Silence UK has expanded its e-moto scooter range by adding a top-of-the-line S01+ model, capable of reaching 30mph in 3.9 seconds.
The new variant, which is based on the S01 Connected, is equivalent in performance to a 125cc motorbike. It is priced at £6,795 OTR and features a 5.6 kWh batter and 7.5kW motor, with an ability to reach 30mph in under 4 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 62mph, the company said.
The range-topping variant offers a faster acceleration in Sport mode and features an innovative “push-to-pass” overtaking mode, which briefly increases the limited top speed to 68mph.
To suit its performance aesthetic, the plus variant augments the comprehensive S01 Connected specification, with adjustable suspension, Galfer ventilated brake discs and a suite of sporty design cues, including a contrast texture seat, red detailing and Anthracite grey paint.
Connectivity comes through the Silence app, for Apple and Android devices, which allows control of important settings, such as checking charge status and activating remote lock/ unlock, as well as route planning through embedded Google Maps.
“Silence is a stylish and practical alternative to combustion bikes, whether you’re an individual, or business user,” Silence UK co-founder Tony Lewis said.
Lewis said the S01+ provides the extra sports style for those who want something different to stand out from the crowd. He added the new variant will be produced in limited numbers to be sold on a first come first served basis.
The S01+ is the sixth model in Silence plug-in range, which offers all-electric two-wheel options for different budgets, the company said.
All variants come with a ‘click and go’ removable and portable lithium-ion battery, which can be charged through any 240V socket and can reduce running costs to a penny per mile – 80 per cent less than ICE-powered scooters, the company claimed. All e-moto scooters offer a comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty of two years for the e-moto scooter and three years for the battery, plus two years’ AA UK roadside assistance cover.