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Steps taken to combat air pollution in Delhi

As we all know, India’s capital has been facing a crucial issue of air pollution since long and after this Diwali, it has even got worse! The air quality has reached the severe level with particulate matter reaching 15 times than the safety limit.

New Delhi, the most populous city in India, is engulfed by heavy toxic smog which is a mixture of dust, vehicle exhaust, moisture and smoke from burning debris and plants. This haze has caused the second-worst condition in city in the last ten years.

Even after the continuous steps taken by Delhi Government such as ‘Odd-Even vehicle program’, there is no improvement in the weather condition. On the contrary, the situation is getting worse day by day. To combat this severe smog, Government of this metro city recently declared some steps which hopefully, would be able to improve the overall scenario.

Key Steps announced by Delhi Government

  • Until Wednesday, all schools will remain shut.

  • A coal power plant Badarpur Thermal Power Station will remain closed for 10 days.

  • All types of demolition and construction activities can’t be carried out until Friday.

  • At least once a week, the Public Works Department shall sprinkle water on 100-foot and longer roads.

  • Use of diesel-powered generators is prohibited for a few days.

  • From November 10, all roads will be vacuum-cleaned.

  • The odd-even vehicle program shall be re-introduced in the city in order to reduce traffic jam situations and the haze.

  • The possibilities of developing artificial rain shall be thought to remove dust from the air.

However Delhi is captured by the worst condition, not other cities are left behind. Many other metro and mega cities in our country are also facing increased air pollution. Government is doing anything and everything to curb the pollution. But what are we doing?

Our take on curbing air pollution

  • Avoid automobiles powered by petrol, gas and diesel

  • Start using electric scooters and battery bikes

  • Increase the use of renewable energy (solar cooker, etc.)

  • Make people stop cutting trees

  • Plant more and more saplings

  • Prefer public transport over personal

Considering what is happening in Delhi and other Tier I and II cities in India, we need to do our best to address the issue on immediate basis. And as automobile exhaust is the major cause of toxic smog, we should avoid using petrol and diesel vehicles and increase the use of electric scooters. It is the most effective way to curb air pollution.

YObykes – Ideal for your school-going child

Do you think that your child needs a vehicle for his/her everyday commute? But are you afraid of his/her safety? What to do? How about gifting him/her an electric scooter designed by YObykes?

Using bicycle is really time-consuming and not so convenient. Plus, so much of physical strain leads them to distraction in studies which is obviously not good for them. Another option is taking a public transport but that is again time-consuming and hiring a private cab might cost you so many bucks. You can even think of petrol two-wheelers but for the children between 13 to 18 years of age, driving petrol scooters is illegal and unsafe.

What now? Well, worry not! As said earlier, we have come up with a safe range of electric scooters that are specially featured for school-going children aged between 13 to 18 years. They are designed in a way to offer a safe speed of 25 Km/Hr. which is ideal for this age group. Apart from this, they are light in weight as they don’t consist of heavy components such as gear box, engine or fuel tank.

Our no-license-no-registration electric scooters

We have two such models you can choose from:
1.YO ELECTRON
2.YO XPLOR

Both these electric scooters are stylish and efficient. Being light in weight, both these models are easy to manage and ride. They come with powerful rechargeable batteries, telescopic suspension, multi-reflector head lamp and other simple yet smart controls.

Perks offered by these electric scooters

* No gears
* No driving license or registration required
* Driving them is legal
* Light weight
* Offer safe speed
* Come in stylish and trendy looks
* Key start and so, no kick
* Easy to park
* Zero tail pipe emission
* Ample storage space to keep gadgets and books

Your child’s safety must be the biggest concern for you as a parent. And these electric scooters address this concern by offering low speed thereby making them ideal for their daily commuting.

And if you still doubt your decision to buy your child a vehicle, please don’t! Because nothing can be as safe as an electric scooter for him/her!

To experience our electric scooters, visit your nearest YObykes store or book a test ride now!

Planning to buy a two-wheeler for your wife?

When you are going to select a two-wheeler for your wife, there are a few factors you should consider while making the selection. She would need a vehicle that is lightweight. The one that is easily manageable and doesn’t require her to put much strain to turn it on! And beyond everything, the one that is value for your money! How about electric scooters?

Yes, we have a range of electric scooters called ‘YObykes’ that include two models – YO ELECTRON and YO XPLOR. They are battery operated and are the smartest electric two-wheelers ever made in the country! Read ahead to know why you should buy these electric bikes:

Electric scooters are value for money

Any good conventional vehicle would cost you around INR 50K to 60K and then, the regular expense of its pricey fuels! But this is not the case with these electric scooters as they don’t use any fossil fuel. Also, purchasing them wouldn’t cost you as much as the conventional automobiles. So, they can also be a cost-saver for you!

