Liger Mobility unveiled Liger X and Liger X+ , the world’s first AutoBalancing electric scooters. Liger Mobility is an engineering and technology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India.
Liger X and Liger X+’s patented revolutionary AutoBalancing technology enables the scooters to balance automatically, significantly enhancing rider safety, comfort and convenience as compared to any other scooter available globally. Both scooters were unveiled on Day 1 of the Indian Auto Expo 2023, one of the world’s premier auto shows. The AutoBalancing technology enables a host of path breaking industry-first features providing an unprecedented riding experience:
? Feet on footboard – FootFreeStop to ride stress free, no matter how bad the traffic
? Reverse like a car with ReverseRide – No more backpedalling when you need to reverse
? Learner mode – Learn riding a 2-wheeler confidently with Learn2Ride - which capitalises on AutoBalancing along with limiting the speed of the vehicle to ensure anyone can learn riding in a controlled and safe manner
? Over-the-air updates (OTA) – Your vehicle keeps getting better with time
The AutoBalancing System is intended to address the need for balancing at low speeds or when the vehicle is stationary. At higher speeds, a 2wheeler is inherently stable, so the AutoBalancing feature goes on standby. Rider also has control to manually activate and deactivate AutoBalancing according to his / her requirement even at lower speeds.
Speaking on the occasion of the unveiling, Ashutosh Upadhyay, Co-founder of Liger Mobility noted, “Liger Mobility’s team of passionate engineers has worked hard over the last several years to make our AutoBalancing technology for two-wheelers, technically and financially viable. All aspects of Liger X and Liger X+’s AutoBalancing technology, including the hardware and software, have been developed in-house, further underlining India’s ambition, determination and quality of engineering talent.”
Vikas Poddar, Co-founder of Liger Mobility added, “India is amongst the world’s largest two-wheeler markets by volume and also the most dynamic and diverse. With the Government’s thrust towards adoption of electric vehicles, and the increasing awareness amongst the Indian consumers, the Indian E2W market is already expanding at an unprecedented pace. Liger X and Liger X+, with the unique AutoBalancing technology, promise to further catalyse this electric revolution. This is the start of an amazing journey, and we believe our technologies have the potential to form the foundation for advanced two-wheelers of the future.”
Liger Mobility’s Liger X and Liger X+ will be available in 5 exciting colourways -Grey, Polar White, Blue, Titanium and Red. Both variants will have a top speed of 65 kmph, while the Liger X will deliver a range of 60 kms, Liger X+ promises a range of 100 kms.
The Liger X and Liger X+ are powered by liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery packs built for Indian conditions. More than 2 lakh data points are collected each day from each battery, and advanced algorithms ensure thermal safety and predictive maintenance. Liger X sports an easily detachable battery pack that charges to an optimum under 3 hours, while, Liger X+ has a built-in non-detachable battery that charges to an optimum under 4.5 hours. Fast charging options for both variants will be available at additional cost.
Both the variants from Liger Mobility are 4G and GPS enabled, and will come with an app that enables the rider to see the live location of the vehicle, ride history, battery percentage and temperature. The rider will also receive smart alerts like Tow, Accident, service reminders etc.
In addition, the Liger X+ will feature turn-by-turn navigation, and will also enable the user to view phone calls and messages on the scooter’s TFT display.
The unique design language of Liger X and Liger X+ is hard to miss. The juxtaposition of strength and style is demonstrated with a distinctive design that is inspired by the majestic beast Liger. A contemporary design with softer body form that exemplifies the agility, and signature LED inspired by the eyes exhibits the curiosity of the beast. The design language aims to encapsulate a technologically-sound product.
Customers can explore the Liger X and Liger X+ and register interest at the Liger Mobility website, www.ligermobility.com. Bookings will start around mid of 2023 and deliveries are expected later in the year.
Liger Mobility is founded by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian School of Business (ISB) alums, Liger earned mentorships from SINE-IIT Bombay, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) and Automotive Research Association India (ARAI). The company is also working closely with ARAI for homologation of the AutoBalancing vehicle to initiate orders and production in 2023. Liger mobility has its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad and vehicles will be launched in select cities first followed by gradual expansion to pan India and export markets.
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