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Ampere Zeel

Specifications: EV 60V 30A

Type: Test Drive

 

This is low power EV Scooter and rides as one would expect. It has a good build and decent features too. It has all the basic features and handles well.

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Joy Next Nanu

Specifications: EV 60V 24Ah

Type: Test Drive

 
This is one of the low power models of Joy. It does not have a high top speed as one would expect; but the leg space is not sufficient. This is mainly because of the unique design were distance between seat and footrest is very low.

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Joy Wolf

Specifications: EV 3 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

This is very similar to Next Nanu when it comes to handling. It also has similar specifications and is a decent ride. It also has a similar issue with the leg space, where there isn’t enough because of the distance between the seat and the footrest.

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Kratos

Specifications: EV 4 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

This is only the second bike EV I have checked out and it is quite impressive. The look and feel of a bike, rides like a normal bike too, without the noise. The acceleration is good and it handles well as well. The seat did seem a little strange to me though.

BYD E6

Specifications: EV 71.7 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

This is an exceptional car from BYD truly spacious and high on innovation and performance. The large battery makes it ideal for long drives and “Space” is not problem with this one. It has abundant space everywhere. In the front, at the back and even the boot. It handles quite good as well with good acceleration, is sturdy and has tons of features.

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MG Comet

Specifications: EV 17.3 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

This is a nice small little car with a good music system and several other features. But it does not have a small price tag! It handles well, had good accelration,
decent boot space as well. But it has less leg room both at the front and the back.

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Ather 450S

Specifications: EV 2.9 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

Ather is a feature-rich e-Bike with mobile connect. It is a smooth ride too with a good reverse option. The test drive was good; it has good acceleration and a decent
top speed as well.

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Honda Dirt Bike

Specifications: 150 CC

Type: Relative’s Vehicle

 

A short and quick test ride in the greens on the Honda Dirt Bike was sufficient to get a feel of it. It sure is a unique experience driving a dirt bike.

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Polaris ATV Ranger

Specifications: SP 570 Mid Size 44HP

Type: Rented Vehicle

 

It was a fun experience driving an ATV for the first time. It had the good fortune of driving it in various conditions like normal road, dirt road, and off-road trail.
It handles pretty well once you get the hang of it and allows switching between 2W and 4W drive as well. It can handle some pretty bad roads.

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Porche Cayanne

Specifications: 3000 CC

Type: Relative’s Vehicle

 

Driving a Porche was a wonderful experience. It is very slient, fast and sturdy and has so many features too. My third 4×4 and very good one as well.

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FORD F250

Specifications: 6700 CC

Type: Relative’s Vehicle

 

This is only the second 4X4 I have driven. It was a good experience driving the FORD truck which has automatic transmission, massive pulling power and a good top speed. Although I drove it very slowly; it was sufficient to get a good feel of the power of the vehicle.

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Harley Davidson

Specifications: 500CC

Type: Relative’s Bike

 

This is the first Harley I have driven and it was quite a good experience doing so. There is notable difference in the steering and seat.

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Kawasaki Ninja

Specifications: 400CC

Type: Relative’s Bike

 

This is a great sports bike with good acceleration, and it handles well on the curves as well. It HAs a comfortable seat to ideal for a good long fast ride.

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Vida V1 Pro

Specifications: EV 3.94 kWh

Type: Test Drive

 

This is a nice sturdy EV from HERO. It has good acceleration and drives well too. I didn’t like how my shoulders were blocking the view from the rear view mirrors
however I am sure the mirrors can be modified.

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Lectrix SX25

Specifications: EV 48V 28AH

Type: Test Drive

 

Lectrix is a nice EV with comfortable seating, good price and specifications. The fact that it is wider tyres and a good batter in its favour. It does not
have a good acceleration nor does it travel very fast, but this is a low-speed model hence one can expect that.

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TVS iQube

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

This is one EV Scooter that is hard to differentiate from a normal vehicle. It does not have a special EV design. It is smooth, responsive and fast to drive with a very good dashboard too. It also has an mobile app connect for added features which is great. It has an automatic regenerative brake system that kicks in as soon as the accelerator goes to null which is good. But it also means as soon as you place the acceleration at null you will reduce speed and stop instead of cruising.

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Okinawa Dual

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

Okinawa has several EV scooters; this one has a unique design. It has been designed specially to carry extra load and cargo and has plenty options for one to customise it as they desire. This too has a strong body and the price is not very high. However, it lacks dashboard features.

