Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter launch highlights: Maiden Bounce e-scooter has a range of 85 km

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Bounce Infinity E1 e-scooter launched in India at Rs 79,999, has a claimed range of 85 km- Technology News, Firstpost

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Bounce Infinity E1 deliveries

Deliveries of the Bounce Infinity E1 will begin early in March, and Bounce has said it will also have an offline sales network for customers to see and experience the scooter before buying it.

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Bounce Infinity E1 price without battery and charger

For those who'd like to use Bounce's battery swap service, they can buy the scooter without the battery and charger, with the price being Rs 45,099 (ex-showroom, Delhi, including FAME-II and Delhi govt subsidy). The price drops to as low as Rs 36,000 in Gujarat; buyers will be able to subscribe to a battery swap plan as per their usage.

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Bounce Infinity E1 prices

Here's a look at state-wise prices for the Bounce Infinity E1 (including FAME-II and state subsidies). 

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Bounce Infinity E1: The specs

The Infinity E1 has a 2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a top speed of 65 kph and a claimed range of up to 85 kilometres. Bounce says the E1 will realistically have a range of up to 50 kilometres in Power mode, and around 65 kilometres in Eco mode.

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Bounce Infinity E1 battery swapping system revealed

Here's a look at how Bounce's battery swap stations for the Infinity E1 scooter will look. The company says buyers will be able to swap batteries inside a minute, and these stations will be present at stores, malls and other convenient locations.

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Follow the launch of the Bounce Infinity E1

You can watch the live stream of the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter launch right here.

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Bounce Infinity E1 expected to target budget-conscious buyers

Unlike some of the recent high-profile electric scooter launches (such as the Ola Electric S1 and the Simple One), the Bounce Infinity E1 is likely to be positioned towards the budget end of the market, and to that effect, is expected to skip some of the flashier features seen on other new e-scooters.

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How the 22Motors Flow became the Bounce Infinity E1

In 2019, 22Motors tied up with Taiwanese two-wheeler manufacturer Kymco for a JV named '22Kymco', and the Flow was rebranded the iFlow (seen on the left in the image), and was to leverage Kymco's Ionex battery swapping platform. However, the partnership fell through, and Bounce ended up acquiring 22Motors, including its manufacturing unit at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, in a deal valued at $7 million.

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Bounce Infinity E1: The origins

If you think you've seen the Bounce Infinity E1 before, you probably have, because it was showcased to the public for the first time as the Flow e-scooter by a start-up named 22Motors all the way back at the 2018 Auto Expo.

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Bounce Infinity E1 launch: The countdown begins!

Good afternoon, folks, and welcome to Tech2's live coverage of the Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter launch. The event begins in a little over an hour from now, so stay with us as we bring you all the updates piping hot straight from the launch!

Today, India welcomes its latest electric scooter in the form of the Bounce Infinity E1, with the launch event for the scooter rental start-up’s maiden offering set to get underway at 1:30 pm. Those wanting to follow the launch of the Bounce Infinity E1 can tune into the company’s official YouTube channel.

In its previous communications, Bounce has confirmed the Infinity E1 will be equipped with a removable Li-ion battery, which can be taken out and charged as per a customer's convenience and requirement.

Bounce also claims to offer a first-of-its kind option in the domestic EV space, in which customers can also purchase its e-scooter at an affordable price without the battery and use Bounce's extensive battery swapping network to be on the move, apart from the option of buying the scooter along with the battery pack.

Customers who opt for the former will only have to pay for the battery swaps, whenever they exchange an empty battery with a fully-charged one from Bounce's swapping network.

The Bangalore-based firm had acquired 22Motors, including its manufacturing unit at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, in a deal valued at USD 7 million. As part of the deal with 22Motors, Bounce acquired its manufacturing plant at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan and intellectual property. The plant has a capacity to manufacture 180,000 scooters per year.

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