Even though there is no shortage of options, spotting an electric scooter is like spotting a unicorn. Electric scooters available in India have always been soft in focus, as though they were precursors to greater things. But even after a decade, there seems to be no real advancement and they still suffer from the same shortcomings like limited range, performance and painfully long charging time. Now though, all tree-huggers have a new way of expressing their love and concern for nature.
Lovato and Mahangar Gas Limited (MGL) recently launched CNG conversion kits for scooters in Mumbai. Compatible with 18 different scooters, these might prove to be the ideal progression for someone wanting to reduce their carbon footprint or just find an economical mode of mobility. On paper, these kits seem promising on both performance and efficiency fronts, but how does a CNG-powered scooter stack up against an electric scooter? We decided to find out by pitting a CNG-powered Honda Activa 3G against the Hero Electric Photon, the most powerful electric scooter that you can lay your hands on in India.