Ahmedabad: TVS Motor Company has launched its first electric scooter, Scooty Teenz Electric in Gujarat.
Though the company says its Scooty Teenz Electric has an edge over existing models as it packs in best-in-class comfort, and is fitted with the maximum power pack in its category it generates an average range of 40km, per nine hours of charge, similar to that od its rivals.
This can be increased by 50 per cent if the rider opts for lower speeds by using a unique feature of this electric bike, the range selector. The range selector allows the rider to select a preferred range, either high or low.
The Scooty Teenz Electric has been carefully engineered to high standards of quality. It is an ideal balance of style; solid performance and exceptional value with 800 watts of power driving this electric scooter to a maximum speed of 40 km ph. Added advantages include low running costs, no pollution, no noise and high durability.
The scooter is available in rich colours of red, black and lilac, which come with vibrant contemporary graphics. It is equipped with large utility spaces and promises a comfortable and effortless ride with ease of parking.
However, the two-wheeler offers a low charge indicator, puncture resistant tyres, a mobile charger and a range selector. The low charge indicator starts glowing around two to five kilometers before charge runs out in low range mode and around six to 10km before its charge runs out in high range mode.
"As a vehicle that uses alternate fuel, the Scooty Teenz Electric ensures reduced operating costs and guarantees durability and sustained performance," the company said in a statement.
TVS Motor will leverage its extensive dealer network to provide service backup at all dealerships. The company has conducted extensive training programmes specific to maintenance of electric scooters for its service engineers and technicians across all authorised service outlets.
The vehicle falls under the L1 category therefore, as per the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), one can get a learners license for this bike at 16 years of age as against 18 for motorcycles.
The company plans to launch the electric scooter across the country during the course of the next three months.