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Bajaj Chetak EV

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

This is one sturdy scooter with a strong body and good build. It is fast and responsive too. The dash too has some cool features however, the cost is on the higher side.

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Bounce

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

Bounce has a very good design and the vehicle is highly responsive. I did have some issues while switching between modes when it turned off, but this could be an operating issues on my side. It has a good dash and very good mobile connect features as well. I loved the features where one can buy the EV for a low cost and opt for the swappable battery option for a minimal subscription.

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BU4

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

This is an EV with a fancy design and some great colour options as well. The shape of the mirror was a bit strange to me though. This to is swift, light and easy to maneuver. It did seem a bit overpriced for the features includes though.

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OLA

Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

This one was a very smooth ride and it is fast too. This one has an innovative design and a feature-rich dashboard with mobile app connect. Good one to drive with but comes at a high price as well.

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TEE


Specifications: EV

Type: Test Drive

 

This is a fast, light and small electric scoter with some good features. It is the ideal one for those new to EVs and it is also economical. It seemed a bit high (in terms of ground clearance). The dashboard has some cool feature but mobile app connection.

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TATA Punch Auto

Specifications: 1199 CC

Type: Test Drive

 

I tested the fully loaded model in a special track made test the vehicle at the River Front. This is small or micro SUV and a good starting vehicle for those crossing over to SUV vehicle. I drove the automatic version of the Punch.
It felt like a tough vehicle and handled well on the entire course which was a mixed terrain of off-road and simple tract. It is a responsive vehicle with some cool features inside too.

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Jeep Compass Petrol

Specifications: 1368 CC

Type: Test Drive

 

This was memorable test drive in a feature rich Jeep. It is surely something to consider buying in the future; handles very well. I like the feature where it turned on automaticlaly after it stalled due to a big ditch in the road. This was my first time driving an SUV and a good experience that too.

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KTM – 250 Duke

Specifications: 250 CC

Type: Day Rental

 

This was a day rental for ride within the city – Ahmedabad. It handles pretty well although I drove it only on tar roads, no off-road driving. I guess it is well suited for off-road driving as well. This is comparatively lighter than my bike the Apache 160 and higher as well.

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Royal Enfield – Himalayan

Specifications: 411 CC

Type: Day Rental

 

This was a day rental for a short ride within Ahmedabad. It is slightly higher than my bike, Apache 160 however, it does handle quite well. It accelerates to 100 Km/hour and beyond with ease. It does seem to have the potential to go faster but I did not attempt it.

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Revolt RV 400

Specifications: Eletric Bike – 3000 W

Type: Test Drive

This almost feels like a normal bike in terms of the look and feel. It was a good test drive; the bike handled well; I might consider buying this in the future.

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Green Volt

Type: Test Drive

This is a light weight bike with bare essentials and is extremely economical too.

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Mahindra e2o Plus

Specifications: Electric – 19Kw

Type: Test Drive

Driving an electric car was a good experience and certainly makes sense with more electric vehicles expected to come up in the future.

Multix

Specifications: 652 CC

Type: Test Drive

This is one multipurpose vehicle that is very similar the Tata Nano I own in terms of size and power. It has the bare essentials and is not the most comfortable vehicle to drive. The main issue being it is very noisy. However, it does make sense to own something like this since it has big storage space at the back along with a generator. Seems ideal if one needs to charge an electric two-wheeler.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Specifications: 1197 CC

Type: Test Drive

Swift is a decent vehicle; something I would consider buying in the future.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R Automatic

Specifications: 1197 CC

Type: Test Drive

An automatic makes driving simpler; This handles well and was good to test drive.

Hyundai i10

Specifications: 1086 CC

Type: Borrowed

I drove this for 4 to 5 kms; It sure handles well, is quite responsive.

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TATA – Vista

Specifications: 1248 CC

Type: Borrowed

This is a strong and sturdy vehicle compared to the Nano. It isn’t that big a car but quite comfortable to drive.

Maruti Suzuki 800

Specifications: 800 CC

Type: Family

Small car and easy to maneuver around the city.

Hynudai Small Car

Specifications: 1000 CC

Type: Rental

This car was quite responsive and good to drive as well.

Toyota Small Automatic Car

Specifications: 1000 CC

Type: Checking out Friends Vehicle

This was the first automatic car I drove; Decent vehicle with bare basics.

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Fiat Primier Padmini

Specifications: 1089 CC

Type: Family

This is the car I learned to drive on. Classic Fiat.