No kick required!

Kick-start is not an easy task for all the women. It needs so much of energy and physical strain. These electric scooters are key-start ones! Just insert the key, turn it and it is good to go! So, a simplified experience of driving a vehicle!

Light in weight

While weight may not be a problem for men, women have to take this factor into consideration. A fuel-driven automobile consists of a heavy engine, gearbox (in geared vehicles) and other such heavy components. Electric bikes, on the other side, are run by electric power and hence, they do not have any engine. They just consist of a light-weight electric battery and a motor. Hence, they are very light in weight and easily manageable by women.

So if you wish to buy a vehicle for your wife which is economical, eco-friendly, convenient and safe at the same time, then don’t wait. Book a test ride of any of our electric scooters!

Electric Scooters – 7 Myths Debunked!

Even if knowing the fact that gasoline scooters and cars cause air pollution on combustion, we don’t really opt for electric scooters that offer environment-friendly transportation. This might be because of some myths we really believe in. But this piece of content is going to bust your myths and perhaps change your perception towards electric bikes, scooters or cars. So have a read, please!

Myth 1: An electric bike is just like an ordinary moped or any conventional two-wheeler!

Clarification: It’s not at all like a conventional two-wheeler. It is totally different in all the manners. A conventional scooter runs by petrol, diesel or gas whereas an electric scooter is driven by an electric motor and rechargeable battery.

Myth 2: It makes too much noise!

Clarification: As electric bikes don’t have any complex mechanism such as an engine, a gear box, a controller, a clutch plate or a converter; they don’t produce noise. They go very smoothly and peacefully.

Myth 3: Electric scooters are heavy in weight!

Clarification: Due to the absence of heavy components such as engine, tank or gear box, these automobiles are very light in weight. They only consist of a battery and a motor as major parts that make them almost three times lighter than the conventional ones.

Myth 4: They are inconvenient to ride!

Clarification: Their light weight makes them convenient to drive. Moreover, they come with easy and user-friendly controls and so, are easier to manage.

Myth 5: They offer very less speed!

Clarification: Those were old days when the electric bike manufacturing companies used to manufacture less-speed automobiles. But today, the scenario is different. The companies have started to introduce the trendy and high-speed electrical bikes.

Myth 6: They’re pretty much expensive!

Clarification: Many of us think that electric scooters are too expensive and at their price, any popular petrol vehicle can be purchased. But that is not the fact. Plus, any normal fuel-driven automobile would cost you too much for its pricey fuels. On the contrary, electric scooters need a regular battery recharging whose cost is minor, when compared with the fuel expenses.

Myth 7: eBikes require heavy maintenance!

Clarification: Absolutely wrong! No complex mechanics! No oil changes! Hence, almost zero maintenance.

So what do you say? Has this post cleared your misconceptions?

So when do you want to test ride an electric scooter?

Saving is earning with YObykes

As you are already aware of, electric scooters are those which run by electric power and don’t consume any fuel such as petrol, gas or diesel. That is why, they are environmentally safe. YObykes has come up with a range of such eco-friendly automobiles, called ECO-FLEET.

ECO-FLEET has two models having different specifications and advanced features. But one thing is common in all of them that they’re no-petrol no-pollution electric bikes. At the first glance, they just look like the ordinary conventional ones but they are different in many aspects.

Saving is earning with YObykes electric scooters
Apart from being eco-friendly, these two-wheelers are easy on pocket as well. First of all, buying electric bikes doesn’t cost you as much as purchasing the conventional automobiles. Moreover, conventional automobiles need gasoline as fuel that costs you too many bucks. This way, they can save you a considerable share of your regular income.

So buying and using an electric scooters means you save big and as you know, SAVING is EARNING, right? This simple saying is proved correct in case of these electric two-wheelers. Be it an average-earning person or a high-earning successful entrepreneur, sustainable reduction in operating cost has become the key action area which these automobiles fulfill.

Furthermore, these electric bikes can also save you a big amount on the annual tax you pay. They’re eligible for depreciation at 80% P.A. So, along with all the other benefits, you also hold for this extra opportunity of saving on your tax. Icing on the cake, isn’t it?

Other perks offered by the electric scooters
* Low running cost
* Low capital investment
* Low-cost maintenance
* Tax saving opportunity

By riding electric scooters, you can also contribute to the nature since their use is not going to pollute the environment. Plus, being light weight and easily manageable, you can experience an easy and hassle-free ride.

Whether for your school-going children or your working better-half, YObykes are the best option for daily commuting because the more you ride, the more you save!

Book a test ride now, if you want to experience it!

