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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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The Smartest Electric Scooter for 2019

Inboard Technology, the creator of the best-selling M1 Electric Skateboard, recently announced its newest product, the Glide Electric Scooter Inboard recently raised $8 million in Series A funding to develop pioneering urban transportation solutions.

The Glide Electric Scooter will be the most technologically advanced electric scooter on the market, featuring regenerative braking, a swappable battery, pneumatic tires, a headlight and rear brake lights. The Glide’s wide makes it easy to ride, and the foldable design make it convenient to carry and store also the Inboard’s phone app allows for wireless firmware updates.

The Glider was specifically designed to improve upon the shortcomings of the most popular electric scooters on the market, such as the Xiaomi M365 scooter used by companies like Bird and Lime.

The Glider is one of the few electric scooters that allows user-swappable battery packs. Each battery should be good for 12 miles (20 km) of range.

It also sports a higher power 750W motor, which should help it conquer hills that have stalled out scooters from other manufacturers which are usually rated for just 250 W. On flat ground, the motor is enough to reach speeds of 18-20 mph (29-32 km/h) It is a suitable scooter for heavy riders, which many other electric scooters in the space currently never consider.

The Glider also sports oversized pneumatic tires, which roll over bumps and potholes easier than smaller wheels and help absorb bumps and holes in the road.

But to add an even smoother ride, Inboard has included coilover suspension in the design – another feature rarely found in electric scooters.

“We believe that small electric vehicles are the future of urban transportation,” said Inboard co-founder and CEO, Ryan Evans. “Our goal with the Glide was to create the safest and most innovative scooter on the market. Owning a scooter means you don’t have to worry about finding a rental, and it’s a truly fun way to flow through an urban environment.”

Inboard is offering both a consumer model electric scooter and a fleet version for companies. Inboard say that the Glider can connect to any network, so they’re catering to businesses looking to offer scooter rentals and people wanting to build apps and fleets of scooters. They have also built an open API which will allow developers to build their own apps – the possibilities really are endless. The Inboard Glider is set to be one of the smartest electric scooters released in 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Inboard’s Glide Scooter will launch in February of 2019 coming to Europe by March/April 2019, we expect to offer presale orders by February 2019. Full specs and most important price still not confirmed, stay tuned

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Unboxing EGRET ONE GT Electric Scooter

Technical Details

Top speed 35 km/h
Range approx. 25 km
Charging time for 70% approx. 2 hours
Charging time for 100% approx. 4-6 hours
Throttle Thumb control
Max. load 120 kg
Total weight 13,5 kg
Motor rated power 250 W
Max output 700 W
Battery Li-Ion • 36V • 8Ah
Light Front & Rear
Brake Front & Rear
Wheel size 6´´Full Rubber
Size 90 x 56 x 116 cm
Size folded 89 x 29 x 16 cm

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Hub Motors Are Changing The Electric Skateboard Industry

The biggest thing in electric skateboards for 2016 is in-hub motors. Will Hub Motors Redefine The Electric Skateboard Industry Or Is It Just Another Fad?

First we need to break down the two different kinds of motors used for electric skateboards.

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Pretty much every board currently on the market with the exception of a few cheap Chinese boards that are filtering in through Alibaba and eBay are all Belt-driven motors. Right now the defacto standard that all other boards are judged against is the Boosted 2000 Dual+ monster. This board has cracked the code and made something that is really fun to ride and still pretty safe. The board is relatively heavy and expensive but from everything I’ve read online, Boosted really stands behind their product. That might change in the future, but for now, they are the yardstick by which other electric skateboard companies are judged.

Advantages of Belt Driven Motors

  • You can get the gearing ratio perfect for your application : Every electric motor has a power range that the motor works best at, the trick is matching that optimum speed with the right sized skateboard wheel for that application (generally under 100mm for street use). Using a belt allows you to do just that.
  • The motor is slightly more sheltered from road debris as it can be moved up and away from the ground.

Disadvantages of Belt Driving Motors

  • You gotta replace the belts : Not that often but if you’re commuting with your eSkateboard every day for extended distances the belts will wear out. If your belt breaks on the road and it’s not a dual drive system then you’re going to be kicking it home.
  • You can’t push it : If the battery dies your board is not going to roll without a whole lot of friction. More than likely you’re going to bend over pick up your board and carry it the rest of the way.
  • On high power boards the motor is still open to the elements : On some of the lower power 24v boards the motor is completely sealed. Every ‘high power’ motors I’ve seen for electric skateboards are almost always open to the elements on one side. This creates the potential for water, debris and metal objects to find their way inside the motor which is going to suck.

