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The Faraday Battery Challenge: Cleaner, Greener Transport

We all know petrol guzzling cars are wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, the transport sector is guilty of contributing to most of the greenhouse gas emissions in the UK!

That’s why making the move to rechargeable, battery-powered, electric vehicles is so important.

While electric cars and scooters are becoming more popular, electric vehicles still aren’t dominating our roads just yet.

This is about to change with The Faraday Battery Challenge; a government initiative aiming to develop new, high-performing battery technology to boost the electric car industry.

What’s the Faraday Battery Challenge All About?

The Faraday Challenge vows to make 50% of cars electric by 2030.

Announced by the government last year, £246 million is being invested into research and innovation to drive the implementation of electric vehicles throughout the UK.

Competitions have been set up to encourage research, and a Battery Institute brings together the top minds in science, engineering and battery technology.

Innovate UK are investing in research to fund the development of cell manufacture, battery pack design and vehicle application among other things.

The project requires the collaboration of many different sectors to convert this innovative research into real-life results that we can see on our roads.

Creating a Super Battery

The problem with current batteries on the market, is that they’re not quite powerful and long-lasting enough to cope with modern-day transport demands and large scale implementation.

That’s why scientists and researchers have been given the task of developing a new battery which is more light-weight, durable and cost effective than ever before. Another important consideration for this new technology is that it needs to be recyclable, to help make the future of transport as green as possible.

Rolling Out Electric Transport

It’s all well and good developing a super battery, but what then? In order for electric vehicles to be common across the board, transport infrastructure needs to change too to be compatible.

That’s why the government introduced the Vehicle-to-Grid competition, a £20 million drive to fund projects aiding the adoption of electric vehicles by working with the grid.

Transforming the World of Transport

The benefits of developing new, high performing battery technology stretch further than cars. Rail, marine and aerospace systems could all be improved and made more sustainable with these advancements.

Even the way we use energy in our homes could be transformed, resulting in more eco-friendly ways of living.

Automated Transport of the Future

Driverless cars may sound like a gimmick dreamt up by sci-fi writers. But in fact, automated transport could revolutionise different sectors such as mining, construction and farming, making them safer and more sustainable.

For the first time, the government has made funding available for off-road, driverless cars. So this new technology isn’t as far off as you might imagine.

Funding and Support

The Faraday Challenge is being backed and funded by The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which aims to encourage science and innovation across UK industries.

Innovate UK is helping the UK become leaders in battery science through funding and support.

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the national funding agency investing in science and research projects around the UK.

Subscribe to the Innovate UK YouTube channel to find out about the other exciting projects they’ve helped fund, support and connect to build a greener tomorrow.

 

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ZERO Scooters. ZERO Emissions.

The ZERO series represents a simple yet powerful message: ZERO Emissions.

With a budget to match that simplicity, the ZERO electric scooters follow a signature black, white and red color theme, and their design is as eye-catching as they are impressive in performance.

The ZERO series is every e-scooter rider’s dream. It checks every box that both a newbie and a seasoned scooter rider would desire in their electric ride…

 

ZERO 8 — A Value E-Scooter

An entry-level high-performance e-scooter that rivals any other e-scooter in the market in the sub-£700 price bracket. It’s got all the basic bells and whistles a beginner rider would need in an e-scooter.

With dual suspension, a 35-45km range and a powerful 48V 500W motor, there is no other electric scooter in the market that gives you more bang for your buck.

Zero 8

How does it compare to its closest competitor, the Speedway mini 4 PRO?

The ZERO 8 is very similar in terms of performance with the Speedway mini PRO, at a much lower price. Both are 48V drive train systems with 500W of power.

Ride comfort is very similar. Both have front air tires and front spring suspension. However, the ZERO 8 uses a pair of air shocks for its rear suspension instead of the Speedway’s double spring suspension.

This suspension is absolutely necessary due to the solid rubber tires on both these e-scooters which would make the ride extremely bumpy without the rear suspension. The ZERO 8’s air shocks trump the Speedway’s rear springs in terms of look and functionality, providing a softer cushion for every bump.

