Mahindra readies a new electric scooter for America
As Mahindra forays into the electric scooter sector, they are readying GenZe, a single seater electric bike which will launch in USA sometime this year. A team at Palo Alto, California is currently in the process of completing this electric scooter which has been called GenZe.
GenZe from Mahindra promises to be a fun bike with ample space for storage in a bucket behind the rider of groceries or light luggage while space under the seat is large enough for some more storage. Here the user can charge a laptop or mobile device even as they ride. Conceived in Silicon Valley, GenZe is part of the Mahindra initiative to address an ever increasing problem of transportation in crowded cities across the globe.
GenZe is powered by a 1.4 KW motor and will have a range of around 50 kms at full charge. This Mahindra electric scooter will have a top speed of 50 kmph. It will possess a lithium ion power module which consists of a battery pack, controller and charger. There is no speedometer on board but in its stead is a 7” touchscreen which is weather proof and acts much in the same way as an instrument panel offering Bluetooth and GPS besides acting as a monitor to gauge battery charge, range, diagnostics and route.
GenZe gets disc brakes at the front and rear besides telescopic fork suspension at the front and LED tail lights on storage basket. To be positioned as an ideal vehicle for the urban population, Mahindra is directing this GenZe for use among a younger set of buyers in the country. GenZe could come in at a price of around US$ 3,000 (INR 180,000).