The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, KTM is increasingly confident in developing electric powered vehicle technology. KTM has announced a research note on KTM E-Speed is their future electric scooter products. E-Speed will use the same battery of Freeride E, another KTM's electric motorcycle concept, but this electric scooter is projected to be used more in urban than for off road like the Freeride E.
|KTM E-Speed electric scooter concept. (Picture from: http://www.digitaltrends.com/)|
"We believe in the development of two-wheeled electric vehicles in the future will continue to increase, we did develop a crossover vehicle but we also believe there will be the development of urban electric vehicles in urban areas," explains Harald Plockinger, KTM Executive Board Member for Production and Business Development.
|Other design features include a hybrid steel trellis light metal frame and WP suspension components plus bright orange wheels and accents. (Picture from: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/)|
|The E-Speed’s design, which features a futuristic battery level indicator, is a whole lot cooler looking than the typical scooters you’ll find parked at the local cafe. (Picture from: http://www.digitaltrends.com/)|
Based on technology used in KTM’s Freeride E off-road electric motorcycle concept, the E-Speed’s electricity is stored in a package of cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 4.36 kWh. Where it only takes about 2 hours to fully recharge the battery on a regular 220V socket.
|KTM E-Speed from the concept study to series production by 2015. (Picture from: http://www.ktm.com/)|