The T2.4 is the cargo version of the S2.4 model from the German manufacturer. It is a 50cc-equivalent scooter with a 3kW brushless motor and a 3 kWh lithium battery that can be recharged to 80% in 2 hours. Top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph) and the range 60 – 100 km (37 – 62 miles), for a price of €5,730 ($7,363).
A few months ago, Govecs introduced a new entry model, the S1.3, replacing the S1.2 equipped with lead-acid batteries. The S1.3 was upgraded to a 1.5 kWh lithium battery rechargeable to 80% in one hour. The 4 kW motor has 54Nm of torque. Despite its light weight (100kg, or 220 lbs ) it only has a range of 30 to 50 km (19 to 31 miles) at 45 km/h (28 mph). The S1.3 is priced at € 3,990 ($5,127).
Last August, one of the early investors in Govecs took control of 100% of the shares, but the firm declined to give his name. “The commitment by our investor gives GOVECS the security in funding and planning necessary to further grow our business”, explained Thomas Gruebel, CEO of Govecs. Let’s hope this is true, because the European scooter market seems to be entering a period of consolidation.
Peugeot Scooters, which is the second biggest scooter manufacturer in Europe and produces the electric scooter e-Vivacity, is rumored to be in the process of being sold to the Indian firm Mahindra. And that might open the doors to an invasion of Indian scooters into Europe.