10th Oct 2018 7:00 pm
The updated ‘+’ variant uses removable lithium-ion battery.
Okinawa Autotech has launched a new ‘+’ variant of the Ridge e-scooter at Rs 64,988 (ex-showroom, India). The company says that the new Ridge+ will build on the footsteps of its predecessor, the Ridge.
The new scooter has a claimed top speed and range of 55kph and 120km (per charge), respectively. The 800W motor is claimed to be waterproof and features a new removable lithium-ion battery. This will enable people to carry the battery pack into their homes to charge it.
Like its predecessor, the scooter continues to feature an anti-theft alarm, keyless entry and a ‘find my scooter’ function. The scooter also uses the same alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and telescopic suspension as the Ridge.
Jeetender Sharma, managing director, Okinawa Autotech, said, “The Ridge+ offers great convenience by providing the detachable battery which makes the charging at ease. Users can take out the battery and carry to their home or office for charging.” He also said that it is equipped with a micro-charger featuring the auto-cut feature that gets the scooter up and running in two hours, flat.
Okinawa is targeting to roll out 500 units of the Ridge+ e-scooter in October 2018, followed by 1,500 units in November 2018.
We had spent a week with the older Okinawa Ridge, to read about our experience with the original model, click here.