Both e-scooters are equipped with single rear drum e-brakes as their braking mechanism.

 

ZERO 9 — An Upgraded ZERO 8

 

The ZERO 9 is basically an amped-up ZERO 8 with a higher power output (25A controller), air tires front and rear to provide more ride comfort and double brakes (rear drum brakes and front disc brake). With a range of up to 45km per charge, this e-scooter is a great choice for riders who need to go the distance but still want something compact.

Whether you commute directly from home to work everyday or work as a delivery rider, the ZERO 9 will guarantee you a comfortable ride throughout your long journey.

Zero 9

How does the ZERO 9 compare to equivalent models like the Inokim Light 2?

On the design and weight scale, the Inokim Light 2 beats out anything in the market. Although similar in size and compactness, the Light 2 is comparatively more portable at 13kg while the ZERO 9 weighs considerably more at 18kg.

When comparing performance, the ZERO 9 stands a head above the Light 2. Whether it is torque and power (500W vs 350W), top speed (40kmh vs 35kmh) or ride comfort (dual suspension on the ZERO 9 vs none on the Inokim Light 2), there isn’t anything in the market like the ZERO 9.

Both e-scooter models are equipped with front and rear air tires for added comfort. The Light uses dual drum brakes as opposed to the ZERO 9’s front disc and rear drum brake system.

 

ZERO 10X — All Terrain 2 Wheel Drive

The highest performance and fiercest e-scooter in the ZERO series with dual spring shocks, dual 800W motor (for a peak power of 3200W on max load) and a whole lot of beautiful design features.

This is not an electric scooter for the faint-hearted. Engage the dual motor mode and you will feel like you are in a drag race. The ZERO 10X’s instant acceleration can be felt as soon as you press down the throttle.

Zero 10X

 

The ZERO e-scooter series is now available on pre-order with limited units available, please don’t’ hesitate in contacting us for more information.

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Egret-TEN V2 vs Egret-TEN what’s new?

The EGRET-TEN V2 is the latest model from Egret but what are the differences to the predecessor EGRET-TEN?  We compare both scooters to give you a detailed overview. Of course, the two look very similar to the usual elegant design and the 10 ” pneumatic tires. So let’s take a closer look!

 

Engine power

The new geared motor of the EGRET-TEN V2 has an even higher torque than the engine of its predecessor. It accelerates much faster and slightly louder than the EGRET-TEN, the new model manages almost every gradient without manual assistance.

 

Range and speed

The EGRET-TEN V2 can now travel up to 42 km on one charge with a top speed of 30 km / h. The EGRET-TEN managed 35 km / h, but the maximum range is 35 km.

 

Handlebar and folding mechanism

The new handlebar construction of the EGRET-TEN V2 makes it easy to adjust and additionally optimizes stability. In addition, a bayonet lock in the folding mechanism as standard, this prevents the wrong folding and folding of the scooter by the user and locks the mechanism in its position.

 

Display and Throttle

The EGRET-TEN V2 is equipped with a compact display on the handlebar and a new integrated throttle grip. This model now has a thumb throttle grip so both brakes can be applied simultaneously while driving.

Five speeds limits can be adjusted with the new contoller. The mobile phone can also be charged via a USB port on the new display. The rear light can also be switched on and off directly from the display.

 

Kickstand

The EGRET-TEN V2 has a newly designed side stand, which now folds automatically. If the folding of the stand is forgotten, it automatically returns to its position. This increases safety and minimizes service cases.

 

Charger

The charger for the EGRET-TEN V2 is not technically different from its predecessor and is compatible. However, we have supplemented the three-pin connector with a fourth pole. This prevents the breaking off of the poles by the inaccurate insertion of the charging connector.

 

Battery

It uses the same 48V and 11.6AH battery on both EGRET-TEN models because it has proven itself over the years as a reliable source of POWER!!!

