Ampere Vehicles, has launched two new electric scooters in India. These are the Ampere V48 and the Reo Li-Ion. The Ampere V48 is priced at ? 38,000 and the Reo Li-Ion is priced at ? 46,000. Both scooters get a lithium-ion battery pack charger as well. These scooters need no registration either as they can touch a top speed of only 25 kmph. It has been a year since Ampere has been focussing on developing electric motors and other technology specific to electric scooters.
Both scooters feature a 250W brushless DC motor and are powered by a 48V lithium-ion battery pack. The Reo Li-Ion has a load hauling ability of 120 kg while the Ampere 48V can haul up to 100 kg. Both scooters have a range of 65-70 kilometres. Ampere says that both scooters can be fully charged within 4-5 hours.
Along with the two scooters, Ampere Vehicles also introduced its new lithium-ion charger which is priced at ? 3,000. The charger has a two-stage profile which can change the voltage and the current level. The battery is also fitted with control and monitoring systems which can protect the battery from short-circuit, high temperature cut-off and reverse-polarity protection as well.