Okinawa unveiled the prototype of its first electric maxi-scooter, the Okinawa Cruiser, which it said is the first of its kind India at the Auto Expo 2020. Right before the restart of operations in May, the company confirmed to EVW citing the pandemic that the launch of the Cruiser was postponed from around August to early next year. Today we can confirm that the scooter is on track to meet its revised launch date.
Jeetender Sharma, the Founder & Managing Director of Okinawa Scooters, told EVW at the Auto Expo that the scooter would be manufactured at its existing facility in Rajasthan. The company plans to increase dealerships from 350 outlets to 500 outlets focusing on states like Assam, Bihar and Maharashtra.
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Okinawa Cruiser range & top speed
The Cruiser gets a detachable, 4 kWh Lithium-ion battery that can be charged completely in 2-3 hrs, and returns a range of about 120 km in a single charge. The maxi e-scooter, with a hub-mounted motor, has a top speed of 100 km/h, making it one of the fastest e-scooters in the country. It has a loading capacity of 150 kg.
Okinawa Cruiser price & features
Some of the Okinawa Cruiser features are 14-inch aluminium alloy wheels, LED headlight & taillight, semi-digital instrument console, keyless start, anti-theft alarm, USB charging outlet, reverse assistance and a mobile app with a ‘Find my scooter’ function. The Cruiser is expected to become Okinawa’s most expensive product with a price north of Rs. 80,000.