 

 

Egret TEN V2

 

 

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Segway close the Last Mile loop

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New Ninebot Kickscooter by Segway

Segway, the king of personal transportation devices, has released a new Ninebot series of scooters, as part of its Segway KickScooter arm. There are two scooters in the series; the ES1 and ES2, with the latter offering a higher top speed and a more comfortable ride. The ES1 and ES2 KickScooters will be marketed under the ‘Ninebot by Segway’ brand, which was established following Segway’s acquisition in 2015 by Chinese transport robotics start-up Ninebot.

Leisure, shopping or commuting – With a total weight of 11.3kg the KickScooter can be carried anywhere one-handedly, making it the ideal travel companion. The front wheel shock absorption and large diameter tires provide a high level of rider comfort, and the anti-lock mechanical and electrical brake ensure a safe braking distance.

The ES1 has a maximum speed of 12.5mph, with a range of around 15.5miles depending on payload, riding style and terrain. It also features an LED digital display, anti-lock brake system and cruise control.

The higher-spec ES2 has a higher maximum speed of approximately 25km/h with similar range and is equipped with rear shock absorption and customisable ambient and rear lights. An optional second battery increases the scooter’s range to a potential 27 miles and enables ES2 riders to reach speeds of up to 19mph.

 

Thanks to the easy one-push folding system, all of the Ninebot by Segway KickScooters can be folded in no time and stored easily in your car or on public transport, taking up a minimum amount of space. During your ride, the eco-friendly energy recovery system makes sure no power goes to waste, while the Smart Battery Management System closely monitors battery performance.

Segway has taken great care of the smallest details so that your traveling comfort and safety can be guaranteed.

The new scooters will be available in Europe from mid-November.

Pre-order price:

Ninebot ES1 by Segway £450

Ninebot ES2 by Segway £570

 

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New ONE Z Electric Unicycle from Ninebot by Segway

After two years of waiting, the leading electric mono wheel manufacturer, NINEBOT (the owner of the SEGWAY brand and technology) introduced a new electric unicycle on August 12, 2017 and is again a revolutionary novelty. The NINEBOT ONE Z will be sold in three versions of Z6, 8 and 10, which will vary with engine power, battery capacity and speed. All machines are equipped with 18″ and full lighting. More detailed specifications in the table below.

 

 

£TBC

    Z6

    Max Speed: 35km

    Battery: 574wh

    Motor: 1200w

    Range: 40-55km

    Max Load: 150kg

    Max incline: 20 degrees

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    Z8

    Max Speed: 40km

    Battery: 862wh

    Motor: 1500w

    Range: 60-80km

    Max Load: 150kg

    Max incline: 25 degrees

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    Z10

    Max Speed: 45km

    Battery: 1000wh

    Motor: 1800w

    Range: 80-100km

    Max Load: 150kg

    Max incline: 25 degrees

Official advert from the new ONE Z model from Ninebot by Segway. Many specs and things to confirm still but we can wait to try this beast out. We will keep you all updated.

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EGRET New e-Scooters Coming to UK

The New EGRET TEN V2

The Egret TEN, for those who don’t know it, is the “Mercedes” of electric scooters. It has all or almost all: Big wheels inflated in 10 inches for perfect comfort on any surface: with it, even the paving stones disappear. The sober elegance of the brand: A wide wooden stand board dyed on a structure in matt black aluminum alloy. An astonishing compactness for a scooter with large wheels, folded it hardly take more room than the Etwow Scooters.  A 42km range on one charge and a speed that can reach up to 35km/h. To take advantage of all these advantages, it is necessary to make a small concession to the portability with a weight of 17kg.

So what else you might ask?

The new version of the EGRET TEN V2 electric scooter will now feature two disc brakes, front and rear, the cherry on the cake, it is hydraulic at the rear for more precise braking, both more efficient and softer. The other advantage and not least of this type of brakes is that it no longer needs any adjustments. To integrate this second brake handle and remains easily accessible, Egret abandons the trigger at the index finger for a new accelerator with the thumb. The same type as the version Egret GT which also has two brakes.

