Silence ‘e-moto’ scooter in UK market, from RM15k

Silence ‘e-moto’ scooter in UK market, from RM15k

New entry into the UK urban electric mobility market is the Silence ‘e-moto’ electric scooter range, which consists of four models. These are the entry-level Silence S02 LS with 35 km range and 50 km/h top speed priced at 2,695 pounds sterling (RM14,925) and the 3,595 pounds sterling (RM19,909) Silence S02 LS Long Range with 145 km range and 100 km/h top speed.

The S02 LS and S02 LS Long Range are designed for door-to-door delivery services and urban business use. A 2 kWh Lithium-ion battery and 1.5 kW hub-mounted motor powers the S02 LS while the S02 LS Long Range gets a 5.6 kWh battery pack, with the smaller 27 kg battery requiring a charge time of between three to four hours and the larger 40 kg pack taking six to eight hours.

Rounding out the range is the Silence S02, retailing at 4,695 pounds sterling (RM26,000) with a 7 kW hub-mounted motor fed by a 5.6 kWh battery pack. Charging time takes six to eight hours on domestic current which gives 127 km range and a governed top speed of 90 km/h.

At the top of the Silence line-up of electric scooters is the Silence S01 with 100 km/h top speed and 127 km of range. Similar to the Silence S02, the S01 uses a 7 kW hub-mounted motor and 5.6 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack.

A unique feature of the Silence e-scooters is the battery pack. Detachable like many others of the tyre, the Silence battery pack comes with a handle and fold out wheels, allowing the battery pack to be easily transported for charging off-board.

For on-board charging, a 3-pin UK plug hooks up the Silence to any 220 volt socket. Full suite of electronics is standard equipment, including the Silence app for Android and iPhone that allows the rider to check charge status as well as remote lock/unlock from his or her phone.

Silence ‘e-moto’ scooter in UK market, from RM15k

The app also allows the owner to share a key code, letting friends unlock and start the Silence without needing a physical key. The on-board GPS receiver lets the owner know where the Silence is at all times and the Silence app gives navigation using Google Maps.

Combined braking is also standard, with the left hand lever activating both brakes and the right hand lever only the front while a low-speed reverse gear is provided, letting the owner manoeuvre the Silence easily. Necessary information is displayed on the LCD screen and there are three performance modes – City, Eco and Sport – with four colour options, white, black, grey or green.

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Comments

  • Amran on Jan 13, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Silence no good. People won’t know if this bike is whizzing by too close creating high chance for accidents to happen.

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  • Low NVH on Jan 13, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Excellent,
    No noise pollution

    Quiet city

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    • Safety First on Jan 13, 2021 at 3:46 pm

      Way too dangerous for the blind if silent.

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      • Low NVH on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:13 pm

        In April 2014, the European Parliament approved legislation…..

        Manufacturers must install an AVAS system in four-wheeled electric and hybrid electric vehicles that are approved from July 1, 2019, and to all new quiet electric and hybrid vehicles registered from July 2021.

        The vehicle must make a continuous noise level of at least 56 dBA (within 2 meters) if the car is going 20 km/h (12 mph) or slower, and a maximum of 75 dBA.

        For comparison:
        Library: 40db
        Conversation: 60db
        Car: 72-74db
        Motorcycle: 75-80db, 90-100db on revving.

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        • Basically it cannot be totally silent, EVs must emit some sound as warning lah.

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  • Danny Tay on Jan 13, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    100km/h top speed is crap. meaning the avg max speed will be around 70km/h only. by the time the bike enter highway or semi urban roads, the rider will be hit from behind or ran under truck.

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    • not many bikes are used for highway.

      many bikers own a car.
      they ride bike to go to work, avoid traffic jam.
      they hardly achieve even 90km/h on thier daily ride.

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  • the driver on Jan 13, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Yes please, I’d buy it. The nay sayers above just don’t see the potential range of users and usage. If I were a city dweller and commute within the city, or even a suburban dweller or even a student or kampung fella I would buy it – if it were priced correctly. Imagine not having to pay for fuel or go to a gas station and with only minimal servicing.

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    • hondaman on Jan 14, 2021 at 9:21 am

      KFC delivery rider has been using e-scooter since 4 years ago. The trend still hasn’t catch up in Malaysia.

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    • Mopeds are for city limits usage, but Malaysians being so “creative” uses them to run on highways too. The scenario spelled out by Danny could very likely happen.

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  • Toll Plaza Ban, but Good City Bike on Jan 13, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Hopefully they get regulated, get thier jpj approved plate soon.

    Good Choice:
    1. Segway Dirt E-Bike 75km/h, 120km <RM20k on sale
    2. Hubless E-Bike 40km/h, 60km
    3. Super Socco E-Bike , 80km
    4. Silence E-Scooter 100km/h, 145km

    Since Top Speed is low,
    it should be banned from going through Highway/Toll Plaza.

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