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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The classic Isetta design back alive into a Microlino electric-powered vehicle

~Got A Spirit~ Dense cities, traffic jams, limited parking spaces sparked the idea of ​​the world's car manufacturers to create small cars. If we know city cars, then there's a Swiss auto manufacturer, Micro Mobility System AG. recently introduced an even tiny car which named the Microlino.
The Microlino 2.0 electric-powered 'bubble car' posed along with the Microletta, its three-wheeled sibling. (Picture from: Microlino-Car)
And if we look at the shape, it makes us to remind the figure of a classic tiny car called the Isetta. We will give a little information about the legendary classic tiny car. This tiny car is also commonly referred to as a “bubble car,” perhaps due to its small round shape resembling a soap bubble.
From the shape of the legendary Italian bubble car, BMW Isetta (in pictured is 1956 BMW Isetta Cabrio) then Micro Mobility System AG. was inspired to redesign a modern electric-powered vehicle named Microlino. (Picture from: Microcarmuseum)
If you are an automotive enthusiast, you may have heard of the tiny Isetta crowded milling around on the streets of the European cities in post-World War II. Well, that's a unique shaped tiny car with a door in front. Initially, the car is designed and made by the Italian firm of Iso SpA. in the 1952. And then, the legendary tiny car was produced under licensed by many brands worldwide, ranging from VELAM, De Carlo, Romi, up to BMW, and under the last manufacturer emblem made it known famous by the name of BMW Isetta.

From the shape of the legendary Italian bubble car, then Kusnacht-based auto company was inspired to redesign a modern electric-powered vehicle. The model was first introduced in 2015, and today  the development version under the name of Microlino 2.0 is being demonstrated for the first time. As we mentioned before, the car designs is based and inspired by the famous tiny car Isetta.
The Microlino 2.0 electric-powered 'bubble car' has thick retro impression, that can be seen from its classic rounded style in a more modern way. (Picture from: Carvagamza)
It could be said, not just inspired, but it looks almost the same in all angles, except the drivetrain. And the thick retro impression can be seen from its classic rounded style but is now packaged in a more modern way. The roof is made higher to increase headroom. The A-pillar is made longer to increase visibility. But the exact dimensions were not disclosed by the automaker, only mentioned that the car has a length of 2.4 meters, means it's more compact than a small MPV.
 
In addition to its small appearance, another uniqueness is the access to in-out of the cabin. Like the Isetta, the source of its inspiration, the Microlino also has only one door that is used as access for the driver and passenger which is placed in front. So the car's muzzle also functions as a door. So when the door is opened, the windshield and part of the A-pillar would be opened.
The Microlino 2.0's front also functions as a door. So when the door is opened, the windshield and part of the A-pillar would be opened. (Picture from: Carmudi)
For the exterior, the Swiss auto manufacturer makes it as simple as possible with The rear wheel tracks are made narrower than the front wheels. The car main accessories such the front and rear lights are in a straight line. Round mirrors blend with the headlights and rear fender that swallows a quarter of the wheel.

Well, when we look into the cabin, we will be surprised. Since the interior is almost empty and there is nothing, there are only a few digital devices and not many buttons. It seems that all the settings on this tiny car can be done through a single instrument panel display.
The Microlino 2.0 electric-powered 'bubble car' interior is almost empty and there is nothing, there are only a few digital devices and not many buttons. (Picture from: Carvagamza)
The rack steer stands independently without having to go through firewalls like a “normal” car and it can be folded for easy in or out passages. Then no infotainment system, big screen or anything. So in this car all those functions can be done by using the smartphone that has been provided with a special holder on the dashboard.

