Best Electric Bikes and Scooters in India [January 2023] – Ather 450X, Revolt RV400, Bajaj Chetak Electric, and more

These are the 20 best electric bikes and scooters that you can buy in India.

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The market for electric bikes and scooters in India has been buzzing for quite some time. There are many options for consumers, and there are electric 2-wheelers across the spectrum, from motorcycles to scooters. All available bikes and scooters boast an impressive range and don’t take too long to charge. All the vehicles boast advanced safety features, and some even have different riding modes depending on where you’re riding. So, if you are planning to buy a new electric scooter and are confused what to choose, then don’t worry. We have handpicked some of the best electric bikes and scooters that are available for purchase. Here are the 20 best electric scooters and motorcycles in India. 

Also Read: Electric Scooter Buying Guide in India 2022: 15 Things to Consider Before Buying Best Electric Scooter in India

List of Best Electric Bikes and Scooters in India 

Bike Price Distance per charge (km)
Ather 450X Rs. 1,31,727 – Rs. 1,53,237  146 
Revolt RV400 Rs. 1.24 Lakh 150
Bajaj Chetak Electric Rs. 1,49,877 95
TVS iQube ₹87,691 – ₹1.18 Lakhs 100
Hero Photon ₹61,866 – ₹1.02 lakhs 110
Bounce Infinity E1 Rs 70,499 85
Simple One Rs 1,09,999 300
Hero Eddy Rs 72,000 85
Ola S1 Rs 99999 – Rs 139999 121- S1 and 181- S1 Pro
Pure EV EPluto 7G Rs. 89,419 120
Amo Jaunty Plus Rs. 74,460 120
Tork Kratos Rs. 1,22,499 120
Oben Rorr Rs. 1,02,999. 100 -Eco,120-City,150- Havoc.
Earth Energy EV Evolve Z Rs 1.30 lakh 100
Hero Optima ₹47,490 – ₹81,490 65
Hero Vida V1 Rs. 1.45 to Rs. 1.59 Lakh 165- V1 Pro,143-V1 Plus
Ampere Magnus Pro Rs. 45,552 – Rs. 66,053 70-80
Kinetic Green Zing Rs. 71,500 -Rs. 79,500. 100
Hero Electric Flash ₹42,640 – ₹64,440 85
Okinawa Praise  ₹67,022 – ₹87,593 200

Ather 450X

Gen 3 Ather 450X

The 450 electric scooter was launched by Ather, and that did very well. Since then, Ather has come up with an upgraded model, the Ather 450X, for customers. With a 2.7kWh battery that gives you a range of up to 146 km, this scooter charges fully in around 5 hours. With a top whack of 80 kmph, this scooter has a futuristic design that has appealed to a certain segment that doesn’t mind paying the premium price that this scooter commands. 

Specifications – Mileage-Range 146 km/charge, Motor Power (w)6200, Motor Type PMSM Charging Time 5 hours 40 minutes, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Disc

Mileage – 146 km/charge

Pros Cons
Extremely agile handling Limited availability
Decent range for everyday commutes Risk of rear wheel locking under hard braking
Good top speed Switchgear quality could’ve been better

Revolt RV400

Revolt RV400

This electric sports commuter motorcycle has an efficient 4kW electric motor that makes 170 Nm of torque and gives the bike a top whack of 85 kmph, and a riding range of around 150 km per charge. The motorcycle has a 3.24 kW removable battery which you can charge to full capacity in under 5 hours. Fitted with rear and front disc brakes, this motorcycle also scores high on the safety charts. 

Specifications-Mileage-Range150 km/charge, Motor Power (w) 3000 Motor Type-Mid Drive, Charging Time 4.5 Hours, Max Torque 170 Nm Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake

Mileage – 150 km/charge

Pros Cons
High ground clearance Expensive
Affordable finance scheme Difficult to get
Decent range and top speed Flimsy build quality in certain areas

Bajaj Chetak Electric 

In its electric garb, the new Chetak is quite a hit among consumers. It comes in two variants, Urbane, which costs Rs 1,00,000, and Premium, which costs Rs 1,15,000. The scooter has retro styling and is fitted with a digital instrument cluster and LED lights. It has a 4kW electric motor capable of churning around 16 Nm of torque. This scooter has a  3kWh lithium-ion IP-67-rated battery which enables it to go 95 km on one charge. 5 hours is the time taken by the battery to charge. This scooter has a top speed of around 78 kmph. 

