6:08 AM 9/9/2023
Electric Motorcycles and Electric Scooters are becoming popular with the young people in Sri Lanka. They come with lightweight lithium-ion batteries or with lead Acid battery that can be charged with household electricity. Nearly all the electric- battery-operated models come with the reversing feature to help with parking in tight spaces. In addition, all the e-scooter and e-electric Motorbikes are provided with full digital counter. They are connected to the riders' Smartphone through the Bluetooth. They can provide turn by turn navigation, speedo meter, available power, and many more information. Electric motorcycles and scooters are widely available for purchase in Sri Lanka. Majority of the electric scooters and motorbikes were imported from China. eMotorikes can give between 80 –150 km of range per a full battery charge. Moreover Electric Motorcycles made in Developed counties along with Scooters are NOT available in Sri Lanka due to their high price. Meanwhile in Sri Lanka, those who have US Dollar in their bank accounts can import electric two wheelers and electric vehicles with special permission from the Sri Lanka Government. Already one electric scooter is being mannufactured in Sri Lanka with colaboration with an India EV company.As per available reports it is expected to begin imports of electric scooters and electric Motorcycles by January 20124.
Sri Lanka Government is planning to allow expatriate workers to buy US$ 1,500 to US$ 3,000 worth of Electric motorcycle under their foreign remittance to Sri Lanka. Workers who remit US$ 3,000 or more through official channels from May 1, 2022 to May 1, 2023 are eligible to import an electric motorcycle or eScooter. So overseas Sri Lanka workers must send their earnings specially to their NRFC accounts. These NRFC accounts can be opened with their Passport Photo copy and dually filled account application form. The signature in the form is the important one. When they want to withdraw money in local currency or want to get a US$ draft must provide their passport and must sign as was signed in the original application form.Having a US$ account will help you a lot to import electric motorcycles in to Sri Lanka.
It is not necessary for electric vehicles to pass the annual Green test.
There is no noise or smoke used to come from the vehicle.
Very little operating cost compared to a conventional motorcycle.
Recharging the battery is less than the petrol price.
Less Annual Tax.
Have your own wind or solar or both of them for recharging the battery.
Forget about Engine oil change, gasket checks, and engine parts replacements.
Great acceleration power than the normal motorcycles.
Electric scooter does not Engine warm up, no need engine cooling system and coolant..
There is no confusing Gears and oil filled gear box.
Most of the models have removable batteries that can be charged in your home wall electric socket during the night.
Some models have two batteries. One on the scooter and the other can be charging at home.
Electric scooter is more expensive than buying a petrol motorcycle. However, in the long run it will allow you to save lot of money.
Kilometers per recharge will be reduced in the long usage
Battery charging time is longer than pumping petrol at sheds.
No sound used to come from the e-vehicle to warn nearby people. (Some of them may have artificial sound)
Buying a new battery is expensive.
Fire hazard occurs in the battery section specially while charging it.
Italy made Energica Electric Motorbikes had joined the world of E-Revolution. Their models are coming with superb power, more Torque, more riding range and with less weight. These new 2022 true electric hyper-naked e-motorbike can give 215 Nm (159 lb-ft) Torque. 21.5 kWh long-range lithium-ion battery can give up to 420 km (261 miles) in City range. New EMCE motor and inverter gives peak 126 kW (169 Hp), with up to 198 km (123 miles) in Highway range.
Energica Experia Price: US$ 25,880
Eva Ribelle Price: US$ 23,800
Energica Ego Price: US$ 25,600
EsseEsse9 Price: US$ 22,850
Energica Official Website
Okaya Faast e-Scooter Price: Rs 483,650/-
Rise eScooter Price: Rs 700,000/-+
Western Lanka Electric Scooter Price: Rs 500,000/-+
AKJ T3 Electric Scooter Price LKR 500,000/- up to Rs 800,000/-+
Yadea X-Men Scooter Price: Rs 500,000/-+
City Electric Scooter Price: Rs 500,000/-+
ERS3000 Electric Bike Price: Rs 600,000/-+
Alfa Electric Bike Price: Rs 400,000/- up yo 700,000/-+
Top Electric Motorcycles in the USA.
