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Indian manufacturer Okaya EV works on full-fledged e-scooter

25. November 2021

Known as an energy storage manufacturer, Okaya Group has recently unveiled its latest model Freedum. The Okaya Freedum will be offered with either lithium-ion batteries or lead-acid batteries. At the moment, a slow version (up to 25 km/h) is already on the market, a faster version (50 km/h) is to follow at the end of the year. The Freedum costs the equivalent of 939 US dollars in the simplest version and complements the existing AvionIQ and ClassicIQ models. The company is currently waiting for the necessary approvals from ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology). The iCAT is also responsible for AIS approvals, which are required for the sale and use of two-wheelers in the Indian market, among other automotive products.

The Okaya Freedum is equipped with a 250-watt brushless hub motor and reaches a top speed of 25 km/h with it. A faster version is planned, with optionally more powerful batteries to extend the range to 250 km on one battery charge. The charging time of the 48-volt 30 Ah battery with lithium-ion technology is supposed to be between 4 and 5 hours, the lead battery needs between 8 and 10 hours. The electric scooter is equipped with a digital display, LED headlights and lights, remote control, anti-theft device and reverse gear. The chassis is based on a telescopic shock absorber at the front and a single shock absorber for the rear wheel. Braking is with a disc brake at the front wheel and a drum brake at the rear.
Okaya plans to launch a total of 14 new models this financial year, including an e-motorcycle and e-powered two-wheelers tailored for businesses. The manufacturer currently sells its scooters through 120 dealers and aims to add another 800. Okaya has been producing batteries for e-vehicles since 2016, complemented by chargers and charging stations. The group has been in the electronics business for 35 years.
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About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH
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