Mahindra today showcased the very interesting GenZe 2.0 electric scooter at the 2016 Auto Expo that was launched in the US last month. Mahindra is going green with an electric scooter concept. Called the GenZe for zero emissions, the battery-powered moped has been conceptualised and designed in California while being built in Michigan US.
The all electric Mahindra GenZe 2.0 scooter gets a hub mounted electric motor with charging points for iPhone and iPad under the seat, while power comes from a detachable battery that can be charged from standard power outlet at one’s home and charges completely in 3.5 hours.
The scooter is connected to a cloud server using an app on your smart-phone with the database collecting the smallest of telemetry related to the scooter.
Sold with a price tag of $2999 (around rs. 1.90 lakh), the Mahindra GenZe has a limited audience to cater to and hence, it isn’t surprising that the Indian auto giant won’t be bringing the scooter to India any time soon. That said, the technology does showcase Mahindra’s capabilities and technological innovations that will reflect in its future offering.
The unit also allows the rider to switch between ride settings including Safe, Econ and Sport, which changes the torque output. Choosing the Sport mode allows the rider to play with maximum torque output with 0-30 km/hr coming up in 8 seconds.
The concept is very simple and clear for Eco-friendly environment. So that the weight has to be the lowest possible to maximize the battery output.
The instrument cluster is basically a tablet 7-inch screen- the one that can connect to your smart-phone to keep your updated all the time.
Its get alloy wheels with a hydraulic disc brake in the front as well as the back. The front forks are telescopic.
The battery can be detached in a single operation and can be taken away for charging. The polymer battery does not have fluid and is safe to carry.
The pillion seat can be ditched for a cargo bay if you want to go buy groceries in the evening or even deliver pizza.