Specifications- Range 95 km/charge, Motor Power (w) 4080, Motor Type BLDC, Charging Time 5 Hours, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Drum

Mileage – 95 km/charge

Pros Cons
Chic, stylish and contemporary Expensive
My Chetak app Availability is an issue
2 riding modes Range is limited

TVS iQube

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TVS has launched a new iQube that comes in 3 different variants, the iQube, iQube S and iQube ST. The first two are available at a price starting from Rs 98564, while the price of the ST variant and its availability remains a mystery. Both the base model and the iQube S sport a 3.4 kWh battery which yields a range of 100km once fully charged. The battery takes just under 3 hours to be fully charged by a 950 W output, while a full charge happens in 4 and a half hours with 650W of output. The scooters are powered by a 4.4kW motor that makes them reach a top speed of 78 kmph. Some cool features include a smart HMI controller, TFT touchscreen display, large 32l storage space, smart LED headlamp with DRL, and more. The touch display serves the purpose of navigation, interacting with notifications, music control, and more. 

Specifications – Motor Power (w) 4400, Motor Type BLDC, Front Brake, Disc, Rear Brake Drum

Mileage – 100km/charge

Pros Cons
Two riding modes Yet to be made available PAN-India. 
Decent looking, well proportioned Expensive
Peppy motor Limited range

Hero Photon

This scooter hits the spot in terms of price, range, and use. Don’t mistake the lower price tag for less power and range, though. With the built-in battery, the scooter can do 110 km with a top whack of 45 kmph. The scooter looks pretty simple with a  circular headlamp, but it’s the 1.4 kWh motor that steals the show. This scooter seems a clear winner in the electric two-wheeler category. 

Specifications –   Motor Power (w)1200, Charging Time 5 hours, Motor Type BLDC, Front and rear brake -drum

Mileage – 110 km/charge

Pros Cons
Decent build quality & fit and finish Feel  outdated
Hero’s widespread service network  Plasticky hardware
Portable battery pack Long-term reliability issues. 

Bounce Infinity E1

Bounce Infinity E1

You might remember Bounce as the company that set up short-term scooter rentals. You might even recognize a yellow Bounce bike, with its yellow helmet, parked in groups by the side of the road. The Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup Bounce has come up with its first electric scooter. The “battery as a service” scheme of this scooter allows you to buy it with a battery and charger included or pick a battery pack on a rental basis. This scooter is cheap. The ex-showroom price is a little over Rs 36000. 

Specifications-Motor Power (w)1500, Motor TypeBLDC, Charging Time 4 hours, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Disc.

Mileage – 85 km/charge 

Pros Cons
Competitive pricing Needs improvement in quality and finish levels. 
Removable battery Jerky
Lightweight Low storage space

Simple One

This scooter has a massive 300 km range and is equipped with an extra battery pack stored in the scooter’s boot. Without the extra battery, this scooter can cover around 235 km on a single charge. It has a 1.6 kWh battery pack paired with an 8.5 kW motor which churns out around 72 Nm of torque. You get around 30L of boot space, riding modes, onboard navigation, a phone app, and more. It costs around Rs 1.44 lakhs with the additional battery pack. It is available in 4 colours, namely, Azure Blue, Brazen Black, Namma Red, and Gracec White. 

Specifications-Motor Power (w) 8500, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Disc

Mileage – 300 km/charge (with the extra battery pack)

Pros Cons
Sharp design Availability issues
Incredible range Expensive
Good top speed Service network is not so strong

Hero Eddy 

This scooter is a small and lightweight, low-speed machine, squarely aimed at the commuters who travel short distances. It comes with a peppy 250W brushless DC motor married to a 51.2V/30Ah battery pack that gives you a range of around 85 km and a top speed of 25 kmph. The battery takes 5 hours to charge. You get a telescopic front suspension, rear and front drum brakes, a flat footboard, and 12-inch alloy wheels shod with 90-section front and rear tyres. This scooter is priced at Rs 72000 and is available in two colourways, Light Blue and Yellow. 

