Bounce Electric has unveiled its first-ever offering in the mass-market space for electric scooters with the Infinity E1. The new Bounce Infinity E1 has been launched in two iterations – the one which will be provided with a battery and charger as a part of the package and is priced at Rs 68,999, and the other one with a unique ‘battery as a service’ subscription option, which is priced lower at Rs 45,099 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Both the versions of the electric scooter can be booked at a completely refundable amount of Rs 499, with the deliveries expected to start by March 2022 across its dealerships. Bounce Electric is offering a standard warranty of 3 years or 50,000 km (whichever is earlier) on the Infinity E1.
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What’s the much-talked-about ‘battery as a service’ option?
In the unique ‘battery as a service’ option, the Bounce Infinity E1 will be offered without a proper battery and a charger. Instead, its customers have the access to the wide battery-swapping network of the company, under which they can swap an empty battery for a fully charged one and pay accordingly.
Bounce Electric believes that with this unique option, the running costs of the Infinity E1 can be as low as 40 per cent of conventional petrol-driven scooters. Apart from this, the higher-priced variant gets a standard lithium-ion battery as a part of the package, which is removable and can be charged anywhere.
Design and features
Being offered in five different colour options of Sporty Red, Sparkle Black, Pearl White, Comet Grey and Desat Silver, the Bounce Infinity comes with alloy wheels, LED projector headlamp, LED tail lamp and turn indicators, a digital instrument console and a 12-litre under-seat storage compartment. Other tech-rich features of the Bounce Infinity E1 include cruise control and a mobile application to control an array of features like geofencing, drag mode, reverse mode, antitheft and tow alert.
The Bounce Infinity E1 sources its power from a BLDC motor, which produces a torque of 83 Nm and can propel the scooter from 0 to 40 km/h in 8 seconds and touch a decent top speed of 65 km/h. The electric scooter can be ridden in either of the two riding modes, Eco and Power. The standard removable battery provided in the higher-priced variant of the scooter is a 48V 39 Ah lithium-ion swappable battery, which takes four to five hours to get fully charged and offers a maximum riding range of 85 km.
The chassis of the Bounce Infinity E1 includes a tubular frame, with the scooter getting telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and twin hydraulic coil springs at the back. The braking system consists of disc brakes at either end with an electronic braking system with brake energy regeneration offered as standard.
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