People are showing interest in electric vehicles due to the continuous increase in fuel price. In the last few years, the demand for electric two wheelers in the country has seen a huge increase. Keeping this interest of the customers in mind, automakers are constantly introducing new models in this segment. Recently, Japanese automaker Honda has also been seen testing the electric scooter Benly-E on Indian roads.
Let us tell you that in the last year 2019, Honda introduced its Benly E electric scooter series for the first time. There are a total of four models in this series. Now this scooter has been seen testing by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). Different features and technology have been used in all the scooters of this series. Discussions about its launch have intensified after it was seen during testing. However, no information has been shared by the company about it yet.
In the testing model, the company has given LED headlamp, digital instrument cluster and accessories power socket. It also gets a large basket at the front and a carrier at the rear, which can carry a maximum weight of 60 kg. The scooter is currently available only in a single color, Rose White, and features such as reverse assist function.
The Benly E electric scooter has a 12-inch front tire and a 10-inch rear tire. Its total weight is between 125 to 130 kg and it is equipped with Combi Braking System (CBS). This scooter can be used well for private use as well as commercially.
Honda is offering this electric scooter with two different motor options. In its Benly e I and I Pro, the company has used an electric motor of 2.8 kW capacity which generates torque of 13 Nm. The company claims that this scooter will give a driving range of up to 87 km when run at a speed of 30 km per hour in a single charge. On the other hand, in the Benly e II and II Pro, the company has used an electric motor of 4.2 kW capacity, which generates torque of 15 Nm. This scooter gives a range of 43 kms when driven at a speed of 60 kmph.
It uses two lithium-ion batteries of 48V capacity, which is named Mobile Power Pack. Both these batteries can be easily taken out of the scooter when needed and can be charged from the home socket. At present, the company is testing this scooter in the Indian market, it is expected that soon it will also be launched for sale.