River, an Bengaluru-based EV start-up launched its first electric scooter, River Indie and priced it at Rs. 1.20 lakhs (ex-showoom), also known as the SUV of scooters.
River Indie vs Rivals: Specifications
|Rivie Indie||Ola S1 Pro||Ather 450X||Hero Vida V1 Pro||Bajaj Chetak|
|Power||6.6 kW||8.5 kW||6.2 kW||6 kW||4.2 kW|
|Motor Output||–||5.5 kW||3.3 kW||4 kW||3.9 kW|
|Torque||26 Nm||58 Nm||26 Nm||25 Nm||20 Nm|
|Top Speed||90 kmph||116 kmph||90 kmph||80 kmph||69 kmph|
|Battery Pack||4 kWh||4 kWh||3.7 kWh||3.94 kWh||2.88 kWh|
|Range||120 km (real-world)||181 km (ARAI)||146 km/ 105 km||165 km||90 km|
|Charging Time||0 – 80% in 5 hours||0 – 100% in 6.5 hours||0 – 80% in 4.5 hours||0 – 80% in 6 hours||0 – 100% in 4 hours|
From the table above, we can see River Indie and Ola S1 Pro have the same battery pack, but when it comes to power, Ola S1 Pro dominates with 8.5 kW while River Indie has 6.6 kW. When comparing with the other rivals, River Indie definitely dominates. However, in offering maximum range for the electric scooter to travel, River Indie definitely fells short to Ola S1 Pro, Hero Vida V1 Pro, and Ather 450X with them having range of 181 km, 146km / 105 km, and 165 km while River Indie has 120 km with a top speed of 90 kmph.
When it comes to charging, River Indie has no fast charging and is only being offered by S1 Pro, V1 Pro, and 450X. But it can from 0 – 80% in 5 hours which is good. However, it’s worth complementing the fact that it has the largest boot space of 55L in this segment.
River Indie vs Rivals: Pricing
|River Indie||Rs. 1.25 Lakhs|
|Ola S1 Pro||Rs. 1.3 Lakhs|
|Ather 450X||Rs. 1.58 Lakhs|
|Hero Vida V1 Pro||Rs. 1.59 Lakhs|
|Bajaj Chetak||Rs. 1.52 Lakhs|
As you can see, River pricing the Indie e-scooter aggressively making it much more affordable for customers to buy which will play a role in this segment, given the fact that it’s more practical than the other electric scooters in this segment.