Specifications- Battery Capacity 51.2V / 30 Ah, Max Speed-25 kmph Motor Power 250W,

Motor BLDC

Mileage – 85 km/charge

Pros Cons
Reasonably cheap Low top speed
Good mileage Build quality questionable
Hero’s effective service network. No fast charging

Ola S1

Ola S1 electric scooter

This one is famous and infamous. Coming in two types, the S1 and S1 Pro, they are loaded with features. The S1 has a 121 km range, while the S1 Pro has a 181 km range. 90 kmph and 115 kmph are the top speeds for the S1 and S1 Pro respectively. The latter, interestingly, can do 0 to 40 in just 3 seconds. Both scooters have a giant display, multiple profiles, proximity unlock, voice control and more.. The S1 costs Rs 99,9999 while the S1 Pro costs Rs 1,29,999.

Specifications- Motor Power (w) 8500, Motor Type Mid Drive IPM, Charging Time 6 hours 30 minutes, Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake

Mileage – 121 km for the S1 and 181 km for the S1 Pro

Pros Cons
India’s first mass-produced electric vehicle. Quite expensive
Looks futuristic Weak service network
Loaded with technology Lots of features missing

Pure EV EPluto 7G

Electric scooter buying guide
(Image: PureEV)

This scooty has a 2.5kWh battery. It has a 120 km range, at a top whack of 60 kmph. Its other features include an LED headlamp, controls to change riding modes and a snazzy digital instrument cluster.  The rear has drum brakes, and the front has a disc. Full charge happens in 4 hours, and you can unplug the battery and charge it at home. 

Specifications – Motor Power (w) 2200, Motor Type Brushless Hub, Motor Charging Time 4 Hours, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Drum

Mileage – 120 km/charge

Pros Cons
Easy to ride No rear disc
Edgy looks Availability issue
Good features like backrest Weak performance

AMO Jaunty Plus 

This scooter is priced at Rs 1.10 lakh, and has some cool features like a brushless DC motor, a 60v/40Ah lithium-ion battery, LED lights, cruise control, a 120 km driving range, and a digital instrument console. The handlebar has the instrument cluster, turn indicators and LEDs. The scooter has dual-tone paint and comes in 5 colorways. Yellow/black, red/black/, blue/black, white/black and grey/black. 

Specifications- Charging Time 3-5 Hours, Top Speed 50 kmph, Motor Type Brushless DC, Battery Type Lithium Ion, Battery Capacity 60 V / 40 Ah, Fuel Type Electric, Wheels Type Alloy, Tyre Type Tubeless.

Mileage – 120 km/charge

Pros Cons
Sporty look Poor service network
Dual tone colourway Low boot space
Decent performance Low top speed

Tork Kratos 

This motorcycle, manufactured by Tork Motors, is quite the performer and comes loaded with features. You also get regenerative braking. The bike comes in 2 variants, the Tork Kratos and the Kratos R, both powered by a 4kW axial flux motor. The peak output for both bikes differs, and the R is a shade faster than the base model. You also get 120 km of range, and the bike takes an hour to get 80% charged. 

Specifications – Battery Capacity 4 kWh,Max Speed 105 kmph, Motor Power 9000, Motor PMAC

Mileage – 120 km/charge

Pros  Cons
Peppy motor, good performance No extra battery
R variant has good top speed Relatively new so trust issues
Looks sporty Weak service network

Oben Rorr 

Oben Rorr

This motorcycle is powered by a 10kW frame-mounted motor capable of churning out 4kW of power. With a claimed top speed of 100 kmph, this bike can go from 0-40 kmph in 3 seconds. It has a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives you 200 km of range. There are 3 riding modes, Eco, City, and Havoc, each with its top speed and range. The bike charges fully in 2 hours.

Specifications – Top Speed 100 kmph, Battery Capacity 4.4 kwh, Charging Time 2 Hours, Battery Warranty 3 Years

Mileage – 100 km for Eco, 120 km for City and 150 km for Havoc 

Pros Cons
3 riding modes Non-removable battery
Good range Service centres are almost non-existent
Charges fast in 2 hours. Availability issues

Earth Energy EV Evolve Z 

This Mumbai based electric vehicle startup has launched its first naked electric vehicle. This is built on a modular platform and comes married to a 5.3kW motor that can churn out 56Nm of torque. Its range is 100km and its top speed is 95 kmph. 