This Swiss automotive company said that the Microline 2.0 was developed from the previous version by changing the material from the chassis to iron and aluminum. The axles are widened to accommodate independent suspension at the front and rear. Its electric motor is claimed to be more powerful and efficient by around 15%, but there are no further details about the power and torque.
The rear wheel tracks of the Microlino 2.0 electric-powered are made narrower than the front wheels. (Picture from: Carvagamza)
This small car utilizes the NMC battery as its power supply which is said to be able to make it run up to 90 kph (very sufficient for city use). Furthermore, the automaker provides two battery options to drive the motor, namely 8 kWh or 14.4 kWh with a range of about 125 km and 200 km. By looking at the small battery capacity, it certainly makes it fully charged faster, and claimed that it only takes about 4 hours through a household power source.

Now for the price, the Microline 2.0 is priced starting at €12,000 (or approx Rp. 194 million), and we thought that's a quite expensive for a micro car. The Swiss manufacturer said that 17 thousand people already have ordered the car. Meanwhile for mass production, it would only start next year. We'll just have to wait...! 
The Microletta electric-powered three-wheeled vehicle concept is uses two 4,2 kWh batteries. (Picture from: Carvagamza)
Well, the Micro Mobility System also provides another vehicles called the Microletta. If the Microline is a four-wheeled vehicle, then this one is a three-wheeled vehicle with a retro style too. What's interesting, besides the shape is cute like a toy, the Microletta could be riden without the need for a driving license like a motorcycle in general.
This three-wheeled vehicle uses two batteries with a capacity of 4.2 kWh each, making it capable of running as far as 100 km. In fact, each battery can be removed and replaced with a fully charged battery if needed. It's just that the Microletta is still a concept vehicle and is in the finalization stage. If it is completed and produced later, the price is estimated to be around €4,900 (approx Rp. 79 million).
 
The emergence of various innovations and concepts of electric-powered vehicles, indicates the seriousness of the world's automotive industry in welcoming electrification. An inevitability that will happen soon, as the use of petrol and diesel engines will be reduced or even banned in the near future.😁 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MICROLINO-CAR | ]
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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Nissan re-imagined Silvia in today's electrified vehicle trends

Recently, to commemorate the legendary Nissan Silvia, the Japanese car manufacturer had released several rendering images of the car which are re-imagined in a modern design interpretation featured with electric drive. What does the original Nissan Silvia look like? Let's get a look.😎
The Nissan Silvia EV concept re-imagined the first generation of the Nissan Silvia CSP311 in a modern interpretation featured with electric drive. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Of course, for true automotive fans like You who always follow the stories of world-renowned iconic car models, surely are no stranger to this Japanese-made legendary car. Well, the mentioned car is a rear-wheel-drive compact sports car made by Nissan Motors, Japan.

As quoted of Wikipedia, this car began with the Japanese company's collaboration with Albrecht Graf von Goertz on the A550X project from 1962 to 1964. The first Silvia model was internally known as the CSP311, which debuted in 1965. It was a special semi-handbuilt construction that used the same chassis as the Datsun Fairlady 1600 SP311.
The Nissan Silvia CSP311 is debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Uniquely, the Japanese car was produced in two different production periods, namely the first production period from 1964 to 1968 in a limited number of productions due to its cost double of the next model in the lineup. Then the second production period was worked on from 1974 to 2002, and it was during this production period that could be said the Silvia to be mass-produced.

As quoted of Wikipedia, during this second production period the Nissan Silvia was produced in 7 generations. In the early 1970s the Silvia was built on the S10 chassis, and was further built on the S14 chassis for the American market started in 1980s and the S15 for the Japanese market until the end of production in 2002.
The Nissan Silvia EV concept is appeared with the fenders slightly dipped into the top of the wheel arches. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
And this model sits below the Nissan Z for those of you who are looking for a specific performance vehicle but want something more affordable. Beside that for you who are in America might be not know it under the name of Silvia, because Nissan never used the name for the American market, instead is known as the Nissan 200SX and then the 240SX.

Back to the Silvia EV, who's the man behind the future car does? Unmitigated the designer figure who made the design of the modern Nissan Silvia electric powered car is Matthew Weaver, the Vice President of Design of Nissan Europe. Reportedly, he did get a special assignment from the company of his to make the designs of the future Nissan Silvia electric-powered car.

