After years of development, Mahindra has launched GenZe 2.0 at CES 2016. GenZe 2.0 is world’s first cloud-connected E-Scooter.
We’ve been hard at work developing the GenZe 2.0, and turning this dream into a reality. Our team has buckled down to introduce the world to a viable solution to the congested commuting climate that has become standard in the US. In fact, 80% of car commutes are made while driving alone. We’re ready to merge into the GenZe lane – and it all starts with our first riders – Mahindra Said in a Press release.
The GenZe 2.0 particularly an eye-catching product. it’s a polished scooter, and it’s remarkably easy to use. It has a low center of gravity thanks to the 30-pound battery that sits right below the seat, and it’s extremely composed thanks to a solid suspension and a big front wheel.
That battery gives the scooter a 30-mile range, which doesn’t sound like much. But it’s removable, and it gets a full charge in about three and a half hours over a standard AC outlet. You can ride the GenZe in three modes — sport, economy, and safe — and it tops out at 30 miles per hour, a choice made by Mahindra in order to allow people to operate it without a motorcycle license.
But the standout features are the Mahindra app and the touchscreen display on the handlebars. The screen tells you the important information like speed, estimated range, and remaining battery life. But dig into the settings and you’ll find that you can adjust things like the amount of torque, or limit the power to the wheels. The scooter also beams this information out to the cloud using a small cellular radio, and that powers the phone app, which lets you run diagnostics, locate the scooter, or plan your route.
The company has invested heavily in making electric vehicles like the cute E20, and its involvement with Formula E could accelerate the development of that EV technology.