Top 10 Best Electric Bikes in India (2019) – Reviews & Comparison

Electric bike is a mode of transportation which is ideal for those who desire to travel to shorter distances.

It is considered to be one of the efficient electric powered bikes which do not emit gas fumes.

The standard operating cost of an electric bike is estimated to be approximately 1/10 when compared to gas scooter.

Today we shall be discussing some of the top 10 best electric bikes in India.

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We Highly recommend you to read the Electric Scooter/Bike Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest electric scooter/bike technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Top 10 Best Electric Bikes in India

Although my favorite among all is Tork T6X but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

Tork T6X is touted as the first ever electric motorcycle to be launched in India.

Driven by cutting edge technology, it has amazing features designed exclusively for a contemporary urban commuter.

This model was designed by engineers after seven years of rigorous research and development.  

It is one of the few bikes which have the ability to compete against some of the top fuel efficient motorcycles. Tork T6X features a striking sporty aero- dynamics.

Apart from that, it comprises of 4.3 inch TFT display along with drive management options and power management.

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Features:

  • Anti lock breaking system
  • LED Tail Lamp
  • 12 V 35/35 W Headlight bulb
  • Digital speedometer
  • Digital trip meter
  • Amazing performance
  • Remarkable mileage
  • Travels at a speed of 100 km in a single charge
  • Two hours required to charge to 100%.
  • Budget friendly
  • Absence of dual channel ABS
  • Very expensive
  • Issues with range

Ather 450 is believed to be the initial intelligent electric scooter introduced in India.

The riding range of Ather 450 is expected to be 75km which includes a colour touch screen replacing instrument cluster. The estimated riding range is about 75km.

Ather 450 features instrument cluster, OTA updates, blue tooth connectivity and diagnostics. Apart from that, it comprises of front and rear disc brakes along with a reverse gear.

It has the capacity to charge to approximately 80% within half an hour.

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Features:

  • Telescopic front suspension
  • Radial tyres available
  • Monoshock rear suspension
  • Precision Machined Hybrid Chassis
  • Runs at a top speed of 80 km/ph
  • Capacity to charge 80% within 60 mts
  • Excellent performance
  • Sleek design
  • No major cons

Okinawa Praise is a visually appealing electric bike which features a wide front open, extended wheelbase. It is quite similar to that of a maxi scooter.

The design of this premium electric scooter is quite impressive. This motorcycle is powered by a 1000cc electric motor that has the capacity to generate 3.35 bhp with a torque of 40 NM.

The model claims to have a decent range of 200km within a single full charge. It is also purely based on the drive mode the scooter is at.

It comprises of three mode namely—Economy, Turbo and Sport. The economy mode restricts the speed to 35 kmph while sport and turbo limit the speed to 65kmph and 75 kmph.

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Features:

  • Sporty and classy design
  • Stunning body graphics
  • LED headlamp
  • LED DRL
  • Sleek tail section along with a sharp tail light
  • Eco-friendly and pollution free
  • Very low maintenance required
  • Budget friendly
  • Decent range and speed
  • Fragile side stand
  • Fake digital meter
  • Small and standard instrument cluster
  • Issues with respect to battery meter

Hero Electric Photon is a high speed bike which features two drive modes namely Power and Economy. The former mode lets the vehicle to achieve a top speed of approximately 45 km/h.

It has the capacity to cover nearly 50 km upon full charge using the power model. It is a high speed electric scooter that comprises of two drive modes namely Power and Economy.

The power mode enables the rider to enhance the speed to 45 kmph while the latter is comparatively better than the first ones.

Hero Electric Photon is capable of covering approximately 50km within a full single charge.

It features front disc brake along with anti-theft alarm to alert the users in case of imminent dangers.

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Features:

  • Available in three colours namely black, white and burgundy
  • Front Telescopic suspension
  • Reinforced High Strength Steel Chassis
  • Alloy wheels
  • Good mileage and excellent power
  • Stunning appearance
  • Affordable price
  • Ideal for daily commute
  • Battery discharges frequently
  • Considerable time required to charge the battery
  • Issues with speedometer
  • Poor quality

Yo Electron ER is exclusively meant for the young generation that guarantees optimum speed coupled with smooth and comfortable driving experience.

It is indeed one of the top electric bikes in India that can be used for daily commute.

It is an electric scooter which has a light-weight design and it shares similar characteristics to that of its petrol powered bikes.

It is propelled by a 250w hub motor with an estimated range of 70km and an average speed of 25kmph. This model is charged by a 24h battery and has a kerb weight of 81kgs.

It features analogue speedometer, electric start and a digital trip meter. Apart from that, it comprises of an under seat storage space, mobile charging point.

The model is currently available in five colour variants--- blue and white, red and black, purple, blue and red.

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Features:

  • Rechargeable VRLA deep discharge battery
  • Digital odometer
  • Ample storage space
  • Side indicators
  • Telescopic suspension
  • Highly efficient electric bike
  • Light weight
  • Intuitive controls
  • No license and registration required
  • Not available

Hero Electric Optima Plus is a brand new eco-friendly electric scooter launched by Hero Electric.

It has a sleek shaped body design offering a smooth and comfortable riding experience.

