A new innovative electric motor scooter brand called Silence will debut this month in the UK.
The scooters will be powered by a unique, patented and proven lithium-ion battery system. The battery will be completely portable with a ‘click-and-go’ release and innovative patented trolley system that will allow charging to take place at any 240V socket. Silence e-moto scooters will be able even to recharge their own battery on the move, generating energy as they slow down.
Silence is already one of Europe’s biggest specialist EV manufacturer as according to the company, over the past decade, it has already captured over 66% of the Spanish and 30% of the overall European electric scooter market, attracting over 21,000 customers across 25 countries.
The company will bring a family of four Silence models to the UK streets:
The flagship Silence S01 also known as “The Commuter”. It will be equivalent to a 125cc scooter or motorbike. It will be supported by a 5.6kWh battery and 7kW (9kw peak power) motor, which will deliver a range of up to 80 miles. It will be able to go from 0 to 30mph in only 3.9 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 62mph. It is expected to be priced at £4,995 OTR.
The business-focused Silence S02 and S02 LS Long Range are “The Professionals”. These will give you a choice of the light-weight Silence S02 LS Long Range, limited to 30mph with a 5.6kWh battery and 1.5kW motor and a range of up to 91 miles, or the performance and carrying capability of the more powerful S02 which adds a 7kW motor to give a limited top speed of 56mph and up to 80 miles range. They are respectively priced £3,595 for the S02 LS Long Range and £4,695 OTR for the S02.
There is also a cheaper version known as “The Starter” which is the Silence S02 LS (low speed), an all-electric answer to the moped that sits nicely in the popular 50cc band, for younger riders, those who never need to go above 30mph and the more budget conscious. With a 2kWh battery and 1.5kW motor it will travel up to 35miles on a full charge. It will be priced at £2,695 OTR.
All models will come with a selection of driving modes (ECO, City and added Sport mode on the S01 and S02) as well as a reverse gear.
The company believes that its stylish approach and product will be a gamechanger in the motor scooter sector and the all-electric industry, according to John Edwards, one of four founders of Silence UK.
“The Silence brand is cool, the products are even cooler – simple, smart, clean and beautifully designed,” he said. “We’re excited about bringing Silence to Britain, delivering class-leading products and providing a class-leading ownership experience to a new family of customers.”
Silence all-electric performance will eliminate emissions, noise and vibrations and reduce running costs to around £1 per 100 miles travelled. It represents a massive 80% reduction compared to conventional alternatives and a critical benefit for many.
The first UK Silence flagship store is expected to open its doors in quarter one of 2021.