Mahindra unveiled the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter at the Auto Expo 2016 today. Their first connected all-electric scooter, the GenZe 2.0 is designed to help alleviate challenges associated with urban commuting, parking, congestion and pollution. The Genze 2.0 is part of a global initiative of smart transport solutions. While not currently available in India, it has been launched in the USA in the Bay Area and in Portland has a removable lithium-ion battery that can be recharged at any standard electrical outlet, providing optimal freedom and ease of use.
The GenZe 2.0 is designed with seamless IoT communication that allows continuous monitoring of more than 95 vehicle parameters, including:
- Battery state-of-charge
- Range estimation
- Remote diagnostics
- Alerts for theft, distress and geofence triggers
- Customized navigation features
The GenZe 2.0 distinguishes itself by providing differentiated capabilities which include:
1) Cruise Connect 7 inch touch screen display and connectivity with configurable riding modes and integrated telematics streaming cloud hosted vehicle data to various user interfaces including an App with navigation, security and geo-fencing capabilities
2) Back Bay storage with best-in-class 34 kgs (75 lbs) carrying capacity and a power port for cell phone and tablet charging while on the go
3) Smart Pack removable, portable lithium-ion battery with ability to charge without special infrastructure
4) Cast-Aluminium Exoskeleton that is lighter and lasts longer than a typical steel tube frame covered by plastic
5) Improved ride quality with a plug and play electric drivetrain and regeneration, calibrated twist and go throttle with a greater that 100 Nm of torque and larger front wheel for increased stability
The GenZe 2.0 whistles from 0-48.3 kmph in 8 seconds, goes 48.3 km on a single charge and has the ability to handle a payload capacity of up to 34 kgs. As an urban vehicle, it travels up to a max speed of 48.3 km.