Top 9 Upcoming Electric Scooter models in India for 2020

The choice of electric scooters in the Indian market is about to be ‘fast-charged’ with many new launches lined up throughout this financial year. Following the Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube, here are top upcoming electric scooters for 2020 in India with their expected (ex-showroom) prices and launch dates. Note that some of the launch dates are from the guidance received before the full impact of the COVID-19 was felt in India and some launches have been pushed from 2020 to 2021.

Ather 450X

Ather 450X

Though it was not the first brand to launch an electric scooter, Ather Energy gave a big push to the Indian electric scooter segment with its locally developed platform, exciting features and sharp looks. One of the best electric scooter models in India, Ather’s in-house developed 450 was the first step by an Indian EV company to create excitement in this segment, and this year they have already launched an updated 450X, with deliveries set to begin in November.

The Ather 450X received several performance and feature upgrades over the 450, but it also costs considerably higher. A more powerful battery (2.9 kWh) and motor (6 kW) with a peak torque of 26 Nm (up from 20 Nm) make the 450X accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in just 6.5 seconds, confirming that it is the quickest scooter in India. Ather will launch the 450X in 10 cities in FY2021 and take it to 24 cities by FY2022.

Electric Scooter model nameConfirmed Launch DatePrice
Ather 450XNovember 2020Rs 1.59 lakh (Bangalore)

Ather 450 Plus

The Ather 450 Plus is essentially a specced-down 450X that is more accessible. It looks the same as the top-end model but employs a smaller, 2.7 kWh battery pack (that charges slower) and a low-spec motor generating 5.4 kW and 22 Nm. It takes 3.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-40 km/h, and it can go up to 70 km (True Range)/100 km (Indian Driving Cycle) on a full charge.

The Ather 450 Plus misses out on Bluetooth connectivity, but it does have a 7-inch touchscreen dashboard with 4G connectivity like the Ather 450. The lack of Bluetooth connectivity means inability to access phone music and getting phone call notification on the dashboard. Also excluded in the Plus model is the support for the smartphone app-based Find your Scooter feature and the official TPMS and Smart Helmet Ather accessories.

The Ather 450 Plus is available to order now and will go on sale in November. In Bengaluru, the Ather 450 Plus price is INR 1,39,990 (ex-showroom, incl. GST & FAME II subsidy).

Electric Scooter model nameConfirmed Launch DatePrice
Ather 450 PlusNovember 2020Rs 1.39 lakh (Bangalore)

EeVe Forseti

EeVe Forseti front view - Auto expo 2020

The selling point of the EeVe Forseti electric scooter is its retro-modern design. The Forseti gets a ‘classic’ round LED headlamp, LED taillight, keyless entry, GPS, geo-fencing, anti-theft mechanism and USB charging port. The Forseti will offer a range of not less than 90 km/charge and the top speed is estimated to be around 100 km/h. The battery will be offered with a five-year warranty but the fast-charging option is yet to be finalized. EeVe had confirmed during the Auto Expo that the Forseti will be launched in April or May 2020, but with the Coronavirus pandemic throwing a spanner in the works, the revised launch date for the high-speed scooter stands at late-2020.

Electric Scooter model nameExpected Launch DateExpected Price
EeVe ForsetiOctober – December 2020Rs 80,000

Ampere Magnus Pro

Ampere Magnus Pro front quarter view 02

Ampere Electric has added a contemporary high-speed electric scooter model to its portfolio with the launch of the Ampere Magnus Pro. Priced at Rs 73,990, the electric scooter is available only in Bangalore, and Ampere will be offering it next in other parts of India. The Magnus Pro is by far the best electric scooter from the Coimbatore-based company considering its features, looks and performance.

Powering the Magnus Pro is a 1.8 kWh battery that offers a range of up to 75 to 80 km per charge. The range can further be extended up to 100 km in the Eco mode. With the 1.2 kW electric motor, the scooter can reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h and the battery can be charged to full capacity in five to six hours. The Magnus Pro gets features such as detachable battery, digital dashboard, LED headlamp, remote entry, USB charger, combined brake system, anti-theft alarm, large storage space and Find My Scooter.

