The Chetak Urbane edition with drum brakes will be priced at Rs 1 lakh, while the Chetak Premium edition with disc brakes and luxury finish will cost Rs 1.15 lakh.
These non-showroom prices include applicable subsidies but do not include insurance and road tax, the company said.
âOur goal is to provide an attractive and viable option for commuters with different needs and expectations through the Chetak range. To achieve this, we have offered a very advanced and stylish electric scooter at an affordable price,â Sharma said during of the launch event. in Delhi.
Although the two-wheeler maker has not disclosed the price increase, we expect BS6 compliant models to warrant at least a premium of Rs 10,000.
Piaggio India today announced the launch of the BS6 compliant scooter range from Vespa and Aprilia. The Italian two-wheeler manufacturer had launched the BS6 compliant models of the 125cc and 150cc Vespas with Aprilia SR with 125cc and 150cc as well as Storm 125cc in India. All these models are now also injection. The Aprilia SR range is equipped with a new 160 cc engine capable of developing 11 hp of power. The two-wheeler manufacturer has yet to reveal the price increase accompanying the changes. However, we expect prices to increase by at least Rs 10,000 from the current price.
The Aprilia range of scooters in India currently includes the SR 150 Race, SR 150 Carbon, SR 150, SR 125 and Storm 125. Their prices range from Rs 65,000 to Rs 79,000. While the Vespa range includes models such as Urban Club, Notte, ZX, Red, SXL 150, VXL 150, SXL 125, VXL 125, Elegante 150, Elegante 125 and Vespa. Their prices are between Rs 73,000 and Rs 1.01 lakh (ex-showroom).
As the April 2020 deadline approaches, all bicycle manufacturers in India have started updating their respective model lineup to comply with the new emissions regulations. Yamaha, along with TVS, recently announced the launch of some of their BS6 compatible models and will be upgrading the rest of their model line soon.
Diego Graffi, Managing Director and CEO of Piaggio India, said: âWe are delighted to be successfully transitioning to BS6 emission standards for our range of Vespa and Aprilia scooters, well ahead of the deadline. Being aligned with the government’s efforts on emissions, we have achieved a significant reduction in emissions thanks to our advanced combustion system. As a global brand, we understand the need to innovate and evolve, in order to build the mobility of tomorrow.
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Bajaj has made a big comeback in the scooter segment with the launch of its all-new Chetak, the household name for the past decade. The familiar brand is all that is taken from the past as Bajaj once again seeks to make Chetak memorable for the foreseeable future. The all-new Chetak is now an electric scooter, making Bajaj the first internal combustion engine two-wheeler company to launch a fully electric two-wheeler in the country.
Bajaj, the second largest motorcycle maker in India after Hero MotoCorp, has made a big leap into the industry which is still a niche. But the company is not afraid to lay a solid foundation for the electric two-wheeler segment in the country while understanding the potential difficulties up front.
âOur future belongs to our past,â said Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto. âThe fact that Bajaj does not sell scooters is our greatest strength. We are leaving here because there is no conflict of interest. When you enter a new market, you do not make money right away. on day one. The price won’t be sustainable from day one, but that will increase our numbers. “
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter is expected to hit the market in January 2020. The e-Chetak will first be available in Pune and then in Bengaluru. Based on the response from consumers, a pan-Indian deployment will be planned. As for the price, the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter could sell for Rs 1.5 lakh in the country.
When launching the new electric two-wheeler, Bajaj had strong opinions about the growing segment of electric bikes in the country. “I prefer to start with our past that we are not a battery or steel maker, we are not a bankrupt two-wheeler company and we are not a venture capital company that funds somebody else. ‘other to manufacture for us, we are engineers doing our own work,’ he said.
“We are a company with a very rich past, a rich heritage. I think it is the credibility of this rich past that gives us a solid basis for the future,” Bajaj added.
The all new Chetak
Bajaj e-Chetak has a retro look which is quite appealing to the masses as it somehow resembles the Piaggio Vespa. The electric scooter should be positioned as a high-end product, from which we get an idea of ââits price.
