- Gepubliceerd: zondag 17 april 2016 12:46
- Geschreven door René
So here we have another moped in the 'iWish' category.
Suppose that the Puch factory still produced mopeds and scooters; where would we be right now? I think that Puch would have been the frontrunner with electric mopeds. Why? Because already in 1975, they had 'Typ 310', a fully electrical Puch Maxi developed. I also think that nowadays, we would have for a few years by now, not seen Maxi mopeds on the road. Think that from 2000 on, Puch would have invested in scooters and light scooters heavily, and around 2012 would have come out with something like below:
I really think Puch would have been the marketleader by now, in electric transportation. And i think they would have used the name Maxi once again, followed by the letter E for electric. Of course, this is not for real, it is a photoshop product i made, when overthinking the possibillities for Puch in the modern world of today. So this is nót real, just fun and what if.
An electric moped is awesome: i've driven quite a few already and the direct power from start is beyond belief. Electric engines give full power from the get-go, and with current technologies, a 36V battery can last 150 km on one charge of a few cents, with a topspeed of 70 km/h! A small compact, modern looking commuter is a market wide open at the moment. It is a matter of time before the first large manufacturer conquers the market, but they better start doing it soon!
Electric driving can look very cool, and modelwise we can get away from the Chinese developed scooters. The example above is proof of that. Just think of it: a brandnew Puch Maxi-E , produced by Steyr-Daimelr-Puch in Graz, Austria. Would you buy it? I would!