Chinese manufacturing giant, CF \Moto, has officially joined the electric mobility movement through their newly launched brand, Zeeho. To drum up excitement for the brand, it has unveiled the Cyber Concept.
The electric brand and concept should come as no surprise. Back in August 2018, CFMoto announced their intention to create a separate brand for electric mobility with models conceived by their electric vehicle (EV) division.
To better appeal to new industry trends, CFMoto thought up of Zeeho, a new EV brand that can adapt to these rapidly changing trends, without affecting its current motorcycle lineup. Their motto, “Life Amplified,” aims to provide tech-driven, trendy products through a user-comfort-focused experience and lifestyle accessories.
According to CFMoto, they will start mass production in the first half of 2021 for the Chinese domestic market. Other markets could be as early as the first half of 2022.
Giving a glimpse of their vision is the Cyber Concept, powered by a premium, pouch-styled lithium-ion battery. It's manufactured by Farasis Energy (a US-based company) that packs in 4kWh of energy, giving a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) effective range of more than 130 kilometers.
The battery has passed automotive-grade safety tests and with CFMoto’s self-developed BMS (Battery management system), it has a 2,500-cycle lifespan or about 8 years and up to 300,000 kilometers combined with operating temperatures between -20° to 55° C. This makes it capable of operating in most climates around the world.
Zeeho scooters are also capable of fast charging, going from 0 - 80% charged in less than 30 minutes. All that power is then converted into kinetic energy via CFMoto’s Cobra powertrain, with a conversion efficiency of 92%. The motor is an IP67-certified, liquid-cooled motor capable of propelling the scooter up to 110 kilometers per hour.
Bringing it to a stop is a Brembo braking system complete with ABS. It also comes with safety features such as a radar-like 360-degree warning system, riding modes and a GPS-enabled instrument panel.