Published on September 2nd, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz48
Affordable, Powerful Electric Scooters Coming Soon
September 2nd, 2008 by Ariel Schwartz
VentureBeat reports that PowerGenix has developed a nickel zinc (NiZn) battery that has 35 percent higher power and energy density than a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery (used in hybrid vehicles), but is half the cost of a lithium-ion battery.
This is great news for scooter fanatics, who right now are forced to choose between cheap scooters with lead-acid batteries and expensive scooters with powerful lithium-ion batteries.
A bike or scooter using the PowerGenix’ NiZn battery has enough energy to run errands or commute to work— but comes with a cheaper price tag than the lithium-ion powered Zero.
PowerGenix recently inked a deal with Veloteq to produce scooters using their NiZn battery. Look for the scooters to be marketed initially in Europe and the US next year.
Photo credit: VentureBeat
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