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Ampere Vehicle launches Zeal electric scooter at INR 66,950

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Coimbatore based electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Ampere Vehicles, a subsidiary of Greaves Cotton has launched the Zeal electric scooter at a price of INR 66,950 ex-showroom Bengaluru. The Zeal electric scooter benefits from the Government of India’s FAME II scheme and is eligible for a subsidy of INR 18,000.

The Zeal electric scooter features handlebar mounted turn indicators, apron mounted LED headlamp, an anti-theft alarm, etc. The design language is fairly traditional and bears similarities with other Ampere Vehicle scooters. The scooter is equipped with two modes – Economy mode and Power mode.

The powertrain on the Zeal electric scooter is a 12kW Brushless DC motor connected to a 60V, 30Ah battery which can deliver a real-world range of 75 km with a top speed of 55 kmph. The battery can be completely charged in 5.5 hours. The kerb weight of the electric scooter is 78 kg and it can carry a payload of 130 kg.

The Zeal electric scooter comes in five colour options which are as follows:-

  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • White

The Zeal electric scooters are sold by Ampere Vehicles in over 300 Greaves retail outlets across India.

Electric scooters other than Zeal, in Ampere Vehicles portfolio includes:-

  • V48
  • V48 Li
  • Reo
  • Reo Li
  • Magnus

The Zeal electric scooter competes with the Hero electric scooters like the Photon 48V which is powered by a 1500W BLDC hub motor connected to a 28Ah lithium-ion battery which can deliver a real-world range of 80 km in Power mode and 110 km in Eco mode on a single charge and can do a top speed of 45 kmph. The batteries take 4 to 5 hours to completely recharge. The Hero Electric Photon 48V offers more equipment than the Zeal scooter but it costs nearly INR 20,000 more than the Zeal electric scooter.