River Indie Electric Scooter
Bangalore-based startup River Electric has officially launched its highly-anticipated electric River Indie. Read the complete article for more updates on the new electric vehicle.
River Indie comes in three colors Blue, yellow, and Red. The River Indie boasts 14-inch wheels, which are typically found on larger maxi-scooters such as the Yamaha Aerox. This means you can take on rough roads with ease, without sacrificing maneuverability. Built-in crash guards provide an extra layer of protection, while the all-digital instrumentation in the form of a color LCD screen keeps you up-to-date on all your essential metrics.
But it’s the River Indie’s storage capacity that really sets it apart. With a 43-liter under-seat boot and a 12-liter front glovebox, you’ll have plenty of room to stow your belongings. And if that’s not enough, you can add panniers for an additional 40 liters of storage space. Pannier mounts come standard, while the boxes are optional extras. For even more storage, there’s also an optional top box with a 25-liter capacity. Whether you’re commuting to work or running errands around town, the River Indie has you covered.
What’s more, the River Indie comes equipped with extendable footpegs that fold out of the sides of the floorboard. This unique feature provides added comfort and flexibility, whether you’re cruising down the street or tackling a winding road.
And let’s not forget about performance. The mid-mounted motor produces 6.7kW of peak power and sends it to the rear wheel via a belt-drive system. With a top speed of 90kmph, the River Indie is no slouch on the open road. And thanks to its 4kWh fixed battery, it offers a true range of 150 km and a claimed real-world range of 120km. It can be charged up to 100% within 5 hours. That means you can spend less time worrying about charging and more time enjoying the ride.
|Storage base||43-liter under-seat boot and a 12-liter front glovebox|
|Charging time||0-100% in 5 hours|
|Foot Pegs||Front & Rear|
|Rear Suspension||Twin Hydraulic|
|Acceleration of 0-40kmph||3.9 seconds|
|Additional features||2 USB ports and a Center stand|
The introductory price of just Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) is causing quite a stir among electric vehicle enthusiasts and budget-conscious consumers alike. But don’t wait too long to make your purchase, as this limited-time offer won’t be around forever.
Pre-orders and Deliveries
Pre-orders have been initiated and the deliveries will begin in August 2023.
Statements by the Co-founders
The enthusiastic co-founders made official statements before the launch and stated, “Our first electric two-wheeler is designed with a broad usage spectrum in mind. We are reimagining how people ride and carry their world on two wheels. We cannot wait to reveal what we have been building at River.”
Founded by two tech geniuses with a passion for making mobility accessible to the masses, Aravind Mani and Vipin George have joined forces to create a game-changing product that is sure to make waves in the industry. The duo brings a wealth of experience from their international endeavors, infusing their work with a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and expertise. Backed by heavyweights such as Maniv Mobility, Trucks, Toyota Ventures, and Lowercarbon Capital, River Electric is poised for success. The company has an R&D facility across 120 sq. ft. with the capacity of producing 1,00,000 vehicles annually.
This exciting development marks the first foray of River Electric into the Indian market, and with its cutting-edge technology and commitment to sustainability, they are already making a splash.
The River Indie electric scooter is a game-changer. With its impressive range, ample storage space, and unique features, it’s the perfect vehicle for urban commuters and weekend adventurers alike. So why not give it a spin and see for yourself what all the fuss is about? The future of transportation is here, and it’s electric.