3 Nifty E-Scooters That’ll Throttle Your Senses in Singapore
With most devices carrying the abbreviation “EV”, it means Evolution. Indeed, Mobot’s EV is a family electric scooter with a classy outlook that hides its embodiment of safety and comfort delivered at an advanced level. Coming in two colors: black, or red on black, the EV is deceptive in the sense it is easy to use despite its seemingly advanced technology. A comfortable 2-seater, the EV carries up to a practical weight of 140 kg.
To start things rolling, the EV revs up just like a motorbike: you are given 2 master keys for both the motor and battery hatch lock. This key ignition system acts as a definite impediment against thieves and gives you that extra mindset of security, though you may wish to buy a cable lock for the additional security. Throttle is on the right – simply power it forward like a motorbike and it accelerates to a maximum speed of 25km/h. The red, orange and green buttons on the left board speak of simple functions: push red for the lamp in front; orange to toggle between 3 levels of acceleration and green for the horn which emits a long sharp electronic beep not unlike a foghorn. Check the little screen that lights up on the right for speed and battery levels.
Other noteworthy features include a detachable 8AH Lithium-ion Battery secured beneath your feet in a locked hatch. Unlock it using one of the two master keys and charge it conveniently by taking it out. You don’t have to bring the whole bike to a charging station. This mitigates the problem of a lack of space in your HDB room. Distance-wise, the battery powers the bike for 20-25km before the next charge is necessary. Motor is 48V, 240W Brushless Motor that effectively revs you up slopes of up to 20°. Balance-wise, Mobot’s EV is endowed with 12” tyres that takes corners pretty deftly – this helps when you are navigating twisty roads home with a basket of grocery and don’t wish to keep slowing down. All in all, it’s a classy, nifty scooter for 2 should you wish to factor in the romance.
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The Mobot EV retails at Mobot @ $1499.