Okinawa Okhi90 electric scooter nearing launch

The electric scooter market of India is about to welcome its newest entrant from Okinawa Autotech later this month. This all-new EV two-wheeler from the Gurugram-based manufacturer has been teased on the brand’s social media platforms with various small snippets of the forthcoming scooter’s design cues and features. As of yet the name of the forthcoming scooter has not been revealed by the brand but currently, it is being referred to as the Oki90 or the Okhi90. The company will be pulling the covers off of its newest offering on the 24th of this month.

Okinawa Okhi90 electric scooter nearing launch

Okinawa began teasing the new e-scooter on the 1st of March with a social media post saying, “Electrify your life, prepare to witness the thrill. Prepare to #PowertheChange”. Following this, the brand has also released a few more teasers in which the features like LED headlamps, LED taillamps, LED turn indicators and lastly the powerful electric motor has been shown.

According to the company, the Okhi 90 scooter will have a range of 150 kilometres after being fully charged. The electric scooter is also believed to come with a lithium-ion battery pack and a peak speed of over 80 kmph. Upon its launch, we can expect the price of this scooter to be somewhere in the range of Rs 1 to Rs 1.2 lakh and it will be rivalling the likes of the Ola S1, Simple One, Bajaj Chetak, Aether 450X and various others.

This very scooter has been spotted running in the country roads with a body-hugging camouflage. The scooter in the spy shots during its testing appeared to be a lot bigger than other conventional e-scooters. The spy shots also revealed that the forthcoming scooter was riding on a set of large alloy wheels which according to experts could be around 14-inches.

Reports around the scooter suggest that it will be featuring a centrally placed motor instead of a hub-mounted motor like on many other models. The Okhi 90 will also include an LED instrument cluster that displays information like speed, battery charge, and range. Furthermore, the scooter is anticipated to include connected technology in the form of a smartphone app and an e-sim. Vehicle alerts, geo-fencing, turn-by-turn navigation, ride behaviour analysis, e-call, diagnostics, and other features might be added to the Okinawa Okhi 90.

Last month, Okinawa announced the opening of its second electric vehicle production unit in Rajasthan. The electric vehicle manufacturer has started production at its new manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. Okinawa claimed that its new production facility is a one-of-a-kind production unit with state-of-the-art infrastructure and machinery to build the country’s next-generation electric two-wheelers. It will be able to produce 3 lakh units per year.

This building, according to the company, is a centre of modernization and technology for developing the brand’s next generation of scooters like the upcoming Oki90 electric scooter. The firm also claims that it is prepared to meet the country’s growing demand for electric two-wheelers. Okinawa Autotech’s new manufacturing plant has a capacity of 3 lakh electric vehicles per year, which will be extended to 1 million in the next 2-3 years.