The demand for two wheelers is always there in India. They are the most comfortable for the people in terms of transport. But the rise in oil prices has forced people to hesitate. Because of this people are looking towards electric vehicles. In the last one year, there has been a record increase in the sale of electric two wheelers. According to the estimates of Federation of Automobile Dealers Association, two wheelers account for the highest share of the total sales of electric vehicles in the country. If you too are thinking of shifting to electric two wheelers to avoid the rising petrol prices, then you can take a look at some of the best scooters and bikes in this segment.
Revolt RV 400
The Revolt RV400 is the first AI-enabled electric motorcycle in the Indian market. The bike is powered by a 3.24KWh lithium battery setup that takes 3 hours to charge up to 75 percent and about 4.5 hours to fully charge. The bike offers three ranges of 150 km, 100 km and 80 km, which are called Eco Mode, Normal Mode and Sports Mode. The top speed of the RV400 electric bike is 85kmph. It is necessary to have a driving license to drive the Revolt RV 400. It comes in two variants – Standard and Premium. The bike has many features including side stand sensor, combi brake system, motorcycle sound. Its ex-showroom price in Delhi is Rs 90,799.
Bajaj (Bajaj Chetak)
Who does not know Bajaj Chetak? The company has converted this famous scooter of the 90s into an electric scooter. The new Bajaj Chetak comes with a sleek design and steel body build. It is powered by a 4kW electric motor that generates 16Nm of electric torque. It is powered by 4080W BLDC motor. Its battery takes 5 hours to charge and it offers a range of 85 kms on a single charge. Its top speed is 78 kmph. Bajaj Chetak price starts at Rs. 1 Lakh, goes up to Rs. 1,15,000 ex-showroom Delhi. It is available in two variants – Urban and Premium.
Ather 450/450X (Ather 450/ 450X)
Ather is seen as a major player in the EV segment. It has the most eco-friendly bikes. The recently introduced Ather 450 and 450X are more advanced than the previous models. The 450X e-scooter sports a compact and sleek design with a 2.7kWh battery pack. It claims to offer a range of 116km and gets fully charged in 5 hours. It can run at a top speed of 80kmph. The scooter sports a 7-inch LCS display for smart controls and navigation system.
The Ather 450X sports a 7-inch full-digital touchscreen display that is powered by a 1.3GHz Snapdragon processor. Bluetooth connectivity features have also been provided in this scooter for controlling music and calls. It can also be fitted with a SIM.
The starting price of Ather 450 in Delhi is Rs. 1,27,000, ex-showroom. For future maintenance, the company charges Rs 2,000 more.
Joy E Bike Monster
Joy E-Bike E-Monster is the most stylish product of the brand. Its design and styling is very similar to the Ducati Monster. Although it is a mini-bike, which runs on small wheels. The Joy E-Bike e-Monster is powered by a 72V/39Ah lithium-ion battery that takes 5 to 5.5 hours to charge. It can run up to 100 km on a single charge. Joy e-Bike Monster price starts from Rs. 1,56,500 onwards.
Hero Electric Photon Hx
Hero Photon HX is powered by 26Ah battery and 1.8kW motor. The top speed of this electric scooter is 45kmph and it offers a range of 108kms on a single charge. Its battery gets fully charged in 5 hours. It comes in two color shades of Black and Gold. The ex-showroom price of Hero Electric Photon HX with subsidy in Delhi/NCR is Rs 74,240.