22Motor’s ‘Flow’ electric scooter will warn you of potholes on your commute
India has been ripe with new electric vehicle offerings lately, in large part due to a government policy to shift away from foreign imports and domestic pollution. Combine the cheap workforce with a wealth of local skilled tech workers, and you get really cool and affordable designs like the $1,125 Flow electric scooter by 22Motors.
The Flow was designed from the ground up to be an AI-infused, smart-connected scooter. Now the company is revealing more details on the high-tech features designed into the scooter.
One of those features is pothole mapping and warning, which relies on a combination of sensors in the scooters and GPS location to create a virtual map of existing potholes and road imperfections in an area. That information can then be provided to each rider based on their location to help them better avoid potholes or poor roads altogether.
The Flow sports a 2.1 kW Bosch rear wheel hub motor and can reach speeds of 60 km/h (37 mph). It has a maximum range of 80 km (50 mi) with one removable battery, or twice that with a second optional removable battery.
The battery, which supports fast charging up to 70% in one hour, is rated for 50,000 km (31,000 mi). For even more peace of mind, 22Motors promises free battery replacements if you ever wear your battery down.
For myself, that range is just fine for commuting to work and back. The 60km/h top end is certainly a bit light for motorways but it would certainly do fine in my rush hour commuting where the average car speed is 10km/h.
|22Motor’s ‘Flow’ electric scooter will warn you of potholes on your commute
India has been ripe with new electric vehicle offerings lately, in large part due to a government policy to shift away from foreign imports and domestic pollution. Combine the cheap workforce with …