CFMoto Electric Scooter Concept Unveiled
Modified On Dec 10, 2020 12:08 PM By Manaal Mahatme
With the new concept, CFMoto has launched its electric sub-brand, Zeeho
- Custom 4kWh Li-ion battery promises around 130km range.
- Motor has a peak output of 13.5PS and 213Nm.
- Features adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes.
- To be launched in the Chinese market by mid-2021.
Back in 2018, CFMoto had announced its intentions of starting a brand exclusively for electric vehicles. Now, the Chinese giant has finally launched its EV brand, Zeeho, and also showcased the first concept electric scooter, christened Cyber Concept. The ambitious project will be ready for mass production for the Chinese market in the first half of 2021.
CFMoto has partnered with US-based energy giant Farasis Energy to develop a custom pouch-style 4kWh lithium-ion battery for the e-scooter with a claimed range of 130+km as per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Paired with CFMoto’s in-house developed battery management system, the battery pack is claimed to have a 2,500 cycle lifespan or eight years and up to 300,000km. If that hasn’t floored you yet, the scooter also comes with fast-charging capabilities so you can charge the scooter from 0 to 80 percent in under 30 minutes.
The battery pack is paired with a mid-mounted motor, Cobra Powertrain, in CFMoto lingo. It’s an IP67-certified, water-cooled motor with a peak output of 13.5PS and an astounding 213Nm. CFMoto claims the scooter can propel from nought to 50kmph in 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 110kmph.
Interestingly, the scooter will feature CFMoto-developed variable damping suspension, aimed at offering better control and confidence. With the high-end suspension setup comes Brembo calipers with 215mm disc and the safety net of ABS. Speaking of safety, the e-scooter gets six cameras that offer 360-degree obstacle warning systems. The e-scooter will have three riding modes: Eco, Street and Sports. Completing the package is the GPS-enabled instrument console with smartphone compatibility to show ride-related telemetrics and security features via a dedicated app.
The Cyber Concept follows a futuristic, industrial design, similar to what we have seen on the BMW Definition CE 04 concept. The scooter is low slung and provides ample legroom for the rider. While the front end has a busy design with all the cuts and aggressive lines, the rear is minimalist with tail lights on either side of the body, mimicking the winglets of some modern-day superbikes. The scooter has been designed by Kiska Designs, the firm that also designs KTM motorcycles.
Though the concept comes loaded with tech, we expect the production version to skip on the fancy stuff like the 360-degree cameras and Brembo brakes.
CFMoto has a big portfolio of all-terrain vehicles, 4x4s and, of course, motorcycles in the American, Canadian and Australian markets -- where the scooter is likely to be launched. Given CFMoto’s innings in India so far, we doubt it would ever bring the e-scooter here.