Twenty Two Motors had revealed the Flow e-scooter at Auto Expo 2018, and over a year later, its first product is yet to go on sale. However, it has now been spotted testing for the first time and is likely carrying out trials on battery packs from its recent joint venture with Kymco.
Back in October 2018, Twenty Two Motors partnered with Taiwanese motorcycle and ATV manufacturer, Kymco, to launch e-scooters and provide EV ecosystem solutions in India. As part of this alliance, Kymco was to bring its EV solutions – Ionex and Ionex Commercial – to make e-scooters more accessible to individual consumers, businesses and to the government.
One of the features the Ionex ecosystem aimed to deliver is a removable battery that is light, easy to swap, and can be fully charged in less than an hour. According to this model, the Flow will also have a fixed reserve battery on board, which is constantly kept fully charged by the removable battery.
The Flow scooter is equipped with a 2.1kW motor and the official website claims that it produces 90Nm – a very impressive figure even by electric motor standards, if true. The website also states that the battery can be charged 70 percent in 1 hour, with a full charge taking 4-5 hours. Twenty Two Motors claim that the Flow is capable of 80km on a full charge, with the range doubled to 160km when dual-batteries are used. The scooter also comes equipped with cruise control and a reverse gear.
Following its partnership with Kymco, Twenty Two Motors announced that the Flow was scheduled for an early 2019 launch. While the Flow was priced at Rs 74,740 (ex-showroom, Delhi) when it was first revealed at the Auto Expo 2018, it remains to be seen how the final product will be priced. In terms of competition, the Flow will go up against other e-scooters like the Ather 340, priced at Rs 1.05 lakh, and the Okinawa i-Praise, at Rs 1.15 lakh (both prices ex-showroom).