The increasing demand for electric mobility has led to several brand new electric vehicles under brand new names coming into the Indian market in recent years. Bounce, the Bengaluru-based company ventured into the EV market by launching the first-ever electric scooter, Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter.
Bounce is a promising brand that has managed to generate the necessary excitement. Similar to Ola, Bounce has been acknowledged for its the best in ride-sharing services, mainly via two-wheelers.
Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO & Co-founder of Bounce, said, “I strongly believe in the potential of electric vehicles in India. With this vision, we launched our in-house EV mobility solutions in June 2019. Today, we are building on our success, and to facilitate faster adoption of EVs, Bounce has taken a step ahead to develop the Infinity E1. We are committed to taking on all challenges to make India a leading EV adopter globally.”
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- Infinity E1 has a claimed range of 85km.
- Bounce has opened pre-bookings for Infinity E1. Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter with a refundable token of Rs. 499.
- The delivery will begin in March 2022.
- The cost of this Electric Scooter is expected to fall in a few states according to the FAME II scheme, as well as state subsidies if applicable.
- A lithium-ion 2kWh battery pack powers the Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter.
Specifications Of Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter
|Colour||5 dynamic colours|
|Battery Capacity||1.87 kWh|
|Charging Time||4 Hrs|
|Max Torque||83 Nm|
|Top Speed||65 Kmph|
|Kerb Weight||94 kg|
|Ground Clearance||155 mm|
Bounce Infinity E1 Range
It has Power and Eco modes that offer various speeds and ranges that can be changed by pressing one button at the handlebar. Coming to the range, contrary to the specification chart, the electric scooter will be able to run on a single charge of 65km on Eco Mode instead of 85km.
If you switch to Power Mode, this range is reduced to 50-55km per charge. The actual range will vary based on many factors, including the style of riding, the weight of the rider and the incline of roads, etc.
The Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter features a contemporary, European design with smooth flowing lines. Bounce electric scooter appears a lot like an ordinary ICE scooter.
A few details like the flush-fitting pillion footpegs, aluminum finishing to the swingarm, and the body-colored apron are excellent additions to this e-scooter. It has a circular LED headlamp, LED DRL, and LED turn indicators.
Storage: The Bounce Infinity E1 Electric Scooter has ample space to store helmets and other accessories inside its 12 liter storage compartment.
Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter comes with 5 attractive colour options. The colours are Sparkle Black, Comet Gray, Sporty Red, Pearl White, Desat Silver.
Motor, Battery, Speed
The brand new Bounce Infinity electric scooter comes with a replaceable 1.87 kWh lithium-ion battery. Its BLDC hub motor comes with a power of 1.5 kWh, that claims to have a range of 85km.
Its maximum torque is of 83 Nm at peak speed. It can also go from 0-40 kmph in just 8 seconds and reach a top speed of 65 mph.
Bounce claims that their battery in the newly launched Infinity E1 electric scooter can be fully charged within about 4-5 hours with a normal charger. Bounce also offers an exclusive ‘Battery as a Service’.
The company claims its Infinity E1 electric scooter can run for up to 85 miles on a single charge. The latest Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is available with or without a battery and with the option of choosing the swappable battery system.
This electric bike can also come with the option of a removable battery and can be charged from the office, at home, or even via the extensive battery-swapping network of the company or anywhere else it is convenient.
The company claims that the battery as a service option will reduce the cost of ownership for consumers. This reduces the operating costs for the scooter by around 40% compared to traditional scooters.
However, in order to avail this service, users must choose the subscription plan.
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Brakes And Suspension
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is constructed upon a frame made of tubular material. It has hydraulic telescopic front suspension and twin shock absorbers in the rear.
Braking is managed with disc brakes on both ends, assisted by regenerative brakes, which bring some energy back on the battery.
Warranty: It comes with an extended warranty of 3 years up to 50,000 miles.
The list of features isn’t small for the price of this scooter. It comes with,
- A digital instrument console
- Projector headlights
- LED lighting
- Standard negative LCD display
- Usb charger
- Remote tracking
- Six-axis accelerometer
- Overvoltage/undervoltage protection
- Side stand sensor
- Battery, motor controller
- Drag mode and reverse mode
- 12-inch wheels
- Anti-theft lock
- Tow alert
Bounce Infinity E1 Price In India
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter retails at 68,999 and includes the standard lithium-ion interchangeable battery. Bounce also sells the scooter with a battery-as-a-service option, which costs just 45,099 (ex showroom price in Delhi).
The Infinity electric scooter is purchased with the battery which is available to rent. It comes with batteries that can be swapped and accessed through designated stations for swapping set up for the business.
The pre-orders of Bounce electric scooter begin at Rs 499 (refundable) beginning in February. The delivery will start in March 2022. It can be FAME II eligible and can get subsidies from state governments.
Benefits Of Buying
- The E1 is quite a well-handled scooter designed for commuters.
- The lightweight kerb weight model, make it to be extremely responsive even in a tight flow of traffic.
- Swappable battery facility.
- A removable battery makes charging the vehicle more convenient.
- Good handling dynamics
- Provides a relaxing and comfortable ride.
- Accessible purchasing options
Could Be Better
- The build quality could be improved
- Finish and quality levels require to be improved.
- Jerky throttles can be irritating.
- Storage space is not enough
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter turns out to be an excellent electric scooter that is designed to mobilize the masses. Particularly thanks to its battery swapping technology which aims to provide an increased level of convenience for riders.
The E1 is a decent model to get the requirements of the majority of Indian commuters. If the company can iron out any issues before the scooter is in its production stage, it might become an innovator in the market that is growing worldwide.