Bounce launched its flagship Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter in India at a price of 68,999 for the battery and charger variant, while an affordable version of the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter with battery-as-a-service is priced at Rs 45,099 (both prices ex-showroom, India). Bounce also opened the pre-bookings for the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter at a refundable token amount of Rs 499. The prices of the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter are expected to drop in a few states as per the FAME II scheme, as well as state subsidies as applicable.
Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO & co-founder, Bounce said, “I strongly believe in the potential of electric vehicles in India it is with this vision that we launched our in-house EV mobility solutions in June 2019. Today, we are building on our success, and to facilitate faster adoption of EVs, Bounce has taken a step ahead to develop the Infinity E1. We are committed to taking on all challenges to make India a leading EV adopter globally.”
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is built on a tubular frame with hydraulic telescopic front suspension and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The LED projector headlights offer a sporty look to the Infinity E1 electric scooter, which can be availed in five colors- Red, Black, White, Silver, and Grey, in either glossy or matt finish. The alloys receive a fresh design in the EV segment. The instrument panel is all-digital with a digital speedometer and other tell-tale signs. The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter offers ample space for the storage of helmets or other titbits in its 12-litre under-seat storage compartment.
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is loaded to the proverbial gills with the latest technology like a six-axis accelerometer, overvoltage/under voltage protection, side stand sensor, battery, motor controller, VCU, all channeled onto the scooter’s app that provides information on your smartphone. The app also offers the option to locate the Infinity E1 electric scooter, and geo-fence its proximity. The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter also comes with a drag mode, reverse mode, and cruise control, as is the norm with most scooters of today. The app also features antitheft, and an alert to keep a check on the movements of the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter.
The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is powered by a 2kWh lithium-ion battery pack that develops a minimum of 2bhp (depending on the charge and mode) and 83Nm of peak torque, with a 0 to 40kmph time of 8 seconds, and a top speed of 65kmph. Charge time for the battery is claimed to be in the range of 4-5 hours, on any regular electric plug point. The Power and Eco modes offer different speeds and ranges that can be switched by a flip of a button on the handlebar.
The new Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter is offered with or without the battery, with the option to choose the swappable battery system instead. The Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter will also be offered with a removable battery pack that can be charged either at the home, office, or even on the company’s broad battery-swapping network in partnership with retailers. Bounce acquired a 100 per cent stake in the now-defunct 22Motors in a deal valued at about US$7 million in 2021, including its manufacturing plant at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan that has an annual capacity to manufacture 1,80,000 scooters. Considering the potential of the Indian market, the company is planning to set up another plant in southern India.