More electric vehicles make an appearance via spy images and the latest product to have been snapped is the Peugeot e-Ludix electric scooter. The e-Ludix is the electric version of the company’s 50 cc petrol powered bike. The upcoming e-scooter was seen somewhere near Pune, Maharashtra where it is undergoing pre-launch test runs.
The compact electric scooter would be targeted to young buyers that includes college students. In terms of styling, the e-Ludix features a halogen headlight that sits on the apron, right below the front number plate. The turn indicators, unlike many scooters, are not integrated into the apron. Instead, they are placed closer to the handlebar.
The fascia is followed by a large screen that would display all the ride related information such as the speed, range remaining and a clock. We would not be surprised to see smartphone integration via Bluetooth that would enable navigation and display notifications. The saddle on the e-Ludix isn’t massive, and it may not be able to accommodate two adults comfortably. Young riders, however, should not face an issue.
The scooter uses lithium-ion battery sourced from Bosch that is claimed to 50 km range on full charge. The bike also features a braking energy recovery system. A full charge, using an external charger, takes up to three hours. The battery is removable and weighs nearly 9 kilograms. Stopping power comes from disc brake at the front and a drum unit at the rear. Shock absorption tasks are performed by upside-down forks at the front and single-sided spring at the back.
Mahindra & Mahindra plans to revive Peugeot motorcycles, and electric vehicles could also be part of the plan. The Mahindra Group owns a 51% stake in the French two-wheeler major. Mahindra Two Wheelers is also developing Mahindra branded electric products. A Mahindra GenZe has been spied testing on at least two occasions in the past. The GenZe comes with a 1.6 kWh removable lithium-ion battery that offers a range of up to 30 miles or 48.2 km and takes 3.5 hours to fully charge.
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