Ampere Primus: The Latest Electric Scooter Unveiled
Ampere, a Greaves Cotton subsidiary, recently unveiled its new high-speed electric scooter at Auto Expo 2023. The new Primus scooter has a claimed range of 120km on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 40kph in less than 5 seconds. In addition to the Primus, the company has shown off two new e-scooter concepts, the NXG and NXU, which will be released later this year.
Primus Ampere Electric Scooter
The Primus electric scooter is similar to the existing Magnus electric scooter in appearance, but it comes in four new dual-tone colours. The scooter, like the Oben Rorr e-bike, is powered by a new 3kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery. This battery gives the Primus a claimed IDC range of 120 kilometres and a top speed of 75 kilometres per hour. According to the company, the Primus has a real-world range of more than 100 kilometres on a single charge, which takes 4 hours when plugged into a standard 5A socket and 2 hours when plugged into a fast-charging 30A socket.
The Primus is powered by a 3.8kW mid-mounted motor, and power is transferred to the rear wheel via a belt final drive, a first for an Ampere product. The Primus can accelerate from 0 to 40 km/h in less than 5 seconds.
The scooter also has three riding modes: Power, City, and Eco, as well as Reverse. Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and notification alerts on the digital dash via the proprietary Ampere app are among the other features. Furthermore, keyless operation is standard on the Primus.
The Primus has 12-inch wheels but drum brakes on both ends as part of a combined braking system. The scooter weighs 110kg and has a capacity of 22 litres under the seat. It has a load carrying capacity of 150kg and a ground clearance of 160mm. The Primus is now available for booking, and pricing will be revealed soon.
Concepts for Ampere NXG and NXU E-scooters
The new NXG and NXU e-scooter concepts are built on a new modular platform and share the Primus’ mid-mounted motor. The NXG is aimed at private buyers and will be Ampere’s more premium offering when compared to its current portfolio. With features such as flush-mounted footpegs, all-LED lighting, a TFT dash, fast charging, and a front disc brake, the styling is much more in line with premium e-scooters on the market rather than Ampere’s own products. The NXG is expected to be released in the first half of the year and will cost around Rs 1 lakh, according to the company.
The NXU, on the other hand, is aimed at B2B and last-mile deliveries and comes equipped with a luggage system comprised of a large top box and side panniers. The NXU has a payload capacity of 200 kg. To accommodate the additional weight that its intended usage will most likely entail, the NXU has a revised front apron with a circular headlight, a beefier front fork, and chunkier tyres. The NXU is expected to be released by the end of this year.
Ampere’s commitment to providing innovative and sustainable transportation solutions is exemplified by the Ampere Primus electric scooter, as well as the NXG and NXU concepts. The Primus will appeal to riders looking for a high-performance electric scooter due to its impressive range and acceleration, as well as advanced features such as Bluetooth connectivity and keyless operation. The premium styling and increased cargo capacity of the NXG and NXU concepts will appeal to different segments of riders, making Ampere a versatile brand in the electric scooter market. The release dates and pricing for these new electric scooters will be eagerly awaited, as they are expected to have a significant impact on the EV market. Overall, Ampere made a strong impression at Auto Expo 2023, and we can anticipate more exciting developments from the company in the coming months.