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Updated January 23rd, 2024 at 12:01 IST

River Indie e-scooter bookings reopen at Rs 1.38 lakh

The Indie has become costlier by Rs 13,000 from its earlier launch price.

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River Indie e-scooter bookings reopen at Rs 1.38 lakh
River Indie e-scooter bookings reopen at Rs 1.38 lakh | Image:River Indie
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Electric two wheelers: The Bengaluru-based electric scooter start-up River has reopened the bookings for its solo product, the Indie, priced at ex-showroom Rs 1.38 lakh in Bengaluru.

The Indie has become costlier by Rs 13,000 from its earlier launch price.

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Customers can again book the maiden model from River with a token amount of Rs 2,500. Additionally, the company's latest showroom in Bengaluru provides an on-site booking option.

Image credit: River Indie 

The established in 2021 firm had secured fresh funding last year, led by the Al Futtiam Group of $15 million, as per media reports.  

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The River Indie model was launched in February 2023, and the first units rolled out from the manufacturing facility in Hoskote in August last year.

The bookings opened a month later for the first batch of the Indie scooter, accumulating over 200 orders by the end of the month.

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Furthermore, the initial batch of scooters was earlier delivered in October last year to customers based in Bengaluru.

Image credit: River Indie 

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The Indie boast of a 6.7 kW motor, reaching 0-40 kph in 3.9 seconds and has a high-end speed of 90 kph. The claimed range is 120 km with multiple ride modes on board for the rider to transition from.

The charging options will include an 800-watt portable charger and a new fast charger.

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Nick-named the SUV of scooters, the company said Indie has a 43-litre under seat storage space, a 12-litre glovebox, and optional accessories like hard panniers and a top box.

The plush suspension and 14-inch wheels on both sides are well-suited for the Indian roads, as observed during our test ride, it said.  

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The main rivals of the e-scooter maker are include the Ather 450S, TVS iQube S and Bajaj Chetak Premium.

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Published January 23rd, 2024 at 11:49 IST

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