Geliose Mobility's Hope electric scooter is Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled for data analytics and fleet management applications.
Rising pollution and increase in prices of petrol and diesel have prompted manufacturers to develop eco-friendly and better fuel-efficient vehicles. Working in this direction, Geliose Mobility, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, incubated start-up, has launched Hope, an electric scooter best suited for last mile delivery and personal commute.
With a running cost of around 20 paisa per kilometer, Hope comes with a portable charger and a portable Li-ion battery that can be charged through a normal domestic socket found in homes, eliminating the requirement of a charger in the parking place. The battery can be fully charged in four hours with a nominal current. According to their commute requirements, customers have two different battery capacity options to choose from, with a range of 50km and 75km in ideal conditions.
The vehicle is integrated with a battery management system, data monitoring system and pedal assist unit developed in-house. It is Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled for data analytics and fleet management applications. These state-of-the-art features place Hope in the category of smart and connected vehicles of the future.
The vehicle falls under the exemption category with a top speed of 25km/h and does not require a driving license or registration for driving on the road.
Geliose Mobility is one of the first companies to introduce a pedal assisted scooter to the market. According to their comfort, riders can easily switch between pedaling and throttle mode while driving. For parking assistance, there is a special reverse mode in the vehicle. Hope has a strong and lightweight frame built for rugged usage. Overall vehicle dynamics and lean design provides agility to maneuver through dense traffic. The vehicle has a revolutionary slide and ride feature that allows riders to attach different load carrying accessories or rear seats depending upon the requirement.
Geliose Mobility is collaborating with logistics and delivery companies to cater to hyperlocal delivery requirements in food, e-commerce, grocery, essentials, and other delivery applications. Hubs for charging and maintenance will be set-up by the company on frequent routes of the delivery partners. In case of emergencies, services like roadside assistance and roadside battery swapping will be provided by the company.
Aditya Tiwari, founder and CEO of Geliose Mobility, said, “We are going through an era of ever-rising pollution and climate change, and there is a need for sustainable actions in all the industries, especially in automotive. With the vision of creating a sustainable mobility ecosystem, we started Geliose Mobility three years ago, and HOPE is our major step in this endeavor.”