With electric vehicles being the need of the hour, Okinawa Autotech
Pvt. Ltd. launched their new electric scooter - Ridge for an ex-showroom price
of Rs. 43,702 (ex-showroom Delhi). Amongst a slew of other electric products
which are available in the Indian market, the Okinawa Ridge stands out with a
capability of reaching speeds in excess of 55kmph with a fast charging time of
just one to two hours. The Ridge has been designed to appeal to a diverse age
group from 18-60 year olds.
The normal charge duration for their lineup of scooters is between
4-6 hours but the company is also offering a fast charging option which can
recharge the batteries in less than half that time. Okinawa is also planning on
launching new models with a capability of covering 200kms on a single charge, a
feat not achieved by any e-scooter available in India up to now. The company
also plans to showcase a line up for electric motorcycles at the upcoming EV
expo. At present the Okinawa Ridge achieves a localisation of 65pc, but aims to
achieve 100pc localisation in the next 3-4 months, once quality standards are
met with Indian suppliers.
The Ridge e-scooter offers customers a very contemporary design
along with features like an anti theft alarm system, digital speed-o-meter,
central locking smart controller as well as Eco and Power drive modes. The
scooter is available in four colour options with a loading capacity of 150kgs and
under seat storage space as well. The company also plans to launch a Li-ion
powered variant for the Ridge which will be a little more costly than the
present Led Acid battery powered variant which was launched today.
Powering the Ridge e-scooter is a 60 V battery which produces a max
power of 800 Watts. The e-scooter gets a range of 80-90kms and is capable of
climbing gradients upto 15 degrees. The two wheeler rides on a telescopic fork
in the front and a double shocker with dual tube technology in the rear.
Braking is facilitated by drum brakes on both wheels. The company also has
plans to introduce features like accident detection, app-enabled vehicle
maintenance and a smart controller based road positioning system on its
Jeetender Sharma, Founder and Managing Director, Okinawa Autotech
Pvt. Ltd., said, "Being an Indian company, our vision is to be a leading
electric two wheeler manufacturer by offering a solution to the daily commuting
needs of the average person. We aim to empower all our stakeholders through
products that add to their lifestyle without subtracting anything from the
environment. By making technology and nature ride together, Okinawa is poised
to create a revolution in India's transportation space. We promise never seen
before performance standards and are driven by our motto of 'Power the Change'
in each and every component of our vehicles. The run fast, and are great to
look at, come at extremely affordable prices and are a big ray of hope to
curtail the amount of environmental degradation".
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