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Diwali Special: Top 5 EVs For A Noise-free, Environment-friendly Diwali


From newbies like the Ola S1 to pocket-friendly options like the Hero Electric Optima, there’s plenty to choose from

The electric two-wheeler space in India is hotter than ever. And what better time to put in a deposit than the festival of lights, Diwali. Planning to do so? Well, here are the top five electric two-wheelers we’d recommend you to buy for a noise-free Diwali:

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Ola Electric S1 : Rs 99,999 (ex-showroom Delhi)

The Ola Electric S1 was probably the most anticipated EV launch of 2021. And it didn’t disappoint, at least with respect to specs. 

Ola’s electric scooter comes in two variants -- S1 and S1 Pro -- both using a 5.5kW motor, pumping out 8.5kW and 58Nm, which are class-leading numbers on paper. Additionally, features like remote lock/unlock, phone connectivity with navigation, a “limp home” mode (when the scooters are low on juice), reverse mode, and Take Me Home lights come standard on the S1, making it a delectable package. There’s more to it, though, and you can head here for the full details.

If you do opt for the Ola S1, do bear in mind that deliveries are yet to begin and with the latest delay in the booking date, you will probably have to wait a while to get your hands on one.  

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Ather 450X: Rs 1,32,426 (on-road Delhi)

Ah, the tried, tested, and likeable Ather 450X. This was the first premium electric scooter in India, packing features like TFT instrument cluster, phone connectivity, a reverse gear, and over-the-air updates. It is powered by a PMSM motor belting out 6kW of peak power and 26Nm. While this may sound less than the Ola S1, the Ather 450X is still the fastest electric scooter we have ever tested and it’s properly fun. Curious to know more? Read our test ride review to find out its real-world range, charging time, and acceleration figures.

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TVS iQube Electric: Rs 1,00,777 (on-road Delhi)

This is one of the oldest names in the Indian electric scooter segment. Powered by a 4.4kW electric hub motor, the TVS iQube Electric is capable of propelling itself from 0 to 40kmph in 4.2 seconds. The motor is mated to a 2.25kWh lithium-ion battery which allows a maximum range of 75km, making it suitable for local city stints. Additionally, you get all-LED lighting, riding modes, an underseat light, and a USB charging socket, all topped off by a digital TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity. We recently pitted the iQube against its petrol-powered sibling, the TVS Jupiter. Here’s how it went.

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Revolt RV400: Rs 90,799 (ex-showroom Delhi)

The Revolt RV400 is the only electric motorcycle in this list and the only proper e-bike in our country. It is powered by a 3kW belt-driven motor fed by a removable 3.24kWh battery, lending it a claimed range of 150km in Eco mode. While the battery can fully charge in 4.5 hours, the RV400’s battery can also be swapped at one of Revolt’s swap stations, decreasing the downtime to merely a minute. Oh, and the RV400 recently received an aesthetic update too. 

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Hero Electric Optima: Rs 67,440 (ex-showroom Delhi)

If you’re on a budget, the Hero Electric Optima is the e-scooter for you. Meant for commuting, It undercuts all the aforementioned scooters by a decent chunk. It puts out 1.2kW and has a 1.5kWh battery, giving it a claimed top speed and range of 42kmph and 122km. Being a barebones scooter, it only gets a LED headlight, remote lock/unlock, a USB charging port, and a basic LCD instrument cluster

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