HOP Launches 2 New Electric Escooter Models in India

HOP Launches 2 New Electric Escooter Models in India to counter the oil vehicle pollution and to supply the growing demands of E-vehicles

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HOP Electric Mobility has announced the launch of two Escooter models. The company plans to launch five models including an E-bike by the end of this year.


The company is also trying to set up charging stations, starting from Jaipur and further expanding them to other parts of the country. At present, HOP has three market-ready vehicles, two Escooters and one E-motorcycle and in the long-term, the brand plans to launch at least ten new products in the next three years, it said.

LEO and LYF are priced at Rs 72,500 and Rs 65,500 onwards respectively and come with features such as Internet, GPS, mobile app, 72V architecture and high-performance Motor to climb any slope with loading capacity of 180 kg.

Ketan Mehta, founder-CEO, HOP Electric Mobility, said, "Since most millennials and now Gen Z individuals are now preferring sustainable yet convenient modes of transportation, these new product offerings will revolutionize the Indian e-mobility space. After months of R&D, our experts have furnished these two models with premium features and commendable battery range. We foresee hyper-growth in the e-mobility space and are looking forward to adding more products in our portfolio."


Stating that the company is also planning to build charging stations starting from Jaipur and then further expanding it in other cities and states, it said plans are also afoot to come up with energy network, which will have built-in battery swapping-cum-charging stations where the customer will be able to replace their discharged battery with a fully charged battery in just 30 seconds.

In January 2021, Hop's pilot network with five swapping stations and 50 batteries started operation in Jaipur.

The HOP Escooter covers 70 km on a single charge with an economical cost of just under 20 paise per km. HOP's 40,000 square feet long manufacturing unit in Jaipur is equipped to produce 50,000 vehicles per year, expandable up to 1 lakh units.


Launched in three variants-- HOP Leo basic, LEO and LEO extended, the Escooter can gear up a top speed up to 60 km per hour. With a dual 2X Li-ion battery, the scooter is capable of going up to 125 km range on a single charge. Similarly, the LYF model, which has also been rolled out in three variants of LYF basic, LYF and LYF Extended, offers a 125 km range per charge with a dual 2X Li-ion battery. The E-scooter comes with a top speed of up to 50 km per hour.

Other premium features of HOP LEO and HOP LYF include park assist, reverse gear up to 5kmph, side stand sensor, three ride modes with reserve mode, LED console, dual disc brakes, USB charging, remote key, anti-theft alarm and anti-theft wheel lock, the company said. HOP Electric Mobility is also allowing its customers to add on additional accessories such as internet and GPS connectivity.

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