Okinawa Scooters recently launched the Ridge+ scooter. The major difference between the standard Ridge and the Ridge+ is the replacement of the lead acid battery with a lithium ion battery. The Ridge+ is powered by a 800 watt BLDC motor with a claimed top speed of 55kmph. Distance to empty on a single full charge with this new lithium-ion battery is claimed to be 120km. Okinawa has also equipped the Ridge+ with E-ABS (Electronic – Assisted Braking System) with regenerative energy.
The scooter is currently available at authorized dealers at Rs 64,998 (ex-showroom, India). During the inaugural month of October 2018, the company aims to roll out 500 units of Ridge+ in a few states, followed with 1500 units of the scooter in November 2018. The Ridge+ is available in two attractive colors – Lucent Orange and Magna Grey & Mid Night Blue.
Commenting on the vision behind the vehicle, Mr. Jeetender Sharma, MD, Okinawa Autotech said, “After the positive response garnered by Ridge and Praise, Ridge+ is the result of Okinawa’s sustained desire to keep offering Indian commuters best-in-class EVs which are not only equal, but even better than their in-class conventional fuel variants. The Ridge+ offers great convenience by providing the detachable battery which makes the charging at ease. User can take out the battery & carry to their home or office for charging purpose. Equipped with a Micro-charger featuring Auto-cut that get the scooter up and running in 2 hours flat. The high mileage offered by it is a treat for the explorers amidst our users for whom the roads are not a means towards a destination but an experience in themselves. Lastly, the unique design and color scheme of the Ridge+ will definitely make it, along with its proud owner, stand out among the crowds.”