Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup River has launched its first electric scooter, the Indie.
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Another day, another new electric scooter, River Indie, launched.

The River Indie electric scooter is equipped with a 4 kWh battery and a 6.7 kW motor. It is priced at ₹1,25,000 (ex-showroom).

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup River has launched its first electric scooter, the Indie. The company has labeled the Indie as the SUV of scooters because of its bulky design and impressive storage capacity. The scooter comes with a massive 43-liter under-seat storage compartment and a 12-liter front glove box.

Designed at River’s R&D facility in Bengaluru, the Indie will be manufactured at the company’s factory located on the outskirts of the city. The electric scooter has 14-inch wheels that are a first-of-their-kind in India’s electric scooter market. These large wheels offer an elevated riding position, ensuring a commanding view of the road and superior rideability and manoeuvrability across various terrains.

What sets Indie apart from its competitors is its exclusive Lock & Load pannier-stays located on the sides of the scooter. These innovative features offer riders a wide range of customization options for carrying different loads and are the first of their kind on any scooter. Whether it’s carrying groceries or luggage, the Lock & Load pannier-stays make the Indie a versatile option for riders with various needs.

The Indie electric scooter boasts a high-capacity 4 kWh battery that delivers an impressive real-world range of 120 km on a single charge. The battery can be charged in five hours and also supports fast charging for added convenience.

The scooter is powered by a robust motor that delivers a peak power of 6.7 kW, enabling the Indie to reach a top speed of 90 kmph and accelerate from 0-40 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. It also has three different riding modes: Eco, Ride, and Rush.

The scooter is designed with ergonomics in mind, accommodating riders of varying heights with a comfortable riding position. The scooter boasts the longest and widest seat in its segment, ensuring maximum comfort for extended journeys.

Innovative features like the front foot pegs, a first-of-its-kind on a scooter, provide a safe and comfortable ride while also maximizing storage on the floorboard. Additionally, the Indie is equipped with twin rear hydraulic suspension and telescopic front suspension, offering a smooth and comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. The Indie features disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, ensuring reliable and responsive braking performance.

The scooter also has a high-contrast colour display that provides excellent visibility, even on sunny days. This advanced display makes it easy for riders to stay informed about their speed, battery level, and other important information while on the go. In addition to the display, the Indie also includes two USB charging ports, allowing riders to charge their devices while riding.

Indie is priced at ₹1,25,000/- (ex-showroom Bengaluru). Pre-orders are open on the River Website today, with deliveries starting in August 2023.

Aravind Mani, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at River, said: River’s mission is to improve the day-to-day lives of people through a design-first approach. Our first product Indie is a bold statement, combining two different offerings — utility and lifestyle. It will be the most sensible scooter with the right mix of practicality, capability, and style.

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