The fast-growing Indian electric two-wheeler market is drawing not just domestic start-ups but also firms based in developed markets. Among the latest to plug in to the Indian EV market is UK-based One Moto, which will launch three e-scooters – Commuta, Electa and Byka – at price starting at Rs 120,000 in January 2022.
The Commuta offers 75km range where as Byka and Electa are high-speed e-scooters with 150km range equipped with a 4000kW Bosch motor. In terms of price, the Commuta will have a base price of Rs 120,000, while Byka and Electa will be available for an initial price of Rs 185,000. The e-scooters come with its own App to monitor performance and statistics.
The e-2Ws are being introduced in India by Hyderabad-based start-up Elysium Automotives. One Moto already sells its e-scooters in the Middle East and European market.
Adam Ridgway, CEO, One Moto Global said, “Launching One Moto in India is a strategist’s dream, keeping in mind the value positioning and competition in the country in terms of mobility. With global price hikes in fuel prices and increased environmental protection awareness, our partners and UK team observed the Indian nation looking for competitive alternatives with unrivalled performance, enhanced technology and total convenience. After careful R&D, we have managed to develop a vehicle specific for the Indian market promising a low cost of ownership, increased safety, and a dedication to a responsible environmental impact.”
Muzammil Riyaz and Sameer Moiden, founders, One Moto India, “We take our responsibility to deliver quality very seriously as the Indian market and its customers deserve quality at an affordable price. Our focus is to offer a brand for the people and a business of tomorrow.”
The App can be downloaded on any smart device to monitor personal riding history, green kilometres and GPS to battery performance, book service repairs, search for battery banks, predictive maintenance alerts and integration with personal smart phones among more.
One Moto India is headquartered in Hyderabad and will have a branch in Mumbai. The start-up is led by Shubhankar Chaudhary (CEO). Furthermore, the EV company says it has already appointed a strong dealership network and will be inaugurating its experience hubs across all metros. It also plans to set up an integrated network of battery charging/swapping, invest in R&D, job creation and sustainable practices.