Electric two-wheeler manufacturing company Okinawa Scooters has received bookings for 450 units of Okinawa i-Praise until the end of 2018. Majority of the bookings have come from all the cities like Tier I – Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Tier II – Bhopal, Nasik, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Ambala, Vishakhapatnam etc. and in Tier – III – Mysore, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Warangal, Trichy, Thrissur etc. Okinawa i-Praise will be launched by end of January 2019.
Jeetender Sharma, MD, Okinawa Scooters, “We had set an initial target of closing bookings for 500 Okinawa i-Praise units by January 15, 2019, and we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved 90 percent of this target well ahead of time. A major reason behind these really positive numbers is the fact that the e-scooter is equipped with detachable lithium-ion batteries that compellingly address the issues related to battery charging and the time consumed for the same.”
Okinawa’s i-Praise has a range of 160-180 km/charge, a reasonable charging time of 2-3 hours and weight that is about 30-40 percent less than many of the other EVs in its category, the company said. The e-scooter also has a unique continuous driving behaviour monitoring system that observes the rider’s driving tendencies and provides continuous feedback. It also provides information on Hard Braking, Hard Acceleration, Hard Left Turn, Hard Right Turn and Speeding instance by driver and rates the performance of the driver over time.
Founded in 2015 by Jeetender Sharma – MD and Rupali Sharma-Chairperson, Okinawa is one of the fastest growing Indian automobile companies.