Skyrocketing fuel prices coupled with the ever-rising prices of ICE-powered scooters have really made a strong case in favour of electric scooters. Electric scooters are currently carrying the baton of the electric revolution, at least in India. While some of the people have already shifted towards electric scooters, a major chunk of the Indian junta still makes do with petrol-powered gearless scooters. If you have been pondering over the thought of buying an electric scooter but don’t want to shell out 70-80k for the same, Starya Mobility has a solution for you.
The startup has rolled out a conversion kit that can easily convert your petrol-powered scooter into an electric scooter. To take care of potential customer’s range anxiety, Starya Mobility is also building a large network of battery swapping stations.
What makes its case even stronger is the overall cost. While you will have to shell out 70-80k to buy a new electric scooter, this conversion kit can be had in just INR 39,000! That is almost half the cost of a new electric scooter. To reduce the ownership costs even further, Starya Mobility is offering the battery as a service. While a normal ICE-powered gearless scooter’s running cost comes down to around INR 3 per kilometre, this conversion kit will bring down the cost to only INR 1 per kilometre. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
Now coming down to the specs, the kit comprises a 6.0 KW PMSM motor connected to a 250A controller. This kit provides the scooter with a range of 75-80 kms on a single charge. If you are wondering about the top speed, it will have a claimed top speed of 75 kph which is decent enough for a scooter. Starya Mobility claims that a scooter equipped with this kit will hit 0-40 kph in 3.9 seconds.
We believe that this kit’s strongest point is its swappable battery. You won’t have to wait for hours, doing nothing while your polar bear friendly scooter gets juiced up again. You can simply walk in on their swappable battery station, swap the battery and go zooming again on your scooter as the swappable battery will be available on a subscription basis, there will be negligible impact on the vehicle’s resale value.