Wednesday, October 20

Okaya launches Freedum electric scooter with 250 km range

Okaya Group has launched its Freedum electric scooter in India. Okaya is claiming a riding range of 250 km on a single charge which is the highest of any scooter that we have seen in the Indian market. The Freedum starts at Rs. 69,900 ex-showroom for the base variant but it does not get 250 km of range. You would have to step up to the higher variants to get the full 250 km of range. There will be four variants on offer and 12 colour options.

The Okaya Freedum has an indicator-mounted front apron, a flat-type seat with a pillion grab rail, a flat footboard, and arrowhead-shaped mirrors. The scooter packs LED headlamps with DRLs, a digital instrument console, and rides on wheels wrapped in 10-inch tubeless tires.

Okaya Freedum uses a 250W BLDC hub motor linked to a 48V, 30Ah Lithium-ion battery which takes 4-5 hours to charge. The VRLA lead acid battery version 48V, 28Ah on the other hand takes 8-10 hours.
The Lithium-ion version promises a range of 70-80km and a top-speed of 25km/h, while the lead-acid variant delivers a range of 50-60km. A high-speed variant with a 250km range will be offered later.

The Okaya Freedum is equipped with a disc brake on the front wheel and a drum brake on the rear, along with a wheel lock and forward/reverse mode facility. Suspension duties on the electric scooter are taken care of by telescopic forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.

Okaya Freedum will be the first scooter to be manufactured at Okaya’s new manufacturing plant located in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. Now, Okaya has three electric scooters in its portfolio. They already have the AvionIQ series and the ClassicIQ series. Users would be able to get the Freedum with lead-acid batteries or lithium-ion batteries.

 

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