 

Direct Drive electric skateboard motors

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The more common electric motors that can be found on most of the more inexpensive electric skateboards in China are Direct Drive (DD) hubs. These motors are out runners (the wheel is what turns) and they have a 1:1 motor ratio. Every time the motor does one revolution, so does the wheel. The new Blink Board by Acton it’s the best example of transition from belt drive to DD Hub

Advantages of DD Hubs

  • Simplicity: The DD design is the simplest you’re going to find. Other than melting the windings or the insulation on the phase wires or overheating there is little you can do to destroy them. Since it is a outrunner there are no brushes to wear down meaning it should run well pretty much forever.
  • Nothing to wear out: No clutches, no gears, no pulleys. The only thing that can fail really is the bearings on the motor. The Manta drive shown above has some pretty beefy bearings on both sides of the wheel so that is pretty unlikely.
  • You can kick it : That’s right the DD design is the ONLY design that allows you to use your skateboard like a normal skateboard when your battery dies. A well designed DD motor will have very minimal cogging effect so it will have little resistance to being pushed.

Disadvantages of DD Hubs

  • Less power than a comparable Geared hub or a Belt drive: Since the geared hubs and the belt driven motors both get to spin a lot faster than the DD motor then you will need MORE watts to make the DD motor feel as powerful as a Geared or belt drive system.
  • Heat dissipation: Since the windings are inside the motor, it is hard for heat to work its way to the outside of the hub unless it has ventilation holes. Such a small motor doing so much work is going to get very hot. There is a chance that this will be an excellent application for ferrofluid cooling, but as far as I know, no one is doing that on a large-scale yet. If you have ventilation holes then you have to worry about water and debris getting inside your motor. Only the least powerful skateboards (less than 400W from China like this one) are sealed, everything else has massive air holes in it for cooling.
  • The Urethane wheel keeps the heat inside the motor.

It seems to me that the biggest problems that skateboard motors face is cooling. While having DD Hub motors might move the industry forward, they still haven’t solved this fundamental problem. What will the future hold for electric skateboards? All I know is that it is an exciting time and that even if the current batch of hub motors fail to live up to users expectations, they are still moving the industry forward in a good way.

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The Electric Bike made in Britain

ETT Industries, specialists in electric vehicles, is excited to announce the global launch of RAKER and TRAYSER, industry-leading electric bikes set to revolutionise transport in the urbanenvironment. Designed to provide freedom and excitement to the urban commuter, the eye-catching bikes are now available to pre-order at www.ettindustries.com and will be shipping to customers within 90 days.

RAKER and TRAYSER are unequalled in design, constructed with a patented monocoque frame – the same concept used for F1 cars, but applied in a way previously unseen in bike design.
The result is an exceptional future-proof look; sharp, dynamic and proportioned. Nothing else on the road looks like these bikes. Both have won prestigious IF Design Awards.
CEO and Founder of ETT Industries, New Zealander, Jay Wen, gained his Masters in Automotive Design in Milan and honed his skills in automotive and transportation design with brands including Peugeot and Citroen.

ETT now has offices across three continents, blending highly adept transport design and technology to meet the growing demand for eBikes across the globe, with its own rebellious twist.

RAKER

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Breaking convention, RAKER changes the journey from a daily chore to the highlight of the day. A distraction from life’s worries, the bike’s design and drive offer an emotional escape, empowering the rider with a sense of freedom, spirit and rebellion.

Created for those wanting to stand out, RAKER appeals to leaders and trendsetters; those looking to travel with attitude; the adventurers and stylish amongst us.

Perfect for the urban rider, the simplicity of RAKER’s design delivers unparalleled reliability. Electrically powered, using a standard plug socket at the home or office a single five hour charge powers the bike to a range of at least 70 miles, making the journey cleaner, quieter and cheaper, while providing a true sense of escape to an otherwise claustrophobic urban environment.

With speeds up to 28mph, RAKER offers an ideal mental and physical escape in the concrete jungle, energising the driver through its smooth engine, near-silent powertrain. Meeting friends across town,commuting to work, or simply going for a ride to forget life’s worries, RAKER becomes a real pleasure of the day.

Bold in form and design, RAKER is available in four standard colours at launch: Gloss Yellow [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish] , Black [Brushed Aluminium] & Brushed Aluminium.

TRAYSER

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With the commuter in mind, TRAYSER, an electrically assisted pedal cycle [EPAC], shares more than justits frame concept with its bigger brother; it too strives to offer urban freedom and excitement, but at a less extreme pace. Its angular, nimble form begs to be peddled; sharing the load with its rider and bringing ease, comfort and enjoyment to daily travels.