As quoted of MotorTrend, that the Weaver's design specifically takes inspiration from the first generation Nissan Silvia, where he maintains a firm line that separates the top and bottom of the body from the original. Furthermore, Weaver only made minor changes by making the fenders slightly dipped into the top of the wheel arches.
The Nissan Silvia EV concept is designed by Matthew Weaver, the Vice President of Design of Nissan Europe. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
While, at the front, there are small round headlights without the grill, due to the EVs have different cooling requirements than conventional-engined cars, so the grille was removed. At the back, there is a small strip for the taillights that follows the line that runs along the side of the body. 

"Silvia was ahead of its time, in a very calm and understated way. We are very pleased that Nissan is bringing back the name of the Silvia which was once a famous model in Japan, and also in several countries," said Matthew Weaver.

"It has aged very well and will still have its place. It is also a great example of what is expected of a global product: high quality and universally appealing," he continued. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORTREND | MOTOR1 | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Volkswagen's electric city-car ready for launch in 2025

As we all know that currently in the world's automotive, the vehicle electrification trend is rife, which makes a number of world automotive manufacturers compete in developing electric vehicles and showing off the results to the public. As has been done by Volkswagen, while showcased its latest concept car called Volkswagen ID.Life at the IAA Mobility 2021 held in Munich recently.
The Volkswagen ID. Life is said to be the company vision of the next generation of fully electric urban mobility. (Picture from: GridOto)
As quoted of Motor1, its production version is planned to be launched in 2025, and is positioned under the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback. As for the highlights, this four-wheeled vehicle has a cool design and sophisticated cabin. Beside that, the concept runs an electric engine and promises a range of 400 km on a single charge.
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept has debuted at the IAA Mobility 2021 held in September 7, 2021 in Munich. (Picture from: Motor1)
The German auto giant claims that the components of the Volkswagen ID.Life are made of several different recycled and renewable materials. For example, for car paint colorants made of wood chips, while the lightweight removable roof is made of recycled bottles and the tires are made of biologically based oils, rice husks and natural rubber.
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept has a closed panel front fascia without the grille featuring the car's logo, and finished in two-tone colors. (Picture from: Gooto)
The exterior of the Volkswagen ID.Life looks in a simple design inspired by the VW Golf Mk.1 with a flattened hood, a closed panel front fascia without the grille featuring the car's logo, and finished in two-tone colors. The vehicle is flanked by a black B-pillar, which features specially designed 20-inch aero wheels, and cameras as the rear-view mirrors replacement that sends images to the screen inside.
The Volkswagen ID. Life front-wheel drive electric vehicle will be has the potential to be introduced as the first based on its smaller Modularer E-Antriebs Baukasten (MEB) platform. (Picture from: Newsin24)
As for the dimensions, this VW city-car concept has a length of 4,091 mm, a width of 1,845 mm, a height of 1,599 mm, a wheelbase of 2,650 mm, and a ground clearance of 190 mm. When viewed from its dimensions, many parties thought that the ID.Life is more suitable to be the successor to the Volkswagen Polo in the current electrification era.
Inside the cabin of the Volkswagen ID. Life concept featured with an open-top hexagonal steering wheel, a 9-inch screen that functions as a rear view mirror. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Volkswagen tiny car has a spacious cabin, which is also equipped with a removable roof, then there's the door's pockets that can be used as the smartphone's inductive charger, foldable front and rear seats, and an open-top hexagonal steering wheel. Furthermore, on this car is also equipped with a 9-inch screen that functions as a rear view mirror, then the projector, plus its projection screen for the entertainment and game console system.
Inside the cabin of the Volkswagen ID. Life concept also featured with the projector, plus its projection screen for the entertainment and game console system. (Picture from: Newsin24)
Since this is just a concept vehicle, the designers attached some features on the Volkswagen ID. Life that may not appear in actual production vehicles. But what is certain is that the German manufacturer will install air bags and other safety equipment on the production version of the car later to fullfil the regulation regarding to the production of the road legal car.
The automaker claimed that the Volkswagen ID. Life concept are made of several different recycled and renewable materials. (Picture from: Motor1)
Not only that, the city-car concept has the potential to be introduced as a smaller Modularer E-Antriebs Baukasten (MEB) platform. The Volkswagen's Chief Executive Officer, Ralf Brandstatter said, "The ID.Life is our vision of the next generation of fully electric urban mobility. This concept car provides a preview of an ID model in the small car segment which will launch in 2025 at a price of around 20,000 euros."
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept is powered by the electric motors and 57 kWh batteries, producing a combined power output of 231 hp and 290 Nm of torque. (Picture from: Newsin24)
As for the drivetrain, the Volkswagen ID.Life is powered by the electric motors and 57 kWh batteries, producing a combined power output of 231 hp and 290 Nm of torque. So with that much power, the city-car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 6.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 180 kph, and has a mileage of about 400 km on a single charge based on the WLTP cycles.
As previously mentioned, the production version of the Volkswagen ID.Life will be available in 2025, and it is estimated that later this car will be sold by the German company in a price ranging from €20,000 (around Rp. 337 million) up to €25,000 (Rp. 422 million). Unfortunately, the Volkswagen did not say which specific markets the new model would be offered in. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 ]
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Toyota Alessandro Volta ahead 20 years before its time

