qugo personal electric transporter
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nov 09, 2012
qugo personal electric transporter



qugo personal transporter by silvestris

 

 

responding to the growing demands of electric urban transportation, dutch company silvestris (maarten de bruijn, jan willem schoenmakers and leon vergunst)
has developed ‘qugo‘. the personal urban transporter features front wheel drive, supported by two smaller rear wheels which are connected by swing arms
to the balance wheel which passively reacts directly to the behavior of the driver. that means that no electronic intervention is needed to stabilize the vehicle.
the user has full control of leaning the transit device, just as much as they would when riding a bike, offering flexibility of movement. made from an
aluminium frame which starts at 25 kg depending on one’s chosen specifications, ‘qugo’ is powered by a lithium ion battery pack and is manufactured by
urban mobility europe; an eco-friendly alternative for city dwellers designed for short journeys that would normally be performed by car.

 

 

 
the aluminum frame makes the device lightweight

 

 


the vehicle leans into a corner offering the driver more flexibility of movement

 

 


front view

 

 


in its folded state ‘qugo’ becomes half the size at 1150 x 580 x 780 mm

 

 


dashboard control

 

 

 

 


ignition

 

 


‘qugo’ is built for urban transportation

 

 


‘qugo’ by silvestris
video courtesy of georges van wensveen

 

technical specifications:

 

weight (excluding battery): 25 kg
top speed (limited): 25 km/h
range: single charge, 25 km
dimensions (operational): 1150 x 580 x 1350 mm
dimensions (folded): 1150 x 580 x 780 mm
drive line: 1 kW bldc hub-motor
power pack: li-ion 36v or 48 volt, 9-12ah
charging time: 3 – 4 hour*
braking system: 3 disc brakes
* depending on specification

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