With each manufacturer trying aggressively to gain an upper hand in the market, let’s look at
some of the electric two-wheeler models that were showcased at the Auto Expo 2020
1. Hero Electric AE-47
Hero MotoCorp debuted their electric bike AE-47 (prototype name) during the auto exhibit 2020
which is expected to hit the market within 2 years. The vehicle is powered using a 4 kW motors
which have an accelerating capacity of 0 to 60 kmph in less than 9 seconds. Boasting a top speed
of 90kmph, the vehicle can be dubbed as the superbike in the Indian electric two-wheeler
market.AE-47 offers a range of 85 km (power mode) and 160 (Eco mode) which is the standard
range of any two-wheelers hitting the Indian roads.
Some of the other key features include, a full LED lighting, dis breaks on two ends, digital
information cluster with Bluetooth connective and upside-down front fork. The company is
planning to make the bike available throughout the Indian market using an extensive set of
dealerships rather than focusing on city-wise distribution.
2. Okinawa Cruiser
Maxi-scooters are still a rare commodity for Indians but the market is slowly opening its arms to
accept this variant as well. Powered using a 3kW electric motor, this cruiser can cruise the road
at a maximum of 100 kmph and have the capability to climb gradients of 15 degrees. With a
4kWh lithium-ion battery beneath its hood, one full charge cycle of two-three hours can offer the
ride with an approximate range of 120km.On top of these basic stats, the scooter would come
with a split-style footboard, covered glove box, anti-theft alarm, keyless entry, cruise speed lock
and reverse motor assistance.
3. Vespa Electrica
Piaggio the group also showcased its iconic Vespa scooters in its first electric variant during the
Auto Expo 2020. Officials from the Vespa team have indicated that the company is planning to
launch it's by June this year. Vespa Electrica would come equipped with a 4 kW electric motor
capable of delivering a range of 100km on a single charge under eco mode and 70 km in power
mode. It would take 4 hours to complete one charge full charge cycle which according to
standard more than other competitors have to offer. In terms of the rest of the features, Vespa
would come out with a 200 mm disc at the front and a 140 mm at the rear. A TFT colored
instrument panel coupled with “Vespa Connectivity” features would also be added to enhance
the usability and comfort of the rider.