Remagen, Germany-based electrical mobility firm Kumpan has simply introduced its new line of seated electrical scooters designed for city commuters. Based mostly on the corporate’s earlier flagship mannequin, the brand new Kumpan 54 Encourage electrical scooter retains a lot of the identical expertise, however affords a way more enticing worth.
Kumpan launches new 54 Encourage electrical scooter
The brand new Kumpan 54 Encourage was simply introduced as we speak and is the primary of 4 electrical scooters within the new 54i line.
Along with the 54 Encourage, Kumpan may even be rolling out the upcoming fashions Iconic, Impulse, and Ignite.
The Kumpan Encourage and Iconic are each L1e autos within the EU, which means they’ve a restricted velocity of 45 km/h (28 mph) and thus don’t require a bike license to function – simply an ordinary automobile driver’s license.
The Impulse might be restricted to a velocity of 70 km/h (43 mph) and the Ignite will attain a high velocity of 100 km/h (62 mph).
Kumpan’s new 54 Encourage electrical scooter
Whereas the upper velocity autos aren’t accessible but, the Kumpan 54 Encourage was simply launched as we speak and is already accessible for order with a starting price of €3,999.
Evaluate that to Kumpan’s earlier flagship scooter, the Kumpan 1954 Ri Sport, which was priced at €6,999. I had the prospect to review that scooter last fall, which you’ll be able to see within the video beneath.
The brand new Kumpan 54 Encourage shares lots of design notes with the 1954 Ri, however has been optimized for metropolis using.
It sports activities smaller 12″ wheels, a 3 kW steady and 4 kW peak rear hub motor with regenerative braking, a decrease seat, and only one detachable battery within the base mannequin. For riders searching for extra vary, there’s area for as much as three batteries.
A single 1.5 kWh detachable battery will take the Kumpan 54 Encourage as much as 62 km (38 mi) below splendid situations, with that vary being bumped as much as 186 km (115 mi) with two extra batteries.
Having ridden a few Kumpan’s scooters up to now, I’ve discovered their battery design to be one of many coolest elements of the car. They make use of a slick-looking briefcase design with particular person cost meters that make it straightforward to verify cost standing when charging off of the scooter.
The batteries additionally characteristic a reversible connector on the underside, which means they are often positioned within the scooter in both route – simply one other small comfort.
The scooters additionally characteristic the 1954Ri Sport’s large-format shade touchscreen for controlling scooter settings and displaying essential journey stats like velocity, battery capability (measuring and displaying every of the three batteries independently) in addition to providing buttons for working mechanical duties corresponding to opening the under-seat storage and rear trunk.
On the mechanical facet, the Kumpan 54 Encourage options entrance and rear hydraulic suspension and hydraulic disc brakes, plus a Kumpan Key app that enables keyless operation in addition to over-the-air updates to the scooter. A full line of equipment is out there together with a windscreen, electrically opening trunk field, 360-degree crash bar, and various aesthetic and personalization choices.
Commenting on the launch of the brand new Kumpan 54 Encourage in an announcement supplied to Electrek, Kumpan Co-founder Patrik Tykesson defined:
After two years available on the market with our 1954RI we’re proud to current a brand new scooter mannequin that mixes nice driving pleasure with practicability; permitting you to get by site visitors quicker and extra agile. The Encourage is strong, dependable and could be charged comfortably at any energy outlet. When you additionally need to be an e-mobility pioneer, we’re the appropriate alternative for you!
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