Bounce is planning to launch its electric scooter in the Indian market, it’s called Bounce-E Electric Scooter, according to the tweets by Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO and the co-founder of this bike-sharing company. Bounce, with the other companies like Yulu and Vogo, has been growing fastly over the last few years, and like these companies, appears to invest in the electric future. This Bounce-E electric scooter has a yellow and black finish with enough storage to keep two helmets and the best part is it runs on a battery.
The company announces to launch its first self-assembled Bounce-E electric scooter, which will be rented using the Bonce app. This startup received its official funding from the International Centre for Automotive Technology(ICAT) for its two-wheeler electric vehicles(EV) in the last September 2020, and the company claims that this is their first consumer-focused with the bike-sharing platform to receive the same certification in India. Yulu Miracle, an electric bicycle company is also ICAT certified, but it falls under the category of bicycles and it does not come under the purview of the Moter Vehicles Act.
Hallekere the Bounce’s co-founder tweeted that e-bikes are out there for hire on-demand through the Bounce app. The Bounce app is out there on the Google Play Store and App Store. This bike rental platform is currently operational in Banglore, Hubli, Vijayawada, and Mysore. Hallekere also mentioned that it was testing its Bounce-E in Mysore and Banglore. While the EV is currently available for rentals, The cofounder earlier said that the company aims to sell this vehicle at logical and delivery companies across the globe. In another tweet hinting about the price, it seems to suggest that this Bounce-E could be around Rs. 55,000. The user may have an additional payment of Rs. 1,450 for the battery swapping and maintenance every month.
Based on the photo tweeted by Hallekere, the all-new Bounce-E bike has a yellow and black finish and has enough storage for at least two helmets to fit in. In one of the tweets, he mentioned that the e-scooter can last upto 65kms range. The co-founder confirms that the Bounce electric scooter will integrate a battery swapping technology. Our battery swapping infra has crossed over the 1,00,000 swaps so far,” he says
We requested Hallekere about the launch plans, key features of the bike, the people behind developing the bike, and also where the bikes were being manufactured and assembled. However, he shunned giving any other further info.
In December, after the ICAT certification for their electric vehicles, Bounce reportedly confirms to plan the transition of a 100 percent electric vehicle by Q3 2022. Hallekere had then revealed that all the vehicles are added to the platform after February 2020 have been electric. Until December 2020, the company has 6,000 scooters on its platform, and 50 percent of those are electric. It also looked to add 4,000 more e-scooters by February 2021.
Earlier this month, Bounce has announced that it has reached a significant milestone, crossing over the 5 million kilometers on its electric vehicle of Kirana owners, who have enabled over 1,00,000 battery swaps.
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