- A kerb weight of 75 kg
- Offers a top speed of 25 kmph, which means there is no need for license or registration.
- 48V 55Ah (2.64 kWh) battery pack
- 120 km range
- 200 kg load carrying capacity
- Charge 80% in 1.5 hours and full in 4-5 hours
- 3-years warranty on Battery and powertrain
- A lower 48V 28Ah Battery with 60 km range variant for individuals
Okinawa is also offering accessories like Delivery Box, Crates, Cold Storage Containers, Gas Cylinder carrier etc. The company claims that 92% of the dual is localized and aims to take this to 100% by April 2021.
Mr. Jeetender Sharma, Managing Director & Founder, Okinawa Autotech, said, "With our new electric two wheeler - Okinawa Dual, we aim to electrify last mile delivery for businesses in India. Marking our entry into the B2B EV segment, Dual is a one-of-its-kind scooter that is set to disrupt the market. We are certainly optimistic to capture a significant share in the market within the next two years."
The company also plans to invest Rs 150 crore in setting up a new manufacturing unit in Rajasthan.
"The new facility will have an annual capacity of 5-6 lakh units in the first phase and can go up to 10 lakh units in future," Sharma added.
Okay! So the Okinawa dual looks very similar to the DEXPRESS Mettle cargo scooter, on which we did a video on recently. While they both look similar, there are some serious internal differences. Okinawa has gone with a 48V system for the dual, where the Mettle has a 60V system. Also DEXPRESS had a killer component which the dual does not seem to have - The Bosch motor! Also the DEXPRESS had a color LCD dipslay while the display of the dual seems to be standard stuff. It seems to us that Okinawa has changed the battery, motor, controller, switches, LCD and wire harness to reduce the cost. While Okinawa sells the dual at Rs 58k, the DEXPRESS Mettle retails at 71 to 78k.
We believe that ultimately cost cutting will lead to costs in the long term.
Okinawa has excellent experience in the individual consumer space and are one of the market leaders in electric scooters. The cargo loader space is a different game and it remains to be seen how the service and support can cope with the extra rigors that are put on their EV's.
We wish the Okinawa team the best of luck.