One of the highlights of this motorcycle is that the riders do not require license, registration or a number plate to operate the vehicle.

The estimated speed of Hero Electric Optima Plus is about 25kmph. The total time required to charge the scooter is about six to eight hours.

It has the capacity to travel at a maximum speed of 70kms with full battery.

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Features:

  • Environmental friendly electric scooter
  • Estimated top speed of Optima Plus is about 25 kmph
  • Available in three varying colour schemes---classic black, burgundy read and stone grey
  • Best suited for office use
  • Comfortable riding experience
  • Very low maintenance required
  • Stunning appearance
  • Not a budget-friendly vehicle
  • Poor customer service
  • Absence of spares and start button
  • Below average quality

YO XPLOR is designed and manufactured by the Automotive Division of Electrotherm Limited in India. It comes with a multi-reflector head lamp along with a telescopic suspension.

This model also includes telescopic suspension placed at the front, digital odometer, display power mode as well as the economy mode.

YO Explor is powered by 250W motor along with a 33Ah VRLA battery. The total time taken to charge the battery is about six to eight hours.

The bike has the capacity to operate at a speed of 110kms upon single charge. The maximum speed offered by this bike is about 25kmph.

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Features:

  • Digital odometer along with trip switch
  • Power mode range from 35 to 55 Kmph
  • Approximately 6 to 8hrs to charge the battery
  • Achieve maximum speed of 25 kmph
  • Budget friendly electric scooter
  • Very low maintenance required
  • Eco-friendly owing to low emission of gases
  • No license and registration required
  • Poor customer services
  • Additional charges involved

Okinawa Ridge is an electric scooter introduced by Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd. It has the capacity to propel at an average speed of 55 Kmph with a range from 80-90 km. 

One of the highlights with respect to this vehicle is that it could hold items weighing up to 150 kg.  It claims to be the first electric scooter being offered for sale in the Indian market.

Okinawa Ridge features a huge headlamp, turn indicators and adequate footboard space.

It primarily takes advantage of the 60V/24Ah VRLA battery which can be charged within six to eight hours.

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Features:

  • Telescopic front suspension
  • Fitted with alloy wheels,
  • Drum brakes
  • Tubeless tyres
  • Smooth and comfortable riding experience
  • Excellent range
  • Ideal for daily commute
  • Absence of antilock braking system
  • Digital fuel gauge not present
  • Damaged body material
  • Poor customer service

HERO ELECTRIC CRUZ LI is yet another eco-friendly electric scooter which has an ample storage space.

This versatile and sturdy two-wheeler ensures a smooth and comfortable riding experience for the user. It is indisputably a versatile and sturdy motorbike that has a decent emission levels.

The presence of front telescopic suspension enables the users to ride safely and in a comfortable manner.

The advanced throttle mechanism ensures a quick and responsive acceleration. The standard plug point let the users to charge the 48V-20AH battery either at home or workplace.

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Features:

  • Front telescopic suspension
  • Comfortable large seat for the rider and pillion
  • Advanced throttle mechanism enabling quick acceleration
  • Fuel efficiency range is about 70 km
  • Smooth riding experience
  • Affordable rate
  • Maintains tyre pressure
  • Worth the price
  • Not suited for riders who expects a speed above 60 to 70 Kmph
  • Regular battery charging required

Avon E Scoot is one of the top offerings listed under electric scooters. This authentic bike can be easily bought at a budget friendly rate.  

It features an aluminium alloy wheels with size 76-305(16*3). The maximum speed offered by Avon E Scoot is about 24 kmph. The total range is about 65kms.

The battery requirement is about 20AH, 48V. The overall time required to charge the battery is about six to eight hours. The model has the capacity to hold items  weighing 170kgs.

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Features:

  • Available in minimum colors
  • Pretty decent angle
  • Smooth riding experience
  • Stunning appearance
  • Great specifications when compared to other models
  • Classy and fancy alloy wheels
  • Tamper proof steering lock system
  • Not available

Buyer's Guide - How to Purchase Electric Scooters/Bikes

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Factors to Consider in Buying

Quality

One of the major aspects to be considered is the quality of an electric scooter. Its architecture and components used is quite similar to that of a bicycle. In order to ensure durability and proper functioning of an electric scooter, frequent maintenance and repairs is required.

As a result, it is highly recommended to purchase electric scooter from a reliable and accomplished manufacturer

Braking systems

In general, an electric scooter should contain a well-designed braking system since its batteries are stout and heavy.

The chances of wear and tear are high when the band breaks locks up the wheels. Electric scooters that come with a front and rear V-brakes claims to have top braking performance. One should be able to handle both the brakes.

Frame and fork construction

Both frame and fork construction is a crucial aspect while choosing an electric scooter. An electric scooter designed out of thick plate steel and tubular steel is considered to be more reliable and heavy.

Chrome plating quality

Cheap quality chrome might often lead to formation of rust and ultimately flake off when an electric scooter is parked in a garage.

Therefore, one of the best options to ensure superior quality chrome plating is to procure an electric scooter designed by a renowned manufacturing company.

Power

Focus on purchasing an electric scooter that is capable of generating at least 500watts of power instead of 300watts. You will need one that has the ability to produce more power during uphill riding. In such cases, an electric scooter with 750 watts is required.

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