Avan Motors India, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, plans to launch a completely new range of electric scooters, with what the company describes as 'cutting-edge digital tools and technology' that will transform the company's range of new electric scooters into 'smart scooters'. The company says Avan's range of electric scooters have running costs of only 10 per cent of a vehicle running on conventional fuels. Avan Motors also provides after-sales service to customers along with road side assistance, and extended warranty to the first batch of electric scooters. Avan already has the Xero + electric scooter in India, priced at ? 47,000 (ex-showroom).
The Xero + is powered by a lithium-ion battery and boasts of a range of 60 km on a single charge, and 110 km range with the option of a double battery. The charge time for the lithium-ion battery is between 2 to 4 hours, and the scooter has a top speed of 45 kmph. The battery is detachable and can be charged at a regular plug point at home or at the workplace. The Avan Xero + comes with a front disc brake and rear drum brake and can take a maximum load of 150 kg.