The electric scooter market in India has been proliferating, with many different options for consumers. All the scooters available boast impressive range and quick charging times. They also all have advanced safety features, with some even having different riding modes depending on the conditions. Here are the best electric scooters currently available in India:
Best Electric Scooters in India
|Scooter||Price||Distance per charge (km)|
|Ather 450X||Rs. 1,31,727 – Rs. 1,53,237||146|
|Bajaj Chetak Electric||Rs. 1,49,877||95|
|TVS iQube||Rs 87,691 – Rs 1.18 Lakhs||100|
|Hero Photon||Rs 61,866 – Rs 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|
|Hero Optima||Rs 47,490 – Rs 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||Rs 42,640 – Rs 64,440||85|
|Okinawa Praise –||Rs 67,022 – Rs 87,593||200|
The Ather 450 electric scooter was a big hit when it was first launched. Now, Ather has come out with an upgraded model, the Ather 450X. With a 2.7kWh battery, it ranges up to 146 km and can be fully charged in around 5 hours. Its top speed is 80 kmph, and its futuristic design 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
|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|
Bajaj Chetak Electric
The new Chetak electric scooter is a big hit with consumers, thanks to its retro styling, digital instrument cluster and LED lights. It comes in two variants – Urbane (Rs 1 lakh) and Premium (Rs 1.15 lakh) – and is powered by a 4kW electric motor that generates 16 Nm of torque. The 3kWh lithium-ion battery gives it a range of 95 km on a single charge, and takes 5 hours to recharge. Its top speed is 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 on a single charge.
|Chic, stylish and contemporary||Expensive|
|My Chetak app||Availability is an issue|
|2 riding modes||Range is limited.|
The new iQube from TVS comes in 3 different variants – the iQube, iQube S and iQube ST. The first two are available starting at Rs 98564, while the price of the ST variant and its availability are still 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 a little under 3 hours to be fully charged by a 950 W output, while 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.
Specifications – Motor Power (w) 4400, Motor Type BLDC, Front Brake, Disc, Rear Brake Drum
Mileage – 100km under full charge.
|Two riding modes||Yet to be made available PAN-India.|
|Decent looking, well proportioned||Expensive|
|Peppy motor||Limited range|
This scooter is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a great price, range, and use. Although it may have a lower price tag, this does not mean that it lacks power or range. With the built-in battery, the scooter can travel up to 110 km at a top speed of 45 kmph. The simple design of the scooter with a circular headlamp is appealing and the 1.4 kWh motor is impressive. This scooter is 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 on a single charge.
|Decent build quality & fit and finish||Feels dated|
|Hero’s widespread service network||Plasticky hardware|
|Portable battery pack||Long term reliability issues.|
Bounce Infinity E1
You might remember Bounce as the company that set up short-term scooter rentals. Their yellow bikes and helmets are a familiar sight, parked in groups by the side of the road. Now, the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup 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 on a rental basis, a battery pack. 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 on full charge.
|Competitive pricing||Need improvement in quality and finish levels.|
|Lightweight.||Low storage space.|
This scooter has a huge range – up to 300 km with the extra battery pack, and around 235 km without it. It’s powered by a 1.6 kWh battery pack and an 8.5 kW motor, which gives it plenty of power and torque – up to 72 Nm. You also get plenty of storage space with a 30L boot, plus riding modes, onboard navigation, a phone app and more. It costs around Rs 1.44 lakhs with the extra battery pack, and is available in 4 colours – Azure Blue, Brazen Black, Namma Red and Grace White.
Specifications-Motor Power (w) 8500, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Disc,
Mileage – 300 km on a single charge (with the extra battery pack)
|Sharp design||Availability issues|
|Good top speed||Service network is not so strong.|
This scooter is perfect for those who are commuting short distances! With a peppy 250W brushless DC motor and a 51.2V/30Ah battery pack, this scooter can go up to 85 km on a single charge with a top speed of 25 kmph. The battery takes 5 hours to charge. Additional features of this scooter include 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,
Mileage – 85 km on full charge.
|Reasonably cheap||Low top speed|
|Good mileage||Build quality questionable|
|Hero’s effective service network.||No fast charging.|
This scooter has two models, 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
|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
This scooter has a 2.5kWh battery with a 120 km range. It also has a top whack of 60 kmph, an LED headlamp, and the ability to change riding modes. The rear has drum brakes while the front has a disc. You can fully charge the battery in 4 hours, and you can unplug the battery and charge it at home as well.
