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Electric scooters or eScooters are primarily marketed for their eco-friendliness and not much for their performance. But thanks to rapid advancements in battery technologies, 2022 is expected to see a steady stream of electric scooters that are not just safer for the environment but power-packed and efficient too. 

Upcoming eScooters in 2022

If you are planning to purchase one, here are 5 of the best upcoming electric scooters you should watch out for.

1. Honda PCX Electric

If there was one eScooter model that could compete with the performance and efficiency of fuel-powered scooters, it sure has to be Honda PCX Electric. Powered by a 50.4V 20.8Ah Lithium-Ion battery, the eScooter can generate a peak power of 5.7 PS @ 5500rpm. 

It is also one of the few electric scooters to feature disc brakes on both front and rear. PCX Electric is expected to come with a top speed of 60kmph and a single-charge range of 40kms. 

Features

  • Swappable battery packs
  • Tubeless tires
  • Twin rear shock absorbers
  • Charging point

Estimated Price- Rs. 1.45 lakh

Estimated Launch Date- February 2022

2. Hero eMaestro

eMaestro was spotted at Hero MotoCorp’s R&D facility in Jaipur in 2020. According to the experts, the leading two-wheeler brand is all set to start commercial production of this electric version of its popular Maestro scooter. 

This eScooter is based on the Hero’s Maestro Edge platform but with an all-new electric powertrain. With an impressive range of 100-120kms, Hero eMaestro is expected to be one of the best electric scooters in India in the coming days. 

Features

  • Cloud connectivity
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Gold finish on telescopic fork
  • Alloy wheels

Expected Price- Rs. 1 lakh

Expected Launch Date- February 2022

3. Bird ES1+

eScooter manufacturers are also aggressively experimenting with the products, and Bird ES1+ is the perfect example of such innovation. First spotted during Auto Expo 2020, Bird ES1+ is one of the most lightweight eScooters at around 60kgs. 

The stylish eScooter is equipped with a camera on the front with a button on the switchgear and a digital instrument panel that is Bluetooth enabled. But the top speed of 35kmph is a big letdown. 

Features

  • LED headlamp, tail lamp, and turn indicators
  • Disc brake at both ends
  • Highly affordable
  • Tubeless tires

Estimated Price- Rs. 60,000

Estimated Launch Date- February 2022

4. Suzuki Burgman Street Electric

Suzuki is planning to take the Indian EV market by storm in 2022 with its first electric scooter, Burgman Street Electric. Equipped with a 4kW engine, the eScooter can effectively compete with any fuel-powered 110cc scooter. In addition, the digital instrument panel is mobile-enabled for enhanced riding safety. 

With an expected range of 90kms and a top speed of 80kmph, Burgman Street Electric can be an excellent choice for daily commute. 

Features

  • Top speed of 80kmph
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Mobile connectivity
  • Front disc brake

Estimated Price- Rs. 1.20 lakh

Estimated Launch Date- February 2022

5.  Honda Activa Electric

India’s most popular scooter, Honda Activa, is expected to be released in an electric version in the second half of 2022. The electric scooter is expected to be equipped with a 60V Lithium-Ion battery that can be charged from 0-100 in about 6 hours. 

With an expected top speed of 75kmph and a range of around 100km, Honda Activa Electric is sure to prove a tough competitor, given its strong customer base. 

Features

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Multiple riding modes
  • LED headlights
  • Mobile app support

Expected Price- Rs. 1.10 lakh

Expected Launch Date- November 2022

*Estimated price, launch date, and specs are collected from online sources.

Conclusion

While there are already some great eScooters in the Indian markets, 2022 is expected to be the year consumers will be truly spoilt for choices. The chip shortage due to the pandemic delayed the launch of several eScooter models. Now that their supply has resumed, top brands are rushing to launch their eScooters at the earliest. 

If an eScooter is on your wishlist for 2022, the top 5 upcoming electric scooters listed above deserve your attention. You can also visit an eBIKE Studio near you to check out some of the current best options.

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