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Suzuki e-Let’s Prototype | Electric Scooter

Electric Scooter

Suzuki Motor Corporation has completed a prototype of an electric scooter named the e-Let’s and has begun studying its operation on public roads in Japan.

Suzuki was able to begin the on-road trials after registering the e-Let’s as a moped with the local authorities on Sept 21 and obtaining a number plate for it.

Suzuki plans to use the resulting data in development efforts aimed at creating a production scooter model. The e-Let’s is based on a petrol-engine scooter called the Let’s4 basket. 

It has a high-performance in-wheel motor with regenerative braking capability; a lithium-ion battery; and a charging system within a compact, lightweight chassis.

It weighs almost the same as the petrol-engine model. Also, it offers the smooth acceleration, nimble performance, low noise, low vibration, and zero-emission environmental performance that characterize electric scooters.

The battery is charged from a 100V household outlet. A single charge takes about four hours and gives a range of about 30km (assuming the e-Let’s is ridden at 30km/h on level roads).

Trials of the e-Let’s will also be conducted as part of the Hamamatsu Social Experiment Project on Next-Generation Eco-Cars, which brings together companies, educational institutions, and local-government bodies under the leadership of Suzuki’s home city, Hamamatsu.

e-Let’s Prototype | Electric Scooter Specs

Dimensions – 1,665mm x 600mm x 983mm
Weight – 74kg (including battery)
Seating capacity – 1 person
Motor – AC synchronous
Rated output – Under 0.6kW
Riding range – 30km (at 30km/h on level roads)
Charging time – Approx. 4 hours at 100V
Battery – Lithium-ion

Ron Lieback
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