Auto News of the Day (23-24 May)

e-Sprinto Amery Electric Scooter Hits the Market: Experience the Freedom of a 140 km Range at Just Rs 1.30 Lakh!

Electric two-wheeler manufacturer e-Sprinto has unveiled its latest offering, the Amery high-speed electric scooter, priced at Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom). This special introductory price is applicable for the first 100 bookings only. With a claimed range of 140 km on a single charge, interested customers can book the Amery at authorized e-Sprinto dealerships across the country.

Amery Features: Advanced Technology and Performance

Equipped with a digital display, anti-theft alarm, remote control lock, mobile charging socket, and more, the e-Sprinto Amery offers convenient features. It boasts a ground clearance of 200 mm, a carrying capacity of 150 kg, and front disc and rear drum brakes for rider safety. The Amery is powered by a 60V 50AH lithium-ion NMC battery, providing a top speed of 65 kmph and a rapid charging time of around four hours.

Stylish Color Options and Urban Mobility
Three enticing colour choices are offered for the Amery electric scooter: High-Spirit Yellow, Sturdy Black (Matte), and Blissful White. Atul Gupta, Co-Founder & Director of e-Sprinto, expresses excitement about the launch, stating that the Amery offers an unmatched riding experience. With its impressive speed, state-of-the-art features, and captivating aesthetics, e-Sprinto aims to redefine urban mobility with the introduction of Amery.

RunR Mobility Sets the Stage with the HS Electric Scooter: Enjoy a Thrilling 100 km Range for Just Rs 1.25 Lakh!

Gujarat-based EV start-up, RunR Mobility, has introduced its latest offering, the RunR HS EV electric scooter, starting at a price of Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, excluding subsidy). The scooter comes equipped with a 60V 40AH lithium-ion battery, providing a claimed range of 100 kilometers per charge.

The HS EV model is available in five attractive color options. Sporting a contemporary design, it features alloy wheels, luminous LED tail lights, an anti-theft alarm, device locator, and a digital cluster. The scooter is equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS) that offers real-time battery information to riders and incorporates battery-changing technology. With a top speed of 70 kmph, the RunR HS EV is a high-speed city scooter.

In a recent partnership with EV superstore chain Electric One Energy, RunR Mobility aims to make its products accessible to customers. Electric One Energy will exclusively sell the RunR HS EV in Gujarat and distribute it across India through its network of over 100 dealers. The collaboration emphasizes the importance of after-sales services.

Additionally, a roadside assistance company named ReadyAssist and RunR Mobility have inked a contract for after-sale services. Clients who own a fleet of RunR Mobility’s B2B electric two-wheelers will benefit from yearly maintenance plans, nationwide roadside assistance, and warranty replacements through this collaboration with ReadyAssist.

Hyundai Exter SUV: Embrace the Outdoors and Stay Protected with a Small Sunroof and Dual Camera Dashcam!

The Exter SUV, Hyundai’s smallest model, will be on sale in the upcoming weeks. The most recent teaser indicates that the Exter will include a tiny electric sunroof, something some of its competitors do not provide. Furthermore, it will be the first compact SUV model to include a dashcam as a safety feature. The Exter SUV will have a dual camera setup, Full HD video recording, and smartphone connectivity for various recording modes. Bookings for the Exter have already started, and it will be offered in five variants.

Hyundai has emphasized safety with the Exter, offering 26 safety features across all variants and over 40 advanced safety features in the top-end trims. Notable safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Hill Assist Control. Under the hood, customers will have three powertrain options, including a petrol engine with manual or automatic transmission and a CNG variant.

The Hyundai Exter SUV will compete against rivals like the Maruti Fronx, Nissan Magnite, and Tata Punch in the market.

Affordable Luxury on Wheels: Simple One Electric Scooter Makes a Splash with Rs 1.45 Lakh Launch

Simple Energy has finally launched the Simple One electric scooter in India, starting at a price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom). After receiving over a lakh bookings, the company is now focusing on delivering the scooters, starting with Bengaluru. Simple Energy plans to expand its retail operations and aims to have a network of 160-180 stores in 40-50 cities within the next year.

The Simple One electric scooter features a unique battery setup with a fixed and removable battery, offering a total capacity of 5kWh. With the portable charger, the battery pack can be fully charged in 5 hours and 54 minutes. The scooter boasts an impressive claimed range of 212km, making it the electric scooter with the longest range in India, according to Simple Energy.

Powered by a 4.5kW (6.1bhp) electric motor with a peak output of 8.5kW (11.5bhp) and 72Nm of torque, the Simple One delivers swift performance. It can accelerate from 0 to 40kmph in just 2.77 seconds (claimed) and has a top speed of 105kmph (claimed). The scooter offers four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Dash, and Sonic. It also boasts features such as front and rear disc brakes, telescopic front suspension, LED lighting, a 30-litre boot space, a 7-inch touch display, and internet connectivity.

The Simple One electric scooter is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom). Customers can opt for the 750W fast charger by paying an additional Rs 13,000.

In the premium electric scooter market, the Simple One competes with models like the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, TVS iQube, Vida V1 Pro, and the Bajaj Chetak.

BMW i5 Electric Sedan Breaks Boundaries: Unveiling an Impressive 81.2 kWh Battery and Over 500 Km of Unmatched Range

BMW has showcased the upcoming i5 sedan, the first fully electric version of its popular 5 Series, at the 5 Series world premiere. Set to be available for sale overseas by the end of 2023, the i5 joins BMW’s electric vehicle lineup alongside the iX SUV and the i4 and i7 sedans. The i5 will come in two versions: a standard single-motor model and a more powerful twin-motor variant.

At the heart of the BMW i5 is its 81.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is shared by both versions of the sedan. Designed to fit flat under the floor, the battery maintains the same interior space as the combustion engine 5 Series. With this battery, both variants of the i5 achieve a range of over 500 km on the WLTP cycle. The single-motor eDrive40 has a range of up to 582 km, while the M60 xDrive can travel up to 516 km on a single charge.

The single-motor eDrive40 generates a peak output of 308 bhp and 400 Nm of torque, which can briefly increase to 335 bhp and 430 Nm with ‘Sport Boost’ engaged. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 6 seconds and has a top speed of 193 kmph. On the other hand, the M60 xDrive features a front electric motor for all-wheel drive and delivers a combined power output of 509 bhp and 795 Nm of torque, reaching 593 bhp and 820 Nm with ‘Sport’ mode activated. The M60 accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 230 kmph.

The BMW i5 includes a ‘Max Range’ drive mode that limits the top speed to 90 kmph and disables certain features to extend the range by up to 25%. Charging options for the i5 include 11 kW AC charging as standard, taking around 8 hours and 25 minutes for a full charge. Customers can opt for a 22 kW wallbox charger, reducing the charging time to 4 hours and 25 minutes. The i5 also supports DC fast-charging of up to 205 kW, allowing a 10-minute charge to provide over 150 km of range and a 30-minute charge to reach 80% capacity.

BMW plans to introduce the i5 in India, following the launch of its previous electric models in the country. The i5 is expected to arrive in 2024 and will be positioned between the i4 and i7 sedans in terms of pricing.


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