Metro Motorcycles (UHAD Motors) are known for their 2 and 3-wheeler automobiles in Pakistan. Recently they were planning to launch an Electric Scooter in Pakistan. As per sources, the launch will be held in February and Metro is now stepping into the electric vehicle arena with its T9 Electric scooters. Metro is also going to launch more electric vehicles in the future. Let us see what is new and innovative in the Metro T9 Electric scooter and if it is affordable or not.
Metro T9 Design:
The biggest disappointment from local motorcycle manufacturing companies is the outdated design but not this time. Metro T9 looks epic with its cutting-edge shape and design. On the front, it has a sleek fascia with integrated headlamps. The body is aerodynamic and futuristic to look from the front. From the side profile, it also looks new and fresh. It has accommodating seating with ample legroom. The floor is lowered which helps with getting on and off the scooter easily. The scooter is manufactured in partnership with YADEA which is a leading Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer and exporter.
T9 Electric Scooter Specs:
Specs-wise the T9 is a fresh machine, though it is not a localized product, it looks like a quality one though. The T9 is powered by a 600watts brushless waterproof motor and it provides a range of 105 kilometers on a single charge. The charging takes 4 to 5 hours and has 60V 38AH battery power. The battery and motor have 18 months warranty and they are known to last for 3-4 years or 1000 charging cycles. It has telescopic front forks which are designed to make its ride comfortable and has swing arm suspension with dual shocks on the back. The tyres look 10 or 12 inches but they will do the job well.
T9 Battery Type, Graphene Battery:
Metro has introduced the Graphene batteries in T9. Graphene batteries are quickly taking over lithium-ion batteries and Graphene sodium-ion and graphene aluminum-ion batteries can potentially replace lithium-ion batteries as they are much cheaper and easier to recycle, andsodium and aluminum are more abundant in nature compared to lithium. Graphene Batteries are also known to charge quicker and be more effective. They are also maintenance-free and dry.
T9 Range & Top Speed:
The range on T9 is an impressive 105 kilometers but the top speed seems a bit compromised. The company claims the top speed to be around 40 kilometers per hour which are not enough and needs to be improved. The speed should be around 60 kilometers per hour. This way it will be a much more versatile electric scooter in Pakistan. Metro should also launch different levels i.e more powerful motors with more range. Metro claims that T9 takes 70 rupees to charge and travel 105 kilometers.
Metro T9 Price and Installment Plan:
T9 isavailable at a very affordable price of 215,000 rupees and it is also available on easy installments. The Installment plan lasts 36 months (3 years) and its as low as 9900 rupees per month. If Metro T9 is half as good as they say, its a must buy ev.