Electric drive of light vehicles enables fast and pleasant drive around the city. At GEM motors, we converted the Gilera Runner 50 sr petrol scooter into an electric scooter, which is used to test GEM innovative in-wheel electric motor and a complete powertrain system. Test results on vehicles in real environment with real data help us to develop new advanced solutions and improve existing products. In addition to testing the motors, riding an electric scooter on the foothills of Kamnik Alps is simply a pleasure, and at the same time employees use it to drive to work and home and help reduce our carbon footprint.

Although the car is still the dominant means of transport, the pressure to change the mobility culture and thus, to rededicate traffic areas is becoming increasingly great. Some of today’s problems related to cars, such as poor air quality or high noise emissions, could be solved by replacing the combustion engine with an electric drive. This can be implemented in car-sized electric vehicles (EV) as well as in LEVs. LEVs, with their small size and low consumption, have the potential to improve the quality of life in cities through the reallocation of areas used for cars.

Integrating smart and light electric vehicles (LEV), recharging infrastructure, smart electric grid, and mobility-on-demand through urban-scale electronic ‘nervous system’ provides foundation for creating a smart sustainable city. These cities achieve high standard levels of transportation in terms of operational quality, energy efficiency and carbon minimization and thus represent a future of high-quality urban living.

The future of eMotion