Okinawa PraisePro (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Okinawa Autotech has launched the all-new PraisePro electric scooter in India at a price of Rs 71,990 (ex-showroom, India). It is worth mentioning here that the PraisePro is cheaper and more affordable in comparison to other electric scooters offered by Okinawa Autotech.
According to the Okinawa Autotech, the PraisePro e-scooter gives out low running cost of 20 paise/km, which makes it substantially cheaper to run than a conventional ICE scooter. Bookings are already open for the Okinawa PraisePro and there is a strong demand from the hilly regions, the company said. PraisePro will compete against Honda Grazia, TVS NTorq 125 and Suzuki Access 125 in the Indian market.
Commenting on the launch, Jeetender Sharma, Founder & MD, Okinawa Autotech said, "PraisePro will cater to the mass market since it is competitive in terms of price, aesthetics, range and best in segment with value for money. The detachable lithium-ion batteries will address the issues related to battery charging and the time consumed for the same.”
“The product will cater to the daily commuting needs of office goers and the families. Our scooters are also being used by delivery service platforms and the new PraisePro too has received very good response from the B2B segment," he added. Okinawa PraisePro comes equipped with a brushless, waterproof DC motor that belts out 1 kW (rated)/2.5 kW (peak). It is powered by a detachable 2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery can be fully charged in three hours.
Okinawa’s new offering comes with three riding modes – Economy, Sport and Turbo. Economy mode offers a top speed of 30-35 kmph while Sport comes with a top speed of 50-60 kmph. On the other hand, Turbo offers a top speed of 65-70 kmph. Importantly, Okinawa PraisePro promises a range of 110 km in the Economy mode while 88 km in the Sport mode. However, the range in the Turbo mode is yet to be announced.
Okinawa PraisePro features telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear. The braking duties are performed by disc brakes at either end with e-ABS as standard. It also get regenerative braking that helps improve range slightly. Okinawa PraisePro is offered in two colours - glossy red black and glossy sparkle black - and comes with Roadside Assistance as part of the purchase. As far as the features are concerned, the electric scooter comes loaded with Central Locking with Anti-theft Alarm, Keyless Entry, Find My Scooter Function, USB Port, Motor Walking Assist (Front/Reverse Motion) and many more.