Electric two-wheelers are the largest contributor to the Indian EV market and this segment is fast growing and expanding rapidly. While most of the action is seen in the EV segment, electric scooters play a major role. Electric scooters are practical urban commuters that have become a great choice for many buyers. 2022 has seen its fair share of electric scooters launched in the market. But we’ve rounded up the most notable e-scooter launches this year that have created a significant impact in the industry.
Top 5 Electric Scooters to be Released in 2022
Here are the top 5 most notable electric scooters to enter the Indian EV two-wheeler segment this year:
1. Okinawa Oak 90
The Okinawa Okhi 90 is one of the best engineered electric scooters in India and comes with The 3.8kW motor can propel the e-scooter to a top speed of 80 to 90kmph. The Okhi 90 is paired with a 72V 50AH Li-ion battery that can deliver a claimed range of 160km. The battery pack is also capable of fast charging. It also gets a speed-limiting ECO mode of 60kmph to maximize efficiency.
The Okinawa Okhi 90 also gets a digital dashboard as well as a knob-like start key to add to its modern flair. The scooter adds practicality with a 40-litre boot space and a flat floorboard. Okhi 90 will also come Keyless start, music playback, turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, app support, over-the-air (OTA) updates, geo-fencing, find my vehicle, trip history, driver score, speeding alerts, navigation, etc. Design features include 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome embellishments, sensor-based LED lighting systems, chunky grab rails, etc.
2. Ola S1
Ola Electric’s S1 e-scooter was relaunched in India in October this year. The Ola S1 is a repackaged version of the more expensive Ola S1 Pro e-scooter and comes with A small 3kWh battery pack. Ola Electric claims that the vanilla Ola S1 returns an ARAI-certified range of 141km, 128km in Eco mode in True Range, 101km in Normal mode and 90km in Sports mode.
The Ola S1 electric scooter is similar to the Ola S1 Pro in most aspects, but comes in lesser color shades. The smaller battery also means it weighs 4kg less than the ‘Pro’ model. The scooter will arrive 7-inch color TFT display running on MoveOS, Ola’s proprietary vehicle control software. The system has features like navigation, control via a companion app, music playback, reverse mode, etc. It doesn’t get cruise control, which is reserved for the more expensive Ola S1 Pro.
3. Ola S1 Air
Ola Electric’s S1 Air e-scooter was introduced in India in October this year as a budget offering from the company. The Ola S1 is understood to be the bare-bones version of the more expensive Ola S1 series and comes with The small 2.5kWh battery pack fully charges in 4 hours 30 minutes. The motor produces 4.5kW of peak power and can propel the scooter from 0 to 40kmph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 85kmph. Ola S1 Air can achieve a range of 101 km on a single charge.
There are three basic riding modes On the vanilla Ola S1 Air Electric Scooter., Eco, Normal and Sports. The S1 Air surprisingly gets a 7-inch TFT touchscreen and gets Move OS 3.0 software. It continues to offer features such as reverse mode, hill-hold functionality and user profiles. Some of the fancier mechanical items have also been changed in favor of a more economical setup compared to the more expensive ‘Pro’ model. The Ola S1 features pressed steel wheels, twin telescopic front forks and dual rear shock absorbers, with a drum brake setup at both ends. 99 kg e-scooter is very light.
4. Aether 450X Gen 3
The Ather 450X Gen 3 is an evolution of the tried and tested machine. Gen 3 has improved the Ather 450X and the scooter now gets The 3.7kWh battery has been upgraded and now offers a maximum riding range of 146km as per ARAI certification. The scooter comes with five ride modes – Warp, Sport, Ride, Smart Eco and Eco. The maximum power output is astonishing in warp mode producing a power output of 8.7hp.
It also packs in the essential gizmos New Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), 7-inch TFT display with more RAM, etc. Mechanical changes include an all-aluminum frame and a wider rear tire that increases grip and stability. The Ather 450X continues to get onboard navigation, smartphone connectivity, ride data analytics, connected vehicle technology, etc.
5. TVS iQube 2022
The TVS iQube also got a much-needed refresh and the 2022 model launch brought it up to speed with its competitors. TVS iQube gets a The 4.4kW motor takes the scooter from standstill to 40kmph in just 4.2 seconds. While the lower variants have a limited top speed of 78kmph, the more expensive ST variant goes up to 82kmph. The e-scooter gets two riding modes, economy and power, and also gets a Q-assist reverse mode.
Fewer variants of TVS iQube are a A 3.4kWh battery pack enables a range of 100km, while the higher spec ST variant with a larger 5.1kWh battery pack offers a claimed range of 145km. The e-scooter can charge at 650W and 950W, while the ST variant can charge up to 1.5kW. The iQube has a 7-inch TFT color display, TVS SmartXonnect, Amazon Alexa connectivity, phone charging port, 32 liters of under-seat storage, LED lighting, dual-tone alloy wheels, etc.