The claimed range of Infinity E1 is 85 km on a single charge, it takes 4-5 hours to charge from any regular electrical socket.
The Bangalore-based EV start-up Bounce today launched their first electric scooter in India, the Infinity E1. If the scooter sounds familiar to you, it is because Bounce has now purchased the operation of the defunct 22Kymco and this scooter was originally the 22Kymco i-Flow which was launched in June 2019.
Bounce Infinity E1 Battery Swap: How Does It Work?
The Infiniti E1 will be offered with a unique ‘battery as a service’ option, where customers can either buy the scooter with battery and charger, or even get the battery pack on rental basis. The Bounce Infinity E1 is priced at Rs 68,999 including battery and charger, while without the battery it is priced at Rs 45,099 (both price, ex-showroom, Delhi). The company did not disclose the cost of its battery subscription program.
For customers who purchase the Infiniti E1 without a battery pack, Bounce says batteries can be switched to fully charged units via a dedicated battery swapping network. The company says it aims at the world’s largest and densest battery-swapping platform with an interchangeable facility every 1 km. The company claims that this will reduce the running costs of scooters by up to 40 percent compared to conventional scooters. The Infinity E1 is India’s first electric scooter with battery swapping features.
Bounce Infinity E1: Technical Details
The Infiniti E1 is powered by a 2kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers a certified range of 85km per charge. Although the company did not cite a power figure for the electric scooter, the E1’s torque output stood at 83Nm. Bounce claims that the Infinity E1 can sprint from 0 to 40kph in 8 seconds and has a top speed of 65kph.
The battery pack can be topped up in about 4 to 5 hours by connecting to any regular electrical socket. The scooter has two riding modes – Power and Echo. In the case of underpinning, the Infiniti E1 is built in a tubular frame and has hydraulic telescopic front suspension and twin shock absorber at the rear. It also gets disc brakes on both ends with Electronic Braking System (EBS) and it also gets reproducible braking technology.
Bounce Infinity E1: Design and Features
In terms of design, the Infiniti E1 looks quite like a conventional scooter, although its simplicity has a certain elegance. Some highlights include round LED projector headlamps with smart detailing, flash-fitting rear foot pegs and stylish alloy wheels. The Infiniti E1 will be available in five color choices – Sporty Red, Sparkle Black, Pearl White, Desat Silver and Comed Gray – either glossy or matte finish.
For its features, Bounce gets a digital instrument cluster, a reverse mode, cruise control and tow alerts. It also gets a unique drag mode that allows the scooter to move at walking speed, if it has a puncture and you want to push it. Bounce Infinity has provided the E1 with a smart app that can be connected via Bluetooth and used for geofencing, scooters can be tracked remotely, charging status can be checked and much more.