Mahindra Genze Electric Scooter is referred as the world’s first electric connected scooter.
Mahindra Genze Electric Scooter offers segment-first 7-inch Cruise-Connect touchscreen control panel.
It’s no secret that Mahindra Two-wheelers is planning to foray into electric scooter segment in the Indian market. A prototype of the Mahindra Genze electric scooter recently caught on camera during its test rounds in the country. For people not in the know, the scooter was exclusively launched in the USA in 2014. It is being developed and produced at Mahindra’s North American Technical Center (MNATC) in Michigan.
Referred as the intra city urban vehicle, the Genze is the world’s first electric connected scooter that offers segment-first 7-inch Cruise-Connect touchscreen control panel. It has single seat with front storage area and an open back bay. Read – Mahindra Jawa Bikes To Use Mojo’s 300cc Engine & Platform
– Aluminium monocoque frame
– Coloured display
– GenZe app
– GPS tracking
– Ride modes
– Larger front wheel
– Raised handlebars
– Large seat
– All disc brakes
Rumor has it that Mahindra might introduce the Genze electric scooter in India. However, there is no official word on the same. Reports also suggest that it won’t make its way here anytime soon due to two major reasons – high pricing and segment positioning. Just to jog your memory, the Mahindra GenZe had its India debut at the Auto Expo in 2016. Read – This Will Be First Jawa Bike In India
The home-grown two-wheeler maker retails the electric scooter under the Genze brand in the US market. Loaded with several bells and whistles, the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter is priced at $2999 (around Rs 97,000).
Unlike the conventional scooters, the Mahindra Genze electric scooter uses an aluminium monocoque frame that makes it weigh 215 pounds. Developed in the US, the Genze is touted as the world’s first electric connected scooter. It gets segment-first 7-inch cruise-connect touchscreen control panel along with GPS tracing and three ride modes – Safe, Econ and Sport. The display shows speedometer, charge level and drive mode. The scooter rides on large wheels with 16-inch front and 12-inch rear tyres. It offers a single adjustable seat, which is good enough for a person. It also gets raised handlebars. Mahindra’s new electric scooter features front and rear disc brakes. It offers a payload capacity of 125kg. Check Out – Mahindra Mojo UT300 Price & Details
Powering the scooter is a 2kWh lithium ion battery pack with a 48 volt electric system placed under the seat. One can charge the battery pack in 3.5 hours from a conventional 110-volt power socket. This electric powertrain can produce a maximum power of 2bhp against 100Nm of torque. It offers an electric range of 35mile (56km) and a top speed of around 30kmph.
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Spy Picture Courtesy – Autocar