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:-
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 Li
- Reo Li
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.