Recently we have seen a plethora of electric scooter brands making their mark in Nepal. Each brand tries to seize the unexplored market of the “green scooter”. With brands like Terra Motors, NIU and Benling recently launched, Vmoto has joined the list with its latest T1.5 electric scooter. Successor of the previous generation of Vmoto T1, it features few improvements and quirks.
Vmoto is an Australian brand, introduced in Nepal by Asta Auto, the authorized distributors of VMOTO in Nepal. The company silently launched Vmoto T1.5. According to the company, it is already on the market and consumers can buy it now! The price of T1.5 Vmoto in Nepal is Rs. 1,15,000.
Presentation of Vmoto T1.5
Vmoto T1.5 is equipped with 1500 watt brushless DC motor. It offers decent performance with a maximum power of 1500 watts. As for top performance, the maximum torque is 95 NM and the maximum speed is 45-50 km / h. Inside, it is powered by a 20AH lead acid battery that operates on 60V. In addition, the battery will take about 6-8 hours to fully charge. Unfortunately, that only gives you a range of 55 km.
The rear and front suspensions are hydraulic and telescopic respectively. In addition to that, it comes with 90/90 -12 “alloy tires which are standard in all electric scooters. On the safety side, it is equipped with a front disc brake and drum brakes. The ground clearance for the T1.5 is 155mm, which might not be enough to eliminate higher retarders. But they’ll still get the job done. Another list of key features includes Zero Emission, Remote Control, 1-2-3 Power Mode, Regenerative Brake, and more.
Vmoto T1.5 is available in five different color variations; Red, black, blue, green and white.
Vmoto T1.5 Key Specifications
- Model: T1.5
- Motor: 1500 watts
- Drums: 30V 20Ah
- Vary: 55km
- Maximum speed: 45–50km / h
- Loading time: 6-8 hours
- Ground clearance : 155 mm
- Number of places: 2
- Unloaded weight : 95kg
- Brakes: Disc (front) and drum (rear)
Price of Vmoto T1.5 electric scooter in Nepal: Rs. 1 15,000
Vmoto T1.5 has its own unique list of features to set it apart from the competition. However, that doesn’t make it more attractive in comparison. Okay, let me walk you through the pros and cons. First of all, it’s a hell of a light scooter with a curb weight of just 95 kg. This is one of the main selling points of the scooter. It will offer cyclists comfort with quick maneuverability. Another advantage will be the after-sales service. Buyers will get 2 years free support service with an additional 1 year warranty on the scooter itself.
However, it also has a few shortcomings. The design is very similar to that of NIU Civic, especially with the placement of the LED light. But that shouldn’t affect daily commuting. My biggest complaint will be the battery and range. Charging the battery for 6 to 8 hours for a range of only 55 km does not seem so reasonable. And the speed is capped at 45-50 km / h.
I hope Vmoto counteracts these specific issues next time around. Apart from that, the datasheet corresponds to the asking price. However, I will recommend that you check and compare a few other electric scooters like Benling’s Eagle King and NIU’s N1 before choosing the right one.
What do you think of Vmoto’s T1.5 electric scooter? Is it worth the price? What are some things you loved and hated about this scooter? Tell us about it in the comments below!