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Monday, April 06, 2009
e-max 110s Electric Scooter
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e-max 110s - Urban Electric Scooter

PARIS, FRANCE - theirEarth was at the 2009 EVER Ecological Vehicle Show in the Principality of Monaco last week, and we had an opportunity to photograph the e-max 110s electric Scooter. The 110s is part of a range of six electric e-max powered scooters, built on the same frame cage platform, but with varying electric motor output powers and battery type configurations.  

The e-max (emax) 110s is powered by four 12V silicon batteries providing 60Ah of power, which the company says will give the rider a range of between 70-90 km (43.8-56.3 miles) on a full charge. The electric motor that powers the e-max 110s is a 4000W 13" high torque type and it is neatly integrated into the inner workings of the rear wheel, which creates an efficient design. The motor design allows for easy service as it is mounted on a rear spindle single swing-arm system. The e-max 110s has an EU regulated top speed of 45 km/h (28.1 mph), though the company says the 110s is technically capable of 60 km/h (37.5 mph). The e-max 110s falls under the 50cc licensing requirements within the European Union. 

The top of the range model for e-max is the soon to be released 190L, which has a top speed of 80-100 km/h (50 -62 mph) and will be powered by a lithium ion battery pack configuration. All e-max scooters, which range from the emax 90s though to the fast lithium battery powered e-max 190L, have front and rear hydraulic floating-type disc brakes. The 110s has 13" 130/60 tires front and rear mounted on five-spoke aluminium rims using front/rear hydraulic/gas shock absorber suspension system. With batteries, the e-max 110s weighs approximately 195 kg (429 lbs).

The company e-max is German headquartered and was established in 2003 in the city of Oberhaching, near Munich. The company operates its R&D departments in Germany and Italy, and the scooter's design was by Paolo Valcic of Italy. e-max builds its scooters in Wuxi, near Shanghai, China. The company says its lithium-ion powered scooters (100L, 120L, 140L, 190L) have a range of as much as 150 km, a full charging time of less than two hours. e-max says the lithium powered models can be charged 1000 cycles, giving the battery pack as much as 100,000 km (62,000 miles) of operartional use.

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