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Month: May 2019

Furo X Delivered Earlier than Planned!

After the delays encountered in delivering our previous Furo X batch, mainly due to a factory change and unexpected delays at customs, thank you Brexit, we worked very hard to make sure this wouldn’t happen again, and positively surprise our next customers. We are very happy to announce that this was a success and the following batch was delivered one month early and is now sold out. Next orders will be delivered early July, and as we re-enter this short pre-order phase, a 22% discount is now offered on the Furo X.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

How to Determine the Real Range of an Electric Scooter and its Battery

Before jumping into the Physics of it, you can access our online calculator here to determine the range of an electric scooter battery.Batteries are the lifeblood of any electric vehicle. They are not only their most expensive individual component of a vehicle, but they also define their range and performance. How are they characterised and what do their specifications mean for you, the rider?

Typically batteries are defined by 3 basic specifications, Voltage (V), Amp-hours (Ah) and Watt-hours (Wh).

Let us start by describing Voltage and Amps. Voltage and Amperage are characteristics of electric systems that can easily be understood by using the analogy of water flowing in a pipe. Voltage is akin to water pressure, the more voltage the more ‘pressure’ there is in the current. The Amperage is akin to the flow rate, or the amount of water that is flowing through the pipe. The more Amperage, the more current is ‘flowing’.

The Amps being akin to how much water is flowing, the Amp-hours (Ah) are therefore akin to how much water there is in the tank. 1 Ah is basically the ‘amount of electricity’ equal to 1 Amp of flow for 1 hour.

FuroSystems Battery Range Water Analogy

If a battery were simply a water tower, the Voltage is the water pressure (height of the tower) and the Amp-hours is the amount of water in the tank.

Now, how does all this relate to the range of an electric vehicle (electric bike, electric scooter)? The range is directly proportional to the amount of energy stored in the battery. The total energy capacity of a battery is defined in Watt-hours (Wh). Just like Amp-hours, a battery with 1 Wh capacity can provide 1 Watt of power for 1 hour.

You can easily calculate the Watt-hours (Wh) from the Voltage (V) and the Amp-hours (Ah):
Wh=V x Ah

And therefore, the range a battery can provide is directly linked to its Voltage and its Amp-hours. It is a common misconception that a battery’s capacity is measured with Ah. The capacity of a battery is actually measured by Wh which is equal to V x Ah. This means that a 48V battery with 8.8AH capacity (48×8.8 = 422Wh) is actually much larger and will provide longer autonomy than a 24V battery with 12AH (24×12 = 288Wh).

FuroSystems Battery Range Water Analogy Part 2

To sum up, whenever you want to compare batteries with regards to range, ensure you are not comparing Ah or V. You should be comparing Wh. And the Wh can easily be calculated from V x Ah.

FUZE – Live Tracking of 2nd Batch (Orders After 3rd of April) Now Available

The manufacturing of our 1st batch (orders on or before the 3rd of April) is now complete and is getting ready to ship. Thanks to a high volume of orders and factory upgrades we were able to improve the specs of the FUZE further and free of charge, but at the expense of a few weeks delay. The manufacturing of the 2nd batch has now started and we are working our hardest to minimize the accumulated delay. Currently, delivery is planned for the end of June – beginning of July and our progress can be tracked through this page: 2nd Batch Live Tracker.Our top priority is the delivery of an outstanding product in terms of quality and performance to price ratio. We are choosing to spend more time on detail manufacturing at the expense of a slight delay. We fully understand if at any point you decide that the pre-order route is taking too long for you and will, therefore, accept and process immediately any cancellation and refund requests.

We thank you for your support and your trust in our mission! Please don’t hesitate to contact us here shall you have any questions.

FUZE First Batch Delivery Update

We created the FUZE to bring you a truly high performance electric scooter at an affordable price. Towards this goal, once realizing economies of scale thanks to factory upgrades and a significant amount of orders, we decided to increase the power of the FUZE to 750W from its original 600W and its battery capacity to 422Wh from 315Wh without any increase in price. This translates to better acceleration, climbing, a higher top speed at full charge and 50% more range.

However, we underestimated some of the issues and delays we would encounter in ordering, manufacturing and retrofitting these new components to the FUZE. Similarly, this being our first batch and in order to ensure that all scooters are of impeccable quality we progressively upgraded their industrial finition as we built them.

Consequently, delivery of the first batch is currently delayed by about 3 weeks and we expect to deliver around the end of May / beginning of June. We would like to offer our most sincere apologies for this unforeseen delay and are truly working our hardest to reduce it as much as possible.

In a matter of transparency and optimal communication, we have created this live tracking page which will display the exact status of the FUZE batch until delivery.

In addition, in order to make sure that we reduce any inconvenience caused by this delay, the form at the end of the tracking page will allow you to notify us with new late delivery instructions. You are also free to require a cancellation and refund at any time (usually processed same day) shall your FUZE be now arriving too late.

What we can promise is that once we get it to you, you won’t regret the wait!

On behalf of the FuroSystems Team, we thank you for your patience and your trust in our mission.

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