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Peugeot Ludix electric spied in India – Is Mahindra planning launch?

Now, the Peugeot e-Ludix has been spied testing in the outskirts of Pune. Globally, Peugeot is committed to launching an electric model each year, and introduced e-Ludix last year. The e-scooter goes on sale sometime in 2019. Now, in its new avatar as an e-scooter, it’s enjoyed a long-term presence as a 50cc regular scooter.

Considering European licence free 50cc norms, the bike would be ideal for those who are 14-year old and above across most of Europe. That makes it a rather important product proposition even for India. With underage riding being a real issue, and riding options for young teens limited, the problem is one, which until recently seemed to have no solution.

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In India, youngsters need to get onto the driving licence path with a learner’s licence on a 50cc scooter/moped leaving enthusiasts in a lurch owing to the absolute lack of vehicles to choose from. In what seems to be a cruel joke on young teens, the lowest cc bikes available are in the range of 90-100cc.

However, some sense has prevailed, and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) did amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. Category L1 (motorcycle) will now permit those in the 16-18 age group to ride e-scooters too. Permitted e-scooters would need to make a max of 4Kw.

This makes the Peogeot e-Ludix a great fit. The 84 kg e-scooter features a last-gen Bosch electric motor that delivers 3kw. The 9 kg Bosch lithium-ion battery is removable and easy to transport, and takes 3 hours for a full charge. Its power recovery system works through brakes, and ride range is at 50 kms.

As India moves towards its 2030 all-electric goal, electric mobility for first-time riders could get a fillip through the availability of electric scooters for 16-18 year olds. The e-scooters will need to be limited to a 70 km/hour speed range.

Mahindra’s Genze e-scooters get power from a removable and lockable 1.6kWh li-ion battery. A power cord plugs into any standard outlet. To ensure ease of charging, Genze e-scooters are equipped with battery straps and strap adapters to easily transport the battery, as well as longer power cords.

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