31 December, 2019 | Written by: Bifoxs
As the Increasing awareness of Green and Environmental protection,Green vehicle has now becoming the trend over the world. Still, people not only Satisfy the vehicle with zero-emission only, but also the vehicle fitted in the urban culture and represent their uniqueness.
Inspired by a 10-year old girl’s sketching, Marshall Leong, the principal of electric bicycle in Vanda Electrics, wanted to create a new concept urban used zero-emission electric bicycle. A bicycle which can be putted in the back of the car and has a great potential to become a street fashion.
To be honest, it seemed ridiculous from others since the concept came from a sketch drawing by a 10-year old girl, and it’s also a big challenge for us Bifoxs. Like what Marshall Leong said, “One of the key challenge I have to put on to, is the dream, the very original concept of design that making sure that stays unchanged.”
Moreover, the extremely simplified appearance pursued by customers is a great challenge for our structural design and electronic design. Including the steering wheel steering mechanism mechanism, foot support mechanism, seat package mechanism, battery box mechanism, water resistance, and the circuit between the various components, etc. have added a lot of difficulty to our design. After numerous design and Improvement. After a year and a half of hard work, we have overcome these problems one after another.
With the cooperation of Vanda Electrics and Bifoxs, products came out successfully. Motochimp’s length is just 1.1 meter; its weight is only 93-lb (42kg) with top speed of 45km/h. It has 750 Wh removable battery which can run 40 km of range. It only needs 2 hours for battery from depleted to fully charged.
Bifoxs provided ID + MD + prototype + Production services. We used square tubular extruded 6061 aluminum alloy as the body for built to last. We also conceal every wire, such as the standard AC power plug under the rider’s seat, to make it simple and beautiful. Moreover, instead of traditional configuration of keyhole, we used Non-contact RFID key. Each master key can also be equipped with 5 secondary keys, and each car will only respond to a unique digital ID code, which ensures that Motochimp will not be stolen easily.
During the project, Marshall participated from the beginning industrial design to the final production. We also freely provide him a comfortable office environment, so that he can participate in witnessing his project while still able to work normally and handle other matters.
Marshall also got involved in the production of all of our factories, including prototype making factory, die-casting factory, sheet metal factory, and injection molding factory. During the process, we brainstormed, argued, even made some noises, all to curve the rugged stone into a pure and exquisite diamond (the final products).
Now, Motochimp has become a street fashion in Singapore, it is small, cute, and beautiful. It represents the most trendsetting young’s culture: rebellion, distinctive, and hilarious.
Motochimp really blow Fully Charged’s mind. They already announced they are leading the Motochimp into the UK market through a limited edition. Because electric scooter need registered with the DVLA to be legal in the UK, so it still need a little more time for you to buy Motochimp in the UK.
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