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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
e-max Electric Scooters - lithium power
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e-max Scooters - Electric Performance (emax)

It used to be that if you wanted a performance scooter it couldn't be electric, but e-max ev's Germany, Ltd., a company based in Oberhaching, Germany, has brought out a line of lithium-ion battery and silicone battery powered scooters that actually have performance.

The first prototypes of the e-max (emax) line of scooters were shown in 2006 at the EICMA Motorcycle Fair in Milan, Italy. Since that time, e-max ev's Germany have been building up their distributors across Europe, and are now represented in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and Slovenia. They started mass production of the emax line of scooters on October 23, 2007 at their factory in Wuxi, near Shanghai, China, with the factory under a German management team.

e-max scooters have been designed by Paolo Valcic in Italy and developed at e-max's Development Offices in Germany. The scooter shown in the photo is the e-max 140L which will be released in May/June 2008 within Europe. The e-max (emax) 140L has a top speed limited to 45 km/h (28.1 mph) and a range of 100 to 120 km (62 to 75 miles) on a full charge. All e-max L models come with lithium ion batteries and the 140L is fully charged in 1.5 to 3 hours. The silicone battery powered e-max's have a battery warranty of 1 year and the lithium ion battery powered models have a battery warranty of 3 years.

The most powerful e-max scooter is the 190L, which will also be released in May/June 2008. The 190L has a top speed of 100 km/h and a range of 130 to 150 km (81.3 to 93.4 miles). e-max ev's base model is the e-max 90S, which has a range of 45 to 60 km, a top speed of 45 km/h(28.1mph), silicone batteries, and charges in 3 to 5 hours.

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