Bounce electric scooter N3310 production begins, to be priced under INR 50k
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Last year, Bengaluru-based smart mobility startup Bounce decided to enter the electric scooter market with its very own offering, the Bounce N3310. As per Vivekananda Hallekere, that was after completing 25 million rides in under 18 months in Bengaluru. To bring down fuel bills and emissions, the company earlier tied-up with Ather and Ampere and already has electric scooters in its fleet.
Now, production of the Bounce N3310 has began. Bounce is manufacturing the new electric scooter at a site in Coimbatore. Hallekere has tweeted that the Bounce electric scooter will have swappable batteries, although it’s not that we didn’t know that already.
In September last year, Bounce received homologation certification for the N3310 from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). This certificate is necessary for an organization to start producing self-assembled EVs and petrol vehicles, making Bounce one of the few ride-sharing startups to acquire one.
Bounce was founded with a vision of revamping the urban commuting sector in metro cities by bringing in scooter-sharing services. The largest chunk of its fleet is based in Bengaluru with a total of 22,000 two-wheelers in the city. The second-largest fleet is based in Hyderabad, with a total number of 5,000 two-wheelers in the city.
In December last year, Bounce said that it plans to add 4,000 more electric scooters to its fleet by the end of this month and make the fleet completely electric-powered by the end of 2022, newindianexpress.com reported.
Even though the country was in a lockdown due to COVID-19, Bounce kept busy with the development of its first in-house electric scooter codenamed the N3310. According to Bounce’s official website, the self-assembled electric scooter will be available on a subscription basis and on a long-term rental plan as well. In contrast, crosstown rival Yulu Bikes has tied up with Bajaj Auto to develop low-cost last-mile electric mobility scooters.
The specs cited at the official Bounce website point towards a real world range of 60 km on a single charge and a dedicated battery-swapping network. If an electric scooter is low on battery and a customer is in need of one, the battery swapping network inside the city is there to support. This battery-swapping network was previously introduced by Revolt (as explained here by a Revolt electric bike user), which opened up the electric motorcycle segment.
Bengaluru-based smart mobility startup Bounce has announced on Twitter that the Bounce-E, previously referred to as Bounce N3310, is now live on the Bounce appelectricvehicleweb.in
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