Best Electric Scooters in India in 2022: Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak Electric,TVS iQube and More

Here are the best electric scooters currently available in India.

Ola S1 electric scooter

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

Ather 450X

Ather 450X design

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

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

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. 

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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(Image: TVS)

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. 

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 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. 

Pros Cons
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

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(Image: Bounce)

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. 

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

Simple One

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)

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

Hero Eddy 

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,

Motor BLDC

Mileage – 85 km on full 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 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

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

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. 

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 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. 

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

Hero Optima 

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

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

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 

Pros Cons
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. 

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

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. 

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

Hero Electric Flash 

Hero Electric Flash LX

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

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

Okinawa Praise 

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. 

Pros Cons
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!

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Brandon is an entertainment, lifestyle, and automobile writer. He works with the CBCI Office for Education and Culture as a Media Professional. He loves to write and make short films in his free time and has co-authored 3 anthologies, namely- Scents of Verses, a Caboodle of Thoughts, and A Spoonful of Nectar.