February 8, 2016

Electric Vehicles Renewable Energy and Storage News

It’s always welcome news when a new electric vehicle, EV comes to grace our congested and polluted roads.  The bright promise of electric scooters should be welcome news to anyone waiting for EVs.

The gist, an Indian based electric scooter manufacturer named EKO Vehicles will have its new EV 60 on the road in the US soon, according to the DanceWithShadows blog.  We’ve already covered a few electric two-wheelers here and this one is another welcome addition.  With DoT approval, EKO is setting the bar high with an estimated 10,000 EV 60s scooters sold int he US annually.  Given the enthusiastic welcome by consumers lately, this number doesn’t seem that far fetched.  Ah, what a difference a year makes!

What’s special about it? EKO has a creative approach to selling the scooter by targeting food chains and smaller shops as its main outlet.  With a warehouse at Atlanta, we should see the scooters in January, which would cost around US$1500 and US$1800.

The numbers, with a top speed of 35 mph, it has an electronic 3 speed control system.  However the recharging time is long at 6 to 8 hours if the batteries are 80% discharged.  Nonetheless, the scooter sports aluminum die cast front and rear wheels, which lowers the weigh curb.  It runs on 5 batteries, powering 800 Watts, 60 Volts electric engine.  It has an estimated range of 31 to 44 miles per charge.  It also sports energy saving solutions, such as regenerative braking and has an economy ride power mode  feature option.

We are hapy to say, Welcome! The more, the merrier!

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