Exclusive First Ride: Twenty Two Motors Flow Electric Scooter
We get an exclusive first ride of the Flow electric scooter prototype, days ahead of its launch at Auto Expo 2018.
The future is electric and many startups are jumping into this space. It’s a level playing field almost – be it a big brand or a startup. One such startup is Twenty Two Motors, founded in 2016, which is launching its first product, the Flow electric scooter, at Auto Expo 2018.
The Flow electric scooter was unveiled a couple of months ago. It is an interesting product, because it promises to deliver a lot more than what the current set of electric scooters have been doing in the market.
For starters it runs on a more powerful 2.1 kilowatt electric motor and churns out 90 Nm of torque. To put it in perspective, a Honda Activa 110 puts out just 9 Nm of torque. Also the Flow weighs just 85 Kg, giving it an incredible torque-to-weight ratio. It has a top speed of about 65 Kmph.
Now, for this exclusive test ride, we visited the company’s temporary office premises in Manesar, which had a small test track on the terrace of the building. Since this was a prototype, we could not subject it to extensive riding. However, we did manage to do a few laps with it and a few more with a chassis only prototype (minus the body).
This got us a good feel of the vehicle. It comes with a mobile app that shows charge status, can GPS track the scooter and provide information on travel range.
The Flow has a 32 AH lithium-ion battery pack, which, according to co-founder Parveen Kharb, has the same cells in it that a Tesla electric car uses. The battery packs are swappable and take 5 hours for a full charge. It has a range of 80 Km under ideal conditions on a single charge. It can also carry two packs in it, effectively doubling the range of the scooter.
Watch the video for more on how the Flow electric scooter fared.
Cameraperson: Abhay Sharma
Video Editor: Puneet Bhatia
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