Terra Motors introduces the Bizmo II, an electric delivery scooter

Bizmo II

Bizmo II

The Japanese firm’s new model is an urban delivery vehicle with an impressive range of 93 miles (150 km).

Terra Motors is known for making surprising announcements: a few months ago, it showed a new electric motorcycle, the Kiwami, developed for the Indian market and which looked a lot like a Zero motorcycle. Most observers judged it to be a rebadged bike from the American electric motorcycle manufacturer. Terra also presented a consumer electric scooter, the A4000i, quite some time ago, but we are still waiting to see it on the market. The latest word is that it will come out this summer… The firm also presented an electric tuk-tuk for Asian markets, with no firm commercialization date.

A4000i

A4000i

Terra, however, should be taken seriously: it just raised another $10 million to finance its expansion. Founded in 2010, the Japanese firm counts among its investors the former presidents of Sony, Google Japan and Apple Japan.

T4

T4 tuk-tuk

Terra has interesting ideas, and an electric delivery scooter should find a market in congested cities. Especially if the announced characteristics are true: a removable 3.168 kWh lithium battery, an in-wheel 2.7 hp (2 kW) electric motor with regenerative deceleration, and a range of 93 miles (150 km). Three types of driving modes are available: high-speed, normal and energy-saving. The Bizmo II has a top speed of 34 mph (55 km/h) and weighs only 187 lb (85 kg). It can carry up to 66 lb (30 kg) of cargo. Price should be around $4,000.

In its usual way, Terra Motors is not afraid to claim that it will deliver 100,000 units of the Bizmo II across the world in 2015! Or maybe it is a typo in their news release…

Kiwami

Kiwami

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