HOP Electric Mobility has launched two new electric scooters - Leo and Lyf, in the country. The price for Leo starts from Rs 72,500 onwards. While for Lyf, it starts from Rs 65,500 onwards (all prices, ex-showroom). Both Leo and Lyf are sold in a total of three variants namely Basic, Standard and Extended. Furthermore, they both come equipped with dual 2X Li-ion battery technology which enables them to offer a 125 km riding range on a single battery charge. The top speed for Leo is rated at 60 kmph while drawing power from a 2.7 kW electric motor. HOP Lyf, on the other hand, gets a 2.0 kW electric motor with a top speed of 50 kmph.
Moving on, both electric scooters feature a 72V architecture with a load-bearing capacity of 180 kg. They further come equipped with a host of features. These include park assist, side stand sensor, USB charging, reverse gear up to 5 kmph, remote key, LED console, three ride modes with reserve mode, dual disc brakes, anti-theft alarm, and anti-theft wheel lock. The company also offers additional accessories such as internet connectivity and GPS with both HOP electric scooters.
“Since most millennials and now Gen Z individuals are now preferring sustainable yet convenient modes of transportation, these new product offerings will revolutionize the Indian e-mobility space. After months of R&D, our experts have furnished these two models with premium features and commendable battery range.” He further added, “We foresee hypergrowth in the e-mobility space and are looking forward to adding more products in our portfolio,” as commented by Ketan Mehta, CEO and Founder of HOP Electric Mobility.
At present, HOP has set up 5 swapping stations with 50 batteries each in Jaipur. This battery swapping technology will enable the customers to replace their discharged batteries with a fully charged battery within 30 seconds. The HOP electric vehicle can easily cover over 70 km on a single charge with an economical cost of under 20 paise per km. The company aims to build charging stations across India.
Besides these, the Jaipur-based two-wheeler manufacturer is planning to introduce an e-motorbike - HOP OXO 100, anytime soon. The e-bike is slated to offer a 100 km range on a single charge. Furthermore, it will provide a top speed of 100 kmph with a motor power of 7200W. By 2022, the company plans to set up a new manufacturing unit in South India with a capacity to produce a minimum of 5 lakh units per year.