- New Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter launched
- Available with unique ‘battery-as-a-service’ plan
- Priced with battery at Rs 68,999
The Bengaluru-based electric two-wheeler brand, Bounce, has launched its first electric scooter, the Infinity E1 in India. The e-scooter will be available with a unique ‘battery-as-a-service’ subscription plan and pre-bookings have already commenced for a refundable amount of Rs 499.
The Infinity E1 electric scooter can be bought either with a battery and charger or without a battery. The buyers of the latter need to opt for the battery-as-a-service plan in which they can use Bounce’s battery swapping network for running the scooter. The price of the Infinity E1 with a battery is Rs 68,999 and without a battery is Rs 45,099 (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). Interestingly, the Bounce Infinity E1 is eligible for the FAME II subsidy.
Customers purchasing the scooter without the battery need to visit Bounce’s swapping station for replacing the drained out battery with a fully-charged one. The company says this pattern of usage brings down the running cost of the e-scooter by 40 per cent as compared to conventional scooters. Even the customers who choose to buy the scooter with the battery get the facility to remove it and charge it as per convenience.
Coming to the specifications of the Infinity E1, it is propelled by a BLDC motor that produces 83Nm of torque and reaches a top speed of around 65kmph. The company claims zero to 40kmph sprint timing of 8 seconds. The power is delivered in two modes including Eco and Power. As for the battery, it’s a 48V39Ah unit that can be charged through a regular electric socket. Charging takes around four to five hours and it runs for 85km on a full charge.
The Bounce Infinity E1 is also loaded with a host of features like remote tracking, geo-fencing, drag mode, reverse mode, cruise control, anti-theft mechanism, and tow alert. Bounce is also offering a smartphone application that allows the user to virtually control a lot of aspects of the e-scooter.