EICMA 2019: FELO FW-06 – Electric scooters got sexy | NEWS
It’s not often an electric scooter stops me in my tracks and makes me go ‘WOW!’ but this particular machine certainly did at EICMA earlier this week. If the teaser image we shared on our social channels is anything to go by we weren’t the only ones who liked it either…
Sitting alongside literally hundreds of forgettable electric scooters at EICMA this one really stood out. Everything else looked bland in comparison. Good design, striking colours and neat touches turn ‘just another’ characterless ozone saver into something that crosses divides, makes people talk, provokes discussion and changes opinions. For too long electric scooters have just been built to be functional, rather than excite people, a fundamental flaw if you’re wanting to tempt people into the future.
What’s the spec?
- Dimensions: Length 1755mm, Width 740mm, Height 1050mm
- Seat height: 750mm
- Max speed: 55mph (90kmh)
- Rated power: 3,000W
- Peak power: 6,200W
- Peak torque: 25nM
The FW-06 also comes with wireless charging, keyless starting, and “Man-Machine interactive system.” As far as we could gather, the company have no European distribution and we have no info on pricing. Although we’ll try to get some better information after the show.
If the scooter wasn’t cool enough, how about their trike? You can see the FW-03 in the video above. This beast has a claimed top speed of 100mph!
- Dimensions: Length 1900mm, Width 1005mm, Height 1200mm
- Seat height: 700mm
- Max speed: 100mph (160kmh)
- Rated power: 15,000W
- Peak power: 41000W
- Peak torque: 120nM
The FW-03 boasts a powerful cooling system, wireless charging and “Man-Machine interactive system.”
FELO – who are they?
Getting info on this manufacturer or machinery is like getting blood from a stone. The company is called F2 Technology, they’re based in Shanghai, China and none of the people on their stand spoke a word of English or Italian. To be fair, my Chinese Wu is hardly fluent either so we smiled awkwardly at each other and pointed at things. The sales leaflet and business cards I was given are also in Chinese and the web address doesn’t work (no matter what combination I try). It even has Google and Google Translate stumped. Although I love their creations, I think their business plan may well be flawed…
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