Okinawa Scooters today announced that 450 units of their i-Praise e-scooter have been booked till the end of 2018. The expected launch of Okinawa i-Praise is towards end of January 2019. As per the company, a majority of the bookings for the revolutionary i-Praise have come from all the cities like Tier I – Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Tier II – Bhopal, Nasik, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Ambala, Vishakhapatnam etc. and in Tier – III – Mysore, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Warangal, Trichy, Trissur etc.
Okinawa’s i-Praise has a remarkable range of 160-180 km/charge, a reasonable charging time of 2-3 hours and weight that is about 30-40% less than many of the other EVs in its category.
Elaborating further on the success of i-Praise booking, Mr. Jeetender Sharma, MD, Okinawa Scooters, “We had set an initial target of closing bookings for 500 Okinawa i-Praise units by 15th January, 2019 and we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved 90% of this target well ahead of time. A major reason behind these really positive numbers is the fact that the e-scooter is equipped with detachable lithium-ion batteries that compellingly address the issues related to battery charging and the time consumed for the same. We have got a good response from Tier – II & Tier – III cities as well, which shows consumers in those cities are looking forward to accept the advanced technology and attracted towards detachable battery. Further, the other USPs that make i-Praise “The Intelligent Scooter” such as its long charging range and reduced weight have made it a very appealing buy for consumers at a pan-India level.”