Top 10 Electric Bikes under 1.5 lakh in India 2023

Electric bikes are becoming more popular in India as they offer a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation. With the increasing demand, there are many options available in the market with varying prices, features, and specifications. To help you find the perfect electric bike, we’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Electric Bikes under 1.5 lakh in India 2023, so you can choose the right one for you.

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Here are the top 10 Electric Bikes under 1.5 lakh in India 2023-

  • Ather 450X Gen 3
  • Ola S1
  • TVS iQube Electric
  • Tork Kratos
  • Oben Rorr
  • Okinawa Praise Pro
  • Ampere Magnus EX
  • Hero Electric Optima
  • Bounce Infinity E1
  • Bajaj Chetak

As a lover of electric vehicles, I am always eager to see progress in the field. Specifically, I am interested in electric bikes that offer a practical and cost-effective mode of transportation.

This article will showcase the top 10 electric bikes available in India for a budget of 1.5 lakh rupees in 2023. These bikes offer a range of features and benefits, making them an attractive choice for commuters and bike enthusiasts alike.

In this article, we will be discussing the top 10 electric bikes under 1.5 lakh in India for 2023.

1. Ather 450X Gen 3

The Ather 450X Gen 3 boasts an impressive array of features and technology, starting with its powerful 6.2kW motor and 3.7kWh lithium-ion battery. This combination allows the scooter to reach a range of 105km in Eco mode and fast-charge for 15km in just 10 minutes.

Ather 450X Gen 3
Ather 450X Gen 3

In terms of design, the 450X Gen 3 features a youthful appearance with modern accents, such as the seven-inch touchscreen TFT display and Bluetooth connectivity.

Riders will also appreciate the five riding modes, including Smart Eco, Eco, Ride, Sport, and Warp, and the bike’s advanced suspension system and braking hardware. The 450X Gen 3 has a spacious 22-liter under-seat storage area for added convenience.

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Specification of Ather 450X Gen 3

SpecificationAther 450X Gen 3
Price1.3 lakhs
Top speed90 km/h
Power26 nm torque
Battery3.7 kWh
Fast Chargeryes
Charging time (0-100% (Home charging))5 h 40 min
Range146 km on a single charge

With its impressive specifications and technology, the Ather 450X Gen 3 is available at a starting price of Rs. 1,32,939 in India, with top variant prices starting from Rs. 1,55,361.

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2. Ola S1

Several differences can be noted when comparing the Ola S1 Air, S1, and S1 Pro. Firstly, in terms of battery and range, the S1 Air features a 2.5 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of 101 km, while the S1 boasts a 3 kWh battery and a range of 141 km.

Ola S1
Ola S1

The S1 Pro, on the other hand, is equipped with a larger 4 kWh battery offering a range of 181 km. Additionally, the S1 Air and S1 have Eco, Normal, and Sports modes while the S1 Pro has all of these modes as well as a Hyper mode.

Specification of OLA S1 Air vs OLA S1 vs OLA S1 Pro

SpecificationOLA S1 AirOLA S1OLA S1 Pro
Battery pack2.5 kWh3 kWh4 kWh
Range (claimed)101 km141 km181 km
Riding modesEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, SportsEco, Normal, Sports, Hyper
Electric motor4.5 kW8.5 kW8.5 kW
Top speed85 kmph95 kmph116 kmph
Charging time4.5 hours5 hours6.5 hours
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 84,999Rs 99,999Rs 1.40 lakh

Finally, in terms of price, the S1 Air is the most affordable option at Rs 84,999, followed by the S1 at Rs 99,999, and the S1 Pro at Rs 1.40 lakh. It is no surprise that the Ola S1 Air is 2nd on the list of Top 10 Electric Bikes under 1.5 lakh in India 2023.

3. TVS iQube Electric

The TVS iQube Electric boasts a top speed of 78 kmph (standard variant) and 82 kmph (ST variant) with a claimed real-world range of 100 km (standard and S variants) and 140 km (ST variant). Powering the electric scooter is a 4.4kW electric hub motor and a 3.04kWh (standard and S variants) or 4.56kWh (ST variant) li-ion battery.

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Specification of TVS iQube

SpecificationTVS iQube StandardTVS iQube STVS iQube ST
Battery pack3.04 kWh3.04 kWh4.56 kWh
Range (claimed)100 km100 km140 km
Electric motor4.4 kW4.4 kW4.56 kW
Top speed78 kmph78 kmph82
Price (ex-showroom)Rs. 99.13Rs. 1.04 LakhNo reviled
TVS iQube Electric
TVS iQube Electric

The TVS iQube Electric is available at a starting price of Rs. 99.13 K for the standard variant and goes up to Rs. 1.04 Lakh for the S variant.

