Okinawa Autotech recently launched its flagship electric scooter, the Okinawa Praise in the market. Its chief rival in the segment is the Hero Photon.
Hero Electric’s Photon comes under the brand’s High Speed Series and is currently the only performance mass market scooter available in the country. However, the scooter’s design is relatively subdued in comparison to that of the Praise. Let’s see how they fare against each other on paper.
|Specifications||Okinawa Praise||Hero Photon|
|Motor||1000 W BLDC motor, 2500 W Peak Power||1000 W BLDC 2000 W Peak Power|
|Battery Capacity||Lithium ion / VRLA 72 V 45 Ah||VRLA 72V / 24 Ah|
|Range||170-200 km per charge||Power Mode- 65 km per charge, Economy Mode- 85 km per charge|
|Top Speed||Economy- 35 kmph, Sporty-65 kmph, Turbo- 75 kmph||45 kmph|
|Features||Central locking with anti-theft alarm; Keyless entry; Find My Scooter function; Side stand sensor which prevents engine start-up while the stand is down; LED headlamp and tail light, and LED DRL.||Anti-theft alarm; mobile charging port; remote lock, and polycarbonate headlamp.|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm||140 mm|
|Suspension||Telescopic gas-charged front fork, twin rear gas-charged shock absorbers||Front telescopic, rear twin shock absorbers|
|Brakes||Dual single sided front discs, and single rear disc, with Electronic Assisted Braking System.||Front disc, rear drum|
|Price, ex-showroom Delhi||INR 59,889||INR 49,990|
The numbers clearly indicate that the Praise has superior performance, and range when compared to the Photon. For INR 9,899 more, the Praise offers sportier styling, LED lights, and additional nifty features. The Photon has been in the market since 2014 whereas the Praise is a recently launched product.