Vinfast Klara S Electric Scooter Gets Indian Patent

Vinfast Klara S Electric Scooter Gets Indian Patent

Vinfast, the Vietnamese automaker, recently commenced construction on its inaugural electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, with a substantial investment of USD 500 million (approximately Rs. 4,000 Crore). In a strategic move, Vinfast seems keen on diversifying its portfolio beyond electric cars by venturing into the electric scooter market as well. The recent patenting of the Vinfast Klara S electric scooter in India has sparked speculations and excitement among enthusiasts.

The Klara S Electric Scooter: A Stylish Entrant

While Vinfast is often associated with its range of electric cars, the brand has made significant strides in the electric scooter segment in its home market. With India emerging as a prominent market for electric scooters, Vinfast appears poised to capitalize on this trend. The Klara S electric scooter, recently patented in India, exudes a classic design reminiscent of iconic Vespa scooters underscoring Vinfast's commitment to elegant aesthetics and Italian-inspired design philosophy.

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Vinfast Klara S EV Side View

Design and Features

The Klara S electric scooter boasts a distinctive hexagonal-shaped LED headlight, complemented by a U-shaped LED tail light and LED turn indicators. Its elegant appeal is enhanced by high-end details like the floorboard and seats' contrasting hues. Equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster and telematics features facilitated by a built-in eSIM, the Klara S offers modern conveniences and connectivity options.

Specifications and Performance

Available in a range of vibrant colors including Black, Red, White, Blue, Matte Black, Nurturing Green, and Moss Green, the Klara S exhibits compact dimensions, measuring 1,890 mm in length, 684 mm in width, and 1,125 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,321 mm and a seat height of 760 mm. Weighing in at 108 kg, the scooter features two removable battery packs (22 ah each) sourced from LG Chem, powering a 1.2 kW (1.6 bhp) electric hub motor from Bosch. With a claimed range of 120 km at a speed of 30 km/h and a top speed of 48 km/h the Klara S delivers efficient and reliable performance for urban commutes.

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Vinfast Klara S EV

Impressive componentry includes front and rear disc brakes with Nissin calipers, a 14-inch front wheel fitted with a 90/90-14 tire, and a 12-inch rear wheel with a 120/70-12 tire. The scooter can accommodate different rider needs and preferences due to its 150 kg load-bearing capacity.

Pricing and Availability

The Klara S electric scooter is competitively priced, with the base model starting from VND 39.9 million (approximately Rs. 1.34 lakh), excluding batteries and the 400W charger. Vinfast offers batteries as a service for VND 350,000 per month (approximately Rs. 1,178), providing customers with flexibility and affordability options.

With its sophisticated appearance, modern features, and remarkable performance capabilities the Vinfast Klara S electric scooter is set to have a big impact on the developing Indian electric scooter market and provide customers with an appealing option in the high-end scooter market.