Electric mobility is the way forward and Luxembourg-based company UJET seems to have realized this. They unveiled the UJET electric scooter in 2018.
Ebikes have become increasingly popular of late because they are easier to use than ordinary bicycles. They are also foldable, which makes them easy to transport. An electric scooter can be even easier to use because it will not need any pedaling. It, therefore, is like an ordinary scooter but is powered by an electric motor. Scooters themselves are practical modes of transport in urban areas. They are small and easy to ride. An electric scooter keeps these advantages and adds to it by being emission-free and quiet because it is electric.
UJET’s Electric Scooter
The UJET electric scooter is foldable. It is as practical as any ebike because of this–it can be carried by the rider too. They make it of carbon fiber and lightweight allow parts to keep it light enough. The components of this scooter are interchangeable, which means the rider can customize it to their tastes. An electric motor provides it 4.5 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. This means it has a top speed of 45km/h. There are two batteries available–the standard one has an 80km range, and the top variant provides 160km of range. The batteries can be charged in 2 hours, and can even be detached and wheeled to the charging point. Regular 220V charging points are enough for the battery.
The UJET scooter is a smart scooter. It has 3G connectivity, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity. It can, therefore, connect to the rider’s smartphone and be unlocked and started. The digital instrument cluster can connect to a phone. This allows for greater customizability. The scooter has in-built speakers too, and an HD camera. They can also charge phones and other mobile devices through it, in its power bank mode. This makes it as smart as most cars, with the sheer amount of connectivity options available.
Launch and Availability
They unveiled the UJET electric scooter at the Las Vegas CES in 2018. It is on sale in Europe and the United States. However, it is unclear whether the scooter will come to India. It is currently priced at the equivalent of Rs 70,000 for the base and Rs 80,000 for the top variant.
While it will not be cheap, it provides an interesting glimpse into the future of electric mobility. As the technology becomes more popular, the scooter will surely get cheaper.
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