Okinawa e-Scooters, which include the Ridge30, Raise, Praise, Ridge, Ridge Plus, and i-Praise are on offer through the period August 12 to October 31st. The company is offering festive discounts and mega prizes in a bid to increase sales.
The company is offering buyers of any of the Okinawa models an assured cash discount of Rs.1,000. There are also lucky draws with 20 winners likely to win electronic items among which will be Air Conditioner, LED TV, Microwave and Mixer Grinder while the mega prize includes a chance to win a Foreign Trip.
This special festive offer was announced in view of the commencement of the festive season in India starting from Raksha Bandhan and going on to Navratri, Dusshera and Diwali. Gurgaon based Okinawa Autotech wishes to project their electric scooters to buyers in the country to extend eco friendly and economical means of communication.
In view of new GST revision in EVs from 12 percent to 5 percent, Okinawa electric scooters are now more affordable by up to Rs. 8600, depending on model. The Okinawa range powered by the Lead Acid battery is cheaper by Rs.2,500-4,700 while eScooters that are powered by the Lithium-ion battery pack get price cuts of Rs.3,400-8,600. This revised GST percentage along with the benefits of the FAME II subsidy has made on-road prices of the Okinawa eScooters more affordable.
The GST Council has also reduced rates on charger and charging stations for electric vehicles from an earlier 18 percent to a current 5 percent. This cut in GST was also followed up by added incentives in the Union Budget with regard to purchase of electric vehicles. There is an additional income tax deduction of Rs.1.5 lakhs on interest paid for a loan taken to purchase an electric vehicle.
The Okinawa range of eScooters which include Ridge30, Raise, Praise, Ridge, Ridge Plus, and i-Praise now sell at prices between Rs.37,000 and Rs.1.08 lakhs. The iPraise is the most expensive model which earlier retailed at Rs.1.12 lakhs and is now down to Rs.1.08 lakhs.
It offers a range of 160-180 kms per charge and a top speed of 75 kmph. The Praise scooter was earlier priced at Rs.69,790 and now retails at Rs.64,430 after the GST cut while the Ridge Plus now carries a price tag of Rs.67,272 as against an earlier pricing of Rs.72,890.