It seems like now every few days a new electric scooter gets launched and rightfully so. Recently the Pune-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer iVOOMi Energy also launched two of its newest products the JeetX, and JeetX 180 e-scooters. These new scooters are the top-of-the-line luxury high-speed models offered by the brand and are produced in India. They offer a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour. Depending on the configuration a customer can get the JeetX for Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.4 lakh at the nearest iVOOMi store.
Commenting on the launch of the JeetX, Sunil Bansal, MD and Co-founder, iVOOMi said, “We at iVOOMi constantly strive to cater to the consumers with our indigenised innovation, and the company has been in a stabilisation mode, putting its research and development forward to bring an EV best-fitted for Indian conditions. We believe that these extra-powered, homegrown e-scooters will help people overcome range anxiety and increase the reliability of EVs.”
Features on the new JeetX include Easy Shift, a reverse gear, disc brakes with Combi Braking System (CBS), and a “touchless footrest” that can be taken out and pushed in without leaning over and using hands. Furthermore, a 3-year warranty is included with the iVOOMi JeetX battery.
The electric scooter has a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour and both the models – JeetX and JeetX180 offer different ranges, respectively. In rider mode, the JeetX has a range of over 90 km, however, in Eco mode, it has a range of over 100 km. Also according to the company, the JeetX180 can travel more than 200 km in environment mode and more than 180 km in sports mode.
The JeetX will go on sale on September 1, 2022, meanwhile, the JeetX180 will become available at the end of September. Up to September 10, 2022, iVOOMi will also be giving away complimentary accessories worth Rs. 3,000 as an early bird discount. The manufacturer, which is located in Pune, also said that it will provide twin batteries for all of its current scooters and that existing customers could buy an extra battery for their scooters.
In other EV-related news, recently through dealer sources, it was revealed that the Maharashtra government has withdrawn subsidies on two-wheeled electric vehicles. Back in July 2021, the state government of Maharashtra implemented the EV subsidy programme. And through these the early bird benefits were originally intended to last till December 31, 2021, however, they were extended till March 31, 2022. The subsidy was intended for the first 100,000 electric two-wheelers, with advantages of Rs 5,000 per kWh of battery capacity up to a maximum of Rs 10,000. There was also a Rs 15,000 early bird incentive for EVs with a 3kWh battery.
As of yet, sources have reported that the subsidies have ended for electric two-wheelers but there is no information regarding the subsidies for electric four-wheelers. This although does not imply that the central government’s FAME II subsidy has ended. The FAME II subsidy can still be availed. Earlier this month it was also notified that the Goa government’s Department of New & Renewable Energy announced that it will no longer provide subsidies for electric cars (EVs) in the state with effect from 31 July 2022. Goa became the first state in the nation to stop providing incentives for EVs.