Talking about its design, the Electric Chetak has an all-metal body, a new LED headlight, a digital dashboard with retro styling to match the overall form factor of the scooter and touch switches.
Under the hood, the new Chetak contains a lithium-ion battery with nickel-cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA) cells. The battery is rated IP67 for durability and uses a standard 5-15 amp electrical outlet for charging. Bajaj introduced an intelligent battery management system that controls charging and discharging.
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter has two modes, Eco and Sport, as well as regenerative braking to maximize range. According to the company, the new Chetak has a range of up to 100 km on a single charge. There is also an app to manage various things like locating the scooter, getting driving tips, playing music and more. The Chetak will be fully connected and will have data communication, security and user authentication.
Italian automaker Vespa has launched its brand new scooter, the Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech, in the Philippines.
The flagship scooter has a powerful motor and offers smartphone connectivity as well as modern safety features.
And with a price tag of around Rs. 5.6 lakh, it will cost you more than a well-equipped family car.
Here is our roundup.
Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech: at a glance
The Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech features an iconic Vespa design, with a rounded headlight as well as side mirrors, chrome trim on the exhaust, chrome grab bar and blackened alloy rims.
The scooter also has a 4.3 inch fully digital instrument console which can be paired with your smartphone through Vespa’s smartphone app called MIA.
Power and performance
The Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech is powered by a 278.3cc liquid-cooled engine capable of producing 23.5hp of maximum power and 26Nm of maximum torque. The scooter promises a mileage of 29.4 km / h and a top speed of 120 km / h.
Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech: on the road
On the safety front, the Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech is equipped with 220mm disc brakes on both wheels as well as dual channel ABS to prevent skidding when braking.
The scooter houses a single shock unit in the front and a dual shock suspension in the rear to handle the suspension tasks.
Finally, what about the prices?
The Vespa GTS 300 SuperTech is priced at 4,80,000 Philippine pesos (approx Rs. 5.6 lakh) in the Philippine market. Meanwhile, there is no official word on the launch of the flagship scooter in India at the moment.
98% of the company’s sales come from the Ather 450 and therefore this is currently the main focus of the brand. Ather 450 and Ather Grid will be available in Chennai in June and will be followed by other cities over the coming year.
The price of the Ather 450 smart electric scooter has been reduced with the FAME-II grant. The company recently announced that its Ather 450 scooter is FAME 2 compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of Rs. 27,000. That said, the price of the scooter has been reduced by Rs 5,000. Although scooter orders continued in Bengaluru throughout April, it is interesting to note that deliveries have been suspended by the company so that the new subsidy benefits can be passed on to owners. With the FAME-II grant, the Ather 450 EV now costs 1.23 lakh as a road price in Bengaluru compared to its previous price of Rs 1.28 lakh. The company says customers can expect their Ather 450s to start shipping within the next two weeks.
The company’s other electric scooter, the Ather 340, has yet to receive FAME-II certification. The company says the 340 is also FAME-II compliant, but will gain certification once delivery of the vehicle begins. 98% of sales come from the Ather 450 and therefore this is currently the main focus of the brand. Ather electric scooters allowing customers to identify charging point locations as well as their availability in real time, all thanks to the Ather Grid app. Ather Energy also announced that it will extend the full warranty of its 450 FAME certified customers from 1 to 3 years instead of 2 years. All Ather 450 certified under FAME 2 will come with the full 3 year warranty, as well as the company’s âMake in Indiaâ battery pack.
Ather Grid is currently available in Bangalore with 24 charging slots and 31 charging points. Ather Energy also opened its early access privileges a few days ago and the âPre-Order Interestâ option on the company’s website offers consumers priority deliveries as well as early access to reserve the Ather 450 and 340 as well as invitations to exclusive events and trials. . Ather 450 and Ather Grid will be available in Chennai in June and will be followed by other cities over the coming year. Ather Energy will install 6,500 charging points across the country and be operational in 30 cities by 2023.
