Andhra Pradesh-based electric two-wheeler brand, Avera Electric Vehicles, has started accepting bookings for its new product, the Retrosa, reports Zigwheels. The scooter was launched at an ex-showroom (Andhra Pradesh) price of INR 1.08 lakh in February this year, although the bookings have commenced just now.
Potential buyers in the state can book a unit of the Avera Retrosa for a token amount of INR 11,200. The electric vehicle is locally produced, and so, it will be eligible for a FAME-II subsidy.
In terms of styling, the Avera Retrosa features a retro design that is achieved with the use of a round headlight and several chrome highlights. Chrome treated bits include headlamp mask and rear-view mirror housing and stalks. The scooter also gets chrome garnish on top of the front apron and on the body. The curvy design further enhances its retro looks.
The retro styling is complemented by modern hardware that includes LED lighting (headlamp, blinkers and tail lamp), digital instrument console, battery monitor and a side stand warning. The scooter also features a park assist function that should come handy in tight parking spaces. The Retrosa tips the weighing scale at 88 kg, which is at par with some of the internal combustion engine powered scooters.
Mechanical specifications include 3000W BLDC motor that draws power from a lithium-ion battery pack and allows a max speed of 90 km/h. The battery is claimed to deliver a range of up to 140 km on a full charge. The recharge time takes 4 hours via a power socket at home, while Avera’s charging points can juice up the battery pack in half the time (2 hours). The scooter offers two riding modes – Economy and Sport Plus – that will affect the range and performance.
The hardware specifications match the rivals, and the Avera electric scooter comes equipped with disc brake at the front and at the back. Telescopic front forks and twin-sided springs at the rear handle the shock absorption tasks.
The Retrosa comes with a five-year warranty on the battery pack. Avera provides a five-year insurance scheme also with the Retrosa. Currently, the company is only operating in Andhra Pradesh, but it plans to expand in other cities in the country. The report says that it plans to install 100 charging/battery swapping points across the country.