Greaves Cotton-owned Ampere has launched the Primus electric scooter at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India, except North Eastern states). This EV was first revealed at Auto Expo 2023 and bookings for it were open ever since. Alongside the Primus, the company has also launched the updated Zeal EX e-scooter.
Ampere Primus e-scooter: more details
The new Ampere Primus e-scooter is powered by a mid-mounted motor that has a peak output of 4kW and the power is transferred to the rear wheel via a belt final drive. Ampere claims the Primus can do 0-40kph in 4.2 sec and will be capable of a 77kph top speed. The Ampere Primus is equipped with three riding modes – Power, City and Eco – as well as a Reverse mode.
The Primus e-scooter gets a 3kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery, which is said to provide it with a range of 107km on a single charge in Power mode. The company says the range will be higher in Eco mode, but hasn’t revealed an exact figure. The battery is said to take 5 hours to top up when plugged into a regular 5A socket.
As for features, the Primus gets a digital instrument cluster and Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation and notification alerts via the proprietary Ampere app. Ampere is offering the Primus in four matte colours – Himalayan White, Royal Orange, Havelock Blue and Buck Black. As for the rivals, the Ampere Primus competes with the base variants of the TVS iQube and Ola S1.
Ampere Zeal EX: more details
Ampere has also launched the updated Zeal EX e-scooter at an introductory, ex-showroom price of Rs 69,900 (valid only in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand). As for the other parts of the country, the Ampere Zeal EX is priced at Rs 75,000 (ex-showroom). Additionally, Ampere is offering benefits of up to Rs 6,000 on the Zeal EX till March 31.
The Zeal EX is powered by a 1.8kW motor, has a claimed top speed of 55kph and comes with multiple ride modes. It packs in a 2.3kWh lithium-ion battery that’s said to give it a range of 120km (ARAI) on a full charge and it can be topped up in 5 hours. The Ampere Zeal can be had in three colours – Stone Grey, Ivory White and Indigo Blue.
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