Source: website Rapide 3 | At GAIUS we believe that style does not have to be compromised in order to make way for function and we proudly introduce our new RAPIDE 3 Commercial Maxi Scooter. Built with the rigors of urban transport in mind, this is an EV that maintains a distinct visual appeal, with great functionality and a touch of flair ABS braking is standard among other advanced safety features thus reducing operator fatigue, which in turn makes our roads safer for everyone.

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Electric cargo scooter RAPIDE 3 unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show by Gaius Automotive Inc.

A PERFECT BALANCE OF FUNCTION AND SAFETY

To achieve this level of safety while maintaining a carrying capacity of up to 200 kg, we designed the RAPIDE 3 to tilt into turns for optimal traction and balance even with a full load. Making cornering as effortless and stable as possible, even at high speeds.

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LARGE CAPACITY WITH A SMALL FOOTPRINT

In order to carry a heavy payload and maintain maneuverability, we created at delta configuration 3 wheeled chassis with specially designed car wheels on the rear and a large 15 inch motorcycle wheel and girder suspension on the front. This configuration provides minimal footprint while maximizing payload.

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COMBINING COMFORT AND STYLE

We strive to make the RAPIDE 3 a service vehicle that is both highly functional and a pleasure to ride, with natural ergonomics and a platform and seat that makes mounting and dismounting as effortless as possible. We also added an overhead canopy that shelters the rider from the elements such as harsh sunlight and rain.

HIGHLY FLEXIBLE YET SECURE STORAGE

With the increase in demand for light intercity cargo and utility vehicles, the RAPIDE 3 carries up to 440 L or 200 kg of cargo, equivalent to 3 adults or up to 800 regular sized cans of soda. All this without compromising stability and safety.

POWERFUL YET FINE-TUNED FOR EFFICIENCY

To ensure that your E-Scooter is ready when you are, GAIUS has enabled fast charging to 80% in just 15 minutes using, a battery that is rated to last over 8 years of fleet operation

INTELLIGENT BRAKING SYSTEM

The single-speed transaxle and powerful torque from the brushless IPM motor makes the RAPIDE 3 easy to operate with the advantage of regenerative braking and instant response for acceleration.

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SPEED AND ABUNDANT POWER

With 18.5 kW peak power, RAPIDE 3 is capable of cruising at speeds up to 95 km/h, giving operators the speed and power they need to keep deliveries and field work on schedule.

INTUITIVE CONNECTED INTERFACE

With the limitless potential of web-connected devices, GAIUS will remove boundaries to interaction with an intuitive and intelligent interface that puts ease of operation and vital information at your fingertips. Through the app all of RAPIDE 3’s data can be monitored and preventive maintenance scheduled.

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UP-TO-THE-MINUTE FLEET ANALYTICS

Keeping in mind the need to stay in touch, the fleet management system will put a command center at your fingertips with up-to-the-minute location, route planning and diagnostic information about every RAPIDE 3 in your fleet.

FAST CHARGING

The RAPIDE 3 is the only electric Maxi Scooter capable of regular fast charging which restores up to 80% of its battery’s capacity in just 15 minutes. For a complete power top-up, system managers can take advantage of off-peak rates to save money on fleet charging. Yet another way in which value is extended over the life of the fleet.

SPECIFICATIONS

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More info: http://www.rapide3.com/

Guy Salens

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