The mod. R70's structure has a new mechanism which allows, when folding the moped, to pull back the front fork automatically. Therefore this mechanism allows, on the one hand, to reduce the sizes of the folded moped to only 69 x 36 x 63(h) cm, on the other hand to increase the length of the unfolded moped (wheelbase 97,5 cm). This last feature increases ride comfort and stability of the moped.
The mass of mod. R70 is 36,2 kg (including the battery) but, in order to lift the moped more easily, its mass can be reduced to only 24,7 kg simply by removing the battery, which takes only one second.
The battery LiFePO4 which equips the mod. R70 is the best battery which the today technology offers for electric traction purposes. It is the most expensive element of the moped and offers the following advantages:
- A LiFePO4 battery can store at least 4 times more of energy than a lead battery having the same weight:
- Battery LiFePO4 ...... 100 Wh / Kg
- Battery Pb............... 25 Wh / Kg
- A LiFePO4 battery can store about 3 times more of energy than a lead battery having the same volume:
- Battery LiFePO4 ...... 172 Wh / dm3
- Battery Pb............... 64 Wh / dm3
- For a typical use on a moped the charge capacity (Ah) of a lead battery drops to about 80% of the original capacity after about 250 charging and discharging cycles (cycles life) while the charge capacity of an LiFePO4 battery is still 95% of the original charge capacity after 1000 cycles et about 80% after 2000 cycles. It is to be observed that 2000 cycles correspond to a run of the moped of about 100.000 km.
The advantages of mod. R70:
- Its traction by electric motor is much more simple than that of mopeds powered by explosion motors. Therefore mod. R70 needs only very small maintenance. This is very important especially if the moped is used for professional purposes.
- Its use is very simple also for persons who usually do not drive two wheel vehicles.
- It does not produce any bad smell and it has not overheating elements which could disturb people or damage the place where the moped is stored when folded.
- In several countries, the authorities offer fiscal advantages and financing when purchasing electric vehicles.
- Often, the electric vehicles can be driven in area which are closed to the normal motorized traffic.
The folding moped mod. 70 is then ideal for use as auxiliary vehicle in conjunction with cars, boats, camping-car, aircrafts, etc.
On demand, the moped mod. R70 can be equipped with a rear carrier (26 x 39 cm) which folds automatically together with the moped and which does not increase its dimensions when it is folded
Another useful accessory is the carrying case where it is possible to keep the moped when folded.
- Folded: 69 x 35 x 64(h) cm
- Unfolded: wheelbase 97,5 cm
- With battery 35,2 Kg
- Without battery: 24,6 kg
- Type: brushless
- Max continuous rated power: 1,15 Kw
- Type: Lithium
- Electric specifications: 48V 24Ah
- Cycles life: more than 1200
- Charging time: 4 hours approx
- Weight: 10,6 kg
Brakes: Ø 70 mm drum
Front and rear telescopic shock absorbers
Max speed: 40 km/h
Range: 60 km approx
Max slope: 12% approx
Seating capacity: 1
Max load capacity: 110 kg
EURO 2 Type Approval
Made in Italy