Week In India: Ather Energy Unveils Electric Scooter ‘450S’; India Unveils PM-eBus Sewa Scheme; To Deploy 10,000 Electric Buses; And More


Ather Energy Unveils Electric Scooter ‘450S’ In India

Ather Energy, a domestic electric vehicle manufacturer, has introduced a new electric two-wheeler named 450S, boasting a range of 115 km and commencing at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999. The company has also revealed an updated version of the 450X, which will incorporate enhanced safety and performance features. Equipped with India’s pioneering DeepView Display, the 450S is powered by a 2.9 kWh battery capacity, offering a range of 115 km, an acceleration from 0 to 40 in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 90 km/h. In addition to the 450S, the company is introducing variations of the 450X with 3kWh and 4kWh battery capacities, providing more choices to consumers. These options also allow customers to choose between models with ranges of 115 km and 145 km.

India Unveils PM-eBus Sewa Scheme; To Deploy 10,000 Electric Buses Across The Country

In a significant stride towards promoting sustainable urban mobility, the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the green light to the “PM-eBus Sewa” scheme. This innovative initiative aims to bolster city bus operations by introducing 10,000 electric buses (e-buses) on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. With an estimated cost of Rs.57,613 crore, the scheme will receive substantial backing of Rs.20,000 crore from the Central government, and it is set to transform urban transportation dynamics over the coming decade. The “PM-eBus Sewa” scheme is tailored to serve cities with a population of three lakh and above, based on the 2011 census data. This inclusive approach covers all capital cities of Union Territories, as well as regions in the North Eastern states and hilly terrains. Notably, the initiative prioritizes cities that currently lack an organized bus service, aiming to bridge gaps in urban connectivity.

Enook Motors Launches Electric Scooters In Hyderabad

Enook Motors Private Limited, a trailblazer in eco-conscious transportation solutions, has introduced a groundbreaking range of Electric Scooters designed to reshape urban travel. These electric scooters integrate cutting-edge features that seamlessly combine sustainability, convenience, style, and safety. Initially launched in Hyderabad, they will soon be accessible nationwide through the company’s dealers. The scooters are priced between Rs 89,000 and Rs 99,000, with variants including Enook EV Pro, Enook EV Magna, Enook EV Smart, and Enook EV Verve.

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Ola Electric Launches S1X Electric Scooter In India

Ola Electric has unveiled its latest entry-level electric scooter, the S1X, priced at an introductory rate of Rs 79,999, as it intensifies its competition against traditional internal combustion engine counterparts. The company has also previewed four electric motorcycles set to launch by late 2024. Offered in three variations, namely S1X (with a 2kwh battery), S1X with a 3kwh battery, and S1X+ with an upgraded 3kwh battery along with enhanced connected features, during an event held at the Ola Future Factory in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, Ola Electric’s founder and CEO, Bhavish Aggarwal, introduced the models.

Mini India Launches The Exclusive Mini Charged Edition

Mini India, a subsidiary of BMW Group, has unveiled the Mini Charged Edition, an exclusive version of the Mini 3-door Cooper SE electric car in India, with a price tag of Rs 55,00,000 (Ex-showroom). Presented as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit, only a limited quantity of 20 units are available, exclusively accessible through Mini’s online shop. This exclusive variant also includes the setup of the Mini Smart Wallbox charger and a portable DC charging cable. Buyers can also explore tailored financial options through Mini 360º, along with corporate and trade-in advantages. The Mini Electric experience offers convenience as the high-voltage battery is covered by an 8-year warranty or up to 100,000 kilometers.

Stryder Cycles Introduces Zeeta Max Electric Bicycle In India

Stryder Cycles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata International Limited, has expanded its range of electric bicycles with the introduction of Zeeta Max, an extension of its flagship Zeeta product line. Available at an offer price of Rs 29,995 compared to the original MRP of Rs 36,995 on both the company website and Amazon, Zeeta Max boasts a 36 V 7.5 Ah battery, providing a pedal-assisted range of up to 35 km on a single charge. With an exceptional economy of only 7 paise per km, this electric bicycle offers an economical yet stylish and feature-rich mode of transportation.

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Mahindra Unveils Vision Thar.E: A Fresh Electric Iteration of the Legendary SUV

Mahindra Electric Automobiles Limited (MEAL), a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra and a trailblazer in India’s SUV domain, introduced the bold “Vision Thar.e” during its renowned Futurescape gathering in Cape Town, South Africa. Beyond being a mere electric adaptation of the iconic off-road vehicle, the Thar.e represents a fearless and distinctive design revolution that stays true to Mahindra’s authentic SUV ethos. The Thar.e’s one-of-a-kind modular construction and adaptable components position it as a standout in the electric SUV field. This robust design philosophy aligns with the SUV’s timeless appeal and confident presence, suited for any terrain.

BLive Launches Astra – A Brand New E-Cycle By Reliance

BLive, India’s fastest-growing multi-brand EV platform, has launched Astra – a brand-new e-cycle by Reliance. The product will be available through both offline and online channels of BLive. Astra is a premium quality e-cycle featuring welded frame and branded parts. The product is available in 13 different models across different price categories. Astra has been designed to elevate the cycling experience of consumers while preserving our planet’s beauty. Each Astra E-bike is crafted with durable materials and processes, ensuring minimal impact on the environment without compromising performance.

TORK Motors Introduces New Urban Trim For KRATOS-R Electric Motorcycle

TORK Motors, India’s first electric motorcycle manufacturer, announced the addition of a new Urban trim on its KRATOS-R electric motorcycle. The new trim is aimed at city riders seeking electrifying performance on their everyday rides without compromising on the range. This new KRATOS-R Urban trim offers the ideal blend of exhilarating performance and realistic range at an effective price of INR 1,67,499, ex-showroom, Pune. Based on the existing KRATOS-R, the Urban trim comes with features limited to everyday city commutes. The new trim focuses on the pure joy of city riding by offering relevant and most used features of KRATOS-R along with the home charging set-up. The electric motorcycle comes in the essential ‘City’ ride mode with a top speed of 70 kmph and a range of over 100 km.

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evfin Partners With Ather Energy To Revolutionize Electric Vehicle Financing

Greaves Finance Limited, a non-banking financial company (NBFC) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, under its brand evfin has announced its partnership with Ather Energy, India’s leading electric two-wheeler manufacturer. evfin’s partnership with Ather Energy will grant their customers exclusive access to a diverse range of financing solutions customised to cater to their individual needs and preferences. This partnership aims to revolutionise the electric vehicle ownership experience, enhancing convenience and appeal for potential EV owners. Ather Energy’s customers will have the exclusive privilege of accessing five curated financing schemes from evfin, each thoughtfully tailored to accommodate a diverse range of needs and preferences with a core focus on buyback and upgrade.

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