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Ather Energy has increased the prices of its two electric scooters: 340 and 450 on the market. The prices of the two electric scooters have increased by 2,980 rupees from their previous introductory price.
The Ather 340 and 450 electric scooters are now priced at Rs 1.13 lakh and Rs 1.28 lakh, respectively. Both prices are on the road (Bangalore). However, the ex-showroom prices of the two scooters remain unchanged. The prices also include the FAME subsidy and a cess of Rs 500 from the Indian government. The reason for the price increase is due to the five-year liability insurance, which was recently mandated by IRDAI.
Ather Energy currently only sells its products to Bangalore. The two electric scooters were booked until September 2019. In addition to the scooters themselves, the Bangalore-based start-up has also invested in setting up electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city.
Ather is now looking to expand its market in India, with the launch of its electric scooter in Chennai next month. The company has already started accepting pre-orders in Chennai through its website. Customers who pre-order the scooters will also be called in for priority road tests.
Besides the launch of the two electric scooters themselves, Ather will also set up similar charging grids in Chennai. These Ather networks will be equipped with fast charging technology, capable of Scooter load up to 80% at 1 km / min.
After the launch of Ather in Chennai, the company will later start operations in other major cities as well. This includes Mumbai, Pune and Delhi among the 30 cities over the next two years.
Both Ather electric scooters use a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor with a lithium-ion battery. The Ather 450, the more powerful of the two, claims to offer a top speed of 80 km / h with a 0-60 km / h time of 3.9 seconds. Ather also claims a true range of around 55-75 km on a single charge.
In terms of functionality, the Ather 340 and 450 come with equipment. This includes: LED headlights, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen instrument cluster, disc brakes on both ends and ABS, all as standard.
Thoughts on the rising price of Ather electric scooters
Ather has increased the prices of its two products in the market. This is the Bangalore-based startup’s first price hike. Ather scooters on the market rival those of Okinawa Praise in the electric market.
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The on-road price of Activa 5G (STD) has now increased by around Rs 4,000.
Honda’s two-wheeler on-road prices have risen dramatically after the new Supreme Court of India ruling mandated five-year insurance for new vehicles. The on-road price of the company’s and India’s most popular scooter, the Activa 5G (STD), has risen to around Rs 68,600 from Rs 64,500.
On the other hand, the on-road price of more expensive models like the CBR 250R (ABS) has increased by around Rs 8,000 from Rs 2.22 lakh to Rs 2.30 lakh.
The holiday season has seen the arrival of many new cars and motorcycles in India. In the coming months, too, more are expected as automakers are in a good mood to roll up their sleeves to announce their latest offers. November is supposed to see the debut of many new models.
As automakers look to turn the tide with new offerings, here we’re going beyond the specifics by listing everything you need to know about the cars and bikes coming in November.
Renault Captur (November 6)
French automaker Renault is set to launch its new Captur premium SUV in India on November 6. The SUV was unveiled in the country in September and is open for reservations at dealerships. It can also be booked through the company‘s website and the Renault Captur app.
As opposed to the new Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta, the Renault Captur is based on the same platform as that of the Duster. Under the hood, Captur will get a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel and a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that powers the Duster. While the gasoline mill can generate 104 hp at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of maximum torque at 4,000 rpm, the diesel engine produces 108 hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 240 Nm at 1 750 rpm. The transmission in the next SUV will likely be handled by a six-speed manual gearbox of both gasoline and diesel.
The price of Captur should be between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 16 lakh.
Suzuki Intruder 150 (November 7)
Suzuki India seems to be expecting an exciting launch in November. Pictures of the new Suzuki Intruder 150 cruiser have appeared online. Taking inspiration from the flagship 1,800cc Suzuki Intruder, the new Intruder targets the 150cc cruising motorcycle segment in India, which is now dominated by the Bajaj Avenger 150.
The new Suzuki Intruder 150 will share its engine with the Gixxer. The 154.9cm single-cylinder engine, which currently develops 14.5bhp at 8,000rpm and peak torque of 14Nm at 6,000rpm, could be readjusted to suit the cruising bike.
