River Indie Crowned EV 2W Of The Year At The 2024 Acer Faster Awards

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River Indie has been crowned the EV of the Year in the two-wheeler category at The 2024 Acer Faster Awards ceremony held in New Delhi

The Acer Faster Awards 2024, marking the third edition of this prestigious event, concluded on February 29, 2024, with a splendid awards ceremony. India is one of the fastest growing electric two-wheeler markets in the world and several awards were aimed at saluting the best the fledgling eco-friendly mobility space had to offer in 2023.

A panel comprising highly seasoned automotive journalists from electronic media publications, collectively engaging with over 250 million users each month across the globe, acted as the discerning adjudicators for the esteemed Acer FASTER Awards 2024. The jury for the Acer FASTER Awards 2024 composes:

●  Amit Chhangani – Editor, Motoroids
●  Gaurav Yadav – Editor, GaadiWaadi
●  Narendra Sharma – Editor, GearFliQ
●  Promeet Ghosh – Reviews Editor, DriveSpark
●  Rohit Khurana – Editor, CarblogIndia
●  Roshan Joseph – Editor, Pilot on Wheels

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Unlike the typical electric scooters on road, the River Indie concentrates on being practical with an expansive storage space and a host of accessories. The River Indie comes equipped with an 4kWh battery pack, which is IP67 rated, and it helps offer a claimed real-world range of 120 km on a single charge. The manufacturer states that the battery can be charged up to 80 per cent in 5 hours using the standard charger. It comes with mid-mounted motor with a peak rating of 6.7 kW and 26 Nm of torque.

Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a belt final drive, enabling acceleration from zero to 40 kmph in 3.9 seconds and achieving a claimed top speed of 90 kmph. The electric scooter and its battery pack get a standard warranty of 5 years/50,000 km each. It is sold in three paint schemes namely Monsoon Blue, Summer Red and Spring Yellow.

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The seat height of the River Indie stands at 770 mm while it has a ground clearance of 165 mm. Other highlights are 14-inch wheels at the front and rear, telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers, 240 mm front and 200 mm rear disc brakes with CBS, claimed gradeability of 18 degrees, twin headlamp, fat fenders and a transparent windscreen.

The features list composes crash guards, three ride modes (Eco, Ride and Rush), front footpegs, two USB charging ports, LED lighting all around, side stand cut-off, reverse parking assist, 90-degree valve stems, luggage options including a 25L top box and a larger pannier set. High on practicality, the River Indie boasts the longest and widest seat compared to its rivals.

Here are the winners of the Acer FASTER Awards 2023:
●       Car of the Year: Hyundai Verna
●       Bike of the Year: Royal Enfield Himalayan
●       Premium Car of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GLC
●       Premium Bike of the Year: Royal Enfield Meteor 650
●       Scooter of the Year: Hero Xoom
●       EV of the Year (4W): Hyundai IONIQ 5
●       EV of the Year (2W): River Indie
●       Update of the Year : Kia Seltos
●       Auto Tech of the Year: Cooled & Heated Seats on TVS Apache RTR 310
●       Industry Personality of the Year: C.V. Raman (CTO at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.)
●       Communications Personality of the Year: Sanjeev Handa (Sr. Vice President – PR & Communications at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.)
●       Motorsport Personality of the Year: Harith Noah (Motorsport Athlete for TVS Motor Company)
●       Award of Honour: Manish Tandon (Divisional Manager – Product Management & Customer Insight at Bajaj Auto Ltd.)
●       CSR Initiatives of the Year: MG Sewa
●       Corporate Communications Team of the Year: Kia India
●       PR Team of the Year: Fleishman Hillard
●       PR Personality of the Year: Sahir Seth (Account Director at Adfactors PR)
●       Auto Ad Campaign of the Year: Maruti Suzuki Jimny