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Top Choices for Budget-Friendly Electric Bikes in 2022

Team AckoDec 8, 2022

Increasing pollution levels are a cause of worry the world over; some Indian cities are among the top ten polluted cities in the world. Vehicular pollution is a major contributor to deteriorating air quality. Finding a more environmentally-friendly solution is essential to deal with the menace of pollution.

Electric bikes serve as a great non-polluting option for travel. However, your choice of vehicle should not only be environment-friendly but pocket-friendly as well. To that end, let's look at the best budget electric bikes in India,and how to pick the best option for yourself.

Top Choices for Budget-Friendly Electric Bikes in 2022

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6 Best Budget Electric Bikes in India

Model Name

Showroom Price (Delhi)

Lohia Oma Star

Rs. 41,444

Komaki Xone

Rs. 45,000

Avon E-scoot

Rs. 45,000

Komaki Super

Rs. 29,500

Ujaas Energy eSpa

Rs. 48,174

Raftaar Electra LA

Rs. 48,540

1. Lohia Oma Star 

The Lohia Oma Star is a lightweight electric scooter with a trendy body design that resembles conventional petrol scooters. This electric scooter is available only in one variant with three colour options. It has a running cost of Rs. 0.1 per kilometre under optimal conditions.

The bike's features are as follows:

  • Top speed - 25 km/ph

  • Range - 60 km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 48V/20 Ah

  • Battery type - VRLA

  • Charging time - 6-8 hours

  • Only self-start option available

  • Price - Rs. 41,444

2. Komaki X-One 

The Komaki X-One has a top box with an integrated backrest for the pillion and focuses on practicality. It has a full-body crash guard for added protection. With a running cost of Rs. 0.09 per kilometre under optimal conditions, this bike has only one variant. Its features are as follows:

  • Top speed - 85 km/ph

  • Range - 60 km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 60V/20-30 Ah

  • Battery type - Maintenance free

  • Charging time - 6-8 hours

  • Only self-start option available

  • Price - Rs. 45,000

3. Avon E Scoot

The E Scoot is a pocket-friendly option offered by Avon, which is traditionally a cycle manufacturer. The e-scooter is available only in one variant and in red colour. It has a running cost of Rs. 0.1 per kilometre under optimal conditions. 

  • Top speed - 24 km/ph

  • Range - 65 km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 48V/20 Ah

  • Battery type - VRLA

  • Charging time - 6-8 hours

  • Only self-start option available

  • Price - Rs. 45,000

4. Komaki Super

The Komaki Super is an entry-level electric scooter targeting youngsters. It has one variant and is available in two colours. The running cost is Rs. 0.1 per kilometre under optimal conditions. Its features are:

  • Top speed - 30-37 km/ph

  • Range - 60 km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 48V/20 Ah

  • Battery type - Lead acid

  • Charging time - 6-8 hours

  • Only self-start option available

  • Price - Rs. 29,500

5. Ujaas Energy eSpa

The eSpa is an exciting blend of advanced technology and performance. It has a compact retro design and features like reverse drive and keyless riding. The Ujaas Energy eSpa is available only in one variant and two colours. It has a running cost of Rs. 0.17 per kilometre under optimal conditions.

Its features are:

  • Top speed - 25 km/ph

  • Range - 60 km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 60V/26 Ah

  • Battery type - Lead-acid

  • Charging time - 6-7 hours

  • Push button and remote start options available

  • Price -  Rs. 48,174

6. Raftaar Electrica 

Raftaar's new-age energy Electrica promises to add experience, convenience, performance, and comfort to your daily commute. The Raftaar Electrica has two variants and is available in eight colours. The features of the Electric La variant, which costs lesser, are:

  • Top speed - 25 km/ph

  • Range - 100km/charge

  • Battery Capacity - 64V/30 Ah

  • Battery type - Lithium-ion

  • Charging time - 4-5 hours.

  • Only self-start option available

  • Price - Rs. 48,540

How to Choose an Electric Bike?

What makes an electric bike (e-bike) the best option for you? Keen to understand the qualities distinguishing a good e-bike from an average one? Let's review what you need to be aware of, when trying to find the best budget electric bike in India. 

1. How is the Bike Powered?

Most bikes use a combination of pedal assist and electric-only mode. Choose the one that suits your requirements - if you have knee issues or do not want to pedal, choose a bike that will move with just the throttle.

2. What is the Battery Source?

When looking for an electric bike, pay attention to the battery source. Batteries from reputed brands have longer charge cycles and are safer too.

3. What is the Battery Voltage and Capacity?

Find out the capacity and voltage of the battery used in your electric bike. A 36-volt battery will work fine in flat areas; if you wish to use your bike in hilly areas, a 48-volt battery is more suitable. Battery capacity is measured in amp hours and ranges from 10-20 amp hours. Higher capacity batteries give you more range.

4. Which Model to Choose?

Currently, many manufacturers offer a wide range of e-vehicles that provide the same comfort as non-electric bikes. Before you pick a model, focus on your requirements and choose a model that fits them. Look for features like anti-theft devices, luggage storage bins, optimal seating position etc. 

5. What Do Other Users Have to Say?

Look at online reviews or check biker forums to get a fair idea about the available options, and their pros and cons to find the best budget electric bike in India.  Before you make a decision, take a test ride, compare different bikes and then make your choice.

A Few Aspects to Keep in Mind

  • The government of India, in a bid to encourage the use of e-vehicles, offers many incentives for their purchase. You can get tax benefits when you purchase e-bikes as the GST on them is lower compared to diesel and petrol bikes. 

  • If you choose a low-speed electric bike, you do not need to register it. You do not need a licence to drive it, either. Though insurance is not mandatory for low-speed e-bikes, it is highly recommended.

  • Check the charging stations before you pick an e-bike. Few sellers offer home-charging docks with standard charging. Only a few electric two-wheelers support fast charging. You can charge some using a standard power outlet in your home or office.

  • For bikes with high-speed batteries, insurance is mandatory, like with other vehicles. Comprehensive insurance cover especially saves you from any financial burdens that may arise due to accidents.

E-bikes are a great environment-friendly and cost-effective option. Choose the best bike, keep yourself safe by wearing a helmet, and secure your bike by getting the right insurance policy from ACKO. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the most commonly asked about best budget electric bikes in India.

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Is it compulsory to wear a helmet when riding an e-bike?

Battery vehicles that do not require registration can be driven without a helmet. For e-bikes, where registration is mandatory, wearing a helmet is also compulsory. However, even if the laws do not make it mandatory, wearing a helmet is recommended for safety.

What benefits do e-bikes offer?

Electric vehicles offer many benefits other than being environmentally friendly. They are easier to operate, and make less noise than petrol-powered two-wheelers. No kickstart is required, and you don't need to pedal to start them. The maintenance cost is low, and you spend less on fuel as well. 

What distance can you travel on an e-bike?

The distance you can travel on an e-bike on a single charge depends on the battery and motor size. Most electric vehicles can travel between 50 to 100 kilometres on a single charge.

What is the maximum weight that an e-bike can support?

Electronic vehicles can support a maximum load of up to 150 kg. This is the same capacity as that of other fuel vehicles.

How long do e-scooter and e-bike batteries last?

In India, where the average temperature ranges from 30 to 40 °C, VRLA batteries with a 300-350 life cycle last 1 to 2 years; lithium-ion batteries with a 1500 lifespan last 3 to 4 years.

Disclaimer: The content on this page is generic and shared only for informational and explanatory purposes. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet and is subject to changes. Please consult an expert before making any decisions.

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