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Yadea e-scooter spotted testing in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Government of India has proposed a plan for mass electrification which may also bring drastic changes to the current entry level automotive segments as the proposal suggests, that two-wheelers under the 150cc displacement be completely banned and replaced with electrified powertrains. The same will be done to three-wheelers and in the near future, four wheelers are also expected to have the same fate.

This mass electrification proposal has attracted many electric two-wheeler manufacturers and existing brands have also started to develop their own electric products. One such electric scooter, manufactured by a Chinese company called Yadea, has been spotted testing, somewhere in Tamil Nadu. The brand may collaborate with a local company to bring its product to our shores.

According to the source, the scooter in the spied images matches with Yadea’s YD-EM186 scooter which features retro styling and use of chrome treatment on parts such as rearview mirrors, mirror stays, and bezel around the digital instrument console which also comes equipped with a small fly-screen. The spied pictures show a white body with black inner panels, chrome taillight and signal light surround, storage space on the inner panel, a pillion backrest and a chrome treated grab rail. The scooter also features a luggage box mounted on the rear integrated with the backrest for extra storage. The front of the electric scooter is not seen in the spied images but, is expected to get an apron mounted headlight with chrome treatment around it and chrome treated, apron mounted, turn signal indicators, to keep in line with the overall design theme.

The electric scooter is likely to be powered by an 800W electric motor connected to a 48V 20Ah or an optional 60V 20Ah battery which can deliver a range of around 55 to 60 km on a single charge along with a top speed of 45 kmph. In terms of hardware the electric scooter gets telescopic front fork on the front and twin shocks on the rear. The brakes consist of a hydraulic disc on the front along with a mechanical drum on the rear wheel.

Other details on the e-scooter are scarce at the moment and more details are expected to be available soon.