Liger Mobility, a Mumbai-based start-up, unveiled today two electric scooters – the Liger X and Liger X+, which the company claims are the world’s first auto-balancing electric scooters.
The patented technology enables a host of industry-first features, claims the company, including FootFreeStop, which allows the rider to keep his or her feet on the footboard, even in stop and go traffic. ReverseRide helps riders reverse the scooters like a car; and there is Learn2Ride learner mode and over-the-air updates (OTA) as well.
The auto balancing feature is intended to work when the vehicle is on standby mode. A rider can also manually activate and deactivate this feature, based on his or her requirement at lower speeds.
Ashutosh Upadhyay, Co-founder, Liger Mobility said all aspects of Liger X and Liger X+’s auto balancing technology, including the hardware and software, have been developed in-house. Vikas Poddar, Co-founder, Liger Mobility added that he expects these products and the technology to further catalyse India’s electric revolution.
The two new electric scooters will be available in five colours, and will have a top speed of 65 kmph. Range wise, the Liger X is expected to deliver a range of 60 km, while Liger X+ promises a range of 100 km, said the company.
Although both the e-scooters are powered by liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery packs, the Liger X sports a detachable battery pack that “charges to an optimum under three hours”, while, Liger X+ has a built-in non-detachable battery that charges to an optimum under 4.5 hours, claimed the company. Both variants also provide fast charging options at additional cost.
Among other, both variants of e-scooters are 4G and GPS enabled, and will come with an app that enables the rider to see the live location of the vehicle, ride history, battery percentage and temperature. The Liger X+ will feature turn-by-turn navigation, and will also enable the user to view phone calls and messages on the scooter’s TFT display.