As we have known that the hybrid drive system has become one of the approaches in designing future environmentally friendly cars had carried out by many automotive manufacturers in the world. No exception, one of the automotive giants from Japan, Toyota had ever conducted a vehicle design study powered by a hybrid drive system in the past.
Toyota Alessandro Volta, taking its name from the Italian physicist who is credited for inventing the battery (he's also where we got the term "volts" from). (Picture from: DrivingLIne)
Possibly because of the large number of concept vehicles that have been built by the Japanese automotive manufacturer, it is not surprising if one of them is almost forgotten. The concept car in question is a hybrid-powered vehicle which is the result of one of the Toyota projects in 2004 named Toyota Alessandro Volta. As seen from its name, the concept car is dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a talented Italian physicist who finds a battery (from his name we have the term 'Volts' now).
Toyota Alessandro Volta's styling, which was done by the famed Italdesign Giugiaro studio. (Picture from: DrivingLIne)
Toyota Alessandro Volta displays the Mid-Engined past feature that is also pinned on BMW Nazca, Alfa Romeo Scighera, and Volkswagen W12 to show the fact that if the racing form is able to accommodate an innovative and 'clean' propulsion system, with the scope of the design to compile and design The future sedan and compact cars that have a low impact on the environment are very large.
Toyota Alessandro Volta provided innovative interior geared towards the 3-seat offering and a flexible steering wheel and pedal board clamping. (Picture from: DrivingLIne)
When heading to the real world, Toyota is not alone in the process of making Volta Concept. It turned out that the Japanese manufacturer collaborated with the famous Italdesign Giugiaro studio for car styling. They both experimented thoroughly, so it produced a beautiful and slim body placed on a full carbon fiber chassis.
Toyota Alessandro Volta was powered by a hybrid system derivative that originated from the Lexus RX 400 mated to a 3.3-liter v6 engine positioned behind the rear axle. (Picture from: DrivingLIne)
As mentioned earlier, that Toyota Alessandro Volta was powered by a hybrid system derivative that originated from the Lexus RX 400 mated to a 3.3-liter v6 engine positioned behind the rear axle which was able to send power around 400 horsepower to move the four wheels. The Toyota AlessanTro Volta Concept made its debut at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show.
Toyota Alessandro Volta is a styling exercise aimed at exploring new applications of the Hybrid synergy Drive technology. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
As you might know, the Toyota collaboration project with Italdesign Giugiaro has never exceeded the concept stages. It was also stated that during the development period, this concept car project had spent large costs and it was also used as one of the main reasons why the Volta had never entered the Toyota production line.

