On 8th December 2020, CFMOTO CEO Mr. Lai Minjie unveiled the all-new EV brand ZEEHO along with the new Cyber Concept scooter. The new concept scooter’s specifications include 0-50km/h in 2.9s, 110km/h top speed and 130+km range.
CFMOTO created the new EV division, ZEEHO, in August 2018 with the aim of providing high-tech user-driven products for current and future generations to enjoy. CFMOTO, famous for high-quality and large-displacement motorcycles, is working to a new ‘Life Amplified’ philosophy under the ZEEHO brand, to deliver revolutionary products that are tech-driven and designed for user-comfort, while addressing the impact of travel on the environment.
The Cyber Concept scooter will be powered by a premium pouch style lithium-ion battery manufactured by Farasis Energy, that packs in 4kWh of energy, giving a NEDC effective range of 130+km.
The battery has passed automotive-grade safety tests and with CFMOTO self-developed BMS (Battery management system) has a 2500 cycle lifespan or eight years and up to 300,000km combined with operating temperatures of -20° to 55°, which makes it suitable for usage in most climates around the world.
Range anxiety is resolved with fast-charging that allows for 80% to be recharged in half-an-hour. All that power is then converted into kinetic energy via the ‘Cobra powertrain’ with a conversion efficiency of 92%.
‘Cobra powertrain’ is driven by a 10kW, IP67 certified, water-cooled, mid-mounted engine delivering a whopping 213nM of torque that will propel the vehicle from 0-50km/h in just 2.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 110 km/h.
Putting that energy to the ground is Pirelli high-performance tyres mounted on a lightweight chassis, manufactured with the same high-tech processes as used by KTM. High-performance suspension with adjustable damping has been balanced and calibrated on a wide range of road conditions by professional riders, giving the end-user confidence and control.
For a safe and controlled ride, the ZEEHO Cyber Concept is equipped with Bosch-powered stability control which is managed via the ZEEHO ‘Just ride’ system, giving riders a choice of three riding modes: Eco, Street and Sport. Brembo 215mm discs give all the stopping power needed with ABS for additional safety, and six high-resolution cameras provide a 360° obstacle warning system.
The overall design is user-comfort focused and tech-driven, which is reflected throughout the vehicle. The Cyber Concept features a determined and progressive design coupled with fluid-body lines, recognisable double winglet neon lights and LED headlights.
The user-customisable dashboard is fitted with smart-communications, which enables functions such as the keyless system (mobile unlock), voice commands, remote diagnostics through ZEEHO App and much more. To ensure vehicle security, there is a positioning system installed that uses five live-tracking systems (GPS, Beidou, Cellular, Galileo, Glonass) that can be tracked using the ZEEHO App. The app can also provide users with social networking and other functionality.
According to the current developments, CFMOTO will officially launch mass production in the first half of 2021 for the Chinese domestic market.
Freddie Hinkley, Managing Director of CFMOTO UK, commented: “The new ZEEHO brand and Cyber Concept scooter reflect the exciting future ambitions for the CFMOTO brand. The concept scooter specifications demonstrate the impressive performance and range that can be achieved from EV scooters and motorcycles. We expect to see this concept develop into models that will be available in the UK in the near future.”