Mumbai-based electric vehicle startup Liger Mobility unveiled two electric scooters on the first day of Auto Expo 2023. They claim to come with the world’s first self-balancing technology. The company has said that it will open bookings for the Liger X and X+ electric scooters by mid-2023, while deliveries are expected to begin later this year. Furthermore, the company aims to start exporting these two-wheelers by mid-2025. Although the company has not disclosed its prices at the moment, according to media reports, after implementing the FAME-2 subsidy, the price of Liger X will be around Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom).
The EV firm claims that this industry-first technology will ensure better rider safety, comfort and convenience than any scooter available globally. Auto-Balancing or Self-Balancing Technology can be activated or deactivated at low speed with a push of a button.
The Liger X and Liger X+ get a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, which is claimed to have been developed for Indian weather conditions. The battery has advanced algorithms that ensure thermal safety and future maintenance. The electric mobility startup hasn’t revealed the specifications of the scooters yet but has claimed that both the EVs have a top speed of 65 kmph. The Liger X promises a driving range of 60 km on a single full charge. While the Liger X+ promises a range of 100 km on a single full charge.
The Liger X gets a detachable battery pack that can be fully charged in less than three hours. While the Liger X+ comes with a non-detachable battery pack that takes around 4.5 hours to charge fully. The manufacturer offers fast charging options for both scooters at an additional cost. Both electric scooters also have features like reversing buttons, learner mode and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
In terms of looks and design, the Liger X and Liger X+ share a similar design that blends the retro theme with modern features. The scooter gets inverted delta-shaped LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED taillight and LED turn indicators, a full digital TFT instrument cluster, wide seats for the rider and the pillion rider, and chunky grab rails. Both scooters are equipped with 4G and GPS. The Liger X+ is claimed to get a turn-by-turn navigation feature. The EV maker claims that apart from this, it will allow the rider to check phone calls and read messages on the scooter’s TFT display. These electric scooters come in 5 colour options. Both the EVs get beefy tires that run on alloy wheels.