2022 is the right time to rethink your own mobility. Putin’s war in Ukraine has caused fuel prices to soar to previously unimaginable heights. And at some point every driver and biker will have to do their part to protect the climate.
AUTO BILD MOTORRAD has a suggestion for everyone who doesn’t have the guts to switch to an electric car straight away: The following eight electric two-wheelers don’t need any fuel. And they fall in the 125 class and are therefore allowed to be driven with the B196 driver’s license.
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BMW CE 04
Die According to BMW, the motorcycle division has put the future of the electric scooter on wheels. The spacey two-wheeler is called CE 04. The large scooter is to inherit the 48 hp BMW C Evolution. He is suitably positioned for this. BMW specifies a maximum output of 42 hp. The continuous output is A1 or B196 compliant at 15 hp.
The BMW should come 130 kilometers far
The Bavarians put the range at 130 kilometers, and the sprint from 0 to 50 things takes 2.6 seconds. The CE 04 needs 65 minutes to recharge 80 percent of the battery on the quick charger. BMW states a power consumption of 7.7 kWh per 100 km. Top: 120 km/h. Price: from 11,990 euros.
Cake Ösa Flex +
You company Cake (German biscuit) from Sweden builds motorcycles according to the motto “less is more”. Everything that is needed is there. Everything else is not. A clever, Cake-specific detail is the position of the electric motor. It sits coaxially to the swingarm axis and thus ensures that the toothed belt always remains tensioned.
The Cake Ösa Flex+ model comes with 13.6 hp and costs just under 10,000 euros. The range of the Swedish design piece is given as 100 kilometers. The battery can be removed for charging. In addition, the manufacturer offers a wide range of accessories and various options for a wide variety of transport tasks.
E bike? pedelec? Motorcycle? Anyone standing in front of the eRockit will probably scratch their heads at first. Not because of the crazy look of the unique device. But because of the concept behind it. You have to pedal like you would on a bicycle, which is good for your health. However, the pedals work like the throttle grip on a motorcycle and only give impulses to the electric motor.
It briefly drives the rear wheel with up to 21.7 hp and makes eRockit suitable for expressways. However, the continuous output is “only” 5 kW (6.8 hp). This means that eRockit can be driven with the B196 driver’s license. The driving pleasure is high, but unfortunately so is the price: It starts at 11,850 euros.
Die Schwalbe also drives in the electric scooter league – and there up to the upper end of the price scale. The Govecs company from Munich has successfully revived the cult scooter: as the 45 version, the E-Schwalbe has an output of four kW and sees itself as an alternative to 50-series combustion engines.
The maximum speed is then 45 km/h. The Schwalbe 90 has 10.9 hp and runs at speeds of up to 90 km/h. At least 5590 euros must be invested for the basic model. In addition, the Munich company has other interesting e-scooter models on offer.
Horwin wants to convince potential customers with light motorcycles from China that are as pretty as they are affordable. CR6 and CR6 Pro fall into the grid of this article. The Horwin CR 6 has 8.5 hp and, like most electric vehicles, does not have a gearbox. Simply twist the grip on the right handlebar backwards and off you go.
The performance of the sister CR 6 Pro is specified by the manufacturer as 13.7 hp. It should have a range of 142 kilometers and a maximum speed of 110 km/h. Special feature: Horwin has given the Pro version a five-speed gearbox typical of motorcycles. The remarkable torque of 360 Nm is available at the rear wheel. Prices start at 5990 euros for the CR 6.
RGNT No.1 Classic
Die RGNT (pronounced Regent) No. 1 is a real eye-catcher with its retro style, not only for the environmentally conscious. It is reminiscent, consciously or unconsciously, of the legendary Yamaha SR 500 from the 1980s and 90s. The Swede has a range of 120 kilometers and a maintenance-free hub motor that provides a continuous output of 15 hp.
There is also a steel chassis, telescopic forks and double shock absorbers, 18-inch spoked wheels and disc brakes on both wheels, with braking energy being recovered at the rear. The battery sits in the middle instead of the motor. An element of modernity is the touchscreen cockpit, which also provides navigation information. Regent calls the price 12,495 euros.
Seat Mo Escooter 125
VW subsidiary Seat is the first major automaker to sell an electric scooter. The stylish vehicle is called Mo EScooter 125 and was originally developed for a sharing service in Barcelona. The performance is given as 12.2 hp. According to the manufacturer, the top speed is 95 km/h and the range is 137 kilometers.
Three driving modes and a reverse gear for maneuvering are standard, ABS can be ordered as an option. The weight is 152 kilos, which is pretty high for a scooter. Super: Two helmets fit under the seat, and the battery can be taken into the apartment to be charged. At least 6700 euros must be invested.
Gogoro comes out Taiwan. The electric scooter start-up is a subsidiary of HTC, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. If you own a Gogoro scooter, you can look forward to funny ideas from the world of smartphones. For example, colored covers for the seat in the second row, which can be swapped out like on a smartphone.
The Gogoro scooter can be programmed in many ways
The upcoming Gogoro Supersport has a maximum of 7.6 kW and wants to impress with a completely new vehicle control system. Gogoro Ssmartcore is something like the brain of the Supersport and combines engine control, battery management, ABS, cruise control, traction control and the LTE interface for the smartphone. This should make the supersport programmable in many ways. Two replacement batteries should be good for up to 170 kilometers. Gogoro has not yet mentioned prices.
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