Gurgaon based Okinawa Scooters has launched Ridge electric scooter at Rs 43,702 ex-showroom, Delhi. Officially registered as Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd in 2015, the company has its manufacturing facility in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan with a capacity of 90,000 units a year.
The Ridge is powered by an 800 watt (around 1 hp) motor, which can achieve a top speed of 55 km/h. The 60V VLRA (valve-regulated lead-acid) battery gives a range of 80 – 90 km on a single charge. While it takes 4 – 6 hours to fully charge, there is a fast charging option which cuts down the charging time significantly.
The Ridge comes with digital instrument cluster, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, anti-theft alarm, central locking smart controller, Eco and Power driving modes. It has the capacity to carry a load of up to 150 kg.
The Ridge can be had in red, green-gold, red-white and white shades. The company plans to invest around $40 Million over the next three years in order to expand its operations across the country. The company currently has 24 dealerships, and plans to open 450 dealerships across the country in a phased manner over the next three years.
Commenting on the beginning of their operations, Jeetender Sharma, MD Okinawa Scooters said, “Being an Indian company, our vision is to be a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturer by offering a solution to the daily commuting needs of the average person. We aim to empower all our stakeholders through products that add to their lifestyle without subtracting anything from the environment. By making technology and nature ride together, Okinawa is poised to create a revolution in India’s transportation space. We promise never-seen-before performance standards and are driven by our motto of ‘Power the Change’ in each and every component of our vehicles. They run fast, are great to look at, come at extremely affordable prices and are a big ray of hope to curtail the amount of environmental degradation.”