Geliose Hope Electric Moped Launched in India at Rs 46999
Geliose Mobility, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi incubated startup has launched a new electric moped called the ‘HOPE’. According to the company, the top speed of the newly launched moped, hope is 25 km and it features a running cost of around 20 Paisa/km. The starting price of the electric scooter set at Rs. 46999 and the Geliose Hope is currently on sale only in Delhi but should reach more cities by the end of this year. The vehicle does not require a driving license or registration for driving on the road.
Speaking about the powertrain of the scooter, Geliose Hope houses a 250W BLDC hub motor that can propel the e-scooter to a max speed of 25kmph. There are three lithium-ion battery options — 18Ah, 24Ah, and 30Ah that can deliver a range of up to 75km on a single charge. Charging the battery to 80 per cent takes a little over three hours, while a full charge is possible in four hours.
Founder and CEO of Geliose Mobility, Aditya Tiwari, said “We are in an era of ever-rising pollution and climate change, and there is a need for sustainable actions in all the industries, especially in automotive. With a price of Rs.46,999, HOPE is the most affordable internet-connected scooter currently in the market. Customers can also avail of a subscription facility for HOPE or can buy directly. We are currently launching the scooter for last-mile delivery applications, and bookings for personal commute applications will be opened in the coming months. HOPE’s strong and lightweight frame is built for rugged usage.”
It comes in different colour options – Army Green, Midnight Black and Neon Green. The scooter packs an LCD instrument cluster, full-LED lamps set up for lighting and rides on wire-spoke wheels wrapped in knobby tires. It has a minimalist look, featuring an apron-mounted headlight, a flat-type seat, raised handlebars, and to cater primarily to delivery-oriented businesses – multiple luggage mounting options. Geliose Mobility is looking to cater to local delivery requirements in food, e-commerce, grocery, essentials, and other delivery applications by collaborating with logistics and delivery companies.
When the battery is low, you can use the pedals to ride it like a bicycle.
Geliose has equipped the Hope with pedals to take care of range anxiety. To ensure the safety of the rider, the moped is equipped with drum brakes on both the front and rear wheels. It also offers parking assistance with reverse mode. For a comfortable ride, it comes with front as well as rear telescopic suspensions.
You can either lease the e-scooter for Rs 2,999 per month or buy it at Rs 46,999. Charging and maintenance hubs are alleged to be set-up by the company on frequent routes of the delivery partners.