Zeeho AE8 scooter, with 190km range, debuts in China
Chinese automaker CFMoto-owned Zeeho has launched the AE8 scooter in its home country. It is offered in two versions: standard and S+. As for the highlights, the two-wheeler bears a futuristic look and offers an adaptive headlamp and LCD instrument cluster. It runs on an electric powertrain and promises a range of up to 190km on a single charge.
- The Zeeho AE8 offers the perfect combination of good looks and excellent performance. It should pique the interest of a lot of buyers in China.
- The electric maxi-style scooter is also expected to make its way to India by next year. It will flaunt a CFMoto badging and shall raise the competition in the electric two-wheeler segment to a great extent here.
The Zeeho AE8 sports a headlamp-mounted front apron, a flat footboard, "winglets" on the side panels that serve as turn indicators, a single-piece seat, arrowhead-shaped mirrors, and a pillion grab rail. There is also an under-seat storage compartment. The scooter packs an adaptive headlight, a 5.0-inch full-color TFT instrument cluster with support for OTA updates, an anti-theft alarm, and designer wheels.
Zeeho AE8 packs a mid-mounted, liquid-cooled motor linked to a swappable battery. The setup delivers a combined output of 16.7hp/218Nm. The scooter can sprint from 0-50km/h in 2.6 seconds, hit a top speed of 100km/h, and deliver a range of up to 190km per charge.
To ensure the rider's safety, the Zeeho AE8 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS, riding assist, and three riding modes: Sports, Eco, and Street for better handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the scooter are handled by telescopic forks on the front side and a preload-adjustable shock absorber on the rear end.
In China, the standard version of the Zeeho AE8 electric scooter sports a price figure of CNY 17,999 (roughly Rs. 2.11 lakh) while the S+ variant carries a price-tag of CNY 21,699 (around Rs. 2.55 lakh).