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Audi Combines e-Scooter with Skateboard

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With a new e-scooter concept, Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, or if preferred pulled like a trolley. Above all, the Audi e-tron Scooter stands out thanks to its handling, which is like surfing waves. The rider has one hand free, and so is able to look around and give hand signals. Production and sales are planned for late 2020.

“With the Audi e-tron Scooter, we appeal to customers who are on the move in cities, sustainably and multi-modally – and for whom style and functionality are important,” says Thorsten Schrader, project manager for micro-mobility at Audi. Although riders keep one hand on the handlebar, they control the scooter like a skateboard with their feet by shifting their weight. The movable axles with four wheels allow unusually tight curves. “Of course the e-tron Scooter also moves straight ahead. But the feeling of flow only comes when you start carving on asphalt – and that is surprisingly easy with our new concept.”

The steering handle gives stability, holds the battery and the electronics, and carries a display showing the battery status. Riders accelerate and brake by means of a twist grip. The range of 20 kilometers is achieved through recuperation when the e-scooter brakes, i.e. it recovers kinetic energy. The hydraulic foot brake provides additional safety.

At the end of 2020, private customers will be able to buy the Audi e-tron Scooter for about 2,000 euros. Its use in fleets for specific user groups, for example, residents of modern urban quarters, is also a possibility. A further option would be to offer the e-scooter as an extra to customers who buy Audi e-tron models. The e-scooter could be charged in the car trunk through a dedicated socket. Users can conveniently cover the last yards, for example from a parking space or charging point to their destination, at a speed of up to 20 kmh.

The Audi e-tron Scooter is fitted with the legally required LED lights: a headlight, daytime running light, rear light, and brake light. A Bluetooth interface permits individual adjustments to the ride characteristics and provides protection against theft. Furthermore, the designers work on decks either in wood or carbon and designs in gray and black.

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Al Habtoor Motors Launches JAC E30X in the UAE

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Al Habtoor Motors has unveiled the JAC E30X, the brand’s first electric vehicle in the UAE. The E30X boasts cutting-edge technology and eco-friendly credentials, offering drivers a blend of performance, comfort, and environmental responsibility.

The E30X features a modern exterior and a luxurious interior. A panoramic sunroof creates a spacious feel, while a 15.6-inch touchscreen keeps you connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The E30X offers keyless entry, a multi-function leather steering wheel, heated and ventilated driver seats with memory settings, and ambient lighting for added comfort.

The E30X comes in various colours and offers a spacious interior for five passengers. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The E30X boasts a 360° panoramic camera, reversing radars, and child seat compatibility for added convenience and safety.

Powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor and a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, the E30X delivers a peak power of 100 kW and a range of over 400 kilometres on a single charge. The AC charging station fully charges the battery in 9 hours, while the DC fast charger provides an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Advanced driver-assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning and Blind-Spot Detection further enhance safety.

The JAC E30X is now available for test drives and purchase at JAC Motors dealerships across the UAE.

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SINGAUTO Debuts Global Launch in Abu Dhabi

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SINGAUTO, the Singapore-based innovator, has unveiled its global brand at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. With an ambitious vision to be a world-leading, new energy, intelligent, complete logistics solutions provider, SINGAUTO launched its inaugural masterpiece: the world’s first one-step new energy intelligent refrigerated vehicle.

During the launch, SINGAUTO presented its latest innovative model which integrates autonomous driving capabilities and advanced cold chain logistics technology, featuring an AI-powered digital platform, multi-temperature control, independent suspension, and a sophisticated cloud platform for fleet management. The company also signed product agreements with DAEJI P&I, Shandong Heima Group. These partnerships underscore SINGAUTO’s dedication to global market expansion and its strategy of fostering high-quality international collaborations.

This event also gathered industry leaders and potential partners to witness the future of intelligent, sustainable logistics. Showcasing SINGAUTO’s advanced technologies and comprehensive solutions, the company reinforced its commitment to innovation. Taking centre stage, SINGAUTO’s Global CEO and Co-Founder, Chris Chen, outlined the company’s strategic direction for the UAE, and beyond. With over two decades of leadership experience in the global auto industry, Chen introduced a compelling new brand vision and core values, further solidifying SINGAUTO’s position in the evolving landscape of logistics.

Chen commented on the future of SINGAUTO’s global launch saying, “The UAE is not just the economic and innovation hub of the Middle East; the country is leading the transition towards clean energy and high-tech industries so it is the ideal base for our ambition. Our focus on sustainability and innovation, aligning with the UAE’s goal of 44% clean energy by 2050, will redefine the logistics industry. We aim to create a more sustainable, innovative, and efficient logistics landscape through advanced technologies and global partnerships. Our vision is to be your trusted partner, ensuring long-term success for our customers .”

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Marshall MA21 Electric Scooter Review: Convenience on Two Wheels

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The Marshall MA21 electric scooter carves a niche in the electric scooter market with its focus on portability and ease of use. In this review, let’s deep dive into the MA21’s features, performance, and overall value proposition to help you decide if it’s the right electric scooter for your needs.

First Impressions
Right out of the box, the MA21 strikes you with its compact size. Weighing in at just over 8kg, it’s incredibly lightweight, thanks to its aluminium frame. This makes carrying it on public transport, storing it under your desk, or throwing it in the trunk of your car a breeze. Folding the scooter is a one-step process, making it even more convenient for on-the-go situations.

Performance
The MA21 is equipped with a 24V/200W motor, which is suitable for flat terrains and gentle inclines up to 15 degrees. The MA21 can also support a maximum load of 90 kg. While it won’t win any speed races, it offers a comfortable cruising speed of 23km/hr, perfect for zipping around town or navigating a college campus.

The MA21 also offers a range of 12-15km, when fully charged. And it takes around 3 hours to charge the electric scooter from 0% to 100%. However, strong winds or steeper inclines can affect performance.

Ride Quality
Despite the solid 6-inch wheels, the MA21 offers a surprisingly smooth ride. The spring suspension in the front helps absorb bumps and cracks on paved surfaces. However, it’s important to manage your expectations – for rougher terrain, a scooter with pneumatic tires would be a better choice.

Safety Features
The MA21 comes equipped with a basic set of safety features. The front wheel features an electronic brake, while the rear wheel has a mechanical foot brake. These brakes provide adequate stopping power for the scooter’s speed. Headlights and a taillight ensure visibility in low-light conditions.

Verdict
The Marshall MA21 might not be the most feature-rich electric scooter on the market, but it excels in portability and ease of use. It’s a perfect choice for riders who prioritise a lightweight, convenient, and affordable way to navigate short distances in urban environments.

If you require a scooter for longer distances, or rough terrains, or crave additional features such as a display, you might want to consider alternatives that better suit your needs. However, if you’re looking for a no-frills, convenient, and fun way to get around for short commutes, leisure rides, or navigating a college campus, the Marshall MA21 is a strong contender.

Price: AED 1199

Marshall MA21 Electric Scooter
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Summary

The MA21 is equipped with a 24V/200W motor, which is suitable for flat terrains and gentle inclines up to 15 degrees. The MA21 can also support a maximum load of 90 kgs. While it won’t win any speed races, it offers a comfortable cruising speed of 23km/hr, perfect for zipping around town or navigating a college campus.

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