The Mahindra GenZe 2.0, the first connected all-electric scooter, has been launched in Oakland, California.
The scooter was conceived in Silicon Valley and engineered and assembled in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is designed to help alleviate challenges associated with urban commuting, parking, congestion, and pollution. The scooter has a removable lithium-ion battery that can be recharged at any standard electrical outlet, providing optimal freedom and ease of use.
Its smart, utilitarian design offers ample rear storage space so people can get where they want and take their belongings with them. Beyond its use as a personal vehicle, the GenZe 2.0 has also attracted a lot of attention from cities and corporate campuses who are searching for efficient multi-modal and first/last mile solutions to help augment existing transportation infrastructure.
“Oakland is the perfect place to combine electric bikes and electric scooters, with mobility sharing and solar power,” said mayor Libby Schaaf at the launch. “Projects like Bike Solar Oakland and San Francisco's Scoot Networks are the type of Smart City Initiatives we are launching in Oakland. We are so happy to be working with Mahindra GenZe – this is the kind of innovation and partnership we want to see – finding that pragmatic but visionary intersection of business, environment and technology to equitably serve our community.”
The GenZe 2.0 is designed with seamless IoT communication that allows continuous monitoring of over 95 vehicle parameters, including:
Battery state of charge Range estimation Remote diagnostics Alerts for theft, distress and geofence triggers Customised navigation features.
These features are smartly delivered to users by an app through a GenZe hosted cloud and makes the vehicle the first truly connected electric scooter in the United States.
“The GenZe 2.0 launch event in Oakland recognises the creativity and determination of the Mahindra Genze team to design and develop a remarkably distinctive product,” said Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group. “We are so thankful to the enthusiasm shown by early consumers, cities and corporate customers and are excited that the American public now has the ability to experience and enjoy this game changing vehicle.”