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The EV space in the country is seeing a massive boost, with a plethora of brands releasing multiple models catered towards a more socially responsible audience. In addition, the government is also taking steps to ensure moving towards less resource-hungry and environment-friendly alternatives to the current diesel and petrol counterparts.
While India has been on the slower side in terms of EV adoption, brands like Ampere Electric are recently taking rapid strides in ensuring it flourishes. So, the brand recently unveiled its newest entry into the EV segment in the country - the Magnus EX electric scooter. The two-wheeler is launched below Rs 70,000 (ex-showroom). Several state governments are further offering incentives to ensure it becomes a tempting offer for prospective buyers.
This article discusses everything buyers need to know about the latest EV, Magnus EX from Ampere Electric.
As per the brand, the two-wheeler is designed to offer optimum comfort. For this, the Magnus electric scooter packs in a powerful 1200-watt motor. The company claims it is one of the most powerful two-wheeler motors in its segment and can achieve a top speed of 53 KMPH. Moreover, the scooter can ramp up to 0-40 KMPH in 10 seconds.
Read what Roy Kurian, COO of Ampere Electric, has to sa at the launch - “Customers are looking for more affordable ways to travel as petrol prices heavily dent savings of everyday 2W commuters. Now every smart Indian customer will get superior style, extra power & performance delivering extraordinary savings & smart rides every km of the drive. Magnus EX with its long-distance per charge enables users to make multiple trips and complete their work & life goals easily.”
The product is curated with Indian roads in mind, having enough protection to withstand bumpy rides, muddy roads, and challenging landscapes with ease.
The Magnus Ex has five dazzling variants - Graphite Black, Galactic Grey, Glacial White, Ocean Blue, and Metallic Red. Each of these variants has a subtle finish to ensure that they stand out from the crowd. The brand has packed in two riding modes - Eco Mode (battery saver) and a mightier Power Mode. The two-wheeler electronic vehicle comes in a single battery variant - a 60V, 38.25Ah detachable lithium cell that users can charge via any 5-ampere socket.
The Magnus EX EV has been curated keeping the Indian middle-class family in mind, and the features are a testament to that. Listed below are the hardcore specs of the Ampere Magnus EX -
|Range||80-100 km in one charge|
|Charge Time||6 to 7 hours|
|Motor Power||1200 - 2100 Watts (BLDC)|
|Top Speed||53 KMPH|
|Battery||60V, 38.25Ah Advanced Lithium|
|Brake Type||Mechanical Drum (130mm each for front and rear)|
|Suspension||Front - Telescopic Rear - Coil Spring|
|Speedometer and Trip Meter Type||Digital|
|Load Carrying Capacity||150 KGs|
|In the Package||Charger Tool kit First-aid kit User Manual Service Coupons|
|Warranty||Standard (3 years or 20,000 KM) Additional (2 years)|
The brand launched the two-wheeler at Rs 68,999, ex-showroom, in India. The Ampere Magnus price currently starts at Rs 77,249 in the country and packs a punch for the price on offer.
As stated above, potential buyers can avail of several state-specific incentives to enable them to save some money while buying the vehicle. It includes direct purchase incentives, coupons, road tax exemptions, registration fee exemptions, and more, which would make the purchase more affordable in the long run.
The Greaves Electric Mobility sub-division, Ampere Vehicles, has a touted ARAI-certified range of around 100km on a single charge. It has a removable/swappable advanced lithium battery rated at 38.25Ah that takes approximately six to seven hours to charge completely.
Users also get a 60V-rated, 7.5-ampere charger as part of the package for super-efficient charging at the office, home, or any other plug-on-the-wall charging point.
The brand claims that the scooter is capable of within a city commute of up to 3 days on a single charge for a regular user. In addition, it has the best driving speed of 53 KMPH to make for a memorable driving experience.
The Magnus EX is a dream option for those looking for a comfortable two-wheeler for their family and personal commutes. Users get a slanted cradle design with a comfortable legroom of 450mm. The seat is designed for optimum comfort. Buyers can choose any color variant, and they will get an EV vehicle that not just looks awesome but also ensures great performance.
In addition to being powered by a powerful motor, it also packs a myriad of advanced features, such as keyless entry, LED headlights, a vehicle finder, and an antitheft alarm.
When asked about the comfort factor, here is what Roy had to say -
“Magnus EX has been the preferred choice of multiple EV prospects across the country owing to its large comfortable space and distinctive ride comfort.”
Further, the brand has incorporated telescopic front forks and a single spring at the back for superior suspension management. It has a combined 130mm multiple drums combined system for effortless braking on both the rear and front. It charges via a USB charger and has tubeless types to ensure users have a hindrance-free commute.
Let's quickly have a look at the pros and cons of the Ampere Magnus EX:
The EV bandwagon in the country has truly changed gears, and the Ampere Magnus EX is a testament to that. There is enough legroom, three days of commute on a single charge, chrome embellishments, a swappable battery that is easy to charge, and several other features that make this two-wheeler an excellent choice in its price segment.
The company also acknowledges a warranty of 3 years or 20,000km, whichever is earlier. It also ensures that users will not have to worry about the vehicle deteriorating fast. They can also opt for an additional 2-year warranty at an additional cost for future-proofing at a budget. While the pricing of the EV two-wheeler is on point, if buyers are under a monetary crunch, Tata Capital offers two-wheeler loans to enable them to buy their dream scooter today. Get in touch with TATA capital for affordable EMIs and low-interest rates to ensure that buyers have an experience is as smooth as the ride.
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