Scooters are the most common means of commuting in urban Nepal. They are light and provide an adequate amount of power to the rider to cover a certain distance in certain terrain. Riding a scooter is easy and convenient as one does not have to worry about the weight or about the gears.
Likewise, electric scooters are no different. They once used to look dull, cheaply built and have very less specifications, which is not the case anymore. Electric scooters are no longer boring and outdatedly designed. They, in contrast, are in fact one of the best-designed scooters on the market right now.
With the price of fuel skyrocketing right now, switching to electric scooters seems more practical. There are more than 15 EV brands and over 60 electric scooters model available in Nepal at the moment. If you are trying to get one yourself, we will help you with the list of the best electric scooters available in the market right now.
|1||Yadea G5||Rs 330,000 (Lithium battery)
Rs 190,000 (Graphine battery)
|2||Super Soco CPx||Rs 459,900 (Single battery)
Rs 589,900 (Double battery)
|3||NIU NQi GT||Rs 445,000|
|4||Lvneng LX06 max||Rs 559,000|
|5||Pure EV ePluto 7G||Rs 275,000|
|6||Doohan Uranus||Rs 321,900|
|7||Hero Optima||Rs 209,600 (Single battery)
Rs 309,600 (Double battery)
|8||Segway E125||Rs 390,000|
1. Yadea G5
Yadea has plenty of ammunition in its arsenal and is one of the best electric scooters on the market right now. Yadea G5 is probably the best offering from the company. This electric scooter offers bold and futuristic looks along with a beauty that gives it a premium touch.
As one of the best scooters in the market, the scooter features a seven-inch VA LCD speedometer with an automatic light adjustment feature. The 32Ah Panasonic Lithium battery on the scooter allows it to have greater power and range than other Yadea scooters. This battery takes around six hours to fully charge and provides a mileage of 80 km with a maximum speed of 60kmph.
Ground clearance: 160mm
|Top speed torque||120Nm|
|Charging time||6 hours|
|Storage box capacity||26L|
The price of the Yadea G5 is Rs 330,000.
You can also get the same model at Rs 190,000, but instead of a lithium-based battery, you will get a graphene-based battery. The warranty period will remain the same (two years). The battery life is also said to be higher on this one compared to the lithium-based, but the range will fall down to 50-60 km only.
2. Super Soco CPx
Super Soco is one of the best brands when it comes to electric scooters. Among the many two-wheelers from the company, the CPx is a premium version of the electric scooters. This is powerful, good-looking, faster, and bigger than most electric scooters available in the market. It surely makes a large road presence but is capable of commanding its way through the traffic.
It also has a one-push reverse switch for easy movement out of the traffic or dead ends. Other features include its 16” tubeless tyre, remote key, anti-theft alarm, USB charging port and storage space, extra-large seat and disc brakes at both ends. It also has keyless ignition and wheel locking function. It supports a dual battery that can last up to 137 km when charged fully. There is also a windshield that gives a different personality to the scooter.
Ground clearance: 154mm
Seat height: 760mm
|Range||137 km (on dual battery)|
|Charging duration||3-4 hours|
|Vehicle weight||107 kg|
The Super Soco CPx is priced at Rs 459,900 for the single battery variant and Rs 589,900 for the double battery variant.
3. NIU NQi GT
NIU has always been one of the most popular electric scooters in Nepal. NQi GT is the most powerful NIU scooter currently available in the market. The looks, power figure and features on the scooter provide the user with a premium feel. The scooter comes with three unique driving modes: sport for maximum speed and performance, dynamic for everyday use, and E-save for longer range and greater efficiency.
It comes with a 60v35aH battery pack that is good enough to provide up to 110 km of range, and in the E-Save energy-saving mode, the NQi GT’s range can extend even further. Riders can reach a top speed of 75kmph in sports mode.
The NIU scooter also has a Cloud system that allows riders to use an app to access multiple vehicle statuses such as location, riding history, vehicle diagnostics, anti-theft alerts, after-sales service info, and power statistics in real-time.
Seat height: 780mm
Ground clearance: 175mm
|Motor||Tailored motor by Bosch|
|Battery unit||Eve Lithium /18650|
|Range||Up to 140 km|
|Charging time||3.5 hours|
|Brake||Front: 220mm dual-piston Hydraulic Disc
Rear: 180mm dual-piston Hydraulic Disc
|Shock absorber||Front: Oil damping direct-acting shock absorber
Rear: Oil damping direct-acting shock absorber
The price of NIU NQi Gt is Rs 445,000.
4. Lvneng LX06 max
Lvneng is one of the very few companies to actively release various models of its electric scooters in Nepal. One of its latest releases, the LS01 3-wheeled scooter, was focused on elderly and differently-abled people which was really appreciable. Lvneng too has a lot of electric scooters for offering and among them, LX06 max is probably the best.
This is a classical-looking electric scooter. The paint job, design, build quality, and everything on the scooter is top-notch. The scooter is powered by a 4000W Bosch motor and has 60V26Ah portable Samsung batteries and the battery management is taken very seriously. There are 10 functions to ensure the safety and management of the battery.
LX06 max is a power-performing scooter with three riding modes. The scooter takes four to six hours to get fully charged. With a top speed of 90kmph, this scooter can give a range of up to 150km on a dual battery.
