Taiwanese two-wheeler brand, Kwang Yang Motor Co (KYMCO) and Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Twenty Two Motors have announced a new partnership. Both brands have agreed to share knowledge, technology, and expertise to create premium electric mobility architectures in the country.
The two-wheeler brands have also unveiled their first product for the Indian market, the Flow electric scooter.
The electric scooter will be equipped with 'Ionex' technology developed by KYMCO. The new removable Ionex battery can be fully charged within an hour at the charging point network or easily swapped with a rented battery. The batteries are claimed to be water-proof and are installed in the footboard. The upgraded Flow will have a fixed reserve battery on board, which will be fully charged by the removable battery.
Based on the same platform as the KYMCO Many, the Flow gets conventional styling and can easily mix in the traffic of existing range of scooters in the Indian market. Up front, the Flow features a full LED headlight. The front blinkers are placed on the apron. The round headlight and rearview mirrors give the scooter a retro look. Behind the headlight is a digital, compact instrument console.
The left side of the switchgear includes a Pass light button, high- and low-beam switch, turn signal controller and horn. The right side gets a hazard light switch, light switch, and self-start button. Close inspection reveals two brake oil reservoirs. The Flow comes with disc brakes on both ends.
The sides get a clean look with the pillion footrests, in the closed position, running flush with the bodywork. Chrome finished Flow logo can be seen on the side panel. The dual tone saddle looks spacious enough to accommodate two adults comfortably. The pillion rider gets a body coloured grab-rail. With the batteries tucked in the footboard, the underseat storage gets massive capacity.
Conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the rear perform the suspension duties.
The upcoming electric scooter will be available at the Twenty Two KYMCO Experience Store in New Delhi from early 2019, followed by Gurgaon, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore soon afterward.
Parveen Kharb, CEO and Co-Founder, Twenty Two Motors said:
Electric mobility is the future of the world – a near future, not distant. We envisioned to facilitate Indian customers with smart EV vehicles and a proper infrastructure with charging stations and efficient battery and our partnership with KYMCO is the next step in this direction.
The Ionex eco-system offers various charging solutions including standard charging, fast charging, battery swaps, or any combination. Ionex Commercial further provides a range of customizable e-scooters along with engineering services to convert existing fleets to work with the Ionex Commercial platform.