Given the number of hybrid supercars today, including the Acura NSX mentioned above, this concept does not seem too brave according to the current standards, but it is a big problem in 2004 when the Toyota Prius that spends fuel is a standard hybrid that people think.
And as one proof that this car is the preview of what will come, this can be led when Toyota has succeeded in working on a new hybrid-powered hypercar project which then transforms into a version of the highway from the Le Mans racing car knwon as the Toyota GR SuperSports Concept. It turned out that Toyota Alessandro Volta only overtooked about 20 years. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO | DRIVINGLINE | SUPERCARS ]
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Monday, August 23, 2021

Is this the first Indian electric-powered supercar?

The Indian automotive industry is currently growing rapidly, and this could be mean that it is time for the automakers there to create more high-performance cars aka supercars. Yes, recently an Indian automotive startup called Mean Metal Motors (MMM) is reportedly developing an electric supercar.
MMM Azani is aiming to be the first Indian electric-powered supercar. (Picture from: IndiaCarNews)
As quoted from IndiaCarNews, the Bengaluru based automotive company was founded in 2012 and aiming to produce India's first high-performance electric supercar. The company founder and CEO Sarthak Paul said, that his company, the MMM also wants to create an ecosystem that helps increase electrification in India.

Initially, the company started with a team of four 19 year old’s in Indianow has grown to a strong 22 member team. The team works on various aspects such as research & development, design, aerodynamics and engineering with their technical partners from the UK, Germany and the US.
MMM Azani has a quite striking looks with a low and wide designs, and coupled with the roof in the style of a fighter plane characterizes a high-performance car. (Picture from: IndiaCarNews)
As we ever written in the articles sometime ago precisely in 2015, the company had also pioneered a high-performance vehicle in India by designed a hybrid drivetrain vehicle called the M-Zero which was later updated again in 2016 to be an electric powered vehicle. And now the Bengaluru-based automotive company has announced that it is preparing the candidate for the first Indian electric-powered supercar, named MMM Azani.

Visually, MMM Azani has a quite striking looks. The car design is low and wide, featured with the roof in the style of a fighter plane characterizes a high-performance car. Furthermore, it has sleek headlights and tall, curved fenders give it as a supercar looks should be like, then coupled with sweetened front air inlet, sleek rear deck.
MMM Azani is powered by the electric motor capable of spewing out power more than 1,000 horsepower, so its acceleration 0-100 kph done in under 2 second with a top speed of 350 kph. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
Although the automaker hasn't disclosed the size of its battery packs, it says the Azani will be able to coverage a distance of between 550 km and 700 km on a single battery charged. Interestingly, the supercar is said to be powered by the electric motor capable of spewing out power more than 1,000 horsepower. So, it's also claimed that the acceleration from 0-100 kph could be done in under two seconds, before reached a top speed of 350 kph.
MMM Azani will be built in a micro-facility which it claims can reduce production costs to less than a fifth of the usual manufacturing method. (Picture from: IndiaCarNews)
Furthermore, the automaker said that the Azani will be built in a micro-facility which it claims can reduce production costs to less than a fifth of the usual manufacturing method, and believes that this new production method will change the way electric vehicles are produced in India.
As the result, the first engineered model of the MMM Azani will be out in the second half of 2022. It seem, we should to wait long until this electric supercar really hits the production line as the plans. And if all the car' production matters completed so it ready goes on sale would be had the price tags estimated around US $120,000 or Rp. 1.7 billion.😐 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MMM | INDIACARNEWS | TOPSPEED ]
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The latest Audi's shape-shifting roadster concept

