BSA Motors launches EDGE; Unveils ‘Roamer Able’ India’s first electric scooter for the differently abled person
BSA Motors, a Strategic Business Unit of Tube Investments of India (TII) which is part of the Rs. 15,907 crores Murugappa Group, launched its next generation electric scooter ‘Edge’ at the 10th Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi. Alongwith this launch, the company also unveiled India’s first electric scooter designed especially for the differently-abled – ‘Roamer Able’. Besides, the company also showcased the technological might with a display of several electric scooters and fast charging systems from their stable.
Edge, the newest addition in the company’s e-scooter portfolio, will be attractively priced at Rs. 35, 500 (ex-showroom price Delhi) and is available in 4 attractive colours. With Roamer Able, the company has introduced an in-built reverse mechanism (first time ever in India) which enables the rider to reverse the vehicle with the ease of a switch. Roamer Able will be launched in the Indian market by the end of the month and will be priced at Rs. 35, 300 (ex-showroom price Delhi). It will be available in four eclectic colours.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. K.B. Srinivasan, Vice President, BSA Motors said, “BSA Motors is taking various steps to improve the performance, reliability and riding experience of electric scooters in India. We are working on more efficient motors, reliable electronics & batteries, an ergonomic vehicle design that will usher in next generation e-scooters in India. Our new product ‘Edge’ is in line with this approach. Also, with Roamer Able, we aim to reach to the target group of the disabled and thereby bring them into the mainstream. The scooter comes with innovative features such as a holder for crutches and a Rear Brake Lock to park the scooter on slopes alongwith a vehicle reverse switch – all to ensure safe and comfort ride for the differently-abled.”