We will also appreciate his new engine: With 60% more torque, it will delight people who seek a more sporty driving and further improve its behavior even on harsh hills.

The Egret TEN will be connected: An application will be available on your smartphone. Its features have not yet been revealed, but it is hoped that it will include a long-awaited anti-start system.

We also note a few small optimizations such as a stand with automatic folding by spring to avoid forgetting and breaking or a new system of a hook for its lighting.

Talking of accessories, the Egret basket will be compatible with the handlebar of the egret Ten and it will have its own carrying bag coming soon.

The last good surprise is that its price will be the same £1340. ETA mid-September

The New EGRET EIGHT

In its range, Egret has two 6-inch urban scooters and a 10-inch ultra-comfortable scooter. It is quite natural that the brand has decided to complete its offer with an 8-inch scooter so it comes to fight on the grounds of Inokim, Etwow … This intermediate version, the Egret Eight, comes with a front inflatable wheel, shock absorbers front and rear springs for comfort. In terms of features, the new urban electric scooter will have up to 30km of range (36V 8.7Ah) and a speed that will reach 28Km/h on a total weight of 14Kg. Braking will be similar to that of the Egret One GT with has two front and rear drum brakes. We find the large rear mud guard type Egret Ten with integrated lighting great in terms of comfort on rainy days. The display and throttle control will be identical to its big brother the EGRET TEN V2.

Egret Eight: £1040.

With the egret TEN V2 and the Egret Eight, the Germans make it clear that it has heard the dreams of its customers! its evolutions reinforce the EGRET in its position of a high-end e-scooter brand.

LIMITED TIME ONLY: £50 discount (plus FREE delivery) when buying an electric foldable scooter in our store! Simply enter the coupon code: S1C007er  at checkout.

 

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Give your car a holiday, go personal, go electric

Walk, cycle, bus, tube, tram, boat, e-unicycle, e-scooters, e-bike… However you like to travel, leave your car at home and take to the streets. As well as cutting down the amount of pollution you make, you can get some exercise, check out that new deli you’ve been meaning to pop into, or even meet a friend for a catch-up on the way home.

 

What is air pollution made up from?

Air pollution comes from a range of sources, including some nearby, like vehicles, other sources throughout the city, and some further afield. The proportion of pollution that reaches us from each source depends on the weather, the location, the time of day, and a number of other factors. Wherever you are, you’ll breathe in some of this pollution.

The main pollutants are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ground level ozone, particulates, sulphur dioxide, hydrocarbons and lead. Each one comes from a different source, has different effects on our health, and different chemical behaviours, which is why it’s hard to understand and control air pollution.

 

How can I get warnings when there are periods of high pollution?

Air pollution forecasts and alerts are available for the whole of the UK from Defra.

Sign up to get daily pollution forecasts for London here or to just receive alerts on high pollution days click here.

You can also get warnings on your iPhone by subscribing to the ‘At-risk’ group in this app, which will help you plan the best route through London to minimise air pollution exposure.

 

There are also some easy ways to use your car less, like car-sharing or working from home one day a week. And they quickly become part of your routine. Just swap face-to-face meetings for video conferencing, and sitting on your own in traffic for chatting to your colleagues about what Steve in accounts has been up to recently. Plus you can have a lie-in, pick up the kids from school, go for an early meal… and make the air cleaner for everyone.

 

We at PET want to help make our cities better, smarter and healthier places to live, making urban commuting as efficient and fun as possible. Join in with #NationalCleanAirDay and act now to create a cleaner, healthier future for us all. Check our Light Electric Vehicles for Urban Transport

 

More Info about Clean Air please visit: www.cleanairday.org.uk

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New E-Twow Booster Plus 2018

The E-twow electric scooter has it’s 5 years anniversary this year from the S1 series of scooters, then improved it to create the S2 model, now E-Twow took client’s suggestions and the latest legal provisions, and they present the S2 BOOSTER PLUS model!

