Some of you may remember Ecooter, an electric scooter brand distributed by Sobeler Corp. Their models boasted of sleek designs, reminiscent of Taiwan’s Gogoro brand. They also had the punch to match, with the top-of-the-line models capable of a top speed of 90 kn/h, thanks to high-output lithium-ion batteries and powerful motors.
Unfortunately, the price wasn’t as agreeable, costing from PhP95,000 up to PhP195,000. Thankfully, Ecooter has heard your complaints and is now offering a range powered by lead acid batteries.
Complementing the lithium-ion powered range of E1+, E2L+ and E2R are the new more agreeably priced new models. These are the ET-1 and EH-2.
The ET-1 features styling similar to the E1. It’s powered by a 72v 20Ah lead-acid battery that powers a 2 hp electric motor. It produces 18 to 100 Nm of torque. It can hit a top speed of 60 kph.
Naturally, the lead-acid battery limits its range, however, it’s still capable of travelling 85-km before needing a charge. That takes 8 hours from a standard wall socket. It’s priced at PhP 55,000 and a replacement battery costs PhP 10,000.
The EH-2 is styled like the E2. It’s powered by a 60v 32Ah lead-acid battery that powers a 3.4 hp electric motor. It produces 30 to 120 Nm of torque. That will take it to a top speed of 70 km/h. It has a longer range of 100-km and takes 9 hours to charge. It’s priced at PhP 71,000 and a replacement battery costs PhP 20,000.
These two models are just as smart as their lithium-ion operated siblings. They come with the Ecooter App which lets you connect to the scooters’ Intelligent System to get real time vehicle information like battery capacity, scotoer status, adjustable modes and driving modes. It also comes with features like Cruise Control, a Reverse Gear, and a Smart Mode which lets you choose between two drive modes for city riding or more sporting performance.
Ecooter models are sold direct from their showroom located on the Ground floor of CSP Building, 173 EDSA in Mandaluyong City. You can find them on their Facebook page.
With regards to registration, Ecooter says there is no need to register the electric scooters at the moment. A driver's license is required to use one, though. Once the LTO releases proper guidelines on how to register these electric scooters, Ecooter has committed to assisting its customers in registering their scooters.