Okinawa Autotech a company based in Gurugram has launched the new PraisePro electric scooter in India. The new PraisePro has been positioned just below the companies flagship iPraise. The new Okinawa PraisePro has been launched at a price of Rs. 71,990 (ex-showroom, India). The new offering from the company is cheaper and affordable compared to the flagship. The company also claim that the running cost of the PraisePro e-scooter is also low at the cost of 20 paise/km. In terms of the look, the new offering is comparable to the Honda Grazia, TVS NTorq 125 and Suzuki Access 125.
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 the 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 a very good response from the B2B segment.”
The Okinawa PraisePro uses a brushless, waterproof DC motor which generates 1 kW (rated)/2.5 kW (peak) and powered by a detachable 2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery takes three hours to be fully charged. The scooter comes with three riding modes – Economy with a top speed of 30-35 kmph, Sport with a top speed of 50-60 kmph and Turbo with a top speed of 65-70 kmph. The e-scooter claims a range of 110 km in the Economy mode, 88 km in the Sport mode and for Turbo mode the range is yet to be announced. Okinawa says the PraisePro can climb gradients up to 15 degrees. The underseat storage space stands at seven litres.
The Okinawa PraisePro uses telescopic forks upfront and twin shocks at the rear, while braking performance comes from disc brakes at either end with e-ABS as standard. It also gets regenerative braking that helps improve range slightly. A ground clearance of 175 mm makes it quite apt for our roads and has a loading capacity of 150 kg.