Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter deliveries to begin April 18 – price, range, battery details and everything else you need to know
- Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter deliveries begin April 18.
- One of the key selling points of the Infinity E1 electric scooter is the battery renting model.
- Buyers of the Infinity E1 can quickly get a fully-charged battery by swapping out their discharged one, giving them a quick top-up of range.
AdvertisementBounce Infinity E1 electric scooter has finally gone into production and the company says deliveries will begin from April 18. The latest to join the fast-growing electric scooter bandwagon in India, the Bounce Infinity E1 is different from the other electric scooters planned or already available in the market.
One of the main issues with electric scooters – or indeed, electric vehicles – is battery charging and range anxiety. With recent incidents of electric vehicles catching fire, safety concerns are also on the rise.
The safety, charging issue and range anxiety are the three concerns that could likely be dealt with simultaneously if Bounce manages to pull off its ‘battery-as-a-service’ model with its first electric scooter, the Infinity E1.
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Bounce Infinity E1 – features and specifications
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter has a top speed of 65 kilometres per hour (km/h). Bounce claims a range of 85 kilometres per charge, thanks to the IP67-rated 2 kilo-watt hour battery pack.
The Infinity E1 promises acceleration from 0 to 40km/h in eight seconds – that is considerably higher than the Ather 450X, which takes 3.3 seconds, or the Ola S1 Pro, which takes 3 seconds.
Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, scooter tracking, charging status, a digital speedometer, cruise control and more. It has a 12-litre boot space.
Bounce Infinity E1 – what exactly is battery swapping and how does it work?
When phones with removable batteries were the norm, you could carry around an additional battery and simply replace the existing one in your phone when it drained out. This would give you a fully charged phone instantly, and you could then charge the additional battery externally.
This is the same concept that Bounce is employing in its ‘battery-as-a-service’ (BaaS) model.
Users will have to simply head over to their nearest Bounce battery swapping station and get their battery swapped. Each battery swap costs ₹35, and gives you a claimed range of 85 kilometres.
Bounce Infinity E1 – price and delivery date
The Bounce Infinity E1 comes in two models – you can either buy the scooter along with the battery and charger, or, you can buy the scooter and rent the battery.
AdvertisementHere’s the Bounce Infinity E1 price if you buy the scooter, battery and charger:
|Rest of India||₹79,999|
The battery renting alternative has four pricing models. For the sake of comparison, we consider the base price of Delhi.
|Particulars||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Option 4|
|Price per swap||₹35||₹35||₹35||₹35|
Note: Scooter cost is ex-showroom, Delhi | Option 3 and 4 have a minimum swap requirement, the subscription cost has been calculated accordingly.
It is worth noting that Gujarat has the lowest price across all options, while the costs are significantly higher in the rest of India.
AdvertisementBounce says that the effective battery swap cost per kilometre under the first two options is ₹0.65/km, which could be lucrative enough to attract two-wheeler owners using a petrol-powered motorcycle or scooter, where the average cost per kilometre is over ₹2.5 (based on current prices of petrol and an average mileage of 45 km per litre).
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