The new BOOSTER PLUS is a new and improved version of the S2 Booster, which comes to make the E-twow rides even smoother and safer.

 

Here is a list of improvements coming with the new model:

New Controller:

The BOOSTER PLUS was designed around the new controller, which has an updated control unit that allows for the Booster Plus to accelerate smoother and braking stronger in a shorter distance. So, when the accelerator is pushed, no matter if it is pushed all the way, the acceleration will go slowly to the maximum speed, not sudden as the normal Booster. The maximum speed is still 30 km/h, the torque still 15 Nm. With a design modification, the new controller support solves the wire abrasion issue and allows for the controller to be easily mounted.

New Display:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new type of display. The aesthetics and the software are updated. The display features a new colored appearance and the software allows the battery level to be more accurate. Also, the new display allows for the speed and cruise control settings to be easily set. (refer to manual enclosed).

New Rear Wheel:

The rear wheel of the BOOSTER PLUS is now more flexible, offering a better adherence and a smoother ride. It is airless but has multiple layers of rubber that allow for the wheel to be softer and stronger.

New Charging Port:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new charger and an improved charging port, that is not only waterproof but also allows the charger to be inserted in a simpler and safer method protecting the charging pins.

Side and Rear Reflectors:

The BOOSTER PLUS features 4 side reflectors, 2 on each side and 2 at the back, easier to spot in traffic.

Thicker Platform:

The platform becomes thicker in order to accommodate the side reflectors.

New Motor Cable Tie:

The motor cables have a new binding system so that it looks better and also protects the cables from being damaged.

New Batteries for 2018:

Depending on riding style, route and range there are 3 options at the moment.

  • 33V 6.5Ah Booster Plus: It is the standalone battery inherited from the powerful Booster S2, perfect for riders from 60kg up to 80kg. Handle hills great and offers a long and trusted cycle life. Max speed 30kpm, total range *25km
  • 36V 7.5Ah Booster S: The extra capacity gives you 5km more range, *30km in total. Max speed 33kph but more voltage means more torque. Perfect for riders over 80kg or hilly commuting journeys.
  • 36V 10.5Ah Booster V: 5th-anniversary celebration, *38km range up to 38kph. maximum torque option for demanding routes.

*Real range in our test, 70kg rider, summer.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about the different product options or which one is the right one for your journey.

 

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Vodafone Germany partnership with Egret Scooters

Vodafone Germany announced a partnership with Egret Scooters by Walberg Urban Electrics to launch a connected scooter. The ElektroRoller2Go will target the vehicle sharing market, with the Vodafone Sim allowing users to locate a free scooter with a smartphone app. The foldable scooter is similar to an electric bike and able to travel up to 22 miles on a single charge.

We want to introduce a completely new vehicle class,” said Florian Walberg, CEO of Walberg Urban Electrics GmbH

Perfect in connection with public transport

The big advantage of the Electric Scooters compared to all other common vehicles is its portability. Without taking more space than a sports bag you can simply fold the scooter and take it with anywhere. The EGRET scooters are not only an alternative to public transport but also the perfect complement.

We assume that scooters will be as much in traffic as the electric bike or the moped,” said Walberg. Unlike big electric scooters (moped), “Egret Scooters ” are ultra mobile and is perfectly suitable for short distances. ” Last Mile”

Zero Emission for the environment

Another advantage of the e-scooter2Go program is to make cities become cleaner. Instead of using your own car every time for inner city short journeys and eternal traffic lights, you can simply swing to the next emission-free electric rocker. This is better for the environment and makes your trip even more fun.

How does it work?

The telecommunication partner wants to equip the scooters with Sim cards to network them. “We want to network everything that has wheels,” said Vodafone boss Hannes Ametsreiter then, you start the app, look for a scooter in your area, use the app to switch on the scooter and enter your target point. The electric scooter can drive up to 21 miles before it has to be recharged and with speeds up to 20 mph gives you plenty of fun and convenient transportation A to B.

Congratulations to the team @ Egret for this extraordinary achievement.

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