In just thirty minutes, the scooter can be charged up to 80 percent.
Kinetic Green’s latest electric scooter is the fourth in the company’s line-up, and it’s the Zulu. It’s a simple, basic urban runabout that’s been developed by the same company that’s responsible for the previous generation of scooters like the Luna.
The price of the Zulu is Rs.94.990 (Ex-Showroom Mumbai, post FAME- 2 subsidy), which puts it in competition with the much more powerful and feature-rich Ola S 1 X.
The Zulu is powered by a hub motor like the ones found on most cheap e-bikes. This means that it has a maximum power of 2.1 kW, which is good for a claimed 60kmph top speed. This means that the Zulu’s gradeability is 7 degrees, which isn’t too bad compared to other e-bikes out there. For example, you can get a 15-degree gradeability and a 90kmph top speed on an e-bike like the ola s1 X, which has a more powerful motor of 6kW. On the other hand, the Zulu’s motor can only power a lightweight scooter of 93kg, so it should be quite manageable and approachable.
The battery pack is by far the most expensive part of an e-scooter, so it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the smallest. Here we’re talking about a 2.27kWh unit, which translates to an IDC of 104km. In the real world, that’s about 70-75km, which is a bit on the low side, but it should be more than enough for most people’s day-to-day needs.
What’s interesting about the battery pack is that it has an oil-cooled design, which means that Kinetic can offer some pretty fast charging speeds. The standard charger plugged into an 15-amp socket can charge up to 80% in just 30 minutes.
In terms of hardware, the Zulu has a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. It also has disc brakes on both ends. The wheels are 10-inch. Features include a basic LCD unit, LED DRL and storage on the apron.
Electric mobility is at the forefront of personal transportation these days, but the Zulu looks a bit dated.
Where does the Zulu stand in the market?
The only other entry-level e-scooter at this price range would be the Ola S 1 X. In the petrol scooter segment, the Zulu would face competition from the likes of Honda Activa 125 and Suzuki Access, as well as TVS Jupiter 125, among others.
The Zulu is available for purchase on Flipkart as well as Amazon. The scooter is also available with a battery subscription. In this model, you will be able to buy the scooter without a battery pack at a price of about Rs.69,000. After that, you will have to pay Rs.800 monthly as a battery subscription fee.
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