Okinawa R30 is a low speed e-scooter with a top speed of 25 km/h
Electric two wheeler makers, Okinawa Autotech has launched the new R30 e-scooter at a price of Rs.58,992. Pre-bookings have opened at a token amount of Rs.2,000 and even though the e-scooter is positioned in the lower speed segment of 25 km/h, it sees an interesting amount of on board features and equipment.
Okinawa R30 is presented in five colour options of Pearl White, Glossy Red, Metallic Orange, Sea Green, and Sunrise Yellow. It gets a large stylish headlamp mounted on its apron, alloy wheels, a fully digital instrument display and body coloured floor mats.
Front turn indicators are located on the handlebar with position lamps and there is also a decent sized tail lamp cluster. The e-scooter sports a large grab rail and comfortable seating. The R30 gets maximum payload of 150 kgs and ability to climb an inclination of 7 degrees. It gets low seat height of 735mm and ground clearance of 160mm allowing for an efficient ride in city conditions.
Okinawa R30 electric scooter is powered by a detachable 1.25 kWh lithium ion battery pack. It offers a range of around 60 kms and is chargeable upto 100 percent in 4-5 hours. It gets a micro charger with Auto Cut facility while the electric motor is a 250 W rated BLDC unit. Top speed stands at 25 km/h. The removable battery comes in with a 3 year warranty while the 250 W BLDC electric motor gets 3 years/30,000 km warranty whichever is earlier.
Suspension and braking on the Okinawa R30 e-scooter is via conventional telescopic forks in the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear and drum brakes at both ends with E-ABS (Electronic Assisted Braking System) with a regenerative system. Okinawa R30 will compete with the mid-spec Ampere and Hero electric scooter models current on sale in the country.
In view of the current COVID-19 situation in the country, Okinawa has introduced home delivery of all its products in Bengaluru. This doorstep delivery service is free of cost and introduced exclusively for buyers in Bengaluru on a pilot project. It will replicate this service in other cities across the country based on the response it receives in Bengaluru.
The coronavirus pandemic led to the delay of the company’s first electric motorcycle – Oki100. It was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in concept format and is pitched to be a fully made in India product. Initially plans were to launch the Oki 100 in the second quarter – July – September period but now launch has been pushed ahead to the third quarter of this year.
The company had also showcased an electric maxi-scooter called the Cruiser at the 2020 Auto Expo which is expected to launch in India later this year. It gets power via a 3kW, brushless motor offering a top speed of 100 km/h. It promises to come in with a range of 120 kms on a single charge and will be offered with a high speed charger which can charge up the battery in 2-3 hours.