For context, recently Ola Launched a cheap electric scooter, Ola S1 Air, in India. The e-scooter is priced at Rs. 84,999 and the rider gets a claimed range of 101km on a full charge.
Baj Bikes is an affordable electric scooter
Baz Bikes, a subsidiary of Electark Technologies, has launched a new low-cost electric scooter aimed at delivery agents and small businesses. The new e-scooter is priced at Rs. 35,000 (ex-showroom) and does not include the cost of the battery. The company siphons off battery dependency to a network of automated battery exchange stations.
Buyers also have the flexibility to rent e-bikes from Bajaj dealerships and avail the pay-as-you-move model.
Baja Electric Scooter Specifications
New Baz Electric Scooter Dimensions It has a length of 1,624 mm and a seating height of 730 mm. The e-scooter, according to CTO Shubham Srivastava, is designed to take the normal bashing that the commercial sector brings. The scooter gets dual front fork and dual rear shock absorbers. No registration is required as the vehicles are limited to a maximum speed of 25kmph.
These e-scooters are powered by battery packs that the company calls Baz Energy Pods. The replaceable batteries weigh 8.2kgs and have an energy density of 1082Wh. The pods are rated for IP68 weatherproofing. The operating temperature of the pods is 45 degrees Celsius.
The charging facility will be provided by ergonomically designed automated stations that have an Indian physique and an easy-to-connect charging port. The stations can facilitate up to 9 batteries simultaneously. The BAZ battery exchange network is also certified for IP65 weatherproofing. Other security features include anti-tampering measures, smoke and water sensors, HVAC-controlled charging slots, etc. Automated systems are connected via 4G LTE.
Baaz Bikes is a subsidiary unit of ElectTorq Technologies, an EV company founded by students of IIT Delhi. their Website The company records many accolades and recognitions accumulated over time. The company is highly motivated towards solutions for commercial riders and gig delivery operatives.
“Currently, we are working with a cluster approach, where we have launched our vehicles within a radius of 4-5 km in Delhi. Over the next 8 months, we aim to replicate this model across multiple clusters to achieve density and cover entire Delhi with the Baaz ecosystem, while maintaining high utilization of the network. As the network grows, it opens up new opportunities for us to address a wider audience. Anubhav Sharma, CEO of Baz Bikes said.