There’s no need for a gear shifter, nor an acceleration lever. You start as you would riding a regular kick-scooter, the gesture control system will detect your body as it moves: first kick – gear one, second kick shifts to gear two, then simply sit for gear 3. What could be easier than this?
On Full Power setting it will go about 30miles with one charge. However, this may depend on rider’s weight, driving style and terrain specifics.
Most country regulations limit the speed of this vehicles types at 25km/h (16 MPH) on the road and 6 km/h on the sidewalk. So, the maximum speed is limited to 25km/h. If the speed limit in your country is higher, there is an option to upgrade the engine power.
Scooterson’s frame is made using magnesium alloys or aerospace grade aluminium alloys and Carbon/Diolen/Kevlar Reinforced Polymer. The aluminium tubing is Free-Formed in Switzerland. Free-Forming is a technology that allows bending complex geometry with no straights. The aluminium tubes are bent in a succession of radii that enhances the structural stiffness of the frame and allows for an organic design and look. The rest of the aluminium components are CNC machined from aerospace grade billet aluminium or magnesium alloy. The tubing and the rest of frame’s aluminium components are bonded together with a adhesive that is 3 times harder that welding. We wanted to avoid welding because it adds on extra weight and also, it would affect the aesthetics of the vehicle. Mudguards, floor and belly are made from Carbon Reinforced Polymer, a sandwich of Carbon/Diolen/Kevlar sheets pre-impregnated with epoxy resin and oven cured at high temperatures.
Scooterson has a direct-drive, brushless hub motor inside the rear wheel. The direct-drive motor is very silent compared to geared motors and is also maintenance free. The batteries, electronics and other components are located in the floor. The silent propulsion makes Scooterson almost pass as a human powered vehicle that magically rolls farther than it should.
Scooterson can be charged by plugging it in any standard power outlet. It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery. Also, the battery can be swapped with a charged one.
Scooterson has a complex anti-theft system. Wheels are automatically blocked and alarm goes off if moved from parked position and the built in GPS can be tracked live on your mobile device if stolen.
Scooterson will be available for pre-orders on our website starting 2016. Until then you can reserve yours. More information about pricing and availability will be available soon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog to keep up on the latest news.