electric mobility startups, Baaz Bikes, has launched its first ‘Made-in- India’
electric scooters along with intelligent swappable batteries, an automated
battery swapping network, and fleet management tools, at the Indian Institute
of Technology, Delhi.
Bikes has launched a purpose-built electric scooter, especially for gig workers
to meet their daily mobility needs. Designed and developed by the in-house
team, the electric scooter is priced at Rs. 35,000 (ex-showroom price, Delhi),
maintaining the ruggedness and safety of gig delivery riders. The effective
price of the scooter has been brought down significantly by separating the
battery from the electric scooter, making it much more economical for gig
buyers can rent electric scooters from the authorised rental partner network of
Baaz. Baaz will sell these scooters to small-scale dealerships where gig
delivery riders can rent them, empowering micro-entrepreneurs in line with the
vision of ‘Local for Vocal’. The Baaz swapping network will work on the
pay-as-you-move model, which will further lower the daily cost of usability for
gig delivery riders.
Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Baaz Bikes, said, “As a leading promoter of
sustainable mobility, our vision is to bring high-quality products and develop
an advanced ecosystem with utmost safety and complete satisfaction for the gig
riders. All our products and services are designed & developed in-house to
bring prominent solutions for the riders on the road such as range anxiety,
easy access to charging and lower running expenses. At present, we are
operating with a cluster approach, where we launch our vehicles within a radius
of 4-5 km in Delhi. In the next 8 months, we aim to replicate this model in
multiple clusters to achieve density and blanket the entire Delhi with the Baaz
Ecosystem, maintaining the high utilisation of the network. As the network
grows, it will open new opportunities for us to address a wider audience.”
SPECIFICATION FOR BAAZ SCOOTER: The
Baaz scooter is designed for a daily usage of more than 100km, putting emphasis
on the vehicle ergonomics for the riders comfort and safety during longer
With a height of 730mm and wheelbase of 1170mm designed as per 95% Indian Male
makes it a comfortable ride.
The overall dimensions of the Scooter are intentionally kept on the smaller
side measuring, L-1624mm | W-680mm | H-1052mm to beat the traffic.
No need for registration, Baaz Scooter is a Slow Speed Scooter with a maximum
speed of 25 kmph.
Keeping in mind, the comfort of the Rider, the dual fork hydraulic suspension
setup is provided in front along with a dual shock absorbers at rear.
The scooter is completely keyless overcoming the hassles of twisting the keys
Turn the scooter on or off effortlessly, unlock the seat and find my scooter
button help locate the scooter in a messy Parking.
estimation shows the user, exact kms the scooter can ride with current battery
charge, which is not a usual site in this price category of Scooters.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR ENERGY PODS: Energy
Pods or Baaz batteries are a combination of Lithium Ion cells enclosed in an
Aluminium casing. It comes with an in-house designed Battery Management System,
which ensures the safety and reliability in all usages and conditions.
A handy swappable battery with a weight of 8.2 Kg
Dimensions of the battery are L-180mm |
W-119mm | H-335mm
Energy density of 1028 Wh
Impact-resistant housing and cover
IP 68 rated, waterproof and splash proof under normal circumstances.
Proprietary thermal management system designed to ensure safe operations even
over 45 oC ambient temperature, specifically designed to suit Indian
Blind mating battery connection to ensure minimal human interaction hence
minimizing dmage with a poka-yoke design.
2.0 enabled communication based on top of a proprietary application layer
enabled for real-time battery tracking as well as vehicle tracking
batteries are electronically encrypted and can be charged only inside the Baaz
Swap (Baaz swapping station). This ensures that the batteries are always
charged inside the cooled battery compartments ensuring 2000 charge/discharge
The battery comes with an in-house developed Battery Management System which
has the following features
Over voltage protection
Under voltage protection
Over temperature protection
Under temperature protection
Resettable short circuit protection
SPECIFICATIONS FOR BAAZ BATTERY SWAPPING
NETWORK: The swap-based Energy Network has been designed with the ideology
of making the machine completely automated. To promote human-less operations,
we had to reinvent the concepts around theft and vandalism as well to make sure
that the machine is immune to all extreme weathers across India.
Dimensions L-950mm | W-820mm | H-1790mm
Dedicated Power of 10 kW
Comes with nine battery recharging compartments.
Swap slots designed for Indian user height with blind mate connectors for
effortless battery swapping.
Completely automated machine, accessible by RFID card
All metal body to discourage any vandalism
Display reinforced with an unbreakable Polycarbonate sheet
Anti-tamper fasteners used along with multiple layers of disassembly
All weather IP 65 rated to withstand rains and dust.
Dedicated 300 mm height within the machine to make it immune to water logging
4G LTE IoT enabled for real-time data monitoring
Water sensor to disable AC power in times of any water ingress and communicating
the same on the server
Smoke sensor to disable the AC power in times of any possible smoke/fire and
communicating the same on the server
Dedicated refrigeration unit for thermally controlled charging enhancing the
battery life to 2000 cycles.
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