India’s fastest e-scooter Okinawa ‘Praise’ launched at Rs 59,889

Okinawa on Tuesday, launched India’s fastest e-scooter, the praise at Rs 59,889 (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has already received 300 bookings for the e-scooters since bookings began in November.

Okinawa is a Rajasthan-based company claims that the Praise which is focused on low initial cost, lower running cost, less maintenance cost and zero pollution.

Specifications

  • It has a top speed of 75km/h and a drive range of 170-200 kilometres on a full charge.
  • Power comes from a 72V/45 Ah VRLA lead acid battery with an output of 2500 watt, or 3.5bhp.
  • The Praise comes with three ride modes – Economy, Sporty and Turbo – which allows top speeds of 35km/h, 65km/h, and 75km/h.
  • Powered by a removable lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 9kg which can be charged up to 80% within 45 minutes.
  • The battery has a lifespan of 2,000 cycles and the company is also providing 3-year replacement warranty on it.
  • Okinawa may also offer a variant with lithium-ion battery in coming days, with a price tag amounting Rs 5,000-6,000 more than the lead acid battery variant.

Droom launches electric vehicles category

Droom is offering scooters, both new and used, in a price range starting from Rs 20,000 to Rs 42,000, along with four-wheelers for Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13 lakh. While the electric scooters are available in multiple cities, the auto e-tailer is offering electric cars only in Delhi.

“This category will enable Droom to further strengthen its leadership position in the online automobile marketplace industry in India. The company has started selling electric scooters and cars from multiple brands on its platform,” the company said in a statement. Buyers can also avail 100 per cent cashback on the booking amount for all new bookings of electric vehicles as part of a launch promotion, the statement added.

“We are already the market leader with 65 per cent market share in the online automobile industry and are confident that the electric vehicle category will enable us to scale newer heights and further strengthen our market share, in the future,” said Droom CEO Sandeep Agarwal.

Government has been keen on pushing the electric vehicle sector in India in order to cut carbon emission levels and oil imports. With plans to convert the entire vehicle fleet to electric by 2030, government is charging a mere 12 per cent GST on electric vehciles, as opposed to those running on fossil fuels, among other incentives to promote manufacture and sale of EVs.

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