Models in the market: Pure EV electric scooters

Pure EV, a Hyderabad-based company, sells reasonably priced electric two-wheelers in Nepal. Among them are the EPluto 7G, Etrance Plus, and the Etrance Neo. The company is known for offering stylish models that provide quite the bang for the buck.

White Lotus Motors Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor for Pure EV e-scooters in Nepal, launched the EPluto 7G and the Etrance Neo a few months ago. Here, we have a list of the PureEV electric scooters available in Nepal. So, what exactly do these models bring to the table? Let’s check them out.

EPluto 7G

The EPluto 7G has a premium Vepsa-ish design mixed with a retro-style and chrome treatment. The round side mirrors and headlamp and slanted front of the e-scooter are essential details that are informed by a retro aesthetic that should appeal to all genders.

Designwise, the only shortcoming could be scooter’s size: the seat of the e-scooter seems a bit small to fit two adults comfortably.

Features and specifications

The EPluto 7G comes with a 1.5KW motor powered by a 2.5KWh lithium-Ion battery (portable) that is designed to generate a peak power of 2.2 KW. So you can say goodbye to your range anxiety! The range covered by the e-scooter is 90 to 120 km, which is pretty impressive for an e-scooter. The vehicle can get to a top speed of 60 kmph, and it can go from 0-40 in just 5 seconds, which makes the EPluto perfect for daily commutes on jam-packed city roads. The scooter’s braking duties are handled by a disc brake on the front and a drum brake at the rear. And the scooter is sculptured to sit on 10-inch cast alloy wheels.

The vehicle features a 5-inch wide LED display with multiple choices for the speed modes. Other features include an anti-theft smart lock, 12-degree gradeability, regenerative braking, external charging port, and LED lights. The battery juices up to full in 4-6 hours.

Overall, the EPluto 7G comes with every feature seen on a traditional scooter, and it makes for a great option if you are looking for a city vehicle. Except for the slightly small seat, which we expect will be tinkered with when Pure EV launches the new version in the future, the EPluto 7G should work well for Kathmandu’s commuters.

Etrance Plus

The Pure EV Etrance Plus has a simple design informed by traditional aesthetics. Although it doesn’t feel all that premium, you do have to understand that it’s an affordable vehicle. This scooter is only available in white.

Now, let’s check out the innards of this electric scooter.

Features and specifications
The Etrance Plus comes with a 250 Watt hub motor powered by a 1.25KWh lithium-Ion battery. The battery generates enough power to achieve a range of 65 km on a single charge, which is a decent figure. The battery can get fully charged in six hours. But the top speed of the scooter maxes out at 25 kmph.

The Etrance Plus, which is slightly more expensive than other electric scooters, features E-ABS with drum brakes on the front and rear wheels. The scooter comes with a robust chassis design and body parts suitable for Nepali roads. It also features advanced features like regenerative braking and an indicator that shows the percentage of battery capacity remaining.

Etrance Neo

The Etrance Neo looks like a traditional scooter made sporty. The scooter comes with amazing power, range, and features at an affordable price.

The Etrance Neo has a 1.5KW motor with a 2.5KWh lithium-Ion battery designed to generate a peak power of 2.2KW, similar to the EPluto 7G. As it has the same motor and battery as its sibling, the Neo’s range and top speed are also similar to the EPluto 7G’s: 90-120 km of range and 60 kmph of top speed. Even the charging time that the Etrance Neo needs to reach full capacity is the same as that of the EPluto 7G: 4-6 hours.

The similarities do not end there. The Etrance Neo features an anti-theft smart lock, 12-degree gradeability, regenerative braking, 10-inch cast alloy wheels, and LED lights, just like the EPluto. Furthermore, the Neo comes with an LCD display, drum brakes, seating capacity for 2 persons, LED headlamp, side indicators, side-stand indicator, and a loading capacity of 150 kg. The e-scooter can go from 0-25 in just 4 seconds.

Overall, the Etrance Neo’s features are pretty decent for an e-scooter that ensures a calm and soothing ride on city roads.

EPluto 7G price in Nepal: NPR 2,49,000

Etrance Plus price in Nepal: NPR 1,99,000

Etrance Neo price in Nepal: NPR 2,29,000

(Also published on the Hamrobazar Blog)

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