Mumbai-based RR Global has unveiled two new electric scooters under its BGauss brand. The A2 is a slow-speed scooter while the B8 is a more premium high-speed electric scooter. The B8 will be available with three battery options: lead acid, lithium-ion and Li technology and the smaller A2 will come in lead acid and lithium-ion variants. The scooters will be launched in August. Depending on the model and variant, the scooters are expected to be priced between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.40 lakh.
The larger B8 gets a conventional scooter-type bodywork while the more affordable A2 gets an unconventional bodywork. All variants will be available in blue, white, red and grey colour options. Both scooters feature all-LED lighting and an LED digital display. The B2 gets additional features such as Bluetooth, IoT, geo-fencing as well as navigation. Both variants get three riding modes: low, mid and high. The lithium-ion variants of both scooters come with removable battery packs.
The A2 gets a 250-watt BLDC electric motor that offers a top speed of 25kmph. It gets lead acid and lithium-ion battery pack options. While the lead acid battery takes around 7 to 8 hours to fully charge, the 1.29KW lithium-ion battery pack can be charged in 2 hours 15 minutes. The electric scooter has a claimed range of 110km.
The B8 gets a larger 1.9kW Bosch BLDC electric motor that offers a top speed of 50kmph. It gets three battery pack options: LI technology, lithium-ion and lead acid. Like the A2, the B8 also gets three riding modes. Interestingly, BGauss claims the lead acid version offers a range of 78km and charges in 7-8 hours while the lithium battery pack version has a lower range of 70km and charges fully in 3 hours.
Both scooters get conventional suspension in the form of telescopic forks, dual-shock absorbers and disc brakes at both ends. All variants of the two scooters get regenerative braking with CBS.
The BGauss A2 will compete with electric scooters like the Gemopai Miso and Hero Electric Optima LA while the BGauss B8 will lock horns with other homegrown premium scooters like the Bajaj Chetak