Ground clearance: 150mm
|Rated motor power||4000W|
|Battery type||60V26Ah Samsung battery|
|Charging time||4-6 hours|
|Top speed||Up to 90kmph|
|Net weight||125kg (one battery)|
|Hill ability||13 degree (25%)|
|Tyre Size||90/90-12” Tubeless|
The price of Lvneng LX06 is Rs 559,000 and there is a two-year warranty on the batteries on all its electric scooters.
5. Pure EV ePluto 7G
One of the most budget-friendly electric scooters on the list is Pure EV’s ePluto 7G. This is a retro-looking e-scooter. With a rated 2200W hub motor on the board, this scooter can provide a range of up to 116 km when fully charged. The charging time can take between four and five hours.
It is exactly not a power performance scooter but for commuter purposes, it provides reliable performance. It can achieve a top speed of up to 60kmph and has a load capacity of 180kg. For safety purposes, it has a disc brake at the front and a drum on the rear. It also offers a regenerative braking system and portable batteries for the ease and convenience of the rider.
|Motor||Brushless Hub Motor|
|Rated motor power||2200W|
|Controller||60V 20 Tube vector looped|
|Battery||60V 2.5kWh Li-ion Portable|
|Charging time||4-5 hours|
|Cells||NMC 18650 3C ultra performance|
|Battery management system||Smart active balance 50A|
|External charging port||Yes|
|Tyre||Front: 90/100 Rear: 3.00-10|
|Range||116 km on a full charge|
|Load capacity||180 kg|
The price of Pure EV ePluto 7G is Rs 275,000.
Pure EV is also offering another electric scooter with the exact same specifications while differentiating only on the design. While ePluto 7G is more of a classical style, its other model Etrance Neo flaunts a sporty design and comes at a price of Rs 260,000.
6. Doohan Uranus
Uranus is the most sold and power-performing electric scooter from Doohan. It has a bulky and classic look and is probably one of the best looking electric scooters in the market at the moment. Along with a bulky look, the scooter also has a solid build. This is also a long-seated and extended-wheelbase model from Doohan scooters.
Uranus, as one of the best electric scooters, is powered by a DC Brushless motor with LG/Panasonic Lithium 72V 26Ah battery. It takes four to five hours per battery to get fully charged and gives up to 70-100 km per charge depending on the number of batteries. The scooter can achieve a top speed of 70kmph on a double battery variant.
|Battery||LG/Panasonic Lithium 72V 26Ah|
|Charge time||4-5 hours per battery|
|Range||Up to 70kms (single battery)
Up to 100kms (double battery)
|Top Speed||45kmph (single battery)
70kmph (double battery)
|Colours||Red, Black, White, Purple, Blue|
|Brakes||Front: Disc Rear: Drum|
The price of Doohan Uranus is Rs 321,900. The company is also offering 1.5 years of battery warranty, motor warranty and one-year free servicing on all its electric scooters.
7. Hero Optima
Hero electrics has recently made a comeback with three electric scooters in Nepal. The Optima is probably the best scooter among the three as it offers the best features comparatively. The scooter offers single or double battery variants. All the specifications of the electric scooters remain the same except for the weight, range and price.
The scooter weighs around 72.5 kg with a single battery and 83 kg with a double battery. The scooter is equipped with a 550/1200W motor that gets power from a 51.2V/30Ah portable battery. The battery takes around 4 to 5 hours to get fully charged and can provide a range of 82 km in a single battery and 122 km in a double battery. The scooter can achieve a top speed of 42 kmph and has a ground clearance of 150mm.
Hero Optima is equipped with 12-inch alloy wheels with drum brakes at both ends. It has a combi braking system and a regenerative braking system as well. The scooter also has a remote lock and anti-theft alarm system for further protection. There is also a USB port on the scooter and interestingly Optima also has a cruise control feature for the convenience of the rider.
|Input voltage||51.2V / 30Ah|
|Charging time||4 to 5 hours|
|External charging port||Yes|
|Braking type||Combined braking system|
|Range||82 km (Single battery)
122 km (Double battery)
|Kerb weight||72.5 kg (Single battery)
83 kg (Double battery)
The price of Hero Optima is Rs 209,600 for a single battery variant and Rs 309,600 for a double battery variant.
8. Segway E125
Segway, a global brand, has recently made its way to Nepal with two electric scooters and one electric Go-cart. Segway E125 is the best offering from the company right now. Designwise, it may not be so appealing as there are plenty of electric scooters that offer the same look and design, but it is the feature of this scooter that separates it from the rest.
This scooter has a keyless system and can be turned on with remote control. Similarly, the scooter also does not start if the side stand is still on. Segway E125 is powered by a 2,400-watt motor with a 74V27Ah (2000Wh) Lithium battery. It can generate a torque of 200 Nm while achieving a top speed of 75kmph with an expected range of 120km. It can take from four to six hours to get the battery fully charged.
|Loading capacity||150 kg|
|Brake system||Front: Disc
|Max speed||Up to 75Km9h|
|Motor||Tailored brushless motor|
|Rated power||2400 Watt|
|Max power||3600 Watt|
|Max torque||200 N.M|
|Battery unit||Tailored lithium battery|
|Rated voltage||72 V|
|Charging time||5-6 hours|
|IPX rating||IPX5 (Battery-IPX7)|
The price of Segway Ninebot E125 is Rs 390,000.
Originally published on February 20, 2022