As public transportation continues to be challenged and restricted by the pandemic, more and more Filipinos are turning to affordable alternatives such as motorcycles, bicycles, and e-scooters.
In a suddenly lucrative market, global innovation company Lenovo is launching its first offering for everyday commuters. The M2 electric scooter with the dimensions 1115 mm x 1115 mm x 515 mm is positioned as a “smarter, safer and more elegant alternative for on the go”.
Michael Ngan, President and General Manager of Lenovo Philippines, said, “The M2 Electric Scooter is in line with Lenovo’s unwavering commitment to continually innovate and challenge convention through our products. The ongoing health crisis has highlighted the need to connect and do things smartly and safely. With the M2 Electric Scooter and our other smart devices, Lenovo continues to transform the way people live, work and play as we reshape expectations and experiences to enable smarter productivity, smarter entertainment, and a smarter life for all for customers. “
The M2 electric scooter is equipped with a powerful 350 W motor and a 7.5 Ah high-performance battery, so that it can reach a top speed of 25 km / h and a distance of up to 30 kilometers on one charge. Lenovo equips the M2 with “an intelligent battery management system that protects the battery from common problems in electric vehicles: short circuit, overcurrent, overcharging, overdischarging and extreme temperatures”. A cruise control function enables the driver to drive at a constant speed in neutral without having to constantly press the accelerator button. The M2 also has three gears, while helping to “shift the speed” between these gears. According to Lenovo Philippines, the battery can be charged from empty to full in three to four hours – 30% faster than the competition.
An LED screen is attached to the handlebars and displays important information such as speed, mileage, equipment used and battery capacity. The control of mobile apps and the Bluetooth support enable the driver to connect the M2 to other devices or accessories.
The e-scooter has a “triple brake and triple damping system” that promises safety and a comfortable ride. Disc and pedal brakes complement an electronic brake that switches off the engine power to prevent accidents. Absorbent road vibrations are a hidden shock absorption system, spring shock absorption and honeycomb tire shock absorption.
According to Lenovo, the M2 made of a magnesium and aluminum alloy “fits the premium look and improved durability of Lenovo PCs” in terms of strength and impact resistance. It is dustproof and has an IP54 waterproof rating, which can also be used in light showers and on dusty roads. The maximum payload is 120 kg, and drivers can drive up to an incline of 15 degrees.
“It’s also small enough to be parked almost anywhere. If there is no parking space, drivers can simply fold the M2 electric scooter and take it with them. It is equipped with a one-step folding system that allows it to be quickly folded in three seconds, ”Lenovo Philippines said in a press release.
The Lenovo M2 electric scooter is available in white or black and costs 19,995 pesetas. Visit lenovo.com/ph for more information.