Problems finding parking? Not with the Streetmate. The e-scooter for medium distances can hit speeds of up to 45 km/h with a range of 35 kilometers, and is so flexible that it fits in even the tightest parking spots. It can be driven sitting or standing, but a helmet and driver’s license are required when driving in Europe. The scooter accelerates with thumb pressure. When the driver decelerates, the rear wheel hub motor functions as a generator, recovering energy via recuperation. A watertight and waterproof 5.3-inch display is built in to the center of the handlebars.
Different displays are possible, including range, battery charge and, when paired with a smartphone, even navigation. Speaking of the battery, it has a 1.3-kilowatt capacity. When charged with 500-watt power, it is fully charged again after just two hours and 15 minutes. The lithium-ion battery is integrated into the base, giving the e-scooter an exceptionally low center of gravity, which, in turn, makes for a great driving experience. Another handy feature is that the battery is not permanently fitted, but can be removed so the driver can charge it at home or at work. The Streetmate’s market launch date is yet to be determined.