This amazing electric scooter comes to us from the United States. If it is first of all its design that catches the eye, its performance and on-board technologies are also interesting.
Brilliant for some, grotesque for others, the design of the Tesla Cybertruck clearly really appeals to the founders of the American start-up Infinite Machine. Their new – and first – electric scooter is indeed quite reminiscent of the American electric pick-up.
The marriage of sharp angles and very smooth-looking aluminum panels once again produces an astonishing result. The P1 is unlike any other scooter, and that’s precisely what its creators wanted. The rear fairings are modular: the simple panels can make way for a plate on which storage is attached, or even for speakers.
On the other hand, Infinite Machine would be well advised to put at least one rear mudguard because as it stands, trips in the rain will undoubtedly be a little complicated. The P1 that we have our eyes on does not yet quite correspond to the final version. Also, we can hope that this part will be added before commercialization.
Up to 90 km/h top speed
Thanks to its 6 kW electric motor, the P1 can reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h. If it were to be sold in France, it would therefore be classified in the 125 equivalent category. Infinite Machine also plans to market a version limited to approximately 55 km/h, accessible without a license or special training in the United States. The scooter has reverse gear and offers a “Turbo” functionality, which temporarily increases power (12 kW peak).
Two removable batteries and a range of around 100 km
Intended primarily for urban customers, the P1 has two removable batteries and is therefore easy to charge. Each of them has a capacity of 2.16 kWh. According to Infinite Machine, city range peaks at 60 miles (97 km). It can be doubled with two more batteries, charged extra. These will take place outside, on either side of the rear part. A solution which will allow you to keep the trunk under the saddle.
This strange scooter also stands out on the technological level, with an instrument screen equipped with a wireless connection to Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, the price of the P1, set at 10,000 dollars (around 9,500 euros), reserves it for a rather wealthy clientele.
In the United States, the start-up is already accepting pre-orders for the first 1,000 copies and plans to begin deliveries within 12 to 18 months. If launched successfully, the P1 will conquer other markets. It is therefore not forbidden to hope to see him land in France one day.