Specifications – Motor Power (w) 2200, Motor Type Brushless Hub, Motor Charging Time 4 Hours, Front Brake Disc, Rear Brake Drum
Mileage – 120 km once fully charged.
|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 advanced features for the price, 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 within easy reach. The scooter has a dual-tone paint job that comes in 5 different 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 on full charge.
|Sporty look||Poor service network|
|Dual tone colour||Low boot space|
|Decent performance||Low top speed.|
There are two types of this electric scooter: City Speed (HX) and Comfort Speed (LX). The scooter can reach a top speed of 25 kmph. It has a lead acid variant that gives you 50 km range and a lithium ion variant that gives you 85 km range. The electric scooter has a sleek design with apron-mounted front blinkers, a halogen headlight, and a broad seat. You can choose from 4 colors: red, blue, grey, or white. The electric scooter has drum brakes on both ends.
Specifications – Motor Power (w)1200, Charging Time 4-5 Hours, Body Type Electric Bikes
Mileage – 65 km
|2 variants||Low top speed.|
|Sleek design||No disc brakes|
|Good mileage||No LED headlight|
Hero Vida V1
The Vida V1 Pro and the V1 Plus scooters come in two variants. The pro is faster and has a range of 165 km while the plus takes 3.4 seconds to reach 40 kmph and has a range of 143 km. Both models come with full colour TFT touchscreen displays, switch cubes for toggling functions, and keyless access. You also get four riding modes: Custom, Eco, Ride, and Sport. Plus, there are additional features like digital document storage, turn-by-turn navigation, and over-the-air software upgrades.
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 for the V1 Pro and 143 km for the V1 Plus
|Multiple riding modes||No ABS|
|Good mileage||Availability issues|
|Charges fast||Low top speed.|
Ampere Magnus Pro
This scooter has a 60V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery pack that gives it a range of 70-80 km on a single charge. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to get fully charged, and gives the Magnus Pro a top speed of 55 kmph. Its drum brakes come with Combined Braking System technology, and it is available in 4 colours: 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 Yes.
Mileage – 70-80 km on a single charge.
|Resembles a regular petrol scooter.||Plasticky quality.|
|Okay performance for daily use.||Exposed battery|
|Easy to ride.||Poor build quality.|
Kinetic Green Zing
In the 1990s, Kinetic was a household name due to the success of the Kinetic Honda. The affordable and reliable scooter was the perfect solution for commuters looking for an efficient way to get around. Today, the company is back with the electric Green Zing. The vehicle comes with a multi-functional remote key that makes rides easy. Plus, 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 per charge.
|Good mileage||No ABS|
|Good top speed||Limited availability.|
|Great features||Limited service network.|
Hero Electric Flash
This scooter comes in three colours: white, grey, and red. It has a wide headlamp with integrated indicators in the handlebar. The alloy wheels and fancy paint make it look trendy. It has a range of 85 km per charge, thanks to its 250 watt electric motor which can reach speeds of 25 kmph. The 48-volt, 20Ah battery powers the motor and takes 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
|Decent range||Limited instrument panel.|
|Looks good||No LED headlight|
|Hero’s service network||Limited availability|
This scooter from Okinawa has a range of around 200 km and is loaded with features. It has 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 per charge.
|Awesome range||Still very new in the market.|
|Good performance||No ABS|
|Advanced technical features||Service Network is not too strong.|
What to consider before buying an Electric Scooter?
There are quite a few things you need to keep in mind before purchasing an electric scooter. Here are the pointers to remember.
Range, battery capacity and speed – Electric scooters 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.
Licence requirement – Check whether the vehicle you’re purchasing needs a licence to drive or not. Earlier, you didn’t need a licence to ride an EV. However, as more and more firms launched powerful vehicles, having a licence has become mandatory.
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Latest Reviews on Electric Scooters
- Ather 450X – This review speaks about the Ather 450X and why it is an improvement over its predecessor.
- 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 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.
- 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 decent range.
- Kinetic Green Zing – This review says the Zing is a good bike with a 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.
That does it for the electric scooters in India. So pick your favourite one and go on a spin!