If you’re a sustainable commuter looking for a green transport solution , here’s an alternative in the form of an electric scooter . The road-legal Niu N1 totally electric scooter is now on sale in Malaysia via Importers MForce Motorbike Holdings for a reasonable price of RM8 ,800 inclusive of insurance , road tax and registration.
The N-series is powered by 1 .5kW Bosch electric motor capable of producing a maximum of 2 ,300 watts of power and a massive 120Nm of torque . However , the scooter is restricted to a maximum torque of 65Nm and top speed 45km/h . Still , 65Nm of torque is quite impressive considering that the Niu N1 scooter weights only 95kg .
The scooter runs on a 29Ah Panasonic battery pack which weighs in at 10kg. This is important to remember because the battery pack is removable should you want to charge it separately. It takes up to 6 hours to charge fully.
The Niu N1 has a maximum range of about 70km on a single charge provided that you maintain a constant speed of 20km/h so in real life situations, expect the maximum range to be around 50km or so depending on the terrain, your riding style and weight.