Benling India launches e-scooter ‘Believe’ priced at INR 97,520 – ET Auto

The product shall be available across its showrooms from August 25, 2022.

New Delhi: Gurugram-based Benling India has recently launched its long-range electric two-wheeler ‘Believe’ built specifically for the Indian road conditions priced at INR 97,520 (ex-showroom). Founded in 2018, the startup has rolled out its e-scooter with its key features focussed on safety, the company said in a release.

According to the EV startup, Believe will be sold via 350 Benling dealerships across 22 States and 160 cities, which the company will leverage to market and boost its sales. Benling India also revealed its new generation of electric batteries – LFP (lithium iron phosphate) for its newly unveiled model.

The product shall be available across its showrooms from August 25, 2022. The ‘Believe’ High-speed e-scooter is offered in six colour options -Yellow, Blue, Black, White, Purple, Magic Grey. The highlights of this model, according to the company, are: Smart Breakdown Assist, that helps riders to smoothly sail through 25 km during a breakdown by holding a knob, and a range of 120 km per charge.

Amit Kumar, CEO and ED, Benling India, said that the customers now have the freedom to choose the right e-scooter for them with plenty of modern features and host of latest technology on their plate.

“Affordability is Benling India’s focus in asserting its position in the market. The company is looking to scale up presence in the Indian market by introducing 2 more new products, including an electric loader, later this year. The company has been on a stabilisation mode putting its infrastructure in place in the past one year, and is now looking at rapid growth,” Kumar said.

This electric scooter comes with a swappable LFP battery pack, powering a 3.2 kw waterproof BLDC motor. The e-scooter, which weighs a total of 248 kg, has a top speed of 75 kmph. The LFP battery pack gets a micro charger and auto cut off system and allows for a full charge in approximately four hours. The new ‘Believe’ comes equipped with various functionalities, such as keyless start, multiple speed modes, anti-theft alarm feature, regenerative braking, mobile-app connectivity, Park-assist function, Mobile-charging and real time tracking.

It gets best in class loading capacity of 250 kg relating to better performance on Indian road conditions while also ensuring its environmental sustainability. Braking power on the ‘Believe’ e-scooter is via disk brakes at the front and rear and the model is ARAI/ ICAT certified.

In about a months’ time, a total of 3000 units of ‘Believe’ e-scooter are ready to be rolled out while another 9000 units will be ready by November onwards, the startup said.

The Made in India electric scooter shall be manufactured in a 1,50,000 sq ft facility in Manesar, Haryana, which has the capacity to produce 3,00,000 vehicles in a year. It will help scale up and match the company’s growth ambitions. The company has already scheduled for 1,20,000 deliveries in FY23.

It currently produces three electric-scooter models in both high and slow speed segments. Benling has been an aspirational pure electric brand globally with strong presence in 84 countries with a high level of expertise in the field of auto-electronics as well as distinct industrialisation expertise of over two decades of its parent company in electric mobility.

Recently, Benling India transitioned to LFP batteries (lithium iron phosphate) for its entire range of electric two-wheelers, to unleash competitiveness and in order to eliminate the costly and supply-constrained Nickel. As an early entrant in LFP, it will help increase its market share by 15% Pan-India and will increase its growth rate to 32 % from the current 22% on MoM basis.

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