The Mahindra-Reva GenZe, a 2-wheeled electric scooter will be launched in the US by mid 2014.
A final assembly team in Palo Alto, California will be readying this 2-wheeled electric scooter.
As you likely already know, California is known for very its tough emissions legislation. The GenZe is seen as a great example of an innovative and fun way to get around local areas and to tackle traffic congestion issues, all while producing zero emissions.
Pricing for GenZe is reasonable at $3,000 USD.
GenZe offers the simplicity of a scooter with practicality. It is designed to carry the rider as well as anything that can fit in the bucket behind the rider.
Below the seat, there is a storage compartment to fit a phone or tablet, which can be charged via USB. Some extra storage accessories and a wind-cheating windshield are available as well.
The GenZe features a weather-proof touchscreen that is bluetooth enabled and monitors battery charging status, available range, GPS & route and diagnostics.
Range will be around 31 miles and a top speed is 31 mph. It is powered by a 1.4 kW motor with a replaceable lithium ion power module. The compact unit includes the battery pack, controller, & charger.
GenZe's engineering center includes professionals from top-rank automakers and major university engineering programs.
It's likely that there will be a market for the GenZe in China and India soon. But for now, it will first be launched in the USA.
Source: Autocar India