HOP Electric Mobility, an electric vehicle manufacturer, unveiled two new scooter models on Tuesday and said it expects to release five vehicles, including an e-bike, by the end of the fiscal year. The scooters come in three different models: basic, standard, and extended. For the time being, the HOP Leo Extended is the top-model.
The company added that it is always working to set more charging stations, beginning in Jaipur and expanding to other parts of the country. HOP now has three market-ready automobiles, two e-scooters, and one e-motorcycle on the market, and the company expects to release at least 10 more products over the next three years, according to the company
The two new 125 km range e-scooter models, LEO and LYF, are priced at Rs 72,500 and Rs 65,500, respectively, and contain features like Web, GPS, cell app, 72V construction, and high-performance Motor to climb any slope with payload capability of 180 kg, amongst others, according to the company.
HOP Electric Mobility plans to deploy at least five e-vehicle solutions by the end of current fiscal year, according to a press release, with the e-bike OXO 100 offering a 100-kilometer range on a single charge and a max speed of 100 kilometres per hour with a motor power of 7200W.
“Since most millennials and increasingly Gen Z individuals favour sustainable yet convenient forms of transportation, these new product choices will transform the Indian e-mobility area,” said Ketan Mehta, founder-CEO of HOP Electric Mobility. Our advisors have equipped these two designs with superior features and noteworthy battery range after months of R&D.” “We anticipate hyper-growth in the e-mobility space and are looking forward to expanding our product portfolio,” he added. The company also stated that it plans to build charging stations starting in Jaipur and expanding to other cities and states. It also stated that plans are in the works to provide a power network with built-in battery swapping-cum-charging stations where customers will be able to replace their discharged battery with a fully charged battery. Because the testing was still going on, Hop’s power community began to take over the form. Hop’s pilot community in Jaipur, with five exchanging stations and 50 batteries, commenced operations in January 2021, according to the company.
The HOP EVs are said to go 70 kilometres on a single charge at a low cost of little about 20 paise per kilometre. HOP’s 40,000-square-foot production facility in Jaipur is designed to produce 50,000 vehicles per year, with the capacity to increase to 1 lakh. The firm plans to open a new production facility in South India by 2022, with the capacity to produce a minimum of 5 lakh products each year.
The e-scooter is available in three models: HOP Leo basic, LEO, and LEO extended. It can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour. The scooter’s dual 2X Li-ion battery allows it to travel up to 125 kilometres on a single charge. Similarly, the LYF model, which is also available in three variants: LYF basic, LYF, and LYF Prolonged, provides a 125 km range per charge with a dual 2X Li-ion battery. The e-scooter has a top speed of up to 50 kilometres per hour. Park assist, reverse gear up to 5kmph, side stand sensor, three drive modes with reserve mode, LED console, dual disc brakes, USB charging, distant key, anti-theft alarm, and anti-theft wheel lock are among the luxury features of the HOP LEO and HOP LYF, according to the company. HOP Electric Mobility is also allowing its customers to tack on new features such as internet and GPS connections, according to the company.
The HOP Leo and Lyf, which were just released, are both inexpensive and provide with a slew of features. B2B clients will benefit from the company’s linked technology, which will aid in fleet management. In India, the Leo and Lyf compete with the Ampere Magnus Pro and EeVe Atreo electric scooters.