Gurugram based electric scooter manufacturer Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd has launched the Ridge+ electric scooter with Li-ion battery at Rs 64,988 (ex-showroom, India). The company claims that the range of the scooter with the Li-ion battery is 120km on a single charge, as compared to the Ridge equipped with lead acid battery, which has a claimed range of 80-90km on a single charge. Top speed of the Ridge+ remains the same at 55kmph and the 800 Watt BLDC electric motor too is retained. The Li-ion battery is detachable and the company says that the running cost of the Ridge+ is just 20 Paise per kilometre.
At the launch, Jeetender Sharma, MD, Okinawa Autotech said, “After the positive response garnered by Ridge and Praise, Ridge+ is the result of Okinawa’s sustained desire to keep offering Indian commuters best-in-class EVs which are not only equal, but even better than their in-class conventional fuel variants. The Ridge+ offers great convenience by providing the detachable battery which makes the charging at ease. User can take out the battery & carry to their home or office for charging purpose. Equipped with a Micro-charger featuring Auto-cut that get the scooter up and running in 2 hours flat. The high mileage offered by it is a treat for the explorers amidst our users for whom the roads are not a means towards a destination but an experience in themselves. Lastly, the unique design and color scheme of the Ridge+ will definitely make it, along with its proud owner, stand out among the crowds.’
Rest of the features are same, including the anti-theft alarm, E-ABS (Electronic-Assisted Braking System) and keyless entry. The Ridge+ also gets two new colour schemes – a dual tone orange/grey and blue, to distinguish it from the lead-acid battery variant. The company plans to roll out 500 units of the Ridge+ in a few states this month followed by another 1,500 units in November. Expect Okinawa Autotech to launch the Praise electric scooter equipped with a Li-ion battery soon.