Indian startup Bounce has launched its first electric scooter, the Infinity E1 electric scooter at Rs 68,999 (ex-showroom Delhi). This price includes the battery and a home charger. You can also buy the scooter at Rs 45,099 (ex-showroom Delhi) without the battery and with a battery subscription plan. The scooter can be prebooked for a refundable amount of Rs 499 and deliveries will start by March 2022.
The Infinity E1 will be offered with a unique ‘Battery as a service’ option, where customers can either buy the scooter with the battery and the charger, or even avail the battery pack on a rental basis. The company has not revealed what the cost of its battery subscription programme will be.
The Infinity E1 features a 1.5kW hub-mounted BLDC electric motor that delivers 83Nm of peak torque. Bounce claims the scooter can go from 0-40kmph in eight seconds and has a top speed of 65kmph. The swappable lithium-ion battery pack offers 85km range and can be charged in 4 to 5 hours. The scooter gets regenerative braking that charges the battery every time you brake.
In terms of design, the Infinity E1 looks like a fairly conventional scooter, although its simplicity has a certain elegance to it. Some of the highlights include round LED projector headlamps with smart detailing, flush-fitting rear foot pegs, and stylish alloy wheels.
As for its features, the Bounce gets a digital instrument cluster, a reverse mode, cruise control and tow alert. It also gets a unique drag mode that allows the scooter to move along at walking speed, in case it has a puncture and you want to push it along. Bounce has provided a smart app with the Infinity E1 that can be connected via Bluetooth and used for geofencing, track the scooter remotely, check charging status and more.
The Infinity E1 will be available in five colours: Sporty Red, Sparkle Black, Pearl White, Desat Silver and Comet Grey. Customers will also have the option of a custom skin for the scooter. It will feature a comprehensive warranty of 3 years, up to 50,000kms.
The Bounce Swapping Station network currently includes close to 200 stations. It will invest over USD 100 million to manufacturing e-scooters and expand the battery swapping infrastructure over the next 12 months.