Speed testing with Mahindra e-scooter Aether 450X
Mahindra may launch the Peugeot Kisby in electric form in India to compete with the Ather 450X and Bounce Infiniti E1 premium electric scooters. The upcoming Mahindra e-scooter has been tested for the second time and this time it has been spotted alongside the Aether 450X electric scooter. To recall, earlier, the Mahindra-Peugeot e-scooter was spied testing in the country in an ICE-powered and electric form factor.
The Peugeot Kisby is marketed internationally as a 50cc ICE powered scooter. The scooter develops 3.35bhp of peak power and 3.2Nm of peak torque at around 7,000rpm. The 50cc scooter segment in India is very small and the company is unlikely to introduce a product in the space. A more feasible option for Mahindra is electrified two-wheeler production, which has seen healthy growth in recent times.
Peugeot sells the E-Ludix electric scooter in international markets, which is a 1.6 kWh 48V lithium-ion removable battery pack. The E-Ludix is good for a range of 42km and tops out at 45kmph. Mahindra however can retune it for better performance and also use a bigger battery to support the extra performance. Not to mention, a bigger battery also means better riding range.
Other technical details, launch timeline information and pricing are currently unknown. But the new Mahindra-Peugeot e-scooter can be priced competitively.