Instantly recognisable, TRAYSER’s profile stands out from the crowd. Sharp, dynamic and wonderfully proportioned, an eBike has never been so desirable, or as fun.

With only a three hour charge, TRAYSER has an amazing 90 mile range, a true enabler of freedom injecting energy into every journey, both in and out of the urban environment. In the spirit of being a true human-electric hybrid vehicle, the more energy put into the pedals, the further the range on a single charge.

With minimal effort, the bike’s electric motor can power the rider up to 15 mph; perfect for rebelling against the turmoil of city traffic, bringing happiness and freedom in equal measures.

With eBike sales increasing significantly year on year and the ‘Tour de France effect’ in full flow, TRAYSER is the antithesis of the dull beige sweeping the industry. With an entirely unique design and unparalleled customisation capabilities, TRAYSER creates smiles with every ride.

TRAYSER is available in four standard colours at launch: Blue [Gloss Paint Finish], White [Gloss Paint Finish], Grey [Gloss Paint Finish] & Dark Grey [Gloss Paint Finish]

Electric Vehicle Classifications & Limitations

RAKER is legally classified as a light electric motorcycle under EU Type Approval L1E. This class limits it,by law, to a maximum speed of 28mph and a motor of 4000W or less. This class requires RAKER, by law,to be registered with the DVLA, to display a licence plate, for the rider to be insured and to wear a DOT approved helmet at all times. A minimum licence consisting of a CBT is required to ride RAKER.

TRAYSER is legally classified as an Electric Pedal Assisted Cycle (EPAC) under EU Directive 2002/24/EC,and conform to EN 15194 specifications. This class limits it, by law, to a maximum speed of 15.5mph and a motor of 250W or less. This class requires TRAYSER, by law, to only be powered while the rider is actively peddling, though requires no registration, insurance, licence or helmet. ETT recommend a bicycle helmet always be worn however.

More info about ETT  http://ettindustries.com/

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Robstep X1 Foldable Electric Bike

The Robster X1 Electric Bike has become a popular gadget for most football players like Fernando Torres, Alberto Moreno or even Moto GP rider Jorge Lorenzo on their Instagram. Robstep X1 is a 100% foldable electric powered scooter, good design offering a range between 20km or 40km.

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RobStep its easy use, light like a bicycle and comfortable as a motorbike. The disk brakes on both front and rear wheels bring the bike to a stop when needed. With front and back LED lights that provide visibility at night, its small size allows your feet to stay always close to the ground in case of a difficult moment. Aluminium body finish, LED lights, LG battery (25Km range) or Panasonic battery (40Km range), LED screen that informs on speed and remaining battery power, built-in speakers, Bluetooth, remote control with anti-theft system. RobStep X1 has all the required certificates by the EU such as CE, ROHS, etc.

A green vehicle that does not emit any CO2, its 300W electric motor will take you everywhere and only takes 3 hours to fully recharge its battery. Quick and quiet reaches a top speed of 25km/h and holds a person of up to 120kg. A full charge the 20km range battery will cost £0,10 and will allow you to ride all day long, but if you are more concerned about riding long distances, the 40km range battery will cost £0,15 to recharge.

Always with you. The bike can be quickly and easily folded and weighs only 17 kg, which makes this the perfect travel accessory that you can take with you everywhere.

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Inspired by the futuristic city of Tokyo, the RobStep X1 is available in 4 colors (Evil Red, Sahara Yellow, Amazon Green y Oasis Blue) and it combines design, steadiness and technology. All these features provide an unforgettable driving experience.

Because of its high quality, safety features, design and its fantastic driving, it’s fair to say this is one of the best options for an electric bike/scooter available in the market! ( I love the portability on the Stigo…)

Talking about price?

£835 for the 4400mAh (20km)

£995 for 7700mAh (40km) not bad at all!

 

Robstep X1

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After US Ninebot by Segway arrives to Europe

Segway, world leader in electric personal transport, opens a new European office in Amsterdam. With this office, Segway aims to better serve the European market with a comprehensive range of iconic business-to-business Segway products as well as new consumer products, under the brand Ninebot by Segway. The Segway Europe office was opened on June 21, 2016, in the presence of CEO Lufeng Gao.

The establishment of Segway Europe ensures availability of the full product line-up of both brands for the business-to-business as well as the consumer market. From the new office, Segway Europe can now serve these markets for the entire EU region, enabling professional distribution, central management and increased marketing activities. In the next few months two new mass market models will be launched – the Ninebot One S2 and Ninebot Mini Pro.

