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Ampere Electric teases new scooter ahead of launch on June 15

Ampere Electric currently has five e-scooters in its portfolio: Reo-Elite, Magnus, Reo, V48 and Zeal

EV brand Ampere Electric Vehicles, under Indian engineering company Greaves Cotton Limited, has teased a new e-scooter ahead of its launch on June 15. As India entered its fourth stage of COVID-19 lockdown protocols in early May, automotive facilities in green and orange zones were allowed to function in a safe environment.

At the moment, Ampere Electric has five e-scooters in its portfolio: Reo-Elite, Magnus, Reo, V48 and Zeal. The first two come with lead-acid battery packs while the following two can be bought with a lithium-ion unit as well. On the other hand, the Ampere Zeal comes only in a lithium-ion format and is classified as a High-Speed model.

The remaining four are generally categorised as Low-Speed models since they can’t cross 25km/h. This downgrade indirectly benefits by not requiring a rider’s licence or registration to operate. Anyone from any age group can ride them.

Ampere's new electric scooter
Ampere’s new electric scooter will launch on June 15

Coming to the new Ampere product, the teasers suggest that it could be a high-speed model; possibility sitting above the Zeal. It has a digital instrument console (possibly a non-coloured LCD unit), telescopic front forks and a form of CBS (Combi Braking System).

To give a comparison, the current range-topping Ampere Zeal is equipped with a 1.2kW BLDC motor coupled to a portable/swappable 1.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The powertrain promises a range of around 75km on a full charge. It takes about six hours to fully charge the battery from empty.

Ampere's new electric scooter
Ampere’s new electric scooter promises more range

The 75kg scooter can attain a top speed of 50km/h and features two riding modes: Economy and Speed. There is a considerable difference in range and performance in either mode. Prices for the Ampere Zeal start at Rs 67,000 ex-showroom, Bangalore.

Prices of the entry-level Ampere Reo Elite start at roughly Rs 43,000 ex-showroom. It gets a 0.25kW motor and 0.96kWh lead-acid battery pack. It is on the heavier side at 86kg (18kg more than its lithium-ion variant) and has a top speed limited to 25km/h. The electric scooter takes 8-10 hours to completely charge its battery system from empty and promises a range figure between 50-65km.

Ampere's new electric scooter
Ampere’s new electric scooter gets CBS

In April 2020, Ampere Electric had introduced a new ‘book online now and pay later’ scheme for front-end individuals in the fight against COVID-19. Under the initiative, eligible customers were able to book an Ampere product online at a nominal fee while the remaining amount could be paid at the time of taking delivery, after easing the lockdown.

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