Specifications-Charging Time(0-80%)40 min, Battery Capacity 96 Ah, Max Speed 95 kmph

Brakes Disc, Console Digital

Mileage – 100 km/charge

Pros Cons
Good range Service network issues
Great features like anti-theft, etc Availability issues
Decent top speed Relatively new company

Hero Optima 

 

This electric scooter has two types-City Speed (HX) and Comfort Speed (LX). 

The scooter can reach a top speed of 25 kmph, with the lead acid variant giving you a 50 km range and the lithium-ion variant giving you an 85 km range. The scooter has a sleek design and comes with features like apron-mounted front blinkers, a halogen headlight, and a broad seat. You get 4 colour choices, Red, Blue, Grey, and White. The scooter has drum brakes on both ends. 

Specifications – Motor Power (w)1200, Charging Time 4-5 Hours, Body Type Electric Bikes

Mileage – 65 km/charge

Pros Cons
2 variants Low top speed
Sleek design No disc brakes
Good mileage No LED headlight

Hero Vida V1

Hero Vida V1 Electric Scooter

This scooter comes in two variants, the Vida V1 Pro and the V1 Plus. This scooter has a full-colour TFT touchscreen display, switch cubes for toggling functions, and keyless access. You get four riding modes, Custom, Eco, Ride, and Sport. There are also features like digital document storage, turn-by-turn navigation, and over-the-air software upgrades. The range of the models is 165 km and 143 km, respectively. The V1 pro is faster, and takes 3.2 seconds to reach 40 kmph, while the V1 Plus takes 3.4 seconds. 

Specifications – Charging Time(0-80%) 5 Hours 55 Minutes, Range-165 km/charge, Battery Capacity 3.94 kWh, Max Speed 80 kmph, Battery Warranty 3 Years, 30000 km

Mileage – 165 Km/charge for the V1 Pro and 143 km/charge for the V1 Plus 

Pros Cons
Multiple riding modes No ABS
Good mileage Availability issues
Charges fast Low top speed

Ampere Magnus Pro 

Giving a range of 70-80 km on a single charge, this scooter has a 60V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery pack. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to get fully charged, and gives the Magnus Pro a top speed of 55 kmph. It has drum brakes with Combined Braking System technology. It comes in 4 colours, namely Metallic Red, Blueish Pearl White, Graphite Black and Golden Yellow. 

Specifications – Riding Range 45-50 Km, Top Speed 25 Kmph, Kerb Weight 94 kg, Battery charging time 8-10 Hrs, Rated Power 250 W, USB Charging Port 

Mileage – 70-80 km/charge

Pros Cons
Resembles a regular petrol scooter. Plasticky quality
Okay performance for daily use.  Exposed battery
Easy to ride. Poor build quality

Kinetic Green Zing 

Kinetic Green Zing HSS electric scooter

Kinetic was a household name in the 90’s owing to the success of the Kinetic Honda, which was the perfect mobility solution for commuters looking for something cheap and reliable back in the day. Well, the company is back with the electric Green Zing. It does not need any licence and registration. It has a multi-functional remote key that makes rides easy. The hydraulic shock absorbers ensure your ride is comfortable. 

Specifications – Range 100 km/charge, Battery Capacity 60 V / 28 Ah, Max Speed 45 kmph Motor Power 250, Motor BLDC, Charging Time 3-4 hours

Mileage – 100 km/charge

Pros Cons
Good mileage No ABS
Good top speed Limited availability
Great features Limited service network

Hero Electric Flash 

Hero Electric Flash LX

Coming in 3 colour options, white, grey, and red, this scooter has a front apron with a wide headlamp with the indicators integrated into the handlebar. With the alloy wheels and fancy paint, this scooter looks trendy. It gives 85 kms per charge, courtesy a 250 watt electric motor which enables the scooter to reach 25 kmph. A 48-volt, 20Ah battery powers the motor which takes around 4 -5 hours to charge. 

Specifications – Range85 km/charge, Battery Capacity 51.2 V/30 Ah, Max Speed 25 kmph, Motor Power 250, Motor BLDC, Charging Time 4-5 hours

Mileage – 85 km/charge

Pros Cons
Decent range Limited instrument panel. 
Looks good No LED headlight
Hero’s service network Limited availability

Okinawa Praise 

This scooter has a range of around 200 km, and is the second offering from Okinawa to hit our markets. It has a claimed top speed of 75 kmph, and comes loaded with features. It has an anti-theft function, remote locking, a location tracking device, keyless start option, and a mobile charging point, among others. You get energy-efficient LEDs and a 72 Volt battery that doles out 3.5 bhp of power and 40 Nm of torque. 