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging all over the world, the world's automotive industry currently looks vibrant and excited, this is indicated by the proliferation of new high-tech automotive products launched by the automotive industry players. As recently, Audi AG, a German automaker, officially introduced its future electric-powered convertible sports car concept called the Audi skysphere concept, on Friday, August 13, 2021.
The Audi skysphere concept shows how the brand is redefining luxury in the future. (Picture from: Audi Media-Center)
As qouted of the CNN, the German manufacturer said that the Audi skysphere concept was designed for two different driving experiences, namely a grand touring and sporty experiences and inspired by the Horch 853 (the 1930s roadster). It can be realized due to the use of the spectacular variable wheelbase technical features to complement of its advance autonomous driving technology, plus another advance features such the automatic parking and independent battery charging systems. 
The Audi skysphere concept's grille is actually an LED light display. (Picture from: CNN)
As a future vehicle concept with all the sophistication digital features, the Audi skysphere concept then makes its interior as an interactive space thanks to an advance digital ecosystem. Well, only with one soft touch of the button, the driver immediately chooses the driving experience according to his choice, because the Audi's sports car concept has provided two driving options, namely "Sport" and "Grand Touring".
The Audi skysphere concept was inspired by the 1930s Horch 853. (Picture from: CNN)
The application of electric motor technology and advanced mechanisms, allowing the body and frame components of the car to vary the wheelbase and exterior length of the car by up to 250 millimeters from end-to-end. At the same time, the vehicle's ground clearance can also be adjusted up to 10 millimeters to improve driving dynamic and comforts. All this is possible because the Audi skysphere concept is an electric car powered by a motor that's mounted behind the seats. That means there's not much under the hood to get in the way as the front end moves forward and backward.
The Audi skysphere concept's hood moves backward to make the car shorter for sportier driving. (Picture from: CNN)
As the driver selects the 'Sports' driving mode option, the wheelbase is automatically reduced, while the rear-wheel drive ensures that the vehicle remains extremely agile despite the reduced dimensions. Or if the driver chooses to drive in the 'Grand Touring' mode, then the Audi skysphere concept's computer system will automatically take over the steering system to then drive the vehicle autonomously and direct it to its previous mentioned destination safely, because the sensor system automatically then keep an eye on the road and traffic around the vehicle.
The Audi skysphere concept interior upholstery made in sustainably produced microfiber fabric. (Picture from: Audi Media-Center)
In this mode, the steering wheel and pedals move inward until they are no longer visible, so the driver and car passengers can enjoy they ride while enjoying the sky and the scenery in comfort due to the provision of maximum legroom, and the services offered by the seamlessly integrated digitally ecosystem. As explained by Henrik Wenders, the Audi AG Head of Brand, likely it was a whole new driving experience for such sporty convertible.

Actually the almost similar technology is ever applied by other German automotive companies Mercedes-Benz back in 2015 with the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) and the Renault of French automotive companies through the Renault Morphoz Concept in the 2020.
The Audi skysphere concept is the name of the electric-powered, two-door convertible whose lines lead directly to the Audi design of tomorrow. (Picture from: Audi Media-Center)
The Audi skysphere concept has electric drive components between the front axle and windshield, such as a DC/DC charger and converter, plus actuators and other electronic devices. "New technologies such as electrification, digitization and autonomous driving systems," says Gael Buzyn, the Audi's design project manager. It no wonder, if its 465 kilowatts of power and 750 Newton meters of torque feels so light to push a roadster have weight of 1,800 kilograms to run faster on the streets.
Likely, the Audi skysphere concept was a whole new driving experience for such sporty convertible. (Picture from: Audi Media-Center)
The Audi skysphere roadster concept has the battery module especially positioned behind the cabin, assisted by about 60 percent of the powerful weight distribution on the rear axle provides traction and acceleration which is claimed to be the ideal configuration for the car's center of gravity and agility, no wonder if it capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph within four seconds.

Furthermore, the modules can be found in between the seats in the middle of the Audi skysphere interior other positions by chosen to support the vehicle dynamics. Its battery capacity is expected to be more than 80 kWh, providing a cruising range more than 500 kilometers in accordance with the standard WLTP, at least more economical in the GT mode.
Audi skysphere active suspension plays a key role in the versatility of the car's handling characteristics. While it run, each wheel could be raised or lowered selectively to compensate for unevenness and undulation in the road surface as the resulting of the symbiosis between the navigation system's digital prediction and the advanced active chassis actuation and control system.
While for its legs, the German manufacturer embed four aerodynamic-style alloy 23 inches sized rims, wrapped in 285/30 tires so it can produce the perfect balance between the suitability for remote trips thanks to minimal rolling resistance with sporty and active driving styles with high longitudinal and lateral acceleration. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUDI MEDIA-CENTER | CNN ]
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Monday, August 16, 2021

