Prioritizing Safety and Stability
Italian electric scooter manufacturer Askoll is gearing up to launch its new Scoo3 electric scooter in France. Unveiled at the Paris Autonomy trade show, the Scoo3 stands out from other models with its unique three-wheel design, featuring two rear wheels and 10-inch puncture-proof tires. The Scoo3 targets the safety-conscious user, offering improved stability and an accessible design for a broader audience.
Patented Tilting Platform and Suspension System
Askoll has developed a patented tilting platform and suspension system for the Scoo3, resulting in a smooth and stable riding experience. Riders may need a brief adjustment period to become accustomed to the scooter’s handling, particularly when taking corners. However, the three-wheeled design allows for secure and stable turns.
High-Capacity Removable Battery and Efficient Motor
The Scoo3’s front motor offers 350 W of nominal power with 25 Nm of torque, providing a top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph) in compliance with legal limits. The scooter features a single driving mode in addition to a pedestrian mode with a 6 km/h (3.7 mph) speed limit. The removable battery boasts an impressive 630 Wh capacity (17.5 Ah), offering a theoretical range of 50 km (31 miles) on a single charge. The battery can be recharged to 80% in just 2 hours and fully charged in 4 hours.
Advanced Braking System and Integrated Turn Signals
To enhance safety, the Scoo3 incorporates a dual independent braking system, featuring two rear disc brakes and a front disc/electronic brake. The braking power is strong, although an ABS feature would be a welcome addition in the future. Further contributing to safety, the scooter is equipped with visible turn signals at both the front and rear.
Askoll plans to initially launch the Scoo3 in Italy before expanding its network of shops in US, UK and other Europe countries. The electric scooter is expected to be available in USA by the end of 2023 at the earliest.
The estimated price for the Scoo3 is $1,500, offering stability, safety, and an extensive range for the cost. Notably, the scooter is manufactured in Italy, with 80% of its value coming from Europe, including the in-house motor and battery (although the battery cells are sourced from Asia).