New Delhi: In a path-breaking ‘discovery’, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi-incubated startup has developed an electric scooter whose running cost is just 20 paise per kilometre.
Geliose Mobility has named it ‘Hope’, a cost-effective scooter meant especially for delivery and local commuting. The company is collaborating with logistics and delivery companies in food, e-commerce, grocery, essentials and other distribution applications.
The starting price of Hope is Rs 46,999.
The electric scooter can be ridden at a top speed of 25 km per hour. The other advantage is that since it falls under e-vehicles, ‘Hope’ does not require a driving licence or registration for driving.
The e-scooter comes with a portable charger and portable lithium-ion battery, which can be charged at home in normal sockets. It takes 4 hours for the battery to be fully charged.
Customers can select from two ranges — 50 km and 75 km of battery capacity.
Equipped with modern technology like battery management, data monitoring system and pedal-assist unit, ‘smart scooter’ Hope comprises IoT which informs customers about their scooters through data analytics.
Geliose Mobility is among few companies which provides special features like pedal-assist system. Hope is also equipped with special reverse mode technology to facilitate parking in congested places.
“We are going through an era of increasing pollution and climate change every day, and there is a need for sustained efforts in all the industries, especially in the field of automobiles. We started Geliose Mobility three years ago. Hope is our flagship step in the effort to build the vehicle ecosystem,” Geliose Mobility Founder and CEO Aditya Tiwari informed.