1. LiveWire (By Harley-Davidson)
2. Zero SR
3. Honda PCX Electric
4. Vespa Elettrica
5. Energica Ego
6. Tacita T-Race Diabolika
7. Damon Hypersport Premier
8. Gogoro Smartscooter S2 Adventure
9. Alta Motors Redshift MXR
10. Brutus V9
11. Johammer J1.200
12. Lightning LS-218
13. Lightning Strike
14. Cake Kalk
Kawasaki Elektrode. (Electric Balance Bike)
Kawasaki Elektrode USA Price: US$ 1,099
This is an iconic Kawasaki vehicle for the young riders to get started on this Elektrode. Moreover it is designed and built by Kawasaki, Japan as a balance bike. It is provided with a powerful 250Watt in-wheel brushless electric motor with 2.5 hours of operation. In addition it got three speed modes such as Low - Midium - High with a premium Disc brake. Moreover it got parental lock too. Adjustable seat height, handlebar position, and brake lever reach.
Husqvarna EE 5 Electric Balance Bike.
America Price: US$ 5,549 + Freight Charge US$ 335 (Power Pack, including charger.)
This EE 5 is coming from Husqvarna Motorcycles' rich motocross history along with the latest e-technology. This fully fledged motocross machine is provided with adjustable electric motor. Best suited for complete beginners to aspiring young racers. EE 5 It is assembled with premium components and can be adjusted to riders height and ability. There is no notable engine noise and zero carbon emissions. The Husqvarna EE 5 is making motocross much more accessible to younger riders.
Harley Davidson IRONe12
Balance Bike Price: US$ 799
Electric balance bike suitable for 3 to 5 years old.
Harley Davidson Brushless Irone16
Balance Bike Price: US$1049
Good for 5 to 7 years old. High output brushless motor provides additional low end power and torque.
AMO has launched a new electric scooter named Jaunty Plus at the price of Rs 110,460/-. This electric scooter can do a range of around 120 km and it takes only four hours to get fully charged. Also AMO got a line up of e-scooters such as Jaunty, Inspirer, Jaunty-3Wh, Feisty-Ev and S-pin in India.
Piaggio One Electric scooter.
It comes in three different varieties: One, One Plus, and One Active. This has a strong 1.2Kw motor that can produce up to 2kW and a detachable battery. The top speed of the Piaggio One is 45 km/h. It has a 55 kilometer range. One+ can travel 100 kilometers on a single charge and reach high speeds of 55 kilometers per hour.
The Piaggio One Active has an 85km range and a top speed of 60kph.Piaggio charging to 100% in 6 hours. Removable batteries, two riding modes, LED lighting, and USB charging are all included with the Piaggio One. On the scooter, there is a complete digital instrument cluster as well.
Tork Electric Motorcycle is now available in India. Check here.
Which is the cheapest eScooter in India?
Ampere V48 Price: Rs 20,400/- , Versatile VE 45 LI Price: Rs 27,440/-
Top 10 India Made Electric Scooters Suitable For Sri Lanka.
Bajaj Chetak EV (electric scooter)
Ather 450X (electric scooter)
TVS IQube (electric scooter)
Ola Electric (electric scooter)
Okinawa Ridge + (electric scooter)
Okinawa iPraise+ (electric scooters)
E Pluto 7G (electric scooter)
Hero Electric Optima E2
|ReVolt Electric Bike More
RV 400 Price: INR 100,000/-
Premium: INR 1.29 Lakh
|ZERO E-Motorbike More
ZERO DS: US$ 11,595+
|Okinawa EScooter More
India OKHI-90: Rs 121,860/-
Sri Lanka: Rs 220,000 (2020)
|Hero Electric More
Photon HX Price: INR 77,540/-
Eddy Price: INR 72,000/-
Total 7 Models.
|Ather Electric Scooter More
450 Plus Price: INR 125,490/-
450X Price: INR 1,44,500/-
|Livewire E-Motorbike More
USA Price: US$ 22,799+
|Tork Electric Bikes. More.
T6X Price: Rs 192,499/-+
Price in Europe: €24,990 +
USA Price: US$ 27,000 +
|Bajaj Chetak More
Urbane Price: Rs 1 Lakh
Premium Price: Rs 149,600/-
|TVS iQube eScooter. More
Price: Rs 160,000/-
BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter Made for the city.
Official website of Lightning Electric Motorcycle. lightningmotorcycle.com
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