In 2023, a number of innovations will be launched in the scooter segment – from the fast electric model to the classic combustion engine with more technology.
The scooter segment is booming: especially during the pandemic phase from 2020, the number of registrations increased significantly. There are also shared scooters in the big cities, which has made motorized two-wheelers more popular again.
The trend is towards electric driving. Those who want to drive emission-free on two wheels will find an ever-increasing range of products from next season, especially in the field of scooters. After the e-scooter category with speeds of up to 45 km/h has grown considerably in recent years, there are now some faster single-track electric vehicles among the e-new products. At the same time, some conventionally powered scooters are being upgraded. In the 125 class there are also some new, simple and affordable models. The most exciting models in a row:
Fantic enters the electric market with the city scooter Joy. It is available with a 3 kW/4 hp electric drive, which accelerates the Joy 45 in the entry-level version and in the L3e version to 65 km/h. Two 2.2 kWh battery capacity and thus a range of up to 100 kilometers should be possible.
Govec’s Flex 2.0
Govecs now also offers its Flex 2.0 e-scooter, which will initially be reserved for shared services in 2021, to private customers. The L1E-class electric city vehicle (up to 45 km/h) is powered by a 2.3 kW/3 hp hub motor in the rear wheel. Under the seat is the battery compartment for up to two batteries for a range of 57 or 112 kilometers. The Flex with battery costs around 4,000 euros.
Honda EM1 e
The first of at least ten electric two-wheelers planned for 2025, Honda will launch the e-scooter EM1 e next year. The moped is intended for use in the city. The energy supply should be sufficient for a distance of 40 kilometers, the battery is removable; it can be charged at home.
With the SK1, Horwin rounds off its range with a choice of 25 or 45 km/h fast e-scooters. In the latter, the rear-wheel hub motor mobilizes up to 3 kW/4 hp. Two battery sizes are available for a range of 71 or 96 kilometers. The slower SK1 Light has an output of 1.3 kW/1.8 hp and a range of 89 or 116 kilometers. The equipment includes an LC display, LED lighting and a keyless ignition system. Cost point: about 3,000 euros.
Italjet #e01 Electric
With the #e01 Electric, Italjet will launch its first e-scooter in the second half of 2023. The electric motor with 6 kW/8 hp continuous and 12 kW/16 hp peak power and 340 Newton meters of torque transmits its power to the rear wheel via a belt. Thanks to the 4.9 kWh battery, there is a range of up to 180 kilometers in the city and up to 90 kilometers abroad.