KTM look to be making further inroads into the electric market after unveiling the E-SPEED at the
Tokyo Motor Show.The scooter concept is targeted at the urbanites and utilises the same battery and powertrain as the FREERIDE E.
With an angular design and a ‘state of the art hybrid trellis light metal frame’, the E-SPEED tops the scales at 140kg, has a top speed of 50mph and a 40 mile range from a full charge – the lithium-ion battery takes around two hours from a household socket.
In the press release KTM state that the prototype is powered by a “liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 36Nm of maximum torque and a permanent power of 11kW to drive the rear wheel via a belt drive.”
KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer said: “We at KTM are completely convinced of electric mobility as a perfect complement to conventional powertrains. In the long term, the electric drive will come out on top for short distances – particularly in areas which are highly sensitive from an environmental perspective, like open nature and densely populated metropolitan areas! Vehicles like the ‘E-SPEED’ and FREERIDE E can help powered two-wheelers win back more acceptance in society. Not just because of their environmental credits, but because they are easy to use, quick, and simply great fun.”