Greaves Cotton, one of the world's leading diversified engineering companies, has launched an all-new, high-speed electric scooter called the Ampere Zeal. The FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) Scheme is an incentive scheme for the promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles in the world. Ampere's electric vehicles come with one to three-year warranty and strong after-sales service network. It has been a year since Ampere has been focusing on developing electric motors and other technology specific to electric scooters. The scooters gets a lithium-ion battery pack charger as well.
Ampere Vehicles known for technical ingenuity combined with Greaves retail scale and efficiency has resulted in successful growth over the last year. Today, we are complete EV ecosystem player with comprehensive offering of products, services & aftermarket support. We remain committed in bringing about transformation in how people access and experience next generation mobility solutions," said Nagesh Basavanhalli, MD and CEO, Greaves Cotton.
According to the company, the Ampere electric scooters deliver a significantly higher savings in overall lifecycle cost. Prospective electric two-wheeler customers can benefit from affordable and accessible finance schemes offered by Greaves in partnership with some of India's prominent vehicle financiers.
The Ampere Zeal is powered by a BLDC hub motor with a capacity of 1200 watts and supported by a 60V/30Ah battery. The electric scooter has a kerb weight of just 78 kg, and has a maximum speed of 55 kmph, with a claimed range of 75 km on a fully charged battery. The battery can be charged in 5-6 hours. The Ampere Zeal has attractive styling with body graphics, LED headlights, dual speed mode (economy and power) and with claimed acceleration figures of 0-50 kmph in 14 seconds. The Zeal is available in a choice of five high gloss metallic colour options. Ampere has its R&D facility in Coimbatore and this is where it develops the electric motor along with the charger and the battery controller. But, the battery packs are sourced from Taiwan and China.
Ampere Vehicles also introduced its new lithium-ion charger. The charger has a two-stage profile which can change the voltage and the current level. The battery is also fitted with control and monitoring systems which can protect the battery from short-circuit, high temperature cut-off and reverse-polarity protection as well. The scooters feature a 250W brushless DC motor and are powered by a 48V lithium-ion battery pack. The Reo Li-Ion has a load hauling ability of 120 kg while the Ampere 48V can haul up to 100 kg.