Electric scooters are becoming immensely popular in India and it seems like every company now wants a bigger piece of the pie. Just recently the prominent Pune-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions also launched its newest all-electric scooter the Zing High-Speed Scooter (Zing HSS) at an introductory price of Rs 85,000.
According to the company, the Zing HSS is designed for youthful riders and has features like a multi-speed mode and a part failure indication. It is powered by an innovative lithium-ion battery with a 3.4 KwH capacity that offers a 125 km range on a single charge. A three-step adjustable suspension and regenerative braking system are other attractions. According to Kinetic, the Zing HSS has been thoroughly tested prior to being on sale and has a peak speed of 60kmph.
It has cruise control, a multi-functional dashboard, a USB port, a removable battery, and a smart remote key as added features. The Zing HSS is covered by a 3-year guarantee from Kinetic Green. To offer simple financing options to its clients, it has also worked with Sriram City Union, IDFC First Bank, Tata Capital Financial Services, IndusInd Bank, and others.
After finding success in the electric three-wheeler business, the company claims that it wants to use its electric two-wheelers to disrupt the mass market sector. Over 40,000 scooters have already been sold by the firm since the debut of two variants in 2021. Beginning on August 31, more than 300 exclusive Kinetic Green dealers in India will offer the Zing HSS.
Commenting on the launch of the new scooter, Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Founder and CEO, Kinetic Green said, “The launch of Zing electric scooter is a testament to our commitment of offering world-class EV technology and I am extremely proud to launch this model with best-in-class range of 125km and features. The company has aggressive plans to expand the portfolio with multiple offerings in high-speed scooters and our revolutionary e-Luna on the way for 2022-2023.”
She further added, “Kinetic group has tremendous experience in two-wheeler space, in developing advanced yet affordable two-wheelers like Kinetic Luna and Kinetic Honda scooter and Kinetic Green is committed to deliver a lot of excitement in electric two-wheeler space in coming years. The brand intends to revolutionise electric two-wheeler sector in India!”
In other electric two-wheeler news recently, an electric two-wheeler showroom in Kerala’s Kozhikode caught fire. The fire destroyed almost 9 vehicles in the showroom. The event took place in a showroom for Exxon Motors’ Komaki electric two-wheelers on the Kozhikode-Wayanad route. In front of Fathvima Hospital, in MN Tower, is where the dealership is situated. According to the report, an electric scooter that was brought to the dealership for maintenance caused the fire. When the incident occurred, there were several other electric bikes and scooters parked in the service area.
One of the vehicles delivered to the service shop had a battery problem. There were many scooters at the showroom that had a battery problems, and the experts were testing each one individually. The battery on one of the scooters parked in the service area ruptured during testing, resulting in rapid smoke and fire. The fire quickly spread to other parked automobiles. People passing by spotted the dealership filling up with smoke within minutes.