Meet the Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter concept

We've glad to be back and talked about the scooter again. Currently, in which many the world's vehicle motorized manufacturers are starting to transition their products from the ones used conventional engine into the electric-driven motors. This has also been done by Husqvarna, a Swedish manufacturer which since last year began to develop their electric two-wheeled vehicle products.
Husqvarna Vektorr electric powered scooter concept is appeared with and used the electric motors made by by an Indian manufacturer, Bajaj Chetak. (Picture from: DriveSpark)
As we discussed in a previous article last year, the Swedish manufacturer had been introduced an electric scooter concept under a code name of the E-01 along with another motorcycle concept called the E-Pilen. And now the Husqvarna has officially named its electric scooter concept the Husqvarna Vectorr.

In terms of design, although it is still a prototype, if we look closely, this two-wheeled vehicle already looks like a street legal motorcycle designed for urban transportation. As you can see at the round headlights in a classic style, but overall the Vektorr has a boxy shaped design such an electric scooter styles in general, which then given a simple futuristic touches and also a sophisticated impression without many curves with a very simple color combinations.
Husqvarna Vektorr electric powered scooter concept has the round headlights in a classic style. (Picture from: DriveSpark)
Besides that, Husqvarna also said if its electric powered scooter based of the Indian-made Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. As we all know that the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter is powered by a 48V/6.3Ah battery pack that sends power to a 4080W BLDC motor. It is this battery and motor combination that is also expected to power the Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter. Several other components will also be shared between the two electric scooters.
Husqvarna Vektorr concept is powered by a 4kW electric motor that can propel the scooter to 45kph, while the battery range is 95k. (Picture from: DriveSpark)
Perhaps You will asked, why this could be happened? As quoted of the Motorcyclenews, the Swedish motorcycle company Husqvarna has become a subsidiary of Pierer Mobility, a holding company that also oversees the Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Auto, so no wonder if they can share the machinaries each others.

The electric motor that drives forward the Husqvarna Vectorr is said to have a low voltage, which is around 48 V which is equivalent to a 5 horsepower conventional engine. Althought not many technical details are provided by Husqvarna, the company only mentioned that the Vectorr Concept could be riden up to a top speed of around 45 kph with a cruising range of 95 km.
Husqvarna Vektorr electric powered scooter concept has a boxy shaped design such an electric scooter styles in general, which then given a simple futuristic touches with a very simple color combinations. (Picture from: DriveSpark)
Interestingly, there is no mention of the battery packeges like on the E-Pilen. In fact, Pierer Mobility, also known to own the Austrian's motorcycle brand, KTM had become part of a consortium for the development of swapping standard battery packages with Piaggio, Yamaha, and Honda. It seems that the electric motor for the Husqvarna Vectorr concept had already begun long before Pierer Mobility decided to sign the battery consortium mentioned above.
The production version of Husqvarna’s electric scooter will be made in India. (Picture from: MotorDynasty)
The production version of Husqvarna’s electric scooter will be made in India. As the consecuences, it is clear that the electric powered urban scooter would be targeting the consumers in the Asian countries, especially for countries that have started the campaigning for electric-powered vehicles, such India.

So, would this electric powered scooter be mass-produced? There's still unknown, as the manufacturer hasn't announced it yet. As previously mentioned, Husqvarna is not only presenting the electric scooter concept, there is also the Husqvarna E-Pilen, an electric sport naked bike based on the Husqvarna Vitpilen.
As quoted from several media in Europe, that said the presence of these two urban motorized vehicle concepts from Husqvarna is a sign of their readiness to launch electric-powered vehicle products which reportedly will debut in 2022 to come. Let's just wait...!

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops..... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRIVESPARK | MOTORDYBASTY | MOTORCYCLENEWS ]
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