The Suzuki Intruder is expected to come with features like the LED spotlight and raised instrument cluster, as well as an LED tail light. It is likely to have telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock unit in the rear, while braking could be provided by disc brakes at both ends.
The Suzuki Intruder is also likely to get single channel ABS and dual exhaust and it is expected to be priced around Rs 1 lakh.
2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 (November 7)
German automaker Mercedes-Benz will expand its AMG portfolio in India with the addition of two new entry-level models – AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45. The SUV and four-door coupe are expected to launch on November 7.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 are powered by the same 2.0-liter, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which can produce a maximum power of 375 hp and maximum torque of 475 Nm, mated to the sport AMG Speedshift DCT at 7 speeds. transmission.
The coupe and four-door SUV will have a black finish with yellow accents and get features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, blackened alloy rims, projector headlights with tail lights. LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and more.
Honda Grazia (November 8)
Honda 2Wheelers announced reservations and the arrival of the new Grazia in India last week. The Grazia, which is slated to be a 125cc automatic scooter, will launch in the country on November 8. The scooter is now open for reservations at the company’s dealers against a deposit of Rs 2,000.
The Grazia – the new âadvanced urban scooterâ – targets âyoung and confidentâ cosmopolitan India. The new Honda Grazia is expected to feature dual headlights with LED lighting, a new dashboard, front storage, a USB charging port and an LED tail light. The automatic scooter is likely to have black colored alloy wheels and a front disc brake, while it should also be equipped with the Combined Braking System (CBS). The telescopic front suspension would also be part of the upcoming model.
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Power will likely come from an air-cooled 124.9cc 4-stroke engine that does the job of the Honda Activa 125. The engine produces 8.52hp at 6500rpm and peak torque of 10.54Nm. at 5,000 rpm. Scheduled for a price of around Rs 65,000, the new Grazia will face Suzuki Access 125, Vespa VX 125 and Mahindra Gusto 125.
2017 Ford EcoSport facelift (November 9)
The highly anticipated new Ford EcoSport will launch on November 9. Reservations are open at some of the company’s dealers.
Also read: Clearance sale: Ford EcoSport gets discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh
The new Ford EcoSport gets a facelift and welcomes a host of new features. It has a revised front grille, a new set of headlights with LED daytime running lights and a set of alloy wheels. The list of features for the new EcoSport includes a touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3 and emergency assistance, cruise control, speed limiter function, rear view camera and automatic climate control. On the safety side, ABS and airbags are standard on all variants.
Under the hood, the new EcoSport receives new gasoline engines of the Dragon series. The current 1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine is replaced by the 1.5-liter Dragon engine with an output of 123 hp at 6500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine is chosen for the new EcoSport.
Lexus NX300h (November 17)
Lexus India is set to add a fourth model – NX300h to its portfolio. The NX was Lexus’ third best-selling vehicle of 2016 behind the RX crossover and ES sedan. The variant to India is expected to be the NX300h and it has a hybrid engine under the hood. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine will be mated to an electric motor that will produce a combined output of 194 hp. The crusher will be associated with an electronically controlled CVT unit.
The new Lexus NX300h will face affordable competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio X
Maruti Suzuki is set to add a new twist to its Celerio hatchback saga with a new model-based crossover. Dubbed Celerio X, the gridline launch could happen anytime now.
In terms of dimensions, the Celerio X is expected to be longer and wider than the regular Celerio hatchback. It is now 3,715mm long, 1,635mm wide, 1,565mm high and comes with the same wheelbase of 2,425mm. It offers 120 mm ground clearance and has a 235-liter trunk. Under the hood, the Celerio X will be powered by the same 998cc petrol engine from the K-series of the sedan which produces 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque.
The Celerio X gets a black body kit with features like the matte black rear bumper, black wheel arch liner and black side moldings. Up front, the new Celerio X receives a two-tone bumper with a new grille.