If you are an e-mobility enthusiast in India, you just got another affordable option for electric scooters as Geliose Mobility has launched a competitively priced battery powered scooter in the country. Geliose Mobility is a startup that came to life through the Indian Institute of Technology startup incubation program.
The IoT enabled electric scooter is named Hope (full name is Hope for a Better World). It is priced at Rs 47,000 (about $630).
The scooter is focused on economic saving, which electric vehicles are generally known for. It costs Rs 0.2 per km to operate, compared to Rs 2.5 for the average petrol using scooter. Another advantage is the portable power pack, which means it is very easy to recharge. The startup is also touting it is ‘made in India’, as every step from design to manufacture take place in the Land of Spices.
Despite the low sticker price, the Hope scooter brims with tech and features. There is an advanced battery management system to ensure you get the most out of your battery. The lithium-ion battery can be charged to 80% in about 3 hours while a full charge will take 4 hours. Options include 18 Ah, 24 Ah and 30 Ah that give a range of between 50 km and 75 km on a single charge. When the battery runs out without a ready source of charging, the rider can manually power the scooter with the included pedals.
The scooter comes equipped with a 250 W BLDC hub motor capable of pushing the bike to a top speed of 25 km/h
There is also a Bluetooth connection so that operation data can be logged, especially when the scooter is deployed in a fleet. The location data will help fleet managers track the location of each scooter, improving security. On the scooter itself, there is a display that serves as the instrument console.
For proper fleet operation as delivery machines, Hope has included several luggage mounting options that can be customized to fit different business applications. Geliose is also offering the leasing option that costs Rs 2,999 per month.
The Hope electric scooter sports LED lighting and parking assist tech with reverse mode. If you want to get the scooter for personal use, you might have to wait a few months as it is only available for last mile operations currently. Booking is also still limited to Delhi.