KTM recently showcased the E-Speed electric scooter concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show held in Japan. The Austrian performance bikemaker is now ready to put the E-Speed electric scooter and the Freeride-E in production lines by the year 2015. The E-Speed concept scooter, showcased at the motor show weighs around 140 kgs and claims a top speed of 80 km/hr. The electric scooter runs on lithium ion batteries and takes only two hours to charge fully from a regular 220V household socket. The KTM E-Speed has a range of 65 kms on a full charge.
The KTM E-Speed electric scooter appears to be sporty, sculpted in modern styling elements and also features the latest trend of daytime running lights with LED treatment. The scooter features a liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor that produces 15 HP of permanent power and 36 Nm of peak torque, which is transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive. The lithium-ion batteries can store 4.36 kWh. The E-Speed features aluminium battery casing as a central, load-bearing chassis component which also carries the swing-arm, the motor and a lightweight sub-frame for the front suspension.
The KTM E-Speed electric scooter also comes equipped with regenerative brakes with 220 mm discs, ABS, and 14-inch alloy wheels. Both the electric bikes will produce no exhaust emissions and are nearly silent. The KTM Freeride-E and the E-Speed electric scooter will share the same powertrain components with minor differences, as both sit in different categories of two-wheelers. The Austrian manufacturer believes that the electric drive will be the future of mobility for short distances and electric mobility is a perfect complement to conventional powertrains. We can also expect the electric offerings to enter Indian shores.