Indian start-up Twenty Two Motors unveils tech-laden Flow e-scooter

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Gurgaon-based automotive technology start-up, Twenty Two Motors today unveiled its maiden product in the electric two-wheeler market – the Flow – which is equipped with EBS, KERS and also boasts connected technologies and artificial intelligence.

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Built on a high-tensile steel platform, the e-scooter comes powered by indigenously developed lithium-ion battery packs of 48V or 60V configurations, driving a DC motor. The motor produces 2100W (2.81bhp) of peak power and 90Nm of peak torque available from as low as 100rpm, media reports suggest.

The striking design elements on the Flow include the use of LEDs in its entire lighting system, with a projector setup along with a circular LED DRL strip adorning the headlamp at the front. The overall styling is very clean with sleek panels all around, making the e-scooter look rather attractive. Towards the rear, the tail-lamps, again, are large and boast LED bulbs inside.

The contemporary design aside, the company is projecting the Flow to be a modern and smart scooter with its host of connected technologies and features on-board.  Its speedometer console, for instance, boasts of an integrated LCD display panel, which doubles up as the interface to toggle through the multitude of options available like maps, security lock, constant maintenance monitoring and other Internet of Things (IoT) enabled services. The scooter will also offer a reverse mode, cruise control, as well as an option to individually program the LEDs.

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The Flow, which weighs 85kg, can haul a maximum passenger load of 150kg. The rectangular Li-ion battery pack, which weighs less than 10kg, has been stationed horizontally on the floor and the company’s engineers also utilised a three-point body balance technique to balance the front and rear weight ratio and arrive at a low centre of gravity.

The Flow has a maximum speed of 60kph and will need RTO registration, when it goes on sale early next year, after its official launch at the 2018 Auto Expo to be held in February. The scooter offers IP65 protection for all the electronic components and will be able to wade through water-logged conditions of up to 230mm in depth.

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