To grab another piece of the evergrowing EV scooter market and to further strengthen its portfolio in the nation, the Jaipur-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer Batt:RE, recently launched its newest all-electric scooter – the Stor:ie. The retro-styled EV two-wheeler has been launched at a price of Rs 89,600 ex-showroom and it will eligible for the FAME II electric vehicle subsidy from the state and central governments. According to the company, the scooter will be available to purchase from any of the 400 Batt:RE dealerships across India.
The new Stor:ie electric scooter seems to draw its design inspiration from the old Vespa scooters. It features a similar round headlamp design along with a similar front fascia. It comes with metal panels for added protection, strength and durability. The Stor:ie also offers a spacious footboard and the biggest-in-class seat.
As for the feature list, the electric scooter comes equipped with a Bluetooth-connected smart TFT dashboard, and various driving modes like eco, comfort, sport, reverse and parking modes. It also gets navigation assist, call notification, and distance-to-Empty display (in kms) – for mileage clarity and follow-me-home Lights. Furthermore the Stor:ie also offers Spotify compatibility.
The new scooter is powered by a Lucas TVS motor and controller with a 3.1kWh battery pack that allows it to travel up to 132 kilometres on a single charge, according to the company. It also stated that extensive research and development has been put into making the e-scooter safer, more reliable and a better daily commuter.
Speaking on the launch of the new Stor:ie Nishchal Chaudhary, Founder & Director, Batt:RE said, “At Batt:RE, we believe in delivering the absolute best; be it a product or a consumer experience. As a firm step, towards sustainability we are delighted to announce our newest offering Stor:ie, a product of superior engineering and fine craftsmanship designed to ease the life of Indian consumers.”
He further added, “Stor:ie is not just a product, it is a means to bridge the gap between the present and a future of easier and greener mobility. Our offerings are a testament to our rigorous safety protocols and a vision for a better tomorrow. We look forward to creating a robust portfolio of products that are high on innovation and meet the evolving demands of our conscious consumers.”
The company also revealed that the scooter covered 1,00,000 kilometres throughout testing to assure dependable market preparedness. In addition to what AIS 156 requires, testing has focused on preventing the start and spread of fire. This is particularly important because recently there have been a ton of cases of electric scooters catching on fire from various EV manufacturers.
In the most recent electric scooter fire, a Hero Electric Photon caught fire in Odisha, which has once again brought attention to the safety concerns related to electric two-wheelers. As reported the scooter ablaze itself while it was being recharged overnight. In its initial report, Hero Electric stated that this unfortunate incident happened due to a possible cause of short-circuiting at the socket. It is the first time that a scooter from Hero Electric has come under scrutiny due to the ongoing events of electric scooters catching fire.