Hyderabad based PUR Energy Pvt Ltd, aka PURENERGY has launched yet another scooter in India today
The new scooter is – Pure EV ETrance plus electric scooter launch price is listed at Rs 56,999, ex-sh. Etrance Plus features a 1.25 KWH portable battery with 65 kms on-road drive range. Classified as a low-speed electric scooter, with speed likely to be limited to 25 km/hr, full charge should take about 4 hours. Available in 4 colour options, Pure EV says, the new scooter is built on a robust chassis, and body design to suit Indian road conditions.
Mr. Rohit Vadera, Chief Executive Officer of PuREnergy, said, “ETrance+’ comes with a robust chassis design, body parts built for Indian road conditions and advanced features like regenerative braking, eABS and a SOC indicator shows the percentage of battery capacity remaining. We are confident that this model will meet the requirements of the majority of customers looking to buy EVs for their daily short commutes.”
Features include regenerative braking, eABS, and SOC indicator to display remaining battery capacity percentage. With a product range that comprises bikes/cycles, and mopeds, and scooters, Etrance Plus is now the brand’s entry level e-scooter. Below is the official video.
Other electric two wheelers on offer by the company are Epluto, Etrance, Egnite and Etron+. The newly launched ETrance+ is a scooter, while the existing ETrance is a moped. Etrance offers 60 km range on the back of a 1KWH battery. For the Etrance+ scooter range is now enhanced, thanks to 1.25 KWH battery.
Etrance moped featured a storage box upfront but this will not be used in Etrance Plus scooter. The new electric scooter houses battery storage and regular storage areas below the seat.
Electric scooter and two-wheeler industry progression
Pure EV depends on in-house manufacturing of lithium batteries designed to work in varied environmental conditions, and a strong mechanical product design team. Working with various suppliers aids fabrication of critical components at affordable costs. With a new announcement from MoRTH pertaining to portable batteries for easy charging and swapping, companies like EV Pure could find themselves making strides.
The govt now considers listing EV scooter and two-wheelers prices without battery cost to effectively reduce upfront product price. This means buying a battery may soon be a thing of the past. A new business model could soon be developed to rent a battery for a fee, and swap it for another when in need of charge. Swappable batteries need to be type approved should essentially be available for purchase or rent from the OEM, or from an energy service provider.
PureEV electric scooter warranty
Third party-backed extended warranty schemes are curated for comprehensive warranty coverage for three years to offer long-term product reliability. The brand offers 70 percent performance warranty for battery for a 3-year tenure or 30,000 kms for EPluto, and 3-year or 40,000 kms for EPluto 7G. Such benefits are expected to be extended to the new Etrance Plus electric scooter.
Major components under one-year warranty coverage are controller, and charger and motor. The latter is expected to be extended to 3-years. years. Pure EV collaborates with IIT Hyderabad R&D labs, which provide strong tech support.