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Old 13th February 2022, 12:22   #16
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Thank you for the detailed post. I am considering an electric vehicle for my daily drive in Chennai which is about 15 km each way. How comfortable is the iQube over a motorcycle? Does the rider height matter?
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I am considering an electric vehicle for my daily drive in Chennai which is about 15 km each way. How comfortable is the iQube over a motorcycle? Does the rider height matter?
I find the iQube to be very comfortable. It's as comfortable as any other comparable ICE scooter - Jupiter, Access, and Activa. However, for distances over 15 km, a motorcycle is usually better. I am almost 5 ft 11 in and seat myself further back than usual so that I can get better posture on it. Coincidentally, I was just telling a friend yesterday that I wonder why we don't have many maxi-scooters in India. Bicycles come in different sizes and cars have seat adjust -- why no options for scooters?
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I find the iQube to be very comfortable. It's as comfortable as any other comparable ICE scooter - Jupiter, Access, and Activa. However, for distances over 15 km, a motorcycle is usually better. I am almost 5 ft 11 in and seat myself further back than usual so that I can get better posture on it. Coincidentally, I was just telling a friend yesterday that I wonder why we don't have many maxi-scooters in India. Bicycles come in different sizes and cars have seat adjust -- why no options for scooters?
Thank you prasi55. I face the same issue on an Activa and 'smaller' motorcycles like splendor and passion.
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Ampere v60 seemed promising (range of 75 in eco mode and 55 in normal mode) mainly due to a knowledgeable dealer near my place, and I finalized it for about INR 55000 on-road in early 2014.
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The Ampere had a top speed of 40kmph -- allowing folks without license to use it, and served me well. I changed the battery once (damages INR 15000). After 7 years, the replacement battery went for a toss, and the 7-year itch for a new bike started.
A slightly different query - someone in the family (older generation) is looking at the Ampere Electric models for a EV scooter. Mostly to be used for short inner city rides of max 30 kms done at extremely moderate speeds.

What would be your feedback on purchasing the Ampere vis-a-vis Ather (or other options)? Any pitfalls/concerns that should be considered? They'll be doing a test ride later this week so happy to have your feedback.

I have suggested the Ather/Ola/iQube options but they are not agreeing to spend the additional money for features they feel they don't need (touchpad, higher speeds, etc.).
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You can definitely consider the Ampere. Note that the v60 uses lead acid batteries. Some of their current models also have li ion batteries I believe. Check both out.
If theyíre in Bangalore and donít mind a used bike, they canít get the battery replaced and use it too. Let me know.
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You can definitely consider the Ampere.
I found the lights to be inadequate. One lighting unit in the headlight assembly stopped working after a few months, but even before that, I only got to see a few meters ahead and struggled a bit during late evenings.
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