With plethora of features and frugal motor, Okinawa Praise sets the bechmark for electric scooters in India
One more eco-friendly scooter has been launched in India as Okinawa introduced its yet another offering- Praise at the price tag of Rs. 59,889 (ex-showroom, Delhi). After the Ridge electric scooter, which was launched this year, Praise is the second and more premium product from the company. Feature and specification wise, the moped demolishes every other similar machine in India.
If you think that price is way too hefty for an electric scooter, the list of cool stuff it comes with will certainly change your opinion. To start with, it gets side stand indicator, keyless entry, find my scooter function and anti-theft system. All the figures are displayed on the digital instrument cluster which is a rare element in mopeds while the long LED headlights and DRLs act as the party piece. Storage capacity under the seat is ample 19.5-litres and the pillion backrest is a sweet addition in terms of convenience.
Coming to the motor and performance, this is where Okinawa Praise outperforms every contender on the field. Fetching the energy from the lead-acid battery, the 1000-watt electric motor of Praise propels 3.35BHP of power which runs it all the way to the top speed of 75 km/h. Well, that is highest an electric scooter can go among all the available options in the country. It takes 6 to 8 hours for getting fully charged after which can prowl around the city lasting for 175 to 200 kms. Your college and grocery runs are covered.
The Okinawa Praise employs dual disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear and, surprisingly, also comes with E-ABS (Electronic Assisted Braking System). The 12-inch wheels are suspended by telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear. Now that’s more than you ask for. Bookings have already commenced in November and it is available at the downpayment of Rs. 2000 and will be delivered starting from end of this month.