4. Tork Kratos

Tork equips the Kratos range with a range of innovative features including a fully digital console with Bluetooth compatibility, multi-ride modes, a USB charging port, an anti-theft system, and OTA updates.

The Kratos also boasts of a 4kW axial flux motor that powers it to reach 40kmph in as little as 3.5 seconds for the Kratos R variant. The 4kWh Lithium-ion battery offers a range of up to 180km on IDC and 120km in real-world conditions.

Tork Kratos
Tork Kratos

Furthermore, the Kratos boasts regenerative braking and is suspended on a split trellis frame with a telescopic fork and mono-shock. The front and rear disc brakes with CBS ensure that the 140kg Kratos rides smoothly on 17-inch alloys.

Specification of Tork Kratos

SpecificationTork KratosTork Kratos R
Electric Motor7.5 kW9 kW
Power5.36 hp6 hp
Torque28 Nm38 Nm
Top Speed100 kmph105 kmph
0-40 kmph Time (seconds)4 sec.3.5 sec.
Battery (Li-ion)4 kWh4 kWh
Range (Km)180 km180 km
Charging Time (Hours)4-5 Hrs4-5 Hrs
Fast ChargingNAYes (0-80% in less than 1 hour)
Launch PriceRs 1.92 lakhRs 2.07 lakh
Effective Price (ex-showroom Pune)Rs 1.08 lakhRs 1.23 lakh

The Kratos is offered for Rs 1,92,499, while the R version is priced at Rs 2,07,499 (ex-showroom, Pune). However, after availing of the FAME-II subsidies, the prices decrease to Rs 1,32,499 and Rs 1,47,499 respectively.

In certain states, including Pune and Delhi, the bikes are eligible for state subsidies which further bring down the ex-showroom prices to as low as Rs 1,02,499.

5. Oben Rorr

Equipped with an all-LED lighting system and a fully digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, users have access to features such as predictive maintenance, ride details, battery status, geo-fencing, charging station locator, and on-demand service.

Oben Rorr
Oben Rorr

Oben Rorr is powered by a 10kW frame-mounted motor and a 4.4kWh lithium-ion battery, offering a range of 200km in ideal driving conditions.

With a telescopic fork up front and a rear mono-shock, the Oben Rorr also comes with disc brakes at both ends, CBS as standard, and an impressive 200mm ground clearance and 230mm water wading capability.

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Specification of Oben Rorr

SpecificationDetails
Battery pack4.4kWh lithium-ion
Range (claimed)Eco mode: 150km; City mode: 120km; Havoc mode: 100km; IDC range: 200km
Riding modesEco, City, Havoc
Electric motor10kW frame-mounted motor
Top speed100kmph
Charging time2 hours (using a 15A socket)
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 99,999 (in Maharashtra, including FAME II and state subsidies)

To conclude, at the last line, the Oben Rorr is priced at Rs 99,999 ex-showroom in Maharashtra, inclusive of FAME II and state subsidies.

6. Okinawa Praise Pro

The Okinawa PraisePro is an affordable option in the Praise series, powered by a 2500-watt BLDC motor and a 2.0 kWh lithium-ion battery. The charging time for the battery is 2-3 hours, with a claimed range of 88 km/charge. Equipped with a 1000 Watt BLDC hub motor, the Praise Pro offers peak power and is available in one variant, STD.

Okinawa Praise Pro
Okinawa Praise Pro

Specification of Okinawa Praise Pro

SpecificationDetails
Battery pack2.08kWh lithium-ion
Range (claimed)88 km/charge
Riding modesN/A
Electric motor1000 Watt BLDC hub motor
Top speedN/A
Charging time2-3 hours
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 87,593 (without subsidies)

The electric scooter retails at Rs 87,593 (ex-showroom, without subsidies) and can be booked with a payment of Rs 2,000. The price of the Okinawa PraisePro starts at Rs 99,645 K.

7. Ampere Magnus EX

The Ampere Magnus Pro variant comes equipped with features such as an LED headlamp, LCD instrument cluster with keyless entry, apron-mounted storage space with an integrated USB port, and an under-seat boot light.

Additionally, it offers two riding modes: Eco and Cruise. With a 10 percent battery capacity, the Limp Home Function allows one to cover a distance of up to 10km.

Ampere Magnus EX
Ampere Magnus EX

Powered by a 1200W motor, the Ampere Magnus Pro accelerates from 0-40kmph in 10 seconds with a claimed top speed of 55kmph. Its removable lithium-ion battery offers a range of 100km in Eco mode and 80km in Cruise mode and takes 5-6 hours to fully charge.

