While Yadea G5 maybe a scooter (please, I insist), it is not boring as far as aesthetics go. It is pretty sleek and somewhat futuristic.
Armed with an IP57-rated 2300 W “GTR 3.0 Broadband” hub motor that produces 120 Nm (86 lb-ft) of torque and paired to a 60V 26 aH lithium battery system, the G5 offers a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) and a range of up to 60 km (37 miles).
The numbers indicate that it is not quite a full-fledge transportation device; it is for short-range shuttles. Though its road legality is unclear. Is that why it is available to select countries?
Anyhoo, the Panasonic 18650 cells battery it uses has operating temperatures of between minus 20 Celsius to 55 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit t0 131 Fahrenheit) and features a suite of protections, including short circuit, over current, over charging, and over-discharging protections.
Other notables include LED lights all-around, front and rear opposed 220 mm hydraulic disc brakes, cold-rolled “steeless” frame coated with electrophoresis and spray film for anti-corrosion, and a 7-inch VA LCD “Speedmeter” with automatic brightness adjustment that offers insights into the speed, remaining power.
There is a Pro model too, packing a more powerful 3100 W central motor system and double battery setup that provides it up a higher top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) and doubles the range (130 km or 80 miles).
No words on the pricing of the Yadea G5 electric scooter, nor when or where it will be available. That makes us wonder why Yadea bothered with putting out a press release for this product at all.