The Qugo

Models

The Qugo is available in two versions, the Qugo Road and the Qugo Crossroad, each covering their own territory. Do you intend to use your Qugo on the public road? Then go for the Qugo Road. This version is available in standard black or in one of the bright colours blue, orange or silver grey. Will you be using your Qugo on private territory only? Then go for the Qugo Crossroad, available in orange/black.

Qugo  Road

Qugo road orange

The Qugo Road is type approved according the European regulations for road usage. The Qugo Road is therefore allowed to be used on the road and/or bicycle lanes in most countries in and outside Europe. The Qugo Road has a powerful dipped beam, rear position and brake light and a horn, so equipped to make a safe ride in dense city traffic or a relaxed ride in a parc.

Qugo Crossroad

Th Qugo Crossroad in the woods

The Qugo Crossroad is not homologated for road usage. It is equipped with robust, high-traction front and rear tyres and rubber mudguards on front and rear wheel fenders. With a 2cm increased ride height, the Qugo Crossroad is suitable for riding on private territory and unpaved bicycle paths under mild off-road conditions. The performance characteristics are identical to the ones of the Qugo Road.

 

Specifications

The Qugo is equipped with a compact hub motor in the front wheel. The efficient electric motor is powered by a modern 48V lithium battery pack, which is integrated in the aluminium frame.
Three disk brakes always assure enough stopping power. The backlit digital dashboard displays speed, odometer and a battery indicator. With the controls and switches on the handle bar, the rider controls its speed, the lights and the horn. The Qugo is equipped with a very powerful 55W halogene dipped beam and front/rear LED position lamps and brake lamp.

Performance (road/crossroad):

Maximum speed:                           25 km/h  /  16 mph

Range:                                              25 km / 16 miles

Battery charge, full cycle:             2-3 hrs

Maximum climbing capacity:     10-12%

Power:                                              0,6 kW (nominal)

Battery capacity:                            480 Wh

Dimensions and mass (road/crossroad):

Weight, operational:                    34 kg  /  75 lbs

Max. load capacity:                      120 kg  /  265 lbs

Dimensions (lxwxh):                    115x58x135/(78*)cm /45x23x53/(31*)inch

Wheelbase:                                     67,4 cm / 26,5″

Tyre size front:                               24 x 2.35

Tyre size rear:                                3.00-4

* handle bar folded.

Technical

To create an exciting yet easy and comfortable drive, the Qugo is equipped with a tilting mechanism which allows the rider to lean inside corners (much like a bike rider does). Riding a Qugo is comparable to skiing on the road and it requires only a little bit of skill. From the careful to the brave, everybody can ride a Qugo in a stable and, if the rider wants, exciting way. It is the rider who is in charge, not the vehicle!

Lithium powerpack

Close-up of the Qugo's dashboard

The Qugo is equipped with a 48V high-tech Lithium powerpack. Fully charged, the Qugo has an range of 25km at a topspeed of 25km/h. Charging the battery is simple, just plug the adaptor (included) into a standard wall-socket.

Patented constuction

Close-up of the Qugo's patented Coupling

The tilting mechanism is patented by Qugo. The two smaller rear wheels are fitted on swing arms which are inter-connected by two rods to a frame-mounted pivoting balance wheel. The tilting mechanism is a “passive” system; this means that there is no electronic intervention to maintain balance.

Design

The Qugo is designed by strategic partner Silvestris. Silvestris was founded in 2005 by Maarten de Bruijn (co-founder and designer of the Dutch super car company Spyker Cars), Jan Willem Schoenmakers and Leon Vergunst who have been working as a team since the resurrection of Spyker Cars in 2000. Nowadays, this young innovative Dutch company is specialised in the design and development of high-end concepts for the aqua-, aero- and automotive industry.

Concept

The design of the Qugo originated from the basic idea that it should not be today’s lay-out of combustion engine vehicles (e.g. scooters) to dictate the future of Personal Mobility Devices. Instead of replacing the combustion engine by an electric motor into an existing vehicle, the Qugo concept started from a blank sheet of paper. The use of electric motors give a “blue ocean” of new design possibilities.

Enjoy the Ride

Qugo in the city streets

Because of the stand up straight position, the rider has overview and control over dense traffic situations. And for those who want to make a touristic excursion on their Qugo, they will immediately recognize the advantage of the higher viewing position: there is simply a whole lot more to be seen compared to when you’re seated on a saddle!

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