- IIT Delhi’s incubated startup develops and launches an electric scooter named “HOPE”
- The running cost of the scooter is just 20 paise per kilometre
- As it is an e-vehicle, it does not a registration or driving license for driving
The incubated startup of the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Geliose Mobility, has launched an electric scooter called “HOPE”. The running cost of this scooter is only 20 paise per kilometre.
“HOPE” is a cost-effective scooter aimed to be used for delivery and local commuting. It gives a top speed of 25 km per hour.
In adition to this, “HOPE” will also attract discounts from the category available for the e-vehicles and also does not require a driving license or registration of the vehicle for driving.
‘HOPE’ will come with a portable charger along with a portable lithium-ion battery that the customer can fully charge in common sockets which are used at home. The battery in “HOPE” can be fully charged in 4 hours.
The customers will have the option to select two different ranges of battery capacity i.e. 50 km and 75 km.
IIT Delhi had said that “HOPE” will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology including the battery management system, data monitoring system as well as the pedal-assist unit.
“HOPE” will also come equipped with IoT (Internet of Things) which will inform its users about their scooters through data analytics.
Given such a plethora of features, “HOPE” falls into the category of smart and connected scooters of the future.
Geliose Mobility is one of the handful companies that offers special features such as the pedal-assist system present in the scooter. During the journey, customers can choose the option of pedal or throttle as per their convenience.
“HOPE” is also equipped with special reverse mode technology for convenient parking, with the help of which the scooter can be parked even in difficult places.
Hope has a lightweight yet strong frame built for the ultra-modern usage. The structure of the scooter and its lean design gives it the ability to easily manoeuvre through dense traffic. The electric vehicle also has a revolutionary slide and rides feature which allows its riders to attach different load carrying accessories or rear seat depending on the requirement.
The IIT Delhi incubated startup is already collaborating with logistics and delivery companies to meet their local delivery requirements in food, e-commerce, grocery, essentials and other distribution applications.
In addition, hubs which will be used for charging and maintenance of the scooters will also be set up by the company on frequent routes of the delivery partners. In case of an emergency, contingency services such as roadside assistance and roadside battery replacement will also be provided by the company to its users.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) if Geliose Mobility, Aditya Tiwai, said, “We are going through an era of increasing pollution and climate change every day, and there is a need for sustained efforts in all the industries, especially in the field of automobiles.”
He added, “We started Geliose Mobility three years ago. ‘HOPE’ is our flagship step in the effort to build the vehicle ecosystem. The starting price of ‘HOPE’ is Rs 46,999, which makes it the most affordable Internet-connected scooter in the market.”