The all-electric GenZe 2.0 scooter, designed and developed in the States, is the latest vehicle built to help commuters in congested cities navigate the roads easier and with a smaller carbon footprint. Indian company Mahindra is the parent company of GenZe.
Constructed from an aluminum exoskeleton,the GenZe is powered by a 1.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack, good for a claimed 130Nm of torque, a top speed of 30 mph, and a claimed range of at least 30 miles, says Mahindra. The GenZe’s battery is removable and is about the size of a briefcase, allowing users to take it with them once they reach their destination and recharge it by simply plugging in to any standard 110v wall outlet. Charging can also be accomplished by leaving the battery inside the GenZe and plugging into the wall like many other electric vehicles.
While clearly not a performance machine, the GenZe bills itself as a supremely practical vehicle, able to park in tight spaces and, with the included luggage bin, be able to haul books, groceries, or whatever your daily needs might entail. There’s also space under the seat to store smaller items, including certain electronic devices that can be charged via a charge port under the seat.
Among its features is a 7-inch touchscreen display that shows speed, range, charge level, plus energy consumption, among others. It has three ride modes and a downloadable app that shows owners their scooter location, maintenance needs, power levels and even if the scooter has fallen over.
For 2015 Mahindra is limiting availability of the GenZe to San Francisco, Portland and Detroit, though expansion is possible. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Freemont, California, while its engineering and assembly plant is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Learn more about the GenZe by watching the video below, or by visiting the GenZe website.