Electric Scooter model nameLaunch DatePrice (ex-showroom Bangalore)
Ampere Magnus ProJune 2020 (Bengaluru)Rs 73,990

BGAUSS A2 & B8

BGAUSS electric scooter

BGAUSS is the new scooter brand from the electrical component giant RR Global, to launch premium models in India. Two new electric scooters have been launched under the Bgauss brand and the scooters feature a fluid design, great power, quick charging, low maintenance, IOT updates and more. The company is planning to produce 80,000 units in FY 2020-21 and will establish its network in South and West India in its first phase of operations.

BGAUSS has begun delivering its electric models in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Electric Scooter model nameLaunch DatePrice
BGAUSS A2 & BGAUSS B8October 2020Rs 52,499 – 88,999

PURE EV ETrance+ high-speed variant

PURE EV Etrance+ scooter
The PURE EV ETrance+ high speed will offer better performance and more range than the PURE EV ETrance+.

PURENERGY, a startup from IIT Hyderabad, launched the PURE EV ETrance+ on 17 August 2020 at INR 56,999 (ex-showroom). The PURE EV ETrance+ is a low-speed electric scooter that uses a 1.25 kWh removable battery that offers a range of 65 km. It is available in Red, Blue, Matt Black and Grey colours.

PURENERGY plans to launch a high-speed variant of the PURE EV ETrance+ with a naming suffix close to Diwali. The PURE EV ETrance+ high speed’s homologation process has begun, Rohit Vadera, CEO, PURENERGY, told us in an interview in August. The PURE EV ETrance+ Pro will have a top speed of 65 km/h and a range of 90 km. The company will position it under INR 70,00 (ex-showroom) with the ePluto 7G continuing as its flagship.

Electric Scooter model nameLaunch DatePrice (ex-showroom Bangalore)
PURE EV ETrance+Diwali 2020TBA

Ola Electric Scooter

Etergo AppScooter-blue matte side
The Etergo AppScooter is likely to undergo heavy cost-cutting to become Ola Electric scooter for India.

The Ola Electric scooter would be a low-cost version of the Etergo AppScooter when it lands on the market next year. The electric scooter from the Dutch company Etergo BV (acquired by Ola Electric in May 2020) has a 1.16 kWh battery pack and can 80 km on a full charge. Its electric motor generates 6 kW of power and 50 Nm of torque. A 0-45 km/h sprint takes 3.9 seconds.

The Etergo AppScooter’s seat height is 800 mm and it offers a generous 50 litres of storage capacity. While the international version features an Android-based 7-inch full-colour instrument console with smartphone pairing (iOS and Android), OTA updates and sat-nav, the Indian version may settle for something less expensive. Ola Electric is currently in discussion with vendors like Samsung and Bosch for the local manufacture of its electric scooter, it is reported.

Electric Scooter model nameLaunch DatePrice (ex-showroom Bangalore)
Ola Electric ScooterBy December 2021TBA

Okinawa Cruiser

Okinawa Cruiser front three quarter view 1 - Auto Expo 2020 Live

The Okinawa Cruiser maxi-scooter was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and is now confirmed to be launched in the first quarter of 2021. The Cruiser is powered by a 4 kWh detachable Lithium-ion battery that offers a range of 120 km per charge and the battery can be fully charged in two to three hours. With a top speed of 100 km/h, the Cruiser will be among the fastest e-scooters in the country and packs features such as LED headlight & taillight, semi-digital instrument console, keyless start, anti-theft alarm, aluminium alloy wheels, USB charging outlet and reverse assistance. There’s also a mobile app with a ‘Find my scooter’ function to locate the scooter in a crowded parking lot.

Electric Scooter model nameConfirmed Launch DateExpected Price
Okinawa CruiserJanuary – March 2021Rs 1 lakh

Hero Electric AE-29

Hero Electric AE-29 - Auto Expo 2020 (7)

The Hero Electric AE-29 (the name will be different when it comes to the market) is a high-speed electric scooter from the largest electric two-wheeler brand in the country. The AE-29 is powered by a 1 kW motor and 3.5 kWh Li-ion battery, pushing the scooter to a top speed of 55 km/h and can be charged in four hours. Hero Electric has loaded the AE-29 with features such as digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, walk assist, anti-theft smart lock, reverse facility, mobile charger and a mobile app.

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Electric Scooter model nameExpected Launch DateExpected Price
Hero Electric AE-29 Late 2021 Rs 80,000 to 1 lakh