At EICMA 2021, Silence presents important innovations in its range for the Italian two- and four-wheeler market. Specifically, a national preview will be shown of the new S04 microcar and the new S01 Plus electric scooter. Let’s go into the details.
We had got to talk about it in the past. The Silence S04 is an electric microcar that aims to facilitate urban mobility. It aims to be an alternative to the well-known Citroen Ami. Its measures They are 228cm long x 129cm wide x 159cm high. This quadricycle will be offered in Italy in two versions.
The first (L7e) can count on one power of 14 kW (22 kW peak) with a speed of up to 90 km / h (electronically limited). This model is equipped with two batteries with a total capacity of 11.2 kWh which allows a range of 149 km according to the WMTC cycle. The batteries are located under the seats. The quadricycle can also operate with a single accumulator at a speed of 45 km / h.
Then there is the L6e version with a 6 kW motor, single 5.6 kWh battery, and top speed of 45 km / h. Like the other vehicles in the Silence range, the S04 also has removable trolley-style and rechargeable batteries with a Schuko plug. The L6e version can be driven from the age of 14 with the AM license or from the age of 16 with the B1 license. For the L7e model, you need to be 18 years old and have a B driving license.
Silence S04 offers two seats with a 310-liter boot capacity. The quadricycle is always connected and through a dedicated app, it will be possible to use the smartphone as an electronic key and activate other functions including air conditioning, door lock, and alarm activation. As standard, we find the multifunction steering wheel, electric windows, central locking, Audio System & Bluetooth, digital display, vertical-horizontal smartphone holder, heating, and full LED headlights. It will also be possible to have air conditioning and ABS.
The new Silence S04 will be distributed in Italy by Exelentia Srl and you can order from the end of the first quarter of 2022. Since the vehicle is awaiting homologation in our country, the price has not yet been defined. However, in Spain, the quadricycle starts at 7,500 euros without a battery, thanks to a pilot project that includes a Battery Station and a swap of rental batteries.
SILENCE S01 PLUS
It is an electric scooter that is at the top of the manufacturer’s range in terms of performance.
Thanks to the new chassis and the applied technology, the S01 Plus combines electric sprint, premium details and motorcycle performance.
The manufacturer speaks of an 11.5 kW electric motor, a 0-50 km / h in 2.9 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 110 km / h. This is powered by a 5.6 kWh removable battery capable of offering a range of up to 133 km according to the WMTC cycle. The electric scooter has three driving modes: Eco, City, and Sport. This two-wheeler can be driven from the age of 16 with an A1 license.
This electric scooter can count on adjustable front forks, a disc brake, and a dedicated app. The scooter will be distributed in Italy by Excelencia. This vehicle will be available from mid-December at a price of 7,970 euros. By applying the Ecobonus with scrapping, the cost drops to 5,357 euros.
SILENCE S01 UPDATES
The Silence S01 model is proposed in an updated and optimized version. The engine can count on the maximum power of 9 kW. The removable battery has a capacity of 5.6 kWh for a range of 133 km (WMTC). The maximum speed reaches 100 km / h. It takes 3.9 seconds to go from 0 to 50 km / h. The electric scooter has the driving modes Eco, City, and Sport.
The price in Italy is 6,760 euros but thanks to the Ecobonus with scrapping it can go down to 4,544 euros. Excelencia anticipates that the Silence range will soon expand with the arrival of the version Silence S01 Basic which will have a less powerful motor and a smaller battery. The price will be 5,621 euros which will drop to 3,778 euros thanks to the Scrapping Ecobonus.
SILENCE S02 HIGH SPEED
The Silence range also includes the model S02 High Speed, an electric scooter designed for both private use and delivery services. The 7 kW engine allows you to reach a speed of 90 km / h and thanks to the 5.6 kWh battery you can have a range of 133 km according to the WMTC cycle.
The list price for Italy is 5,450 euros but with the application of Ecobonus and scrapping, Silence S02 High Speed drops to 3,663 euros. Finally, the range also includes the model Silence S02 Low Speed which can be driven from the age of 14 with an AM license. It has a 1.5 kW engine that allows you to reach 45 km / h. Available with a 5.6 kWh battery and 149 km range, or with a 2 kWh battery and 52 km range.
It starts from € 3,735 but with Ecobonus and scrapping the price drops to € 2,510.