Monday, March 25, 2013

KTM E-Speed electric scooter prototype unveiled

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Designed by Gerald Kiska, the KTM E-Speed electric scooter just might be the shape of things to come. It's only a prototype for now, though

After the Freeride E, their off-road electric bike, KTM are now ready with their first battery-powered electric scooter for urban use. The KTM E-Speed prototype uses the Freeride E’s lithium-ion battery and liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, and with 11kW and 36Nm available, it can hit a top speed of 85km/h. A full recharge takes just two hours and with its steel trellis chassis and WP suspension components, KTM’s electric scooter should be competent in the handling department as well.

“We at KTM are completely convinced of electric mobility as a perfect complement to conventional powertrains. In the long term, the electric drive will come out on top for short distances – particularly in areas which are highly sensitive from an environmental perspective, like open nature and densely populated metropolitan areas,” said KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer. “Vehicles like the E-Speed and Freeride E can help powered two-wheelers win back more acceptance in society. Not just because of their environmental credits, but because they are easy to use, quick, and simply great fun,” he added.




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