Bounce infinity is a Bengaluru-based start-up founded in 2014 by Vivekananda Hallekere, (CEO and co-founder), Anil G (COO and co-founder), and Varun Agni (CTO and co-founder). The parent company is known as WickedRide Adventure Services Pvt. Ltd.
The company announced its production of an electric E1 scooter in the Bhiwadi, Rajasthan manufacturing facility. The e-scooter got its removable 2KWh lithium-ion battery pack coupled with a 1.5 KW electric motor. A top speed of 65 kmph is claimed with a riding range of 85 km on a single charge. Bounce is launched with a swappable battery option and the company is planning to install such stations with a minimum of 300 in 10 cities at least.
Due to infamous news about e-scooters on fire, Bounce is taking special care about the battery check for quality and safety before its being brought into the market. The company is launching multiple stations at the production line.
As per Vivekananda Halleker, Co-founder and CEO, of Bounce infinity, “with the roll-out of the Bounce Infinity E1 from our plant, we are thrilled that the first batch of our electric scooters will soon make its ways to eagerly awaiting customers across the country. All of us are excited about the future of mobility in India, and are proud to play a part in it.”
Explained how Bounce Infinity makes mobility affordable through swappable batteries + experience of running battery swapping in India from 2019 and having completed 4.5 crore kms on road and tech which works for India. Swapping infra which involves Kiranas & small businesses. pic.twitter.com/HFehJFfZ1L— Vivekananda Hallekere (@vivekanandahr) April 10, 2022
Bounce Infinity E1 is launched at a special price of Rs. 68,999 and with special features. Bounce is providing the ‘Battery as a Service’ option at a price of Rs.45,099, the scooter can be purchased and for Rs.1,249, the battery and the charger.
🔋 Bounce Infinity aims to have 3.5 million batteries in its swap network by 2025, and is set to roll out three additional models this year, including one geared towards B2B users, reports @MrAhmedSays @bounce_infinity | @vivekanandahr | #InfinityE1https://t.co/78Q8mN2hNM— News9 (@News9Tweets) April 14, 2022
The electric scooter is also eligible under the government’s FAME scheme. Bounce is backed by marquee investors Accel, Sequoia Capital India, B Capital, Falcon Edge, Qualcomm, Chirate, Omidyar Network, Maverick Capital, and others.
The reports claimed that the company is planning to invest $100 million in e-scooter manufacturing as well as expansion of the battery swapping infrastructure in the next 12 months.
Well, in my opinion, the price is affordable for a start-up. The features are cool with an option to buy a battery from them or you can use some other company battery also. Or you can purchase the battery as an option. The swappable battery provides ample time-saving options.
If you are interested to try the new venture of electric scooters, Bounce is not a bad option.
So are you ready to bounce with bounce infinity!!