Techo Electra that is a Pune-based startup company, has launched a range of three new electric scooters namely the Emerge, Neo and Raptor. They are respectively priced at INR 72,247, INR 43,000 and INR 60,771. All the mentioned prices here are on-road Pune.
The top of the line scooter, the Emerge which sports a retro design language seems more or less identical to old Vespa scooters. It comes finished in three vibrant colour options including red, black and yellow and gets features such as all-LED headlamp, digital instrument cluster, central locking and reverse assist as its major highlights. The battery pack on this flagship model is a portable lithium-ion unit unlike others and it gives the freedom of changing the battery as well.
In terms of power, the e-scooter is armed with a BLDC motor which is capable of developing 250 watts of power from 48V 28Ah lithium-ion battery. In a single charge, the battery can returns travel range of 70km to 80km. While to charge it up, it requires 4-5 hours for a full charge.
At the suspension front, the e-scooter is equipped with a telescopic fork up front and dual shocks absorbers at the rear. While braking duties on the Emerge is handled by a disc brake on the front wheel and drum brakes on the rear.
Dressed up in a more conventional design, the Raptor seems like the Honda Grazia in the 125cc scooter segment. At the featuring front, the Raptor keeps the same set of features being offered with the flagship Emerge. However, the portable lithium-ion battery is not part of Raptor scooter. It uses a 12V 32Ah x 4 lead-acid battery which is claimed to return travel range of 75km to 80km on a single charge, which takes 5-7 hours of charging. The powering on both the Raptor and the Neo scooters is managed by the same BLDC motor with similar power output as of the Emerge.
The Neo is the low-spec variant in all the three scooters launched from Tecno Electric. It is powered by the same lead-acid battery and rests on identical underpinnings of the Raptor as well. However, the advanced feature of reverse assist offered on the Emerge and Raptor missed out here. But, it gets 12-litre under-seat storage, less than others and runs on 10-inch wheels shod up with thinner tyres.
The power output is under 250 watts, which ends up the need of driving licence to ride these scooter options. Also, there is no need for registering these scooters with the RTO. To take care of customers and products after-sales service, the company has a dealership network of 50 showrooms across the country.