Will Revolt Bring This Super Soco Electric Scooter To India?
Published On Aug 20, 2020 04:01 PM By Jehan Adil Darukhanawala
Revolt’s platform partners have revealed the new CPx in the UK
- Super Soco is calling it a maxi-scooter but it is anything but maxi.
- Powered by a 4kW hub motor.
- Top speed of 90kmph.
Really Super Soco? A maxi-scooter? It is hard to picture the CPx as even a maxi-styled scooter. If anything it looks chic and sporty, like an electric Yamaha NMax 155. Keeping the marketing spiel aside, you will notice how fun and practical the CPx could be. The electric scooter was recently revealed in the UK with prices starting at GBP 3,599, which is an eye-watering Rs 3.54 lakh. But if Revolt Intellicorp, the makers of India’s first electric motorcycles: the RV400 and the RV300, decide to build an electric scooter, we guess Super Soco would be happy to lend the platform to build a CPx derivative for India.
The promising bit on the CPx is that it packs a pretty powerful 4kW hub motor. The 170Nm torque figure might sound insane but this is the figure generated after internal reductions. Even the TVS iQube Electric claims to put out 140Nm at the wheel. Hence, it is not exactly comparable to the Ather 450X’s 26Nm output figure. What is promising is that the top speed of the Super Soco CPx is 90kmph, 10kmph more than the 450X. It gets two removable lithium-ion batteries with a total charge capacity of 60V/45Ah, allowing one to ride around town for almost 140km on a single charge.
The CPx gets twin seats that look nice and spacious with a chunky grab handle that can double up as a tail rack. The large windshield works well in European climate but for India, we could do away with that feature. USB charging and LED lighting are sort of the norm for scooters nowadays and the CPx doesn’t fail to disappoint on that front.
Suspension bits include a conventional telescopic fork and a monoshock. Yes, despite the CPx getting a hub motor, Super Soco has managed to develop a single-side swingarm construction just like you would on a regular ICE scooter. Disc brakes are found at both ends with combi-braking arriving as standard. The CPx runs on a 16-/14-inch wheel setup but for India, we think Revolt could run 14-inchers at both ends.