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Specification of Ampere Magnus EX

Battery packRange (claimed)Riding modesElectric motorTop speedCharging timePrice (ex-showroom)
Removable lithium-ion battery100km (Eco mode), 80km (Cruise mode)Eco and Cruise1200W55kmph5-6 hoursRs. 81,900 (Ampere Magnus EX STD)

The price of the Ampere Magnus Pro starts at Rs. 81,900 for the Magnus EX STD variant.

8. Hero Electric Optima

The Hero Electric Optima is a popular high-speed electric scooter that comes in two variants, both with a top speed of 45 kmph.

The Optima CX is equipped with features such as a digital instrument cluster, cruise control, walk assist function, reverse mode, regenerative braking, remote lock with anti-theft alarm, USB charging port, and an LED headlight.

Hero Electric Optima
Hero Electric Optima

The Optima CX is powered by a 550W BLDC hub motor, producing 1.2kW of peak power, and is paired with a removable 51.2V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery pack.

The standard CX variant offers a claimed range of 82 km, whereas the CX ER variant offers a claimed range of 140 km. It takes about 4-5 hours to charge the battery fully.

Specification of Hero Electric Optima

SpecificationHero Electric Optima CX
Battery pack51.2V, 30Ah lithium-ion battery pack (removable)
Range (claimed)Standard CX: 82 km; CX ER: 140 km
Riding modesN/A
Electric motor550W BLDC hub motor, 1.2kW of peak power
Top speed45 kmph
Charging time4-5 hours
Price (ex-showroom)Standard CX: Rs 67,190; CX ER: Rs 85,190 (Delhi post Fame II subsidy)

The Optima CX single battery variant is priced at Rs 67,190 (ex-showroom, Delhi post Fame II subsidy), while the dual battery pack CX ER variant is priced at Rs 85,190 (ex-showroom, Delhi post-Fame II subsidy). The final price may go down further depending on the state subsidies.

9. Bounce Infinity E1

Bounce Infinity E1 is an electric scooter available in 5 different colors. It is powered by a BLDC motor producing 83Nm of torque with a top speed of 65 kmph and reaches 0 to 40 kmph in 8 seconds.

The e-scooter is equipped with a 48V 39Ah battery offering a range of 85 km with a charging time of 4-5 hours.

The Infinity E1 offers features like remote tracking, geo-fencing, drag mode, reverse mode, cruise control, anti-theft mechanism, and tow alert, which can be controlled through a smartphone app.

Bounce Infinity E1
Bounce Infinity E1

Specification of Bounce Infinity E1

SpecificationBounce Infinity E1
Battery pack48V39Ah removable lithium-ion
Range (claimed)85 km
Riding modesEco, Power
Electric motorBrushless DC hub motor producing 83Nm
Top speed65 kmph
Charging time4-5 hours using a conventional power socket
Price (ex-showroom)Rs. 68,999 (with battery), Rs. 45,099 (without battery)

Customers can buy the Infinity E1 with a battery for Rs 68,999 and without a battery for Rs 45,099, and it is eligible for the FAME II subsidy.

The Infinity E1 is also available with a “battery-as-a-service” subscription plan, bringing down the running cost of the e-scooter by 40% compared to conventional scooters. The starting price of Bounce Infinity E1 is Rs. 54,443.

10. Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak is a stylish electric scooter that costs Rs. 1,46,175 in India. It boasts a 3kWh IP67-rated lithium-ion battery and a 4kW (peak) and 3.8kW (continuous) electric motor with 16Nm of peak torque.

The scooter offers two drive modes, Sport and Eco, which provide a range of 95km and 85km respectively. Bajaj has included features such as a reverse assist mode, regenerative braking, and an onboard Intelligent Battery Management System.

Bajaj Chetak
Bajaj Chetak

Specification of Bajaj Chetak

SpecificationDetails
Battery packLithium Ion
Range (claimed)85-95 Km
Riding modesEco and Sport
Electric motorBLDC Motor
Top speed70 Kmph
Charging time5 Hrs
Price (ex-showroom)Price: Rs. 1.45 Lakh

The Chetak comes in two variants, Urbane and Premium, and is available in 6 colors: white, pink, black, yellow, red, and blue. Bajaj claims the battery will last for 70,000km before needing a replacement. Price: Rs. 1,46,175.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that with the increasing demand for eco-friendly modes of transportation in India, the market for electric bikes under 1.5 lakh is rapidly growing. There are various options available with varying specifications, features, and prices.

This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the top 10 electric bikes under 1.5 lakh in India in 2023, highlighting their key features and specifications to help you make an informed decision while purchasing one. With a range of options to choose from, it’s essential to consider factors such as range, charging time, top speed, and battery capacity, among others, before making a purchase.

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