Specifications – Range200 km/charge, Battery Capacity72 V/45 Ah, Max Speed 75 kmph, Acceleration(0-60)24.1s, Motor Power1000 W, Motor BLDC

Mileage – 200 km/charge

Pros Cons
Awesome range Still very new in the market.
Good performance No ABS
Advanced technical features Service Network is not too strong.

Also Read: Cheapest Electric Scooters in India: Bounce Infinity E1, Hero Electric Flash LX, Okinawa R30, and More

What to consider before buying an electric scooter or bike?

There are quite a few things you need to keep in mind before purchasing an electric scooter or motorcycle. Here are the pointers to remember. 

Range, battery capacity, and speed – Electric scooters and bikes are available in multiple variants, each giving you a different battery capacity and range. The range that the manufacturer provides is only under ideal conditions so ensure you purchase only that electric vehicle that offers around 15-20% more range than the requirement for your daily commute. Make a note of top speed as this can vary as well. 

Incentives, price, and tax benefits – The central government provides incentives and tax benefits on certain electric vehicles. Once you know how much of a rebate you’re getting, you can make the right financial decision regarding your purchase. 

Technology, style, and features – Software is a major factor for electric vehicles so ensure you buy yours from a company that delivers timely updates. Also, note the features you want and make sure the model you’re buying has all those features. Ensure the vehicle style is just what you want.

License requirement – Check whether the vehicle you’re purchasing needs a license to drive or not. Earlier, you didn’t need a license to ride an EV. However, as more and more firms launched powerful vehicles, having a license has become mandatory. 

Latest Reviews on electric scooters and bikes

  • Ather 450X – This review speaks about the Ather 450X and why it is an improvement over its predecessor. 
  • Revolt RV400-These reviews give you an idea of the company’s service standards.
  • Bajaj Chetak Electric – Here you can read why users have called this scooter a stunning scooter with amazing features. 
  • Tvs iQube – These reviews call this scooter a modern marvel loaded with some great features. 
  • Hero Photon – Users have called this scooter a decent bargain with a good range. Read more here.
  • Bounce Infinity E1- This review explores whether a swappable battery really is the solution.  
  • Simple One – This test ride and review explores the Simple One, find out if this scooter is the ideal commuter. 
  • Hero Eddy – These reviews speak about the scooter’s range, and customers are satisfied with its performance. 
  • Ola S1 – This review explores how the most talked about scooter fares on Indian roads. 
  • Pure EV EPluto 7G-This ownership review reveals that this scooter is a decent commuter, with room for improvement in key areas. 
  • Amo Jaunty Plus – These user reviews paint a picture of good handling and decent range. 
  • Tork Kratos – In this review, the motorcycle is called handsome and its performance has been praised as well. 
  • Oben Rorr – This review calls it a no-frills, high-range electric motorbike that has the potential to please customers. 
  • Earth Energy EV Evolve Z –These reviews paint the picture of a promising vehicle that has the capacity to improve.  
  • Hero Optima – Here, the scooter is called great for internal use. 
  • Hero Vida V1-This review explores whether this scooter is worth the price it commands. 
  • Ampere Magnus Pro – This review speaks of a good-looking scooter with a decent range. 
  • Kinetic Green Zing – This review says the Zing is a good bike with good mileage. 
  • Hero Electric Flash – People have had a good experience with this scooty, some of which you can read here.
  • Okinawa Praise – Read here why people consider this electric scooter to have an impressive range. 

FAQs 

Which is the No 1 electric bike in India?

The Revolt RV400 is the top electric bike in India.

Which brand of electric bike is best?

While there are a number of brands offering a number of vehicles, Hero is the best brand with the most number of vehicles on offer.

Which is the highest mileage E-bike in India?

Tork T6X. Max. Range – 180 KM.

Which is the highest-range electric bike?

Komaki Ranger. Range: 220km

Is electric bike safe?

Yes, electric bikes are perfectly safe to ride.

Which battery is best for an electric bike?

Usually, a lithium-ion battery is most suited for electric bikes.

Who is the largest e-bike manufacturer?

Hero Electric is the largest e-bike manufacturer.

How long will an electric bike battery last?

Between 3 to 5 years.