Best Electric Bikes in India

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 03/02/2022

India is committed to removing ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) diesel and petrol vehicles from the streets. It is predicted that these vehicles will soon be replaced by electric vehicles (EVs) that are more efficient than ICE variants, have zero emissions, and lower operating costs. Since petrol prices in India are skyrocketing, many want to switch to electric vehicles.

Although the electric four-wheeled vehicle segment has not yet begun to develop, the two-wheeler vehicle market offers buyers a wide range of opportunities. An electric bike or scooter gives people the freedom to move around without looking for a petrol pump. And it saves a lot of money these days. People can consider brands such as TVS, Bajaj, Ola, Ather, and Hero that cater to every rider’s needs in the electric vehicle market.

But before we dive into the best electric bikes in India, people need to understand that buying a comprehensive bike insurance policy for their new bike or scooter is very important. Insurance for a 2-wheeler protects the new electric bikes from natural and manmade disasters and provides financial assistance to the policyholder in case of damage or injury caused to a third party.

We at Tata AIG offer affordable and convenient bike insurance policies online. We also have an easy and hassle-free bike insurance renewal online process. You can check the electric bike in India price list and insurance premiums on our official website and choose the insurance plan that best suits your needs.

Best Electric Bikes in India

There are different electric bikes and scooters in India, including those that do not require a driver's licence. In this list, we have reviewed electric scooters that can meet an average bike or scooter user’s daily needs in India. You will also understand the electric bike mileage from the list of bikes below.

Ola S1

The Indian ride-sharing company has always been a big supporter of electric vehicles and is preparing to launch the first electric scooter for the Indian market. The scooter is available in Ola S1 Pro and Ola S1. The normal Ola S1 has a range of 121 km, and the Ola S1 Pro has a range of 181 km. Likewise, the Ola S1 Pro has a top speed of 115 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 40 in just 3 seconds, while the Ola S1 has a top speed of 90 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 40 in 3.6 seconds.

Both models have attractive features, including proximity unlock, huge dashboard, multiple profiles, voice control, etc. In addition, the Ola S1 is available in 10 gorgeous colours.

Revolt RV300

The Revolt RV300 is an exclusively designed electric street bike with an 80-180 km range depending on the riding mode. There are three driving modes: Eco, Sports, and Normal. In Eco mode, the motorcycle's top speed is limited to 25 km/h, with a range of 180 km. In Sport mode, the maximum speed is reduced to 65 km/h and the range reduced to 80 km. In our opinion, with a top speed of 45 km/h and a driving distance of 110 km, the normal mode is the best driving mode.

We love this electric bike because it comes with a removable battery that one can charge wherever they go. Revolt is also building a network of switch stations where a discharged battery can be replaced with a fully charged one.

TVS iQube Electric

TVS, one of India's most recognisable two-wheeler brands, has also entered the electric scooter market. The TVS iQube Electric is a well-designed scooter with a modern aesthetic. The top speed is 78 km/h, and the range is 75 km. Powered by three lithium-ion batteries housed in a dust- and splash-proof aluminium housing backed by a 3-year/50,000 km warranty. Features of this scooter include a large dashboard, forward and reverse parking functions, colourful full LED taillights, a USB charging port for a smartphone, and ample storage space.

Ather 450X

The Ather 450X is a premium electric scooter with a modern design and robust features. It features a large 7-inch LCD panel that can be used for browsing, playing music, answering or rejecting calls. This e-scooter has a top speed of 80 km/h and an acceleration from 0 to 40 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. And with the Ather 450X, you get a comfortable range of 118 km. Other features of the scooter include an IP67 waterproof aluminium body for the battery housing, a central mono-shock suspension system, dual disc brakes, reverse assist, built-in auto-shutoff, and surge protection. That said, this electric scooter doesn't come cheap.

Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj gave its old-school legendary Chetak brand a modern touch and second life with a fresh electric avatar. This scooter is available in two variants: The Premium and Urbane, priced at ₹1,15,000 and₹1,00,000, respectively. The scooter has a retro design but a digital instrument cluster and LED lights. It is equipped with a 4-kW electric motor that generates about 16 Nm of torque. This electric scooter can travel about 95 km on a single charge and is equipped with a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery rated IP67 that can be recharged in 5 hours from a conventional outlet. The Chetak has a top speed of 78 km/h, which easily complies with national traffic regulations.

Hero Photon

Hero Electric has a Photon scooter that almost fits this category due to its usage, range, and price. This e-scooter costs less than ₹75,000, which always means one can get less power without sacrificing full range. The built-in battery can drive 110 km without charging and has a top speed of 45 km/h. It takes more than 5 hours to charge the device fully. The plastic case surrounding the 1.4 kWh motor is adorned with a Photon badge in the corners. The scooter has round headlights.

Bounce Infinity E1

The Bounce Infinity E1 is the first electric scooter from the Bengaluru-based start-up. This electric scooter is available in India with an exclusive 'battery-as-a-service' option. Customers can either purchase a two-wheeler with battery and charger included or choose the battery on a rental basis.

In terms of performance, this electric scooter is equipped with a 2-kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a certified range of 85 km and a top speed of 65 km/h on a single charge. The output torque of E1 is 83 Nm. The electric scooter can be charged in less than 45 hours from a regular electrical outlet.

Thus, this list will help you understand which electric bike is best in India according to your requirements.

Electric Bike Prices at a Glance

Electric Bike/Scooter Model Ex-Showroom Price in Delhi
Ola S1 ₹99,999
Revolt RV300 ₹94,999
TVS iQube Electric ₹1,00,777
Ather 450X ₹1,18,996
Bajaj Chetak ₹1,00,000
Hero Photon ₹74,240
Bounce Infinity E1 ₹45,099

Conclusion

Buying an electric bike or scooter contributes to the planet’s conservation because the electric vehicle is environmentally friendly and does not emit harmful gases to the environment, and thus are rapidly turning out to be a viable alternative to bikes powered by petrol in the face of escalating fuel prices.

Not only is it good for the ecosystem, but it's also good for people’s finances if looked at in the long run. Moreover, with Tata AIG's robust bike insurance policy, it'd be a game-changer for the people of India. The Indian government is also providing significant subsidies on electric bikes to steer people towards a more sustainable form of transportation.


Disclaimer: *All the bike prices and other information listed above pertain to a specific city and vehicle model. Since this information is subject to change, it is advisable to check the latest information before purchasing a vehicle or an insurance policy.

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