Hero Duet E is one of the top electric and hybrid scooters that are expected to come to India in 2018. This is a completely electric vehicle and was shown in the shape of a concept model for the first time in the 2016 Auto Expo. As and when it is launched it will be based on the Duet model as well in the sense that the suspension and design would just be the same. It is supposed to be powered by an electric motor that will be capable of generating around 6.7 hp (horsepower) as well as 14 Nm (Newton meter) of torque.
By charging this bike just once you would be able to travel 65 km.
Hero Leap – Basic facts
Leap is going to be the first ever electric hybrid scooter to be launched by a two-wheeler maker in India, let alone of Hero. This too was shown first as a concept model in the 2012 Auto Expo. It is likely that the bike would be powered by lithium-ion batteries. It would be fitted with an eight kW (kilowatt) electric permanent magnet AC (PMAC) traction motor. It is supposed to have a 124 cc engine as well. The fuel tank of this bike would have a capacity of three liters.
The bike can get a top speed of 100 kmph (kilometers per hour). It is also pretty easy to charge this vehicle. All you need to do is plug it on to a wall outlet.
Mahindra GenZe – What do you need to know?
It is expected that Mahindra GenZe, a collection of e-bikes and electric scooters, would be launched at some time in 2019. GenZe is basically owned by Mahindra & Mahindra but is based out of the United States of America (USA) and deals primarily in electric two-wheelers. The products of GenZe are available only in the markets over there. As such, the organization is yet to specify if its products will be launched in India. It also has not shared any details regarding its products. At present, GenZe is offering 2.0 and 2.0 s e-bikes and electric scooters.
TVS – The Real Deal
TVS is also supposed to launch an electric scooter as such. The company has also confirmed that said vehicle would be launched by March or April in 2018. The electric scooter is supposed to have its own system of battery management. The individual cells are supposed to be procured from international suppliers.
Twenty Two Motors FLOW – The New one
FLOW is being offered by Twenty Two Motors, a newbie that started its operations during 2016. It has recently come up with a prototype of FLOW, the electric scooter is made by itself. It is expected that the finally produced version would be the same as the concept model being shown now. The company has said that the bike would be able to achieve a top speed of 60 kmph and it will travel 80 km upon being charged once. Its ex-showroom price is expected to be in the region of INR 65,000 to 70,000.
The Stylish Honda PCX Electric and PCX Hybrid
These products are being launched by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). The PCX scooter, one of its new products, was shown for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo. It is supposed to be launched in India by 2018. Its ex-showroom price is said to be in the region of INR 85,000. It would be available in the two main versions – PCX Electric and PCX Hybrid. It is already being sold at the international markets. In fact, the scooter was also shown at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
The Hot Ather s340
Ather s340 is being marketed by an Indian company based in Bangalore known as Ather Energy. The bike was showcased for the first time at a technology conference that had been held at Bangalore in 2016. This is supposed to be one of the best options in this particular segment and its price will be somewhere between Piaggio Vespa and Honda Activa. It is supposed to derive its power from an electric motor. Lithium-ion batteries are supposed to be used on the bike. They will, however, be imported. Apart from this, you can also choose Piaggio Vespa Electrica.