How YObykes are zero-pollution electric scooters

As you are already aware, transportation is one of the largest sources of air pollution in the world. This air pollution carries some critical risks for both – environment and human health. That is why it is significant that we now focus on using electric scooters and cars instead of the fuel-driven conventional vehicles because electric scooters and cars don’t emit air pollutants.

YObykes are environment-friendly electric scooters unlike the conventional scooters that generate air pollution throughout their life span – during their manufacturing, fueling, vehicle operation and disposal. The gases liberated during these procedures, are very dangerous to Mother Nature as well as human health.

Let’s have a quick look at key air pollutants liberated by petrol vehicles:

Hydrocarbons (HC)
In the presence of sunlight, these pollutants react with Nitrogen Oxides to form the ground level Ozone which is a primary element in smog. Though it is beneficial to upper atmosphere, it irritates our respiratory system at the ground level. It causes cough, cold and also, reduces the lung capacity.

Particulate Matter (PM)
These are the particles of soot and metals which are fine particles and pose the most serious threat to human health because they can penetrate deep into the lungs. Particulate Matter is a primary kind of pollution which spreads directly.

Nitrogen Oxides
These pollutants reduce the immunity of human body to fight against respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia. They also cause lung irritation and various other respiratory disorders. Electric scooters don’t produce such gases.

Carbon Monoxide (CO)
This colorless and odorless poisonous gas is formed by the combustion of fossil petroleum fuels that are also primarily emitted from cars, scooters, motorcycles, trucks, etc. When CO is inhaled, it blocks the Oxygen from heart, brain and other vital organs. Infants, fetuses and new born children are more likely to have chronic illness due to this gas.

Greenhouse Gases
Conventional automobiles also generate Greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide which causes climate change that is ultimately going to harm humans and other living organisms.

The electric scooters developed by YObykes are smart and don’t emit any of the above gases that are dangerous for us and the environment.

So don’t you think you should now opt for an electric scooter? Book a test ride now!

Why should you own an electric scooter?

If the current situation is considered, there would be as many automobiles in the world as there are adults. And undoubtedly, majority of them would be those, driven by gas, petrol or diesel. If you too ride a conventional vehicle, you need to hold on! Better to use electric scooters or cars! Why? Read further.

Have you ever thought how much the conventional vehicles cost you? Let’s get on it!

* First, you’d have invested a big amount to buy it.
* Then, it costs you pricey fuel every month.
* You bear its heavy maintenance.
* Every year, it goes through depreciation.
* And at last, bad resale value!

So what do you say now? Is it a right decision to own a conventional vehicle?

On the other hand, buying an electric bike is a smart decision as it exhibits a number of benefits. E-vehicles are revolutionizing the entire urban transit. We are going to give you some good reasons to accept electric scooters and get moving, literally!

Electric scooters are economical
Electric bikes are available at almost half price of the conventional vehicles. Plus, they don’t require any fossil fuel and hence, are very economical. You will be able to save a good amount from your entire budget.

They are environmentally safe
With increasing number of fuel-powered automobiles, the concern of air pollution is also increasing. But e-bikes don’t need fuels so, they don’t produce carbon particles! If you start using electric scooters, then you can breathe pure air.

Electric bikes are hassle-free and low maintenance
Due to absence of heavy and complex mechanism such as fuel tank, engine and gearbox, electric bikes are comparatively light in weight than the normal vehicles. This thing makes them convenient and easy to ride. Plus, the major components include a rechargeable battery and a simple motor. So their maintenance is also hassle-free!

Best-suit to all age groups
Apart from being light in weight, electric bikes come with easy-to-use features and controls. This is why they can be driven and managed easily by women and your grandparents. Plus, these bikes offer safe riding speed which makes them ideal even for your school going champs.

If you want to experience an electric scooter before buying it, worry not! Visit our nearest YObykes store or book your test ride now!

World’s First E-Scooter to reach KHARDUNG LA PASS

NO PETROL – YOBYKES become the FIRST ever, E-Scooter to reach KHARDUNG LA (MOUNTAIN PASS), World’s Highest Motorable road

What happens when YObykes participate in what is considered as India’s most difficult Marathon – Leh International Marathon? Well pictures speak a thousand words!

YOEXL‬ is the first ‪electric‬ two-wheeler to reach World’s Highest Motorable Road – ‪Khardunga‬ Top, ‪Leh‬, India.
Due to its extreme and very difficult conditions i.e. rough roads, high gradient, difficult terrain and very cold weather conditions the Leh to Khardunga route is considered to be one of the most difficult places to reach by road.

YO EXL was the official ‘Lead Vehicle’ for the Half Marathon (22 km)

Dates – 12th to 14th September, 2015

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