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Indians' top three budget scooters: Hero Electric Optima, Bounce Infinity E1 & Hero Electric Flash
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Published on 19th Feb 22

Indians' top three budget scooters: Hero Electric Optima, Bounce Infinity E1 & Hero Electric Flash

Electric Scooters are one of the favorite modes of transport of the Indians! The trend is towards the electric scooter, which is increasingly replacing thermal scooters. It is the major advantages of this mode of transport that make the electric scooter a particularly interesting solution. Focus on this new way of getting around! The electric scooter is much less polluting than a thermal scooter which rejects a lot of carbon dioxide in the air, but also a large number of fine particles. This is why users are increasingly turning to a new mode of transport, the electric scooter. Let's see which one is the suitable electric scooter for your daily commute out of these three and obviously pocket-friendly!!

Hero Electric Optima

Hero Electric Optima was launched in India on October 16, 2020, along with Hero's 3 city speed range scooters: Hero Nyx-HX, Hero Optima-HX, and Hero Photon-HX. Hero Electric Optima is an environmentally friendly electric scooter with 4 variants. Its low-speed variants are Optima LI and Optima LA, and its high-speed variants are Optima ER and Optima E5.


Design: The Hero Electric Optima is a non-traditional electric scooter with a high matte red finish with high-quality plastic. The overall design of the scooter is elegant, simple, and unusual. It has a digital console that displays battery status, speed, and odometer. All four variables have an elegant design and spacious, long seats. Electric scooters have dual shock absorbers and a telescopic fork at the front and rear respectively with drum brakes.

Specifications: The Optima Low-Speed ​​series is equipped with a 250W BLDC motor with Li-ion and lead-acid batteries, while the Optima High-Speed ​​series is equipped with a 600W/1200W BLDC hub motor. The E5 has a single battery and the ER has a dual battery. Talking about autonomy in a single charge, The Low-Speed ​​​​series offers 50 to 65 km autonomy while the E5 and ER offer a range of 55 km and 110 km respectively. Hero Electric Optima features include fuel status, low fuel indicator, digital speedometer, tachometer, low battery status indicator, clock, trip meter, and many more.

Price Range: Rs.51,578 (ex-showroom price)

Bounce Infinity E1

The Bounce Infinity E1 comes with a rechargeable battery and charger or membership-based model. The membership option to replace the battery makes the Bounce Infinity E1 the most affordable e-scooter at this price. Customers who opt for a membership package will not receive a battery or charger. However, the customers with a subscription will be provided with access to the battery replacement station set up by the company that will allow you to easily swap your batteries. These battery charging stations will be set up in various strategic locations across India. Bounce owners with dead batteries can visit these battery swapping stations to replace a dead battery with a full one and eliminate the struggle of charging the Electric scooter.


Design: It has a contemporary and ergonomic design. Bounce Infinity E1 scooter comes up with five color options: Sporty Red, Sparkle Black, Pearl White, Comet Gray, and Desat silver. Its design is somewhere similar to the most retro scooters available in the market today, the Bounce Infinity E1 was designed as a future definition of retro scooters. In addition, Bounce offers several standard Infinity E1 design options. The taillights in particular are reminiscent of some of the Japanese scooters that many of us adore.

Specifications: The new Bounce Infinity E1 is equipped with a BLDC motor with a maximum torque of 83 Nm. The scooter has a top speed of 65 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 40 km/h in just 8 seconds. The scooter has two riding modes: eco-friendly mode and powerful mode. The battery that comes with the scooter is a 48V 39Ah lithium-ion battery, which lasts 85 km under normal scenarios .Bounce says its unique battery replacement technology saves customers earnings up to 40% over traditional petrol or diesel-powered scooters. Bounce has rust-proof alloy wheels, Handlebar-mounted LED Projector Headlamp, taillights, inbuilt storage for helmets. The scooter also has a digital speedometer for odometer reading, battery status, speed, and much more. The scooter also offers features such as cruise control, drag and drop mode, geofencing, reverse mode, anti-theft system, and a long seat for two. This unique feature of battery swapping is new to the people of the country.

Price: Rs. 45,099 (ex-showroom price)

Hero Electric Flash

Hero Electric Flash is the entry-level electric scooter offered by Hero in the Indian EV market. Hero Flash has been offered to the buyers in three classy color options: white, red, and gray. Hero Flash looks good in its current style. Alloy wheels and glossy paintwork give this scooter an elegant look. In addition to an under-seat storage compartment, the flash comes with a carrying luggage space for added convenience.


Design: In terms of design, the front apron is largely a wide headlight with indicators on the handlebar.On the other hand, alloy wheels give an elegant look to this scooter.Anyway, the flash is a scooter that looks good in any case. In terms of the front look, the scooter is lightweight with a total weight of 87kg and ground clearance of 165mm. In terms of mechanical hardware, the flash comes with 16x3" front and rear tyres. In fact, both tyres come with a diameter of 16 inches. Braking functions are performed with drum brakes on each corner.

Specification: The flash is equipped with an electric motor that develops a top speed of 25 km/h and a range of approximately 65 km in a single charge. Hero Electric Flash has a 250W electric motor with a 48V 20Ah battery. It also supports automatic transmissions. In terms of range, the Hero electric flash has a range of 50 km on the single charge for the lead-acid battery model and gives a range of 65 km on a single charge for the lithium-ion battery model. The headlights and taillights use traditional halogen bulbs. The new Hero Electric Flash comes with a collection of digital instruments that display digital speed and fuel status.

Price: Rs. 46,662 (ex-showroom price)

Wrapping Up

The government is actively promoting electric vehicles (EVs) in India to save the environment. This presents automobile companies with a great opportunity to take benefits from India's fast-growing electric scooters market. The government is working on the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. It stands ready to help companies lay a foundation for the production of electric vehicles and their parts in India. Therefore, the government is implementing the FAME-II electric vehicles subsidy system across the country, and we expect to install as many public charging stations as possible in the next 10 years. So above is a list of the top 3 budget electric scooters available in India today with a price range under Rs.50,000. Choose the perfect fit as per your need and save the environment with us.

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