Uttrakhand-based Crayon Motors has launched its low-speed electric scooter called Envy. It’s available in two variants:

Uttrakhand-based Crayon Motors has launched its low-speed electric scooter called Envy. It’s available in two variants: VRLA (a.k.a lead acid battery) and lithium ion, priced at Rs 53,000 and Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. It’s available in three colours: white, blue and orange. Unfortunately, neither of them comply with FAME-II subsidy. Crayon’s portfolio already includes the Zeez, another low-speed e-scooter. The Crayon Envy is powered by 250W BLDC motor that delivers a top speed of 25km. Thanks to its low speed, it can be ridden without a licence. Both scooters offer a claimed range of 70km per charge but vary in terms of charge times. VRLA, for instance, takes up to 5-6 hours for a full charge while the lithium-ion variant which features a removable battery takes between 2-3 hours. It can be charged via a conventional 5 Amp socket. The life cycle of these batteries fluctuates between 500 to 800 cycles depending on the model. They are also quite light. The VRLA variant weighs 100kg and the Li-ion version tips the scales at just 80kg. On the feature front, the duo comes equipped with LED lights, a digital instrument console, reverse assist, keyless ignition &...

Ex-Uber exec launches startup to autonomously reposition electric scooters and bikes

Just how Android is the operating system for a number of mobile phones, Tortoise wants to be the operating system for micromobility vehicles, its co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko, who previously served as Uber’s director of business development, told TechCrunch. Given the volume of micromobility operators in the space today, Tortoise aims to make it easier for these companies to more strategically deploy their respective vehicles and reposition them when needed. Using autonomous technology in tandem with remote human intervention, Tortoise’s software enables operators to remotely relocate their scooters and bikes to places where riders need them, or, where operators need them to be recharged. On an empty sidewalk, Tortoise may employ autonomous technologies while it may rely on humans to remotely control the vehicle on a highly trafficked city block. “There are big daily operating expenses with the repositioning of scooters using cars and vans,” Shevelenko said. “Not only is that very expensive, but it ends up undoing a lot of the environmental benefit of shared electric scooters.” In order for this to work, Tortoise partners with both cities and operators — though the city partner...

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