The new Super soco CPx 4kW (5.36bhp) electric motor capable of producing a peak torque of 171Nm
Chinese electric two-wheeler manufacturer ‘Super soco’, owned by Jiangsu Super soco Intelligent Co. based in Shanghai, has introduced a new maxi-scooter for European markets. Dubbed Super soco CPx, the EV is claimed to be “a better alternative to 125cc petrol-CVT alternatives“.
Prices in the UK start from GBP 3,599 (roughly INR 3.53 lakh) for the base single-battery variant. The higher dual-battery version costs GBP 4,699 (or INR 4.61 lakh). The new PCx is the second most premium offering in the lineup which also consists of electric commuter motorcycles.
Super soco states that it is the most successful electric two-wheeler maker in the UK. Super soco UK has got six products in its 2020MY portfolio: CUx, CUx Ducati edition, TSx, TC, CPx and TC Max. It is worth mentioning that Super soco is one of the official suppliers for Ducati this year.
Key features, equipment and dimensions
Available in Black, Grey and Silver, the all-electric maxi-scooter sports a unique and quirky design philosophy in an all-black theme. It gets a pair of full-LED headlamps, large flyscreen, digital instrument console, USB charging, telescopic forks, rear monoshock, dual flat seat configuration, 8-spoke alloy wheels, etc. Overall dimensions (L x W x H) stand at 2022mm x 790mm x 1442mm. Seat height is a decent 760mm.
Electronics are controlled by Super soco’s very own BMOS V3.3 central control system.
Other highlights include an extra-functional pillion grab handle (made of carbon steel), reverse mode, smartphone connectivity (via dedicated Super soco app), disc brakes at both ends, combi-braking system, single-sided swingarm, etc. The EV made its initial debut back at EICMA 2019 — the 2020 edition of which was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Motor, specs and performance
Powering the 2020MY Super soco CPx is a 4kW (5.36bhp) electric motor good for a peak torque output of 171Nm (rated RPM: 750). The single or dual 2.7kWh setup is placed under the seats. In the highest 5.4kWh format, the scooter promises a range of nearly 140km on a full charge (if ridden at an average speed of 45km/h). It takes around 3-4 hours to charge the battery pack from empty to above 90 per cent juice. On the other hand, it can touch a top speed just under 90km/h.
The EV rides on 100/80R16 and 110/80R14 tubeless radial tyres at the front and rear, respectively. Combined with the single-sided swingarm, the hub-mounted motor boasts of impressive conversion efficiency of 91 per cent. The setup supposedly allows for a tyre-change time of just five minutes.