Okinawa Autotech, one of the country's fastest growing e-automobile manufacturer, has launched Ridge+, an 800-watt, BLDC Motor (water-proof) e-scooter, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery for Rs 64,988.
The company says that Ridge+ will build on the footsteps of its predecessor, the Ridge. The new scooter will have a top speed of 55kph and will be able to travel 120km per charge, which will translate to an economy of 20 paise per km. Okinawa claims that Ridge+ has comes with best-in-class loading capacity of 150kg, with comfortable handling so important to maneuver Indian roads.
In terms of safety and control the Ridge+ comes with front and rear drum brakes, central locking, anti-theft alarm and keyless entry among others. In a first, it also features E-ABS (Electronic-Assisted Braking System) with regenerative energy and a 'Find My Scooter Function' that allows to remotely locate the scooter.
Jeetender Sharma, managing director, Okinawa Autotech, said, “After the positive response garnered by the Ridge and Praise e-scooters, Ridge+ is the result of Okinawa’s sustained desire to keep offering Indian commuters the 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 and 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 two-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,’ added Sharma.
The company says the Ridge+ e-scooter will be available at all its authorised dealers. And in the inaugural month of October 18, the company aims to roll out 500 units of Ridge+ in a few states, followed with 1,500 units of Ridge+ in November 18, and thereon it seeks to increase the capacity substantially.