The festive season of 2019 is when Bajaj Auto will go back to its roots of building scooters. But this time around, Bajaj will approach scooters in a completely different way. The two wheeler giant plans to re-enter the scooter segment with an electric scooter. The new brand of electric two wheelers from Bajaj will be called Urbanite, and it’s been set up to build and market attractive electric two wheelers that Rajiv Bajaj claims will be the Tesla equivalent of two wheelers. While Bajaj is yet to reveal the exact shape and performance that the new electric scooter will have, the timeline for launch has been confirmed by a director at Bajaj Auto, Mr Rakesh Sharma. Here’s what he had to say about the Urbanite electric vehicle brand to MoneyControl. “The Urbanite will hopefully start to make an appearance in 6-9 months. We will present it in a small way and then sort of build it up… With the Urbanite we are really trying to look at innovative and very futuristic … [Read more...] about Bajaj’s edgy new Urbanite electric scooter to debut by Diwali 2019
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Suzuki has revealed that apart from electric cars, the company's two-wheeler division is developing models for the Indian market. Suzuki Motorcycle India plans to first launch an electric scooter in India by 2020, followed by an electric motorcycle.The company has sought the help of its Japanese headquarters to develop a new electric scooter and motorcycle. Suzuki Motorcycle India has commissioned a team of five people and KPMG to devise solutions for the electric two-wheeler. The company is working towards providing a decent riding range and not just launching electric motor vehicles.Speaking to ET Auto, Satoshi Uchida, MD – Suzuki Motorcycle India, said -The cost of an electric scooter is still high when compared to the conventional scooters. We are currently studying as to how can we offer an electric scooter that is accessible and addresses the range issue. We should have an electric scooter for India by 2020.Suzuki, in association with Denso and Toshiba, has committed to … [Read more...] about First Suzuki electric scooter to launch in India by 2020
To promote clean fuel vehicles in India, Suzuki Motorcycles is planning to launch an electric two-wheeler in the market soon. This comes after Maruti Suzuki’s announcement of launching electric cars in the Indian market. Suzuki’s global Chairman Osamu Suzuki met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017, when the Indian government set a deadline for making India an electric vehicle only nation by 2030. The plan to launch and manufacture an electric two-wheeler was a result of this meeting, where the company announced an investment of Rs. 1,700 crores for a battery manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The Japanese company has formed a team of five people who will spearhead the plan of Suzuki Motorcycle India’s entry into the electric automobile market. The Indian arm of the Japanese manufacturer has already sent a request to the headquarters in Japan to approve the development of the electric scooter in India. Satoshi Uchida, managing director of Suzuki Motorcycle India, … [Read more...] about Suzuki to launch Ather Electric S340-rivaling electric scooter in India: Details
Ather Energy, a Bangalore-based electric mobility start-up funded by the likes of Flipkart and Hero MotoCop, just launched its first ever electric vehicles in the form of the Ather 350 and 450 electric scooters. Both electric scooters are the most advanced electric two wheelers ever built in India. Indigenously designed and developed in India, both scooters feature cutting edge technological innovations, paving the way for more such products in the coming years. Here is a web commercial showing the various interesting bits about the Ather 340 and 450 electric scooters, both of which were launched yesterday. Web pre-bookings are now open, and deliveries will begin in the next couple of months. Both electric scooters are squarely aimed at electric mobility within the city. On sale in Bangalore first, the Ather 340 and 450 electric scooters will have electric quick charging outlets placed every 4 kilometers within Bangalore. This model will be replicated phase-wise in other cities. The … [Read more...] about Ather 340 & 450 electric scooters web commercial released [Video]
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNellie Bowles and David Streitfeld April 20, 2018 VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week. While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said. It will be made to take his little Bird scooters on scenic trips inside the confines of the 20,000-square-foot office situated near the Pacific Ocean and, more important to him, on Electric Avenue here in Venice, Calif. “When you ride a Bird, it reminds you of being free,” said the 39-year-old. “It gives you freedom. Like you have wings.” Mr. VanderZanden did not act like a man in the middle of a controversy. But he is here to disrupt … [Read more...] about Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.