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Bounce Infinity vs Ola S1 vs Ather 450X: Spec Comparo


Here’s how Bounce’s first e-scooter stacks up against the big boys in the game

The Bounce Infinity E1 is here, and it aims to leave a mark in the electric mobility space. But this space already features two popular, home-grown scooters, the Ather 450X and the Ola S1. And here we’re telling you just how well the Bounce Infinity keeps with the big boys via a spec sheet-based comparison:

Motor

Specifications

Bounce Infinity E1

Ola S1

Ather 450X

Motor

BLDC

Mid-drive

PMSM

Power

NA

Peak: 8.5kW

Continuous: 5.5kW

Peak: 6kW

Continuous: 3.3kW

Torque

83Nm

58Nm 

26Nm 

0-40kmph

8 seconds

3 seconds (claimed)

3.41 seconds (tested)

Top Speed

65kmph (claimed)

90kmph (claimed)

80kmph (claimed)

Battery Capacity

2kWh

3.97kWh

2.9kWh

Range

85km (claimed)

121km (claimed)

85km (claimed)

91.4km (tested)

Charging Time

4-5 hours (claimed)

6.5 hour (claimed)

5hr 45min (claimed)

 
 

Ola set a new benchmark in terms of performance and there’s no beating it. With the highest power, battery capacity, and range figures, it trumps both the Ather 450X and the Bounce Infinity. 

In second place is the tried-and tested Ather 450X which still remains the fastest electric scooter we’ve tested to date. 

 

Coming to the Bounce Infinity, unlike both its competitors, it’s more of an easy-going commuter scooter, which reflects in its numbers. While its claimed range is almost on par with the Ather 450X, there’s no looking past the fact that it is the slowest scooter here (and by a mile), which is odd considering it makes the most amount of torque. However, since it gets a comparatively smaller battery than the other two, the Infinity has the shortest claimed charging time in the lot. 

Not to forget, the Bounce gets removable batteries (missing on the Ola and Ather) which essentially reduces downtime to mere seconds.

Underpinnings

Specifications

Bounce Infinity E1

Ola S1 Pro

Ather 450X

Front suspension

Telescopic fork

Single telescopic fork

Telescopic forks

Rear suspension

Dual shocks

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front brake

Disc

Disc

Disc

Rear brake

Disc

Disc



Disc

Front tyre

12-inch

110/70-12

90/90-12

Rear tyre

12-inch

110/70-12

90/90-12

All three scooters are neck-and-neck here, featuring a disc brake at both ends, a telescopic fork up front, and 12-inch alloys. However, the Bounce Infinity E1 comes out as a little less present-day, with its conventional dual rear shocks. In comparison, both the Ola S1 and Ather 450X get a modern monoshock. 

On the go, theoretically, the Ola S1 should reign supreme with its wider 110-section tyres, which would unlock better cornering capabilities. In second would be the Ather 450X, followed by the Bounce Infinity, due to its commuter-ish setup.

 Features

Feature

Bounce Infinity E1

Ola S1

Ather 450X

TFT Instrument Cluster

No

Yes

Yes

Smartphone Connectivity

Yes

Yes

No

Turn-by-turn navigation

No

Yes

Yes

LED Illumination

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Start

No

Yes

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

No

No

Reverse Mode

Yes

Yes

Yes

Boot capacity

12 litres

36 litres

26 litres

Swappable Batteries

Yes

No 

No

 

Again, the Ola S1 and Ather 450X come out as more ‘premium’ offerings with their fancy TFT displays. But the Bounce Infinity isn’t lacklustre in any way. It gets all the basics on point, only missing out on keyless start, turn-by-turn navigation, and a spacious boot. But to make up for this, Bounce has thrown in swappable batteries, as mentioned earlier, a USB port, and cruise control.

Cruise control is also offered on the top-spec Ola S1 Pro, but that costs substantially more.

Price & Verdict

Bounce Infinity E1

Ola S1

Ather 450X

Rs 68,999 (FAME-II subsidy)

Rs 45,000 (without battery)

Rs 85,099 (with FAME-II and state subsidy)

Rs 1.31 lakh (with FAME-II and state subsidy)

(*Delhi prices)

 

This is where the Bounce Infinity E1 suddenly makes sense. Aimed at the general audience, the Bounce Infinity undercuts the Ola S1 and Ather 450X by a massive Rs 18,000 and Rs 64,000, respectively, even after the latter two bring their state subsidies to bear.

Additionally, Bounce has introduced a ‘Battery-as-a-service’ subscription. In this, customers can basically buy the scooter without the battery for as low as Rs 45,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and then subscribe to the Bounce’s battery swap plan, which simply lets you swap batteries at your nearest Bounce swap station rather than charging a single battery time and again. 

While the Bounce Infinity E1 may not be as premium or powerful, the price difference is just extreme, which could help rake in a chunk of sales in our price-sensitive market.

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