BSA Motors launched its next generation electric scooter ‘Edge’ at the 10th Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi. Along with this launch, the company also unveiled India’s first electric scooter designed especially for the differently-abled – ‘Roamer Able’.
The e-scooter Edge, Edge has a motor rated power of 1250 watts and a motor peak power of 1600 watts. Edge also has a new and unique feature of a ‘speed selection switch’, wherein the rider can switch to power mode (speed) or economy mode (mileage) while riding. It also boasts of a revolutionary ‘Planetary Geared Motor Technology’ which gives the scooter better torque, acceleration as well as better climbing capacity. The Edge requires six-eight hours of battery charge time and will be priced at Rs. 35,500 (ex-showroom price Delhi.) It will be available in 4 attractive colours.
With Roamer Able, the company has introduced for the first time ever in India, an in-built reverse mechanism which enables the rider to reverse the vehicle with the ease of a switch. It is equipped with an independent rear suspension and adjustable rear shock absorbers for a smooth and stable ride. It also comes with a ‘speed selection switch’ and has a motor power of 500 watts. Roamer Able can reach a maximum speed of 40kmph in power mode and 25kmph in economy mode. Its unique reversing feature makes parking easier for the differently-abled. The battery is said to be completely maintenance free and takes approximately six to eight hours of recharge time. Roamer Able will be launched in the Indian market by the end of the month and will be priced at Rs. 35,300 (ex-showroom price Delhi). It will be available in four eclectic colours.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K.B. Srinivasan, Vice President, BSA Motors said, “BSA Motors is taking various steps to improve the performance, reliability and riding experience of electric scooters in India. We are working on more efficient motors, reliable electronics & batteries, an ergonomic vehicle design that will usher in next generation e-scooters in India. Our new product ‘Edge’ is in line with this approach. Also, with Roamer Able, we aim to reach to the target group of the disabled and thereby bring them into the mainstream. The scooter comes with innovative features such as a holder for crutches and a Rear Brake Lock to park the scooter on slopes along with a vehicle reverse switch – all to ensure safe and comfort ride for the differently-abled.”