Jaipur-based BattRE Electric Mobility launched its new electric scooter, LoEV, priced at INR 59K. Just like Ampere Vehicles, BattRE has also decided to sell its e-scooters on both online and offline stores.
BattRE’s LoEV will be available on Amazon India and BattRE stores across Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat.
The premium entry-level scooter LoEV will be available in six colour variants and comes with three riding modes. The e-scooter also comes with features such as dual disc brakes, remote key, anti-theft alarm, reverse gear and wheel immobilizer.
Moreover, LoEV also comes with a 10-ampere fast charger, which allows the e-scooter to get fully charged in two hours. The lithium ferro-phosphate battery too is detachable and comes with a three-year warranty.
Founded in 2017 by Nischal Chaudhary, BattRE launched its first electric scooter, BattRE-One, in June 2019. The electric scooter was a premium mid-segment product. Since the launch of the scooter, the company has expanded its distribution channels to over 50 dealers.
Nishchal Chaudhary, in a press statement, said, “With enough and more demand at the entry-level segment, we are confident of doubling our throughput at existing dealers with the launch of LoEV. It will also drive our entry in the new geographies like UP, Bihar, MP and Rajasthan in the next 2 quarters”.
Besides electric scooters, BattRE also produces e-rickshaws, electric bicycles and batteries for EVs. It’s BattRE NEWTRON bicycle is powered by a 13 Ah detachable lithium-ion battery.
As per Breakthrough Batteries Report of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI), electric two and three-wheelers will become cheaper than petrol and diesel-run vehicles in India by 2023. The report noted that the US will lag behind for at least seven years. The report also highlighted that electric two and three-wheelers will account for over 80% of passenger vehicles sold by 2030.
Electric two and three-wheelers are growing at a much faster pace in India, compared to electric four-wheelers, especially in the private sector. In January 2020, almost four e-scooters have been launched till now.
Electric two-wheeler startups Ather Energy, Ampere Vehicles and Benling India, along with automotive giants like Bajaj Auto have launched their e-scooters. Bengaluru-based Ather Energy announced an upgraded version of its Ather 450 electric scooter, Ather 450X, whereas Ampere Vehicles launched its electric scooter Reo Elite at a starting price of INR 45,099.
Gurugram-based Benling unveiled its new electric scooter Auro, which is set to launch in the first quarter of the financial year 2020. However, the biggest launch this week was undoubtedly by Bajaj Auto.
Bajaj Auto launched an electric version of its classic scooter Chetak, which was discontinued in 2019. The scooter is available in two variants — Urbane priced at INR 1 Lakh and Premium priced at INR 1.15 Lakh.