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Posted: 20-01-2022 5:56:38
Top 11 best electric mopeds 2022
Electric mopeds are set to play a big part in the future of urban transport. Restrictions on private cars in city centres are already gathering pace: in the UK, Oxford and Bristol have joined London in charging petrol and diesel cars to enter. So we'll have to find alternatives, and e-mopeds will be part of the mix, along with bicycles (both pedal-powered and electrically assisted), kick scooters, ride-sharing and public transport.To get more news about ev, you can visit davincimotor.com official website.
So what's available? Not so long ago, there were just a few feeble electric mopeds aimed at the likes of Uber Eats, and BMW's C-Evolution. But now there's a new generation of smarter e-bikes capable of zipping silently up to 50 or 60mph, with bigger batteries for a better range. Highlights include the Bluetooth-enabled Niu and the bargain-basement Lexmoto Yadea. Big names are getting in on the act, too, with Vespa and Honda both launching electric scooters.
When buying, look for a battery warranty of two to three years and qualification for the government grant. The top trend at the moment is for smaller twin batteries rather than one big one, enabling them to be lifted out for recharging – important if you live on the seventh floor of an apartment block!
Silence (pictured top) has been making electric mopeds since 2013 and the brand is now back on sale in the UK, with a range of four bikes from the 50cc-equivalent S01 to the 125cc-equivalent S02, offering up to 62mph from a 9kW motor, 5.6kWh battery and claimed 80-mile range. It reckons the S02 will sprint from 0-30mph in 3.9 seconds, while the top Long Range variant claims 91 miles on a charge.
The Silences are aimed at delivery services as well as commuters, and all can carry a rider and passenger, with quick release lift-out batteries for recharging from any 240V supply. There's also an on-board SIM to communicate with a phone app, while all models feature regenerative braking, to put a little energy back into the battery when slowing down. Warranty is a decent three years. We've seen the factory (which, unusually, builds its own batteries) just outside Barcelona – this is one of the few European-made electric mopeds.
The MÓ eScooter125 represents the car brand's first foray into electrified two-wheeled transport, aimed at both private buyers and fleet operators. Power comes from a 12bhp electric motor inside the rear wheel; 0-31mph takes 3.9 seconds and top speed is 59mph. A 5.6kWh battery feeds the motor and is good for a range of 85 miles according to SEAT; the firm reckons only a weekly charge will be required in most cases.
Charging can take place at a public point or at home, where the scooter's battery can be removed and charged overnight from a three-pin socket. Fleet operators will be able to swap a charged battery in for a flat one, minimising turnaround times. The scooter also features regenerative braking and a reverse gear. Pulling the left-hand brake applies the brakes on both wheels, while pulling the right-hand brake only applies the front but engages the regenerative braking – amplifying the braking effect and recharging the battery.
Lexmoto offers the cheapest electric moped on the UK market – that is, the cheapest one from a well established brand with a proper dealer network, rather than a random online seller. Based near Exeter, this high-volume importer outsells everyone else in the 50cc and 125cc petrol markets, and in late 2020 it launched a range of electric mopeds.
The G5 model we rode (actually costing £1,900) has everything you would expect from a modern electric moped. The battery hides under the floor but easily lifts out for charging – it'll also charge in situ. There's a big tablet sized dashboard with big clear battery level gauge, a low charge warning light, and estimated remaining range (so there's no excuse for running out) with a clock. The rear hub motor does away with the need for a drive belt, and pushes the Yadea up to its 28mph top speed reasonably quickly.
In town, a loud ding-dong from the indicators warns pedestrians that you're coming and the Yadea is Bluetooth-enabled to hook up with your phone, although the UK isn't getting the relevant app, or not yet at least. Charging is a slow six to eight hours and Lexmoto claims a modest 35-mile range. At £1,700 though, the Yadea undercuts all the opposition and will be cheaper to run than any petrol scooter.