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Eicma 2013: Some Of The Electric Motorcycles and Scooters

8
November
2013
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  EICMA Exhibitions Electrical
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

It looks like every year I come back to Eicma the number of electric motorcycles and scooters has doubled. Already the bigger (mainstream) electric motorcycles manufacturers have their place on the exhibition grounds. They are no longer part of a dedicated eco-friendly expo ground.

This year, as has been the case for the last few years, there was a special area dedicated to electric motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. The area seems to become bigger and bigger every year. But this year, most of the models shown were e-bikes. Some of these electric bicycles weren't bad at all, but we'll leave that to specialized blogs.

Here are a few electric scooters/motorcycles I encountered that looked pretty special:

Govecs


Govecs Eicma 2013

The German Govecs Open Govecs link in a new window presented an interesting electric scomcycle (did I just coin that?). From a first view, it looks like a brick. A brick with a wheel.

Govecs Eicma 2013

But the brick actually unfolds into a fully functional electric scooter.

Govecs Eicma 2013

When you're done, you can just fold the motorcycle back into brick shape.

Govecs Eicma 2013

And then you can carry and stow away your electric vehicle on your yacht.

The folding scooter is called the "GiGi" (GiGi was originally a Dutch "invention", but now part of Govecs). The GiGi weighs 30 kilos (that's wet and dry, since there is no fuel and oil) and has a top speed of 25 kph. You can ride the shops in St. Tropez for around 35 kilometers.

You can recharge the battery to 80% within 2.5 hours and 4 for 100%.

Elettro


Eco Elettro Eicma 2013

Eco-Elettro Open Eco-Elettro link in a new window is a smart looking electric motorcycle from an Italian manufacturer.

Eco Elettro Eicma 2013

The bike only weighs 48 kilos

Eco Elettro Eicma 2013

Batteries are recharged between 2 and 8 hours.

Eco Elettro Eicma 2013

The motorcycle can go up to 90 kilometers. The engine is located on the rear wheel.

Eco Elettro Eicma 2013

It looks like the vehicle has built-in places for smartphone and dash.

Not much more information is available on their web site.

Have a look at the Eco Elettro site Open Eco-Elettro link in a new window (for what it's worth).

Solingo


Solingo Eicma 2013

Solingo from Italian Wayel Open Wayel link in a new window is more an e-bike than a motorcycle, although you don't peddle it. But it has an interesting features as you can maybe see from the above photo.

Solingo Eicma 2013

The back of the Solingo has a solar panel that will recharge your batteries, although it will be limited depending on sun, and usage.

Solingo Eicma 2013

There are two removable Lithium batteries, with different capacity depending on the user's requirements. The top case houses the solar panel and a battery.

Two engines are placed at the front and rear wheel, 250 and 500 W respectively.

Solingo Eicma 2013

Simple dash, just speed and battery charge. On the handlebar there is a "boost" button that will give you for limited time more power. Power to for example climb a steep mountain.

There are several versions of the solar powered motorcycle, depending on range and power requirements. Below is a table with all the versions and technical features. You can click on the picture for a bigger version.

Click for bigger version of Solingo Technical
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Click here to access the Wayel site Open Wayel link in a new window.





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