Dennis Hardholt is responsible for the introduction of Segway and Ninebot by Segway products in the EMEA region as the President of Segway Europe. “From our new European office we are able to serve all the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. We will immediately make a range of exciting new consumer products available that complement our existing line up. With these affordable models we will further open up the market for smart, green personal transportation. They will add a touch of fun and excitement to the daily lives of consumers, while answering to the practical need for short distance transportation and leisure activities.”

About Segway

Segway Europe has been founded by Ninebot Ltd. from Beijing, bringing together the brands Segway and Ninebot – both leading in electronic personal transportation. Both brands focus on research and development, design, manufacturing, sales and service in short-distance personal transportation, in order to increase the industry and to lead the revolution of mobile robotics solutions. Segway and Ninebot devote a great deal of attention to seamlessly connecting robotic solutions to smart phones and integrating existing technologies and future concepts, such as voice interaction and facial recognition with its robotic products – products that will be highly interactive and encourage smarter living. Segway Europe opened its first European office in Amsterdam in June 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.segway.com.

SOURCE Segway Europe

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Stigo, lightweight e-scooter that can be folded in 2 seconds.

The Stigo e-scooter, an Estonian invention, was formally presented to an international audience in Beijing. This event marks the launch of a mass production and international sales of the world’s most lightweight and fastest-folding e-scooters that Stigo developed over a number of years. The first Stigo e-scooters will reach end customers in June 2017. In Beijing, Stigo e-scooters were presented by the company’s CEO Ardo Reinsalu, designer Matti Õunapuu, and representatives of the Chinese joint venture Yizhou He and Yi Sun.

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Stigo electric scooter is designed mainly for urban use, people who need a vehicle that is lightweight (13.9 kg), and can be quickly folded so it can be trolled or taken indoors. Stigo is an environmentally friendly commuting means for urban users, caravan owners, yacht owners and can also be used, for example, in large factories, hospitals, and university campuses. It runs purely on electricity and costs only a few cents per mile. In addition to its unprecedented compactness, Stigo has received a lot of media coverage because of its streamlined pure design. In 2014, Stigo e-scooter prototype won the prestigious EDF Pulse Award in the category of Electricity & Smart Living.

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The Stigo e-scooter is type-approved in Europe, is E-marked, and is a street legal vehicle. The basic idea of Stigo is to solve mobility problems of urban residents. The concept of the product is ingeniously simple – the lightweight e-scooter can be folded in 2 seconds can be trailed behind like a golf bag or a suitcase on wheels. The dimensions of the package are only 48×40 cm. Therefore you can take Stigo anywhere with you, there is no need to look for a parking space, and you can charge it from a regular outlet. The e-scooter invented by Estonians is available in 250W motor and its top speed is 25 kmh. Depending on the model, the e-scooter can drive up to 30 kilometers on a single charge.

 

Stigo is a Class L1e street legal electric scooter.

 

WILL MY NEW ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE REGISTERED?

If you intend to only use your electric scooter on private property, then no registration is necessary. When used on public highways, however, your electric scooter must be registered as a new vehicle with the DVLA. You will need to complete a V55/4 application form which is available at your local DVLA office. The registration fee is currently £55.00. Stigos come supplied with a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and Import Document to help with this process.

DO I NEED TO TAX MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER?

No, electric scooters are exempt from road tax.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER REQUIRE AN MOT?

Yes, but only after 3 years, and then every year thereafter. Electric scooters have very few moving parts with virtually no maintenance required. But wearable parts such as brakes, tyres and lights will need to be checked regularly.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE INSURED?

Your electric scooter must be fully insured. Your insurance company will use the same classification as a 50cc motorbike.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET?

Legally you are responsible for wearing a motorbike helmet when riding an electric scooter.

DO I NEED A LICENCE TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UK?

Yes. You must have a valid provisional or full driving license covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride electric scooters (which are classified as mopeds). If you already have a full licence covering cars you may be able to use it automatically as a license for riding our electric scooters.

As with all mopeds and motorcycles, you may need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) to validate your license before you can ride on the road.

If you obtained your full driving license before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete CBT.
If you obtained your full driving license on or after 1 February 2001 then CBT is required after which you can ride without L plates.
If you have a provisional moped license then CBT is required and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full license – provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring.

If you need more information please contact us in sales@personalelectrictransport.co.uk

More info: www.stigobike.com.

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