Author: Eliott Wertheimer

New addition to the FuroSystems family: the lightest and most compact electric folding bike in the world

After a year of research, design and development effort, it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the launch of the FuroSystems eTura.

Weighing in at 12kgs fully equipped, it is one of lightest electric bikes in the world with no compromise on power, range or fun. Its removable battery delivers over 315Wh of energy, while its motor is rated at a continuous 200W with a power boost of up to 400W when sensing the need for acceleration or climbing thanks to a clever integrated power controller.

Its onboard computer is seemless and intuitive while its low weight and small size make it perfect to disappear under your desk or in small cupboards.

We are proud of this one and invite you to have a look at its features and benefit from a significant 30% pre-order launch discount.

Discover the eTura here

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 range calculator here.

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.

SIERRA Electric Mountain Bike Now Road Legal

The SIERRA is now (finally) available in a 250W continuous – 500W peak power version. As a quick reminder continuous power is taken as an average over 30 seconds or more of the power expanded by the motor. 250W of continuous power is the legal limit imposed by authorities to be able to use an electric bike on public roads and properties. However, for short periods of time (< 10s) the SIERRA, when sensing the need for acceleration or inclines, will provide you with bursts of 500W to double performance when needed.

The 350W version is still available in small quantities on direct requests!



Enjoy!

Free FUZE Electric Scooter Upgrade to 750W and 422Wh on All Orders!

We just upgraded the specs of all FUZEs, those already pre-ordered and all the ones that we will produce in the future, without any increase in price. This sounds crazy but here is why:

First of all, we want to make you happy, and what better way to do this than over deliver and exceed your expectations.

Secondly, when we launch a product we first go through a lengthy design and testing phase which is based on prototypes mostly manufactured at our workshop in London. We then send these prototypes out for certifications and beta trials as you can see on our review page. Once everything is validated and we feel that we finally got that sweet spot, the one at peak performance and optimal pricing, we send designs, plans and prototypes to our factories. This allows us to set up the required assembly lines with them. At this point, sometimes we find some cost saving efficiencies in manufacturing, logistics or parts supply chain which allow us to further improve our product before delivery. This happened on the SIERRA, the FURO X and is now happening to an even greater extent with the FUZE.

Essentially, we stepped up our power system from 600W to 750W. We also changed our cell assembly to offer a 48V 8.8Ah battery instead of a 36V 8.8Ah, hence an energy increase of more than 105Wh to reach 422Wh instead of 315Wh. Practically, this means more acceleration, steeper inclines, more speed and more range at no extra costs!

We can’t wait to deliver this to you, you won’t be disappointed!

PS: The Fuze has had huge success with more than 450 sold over the last four weeks. As such the current batch is about to sell out! After which a new batch will be produced for delivery at the start of june!

New family member, the Fuze, a high performance electric scooter at 45% launch discount

After months of research and development, we are finally proud to announce the launch of the Fuze, our high performance electric scooter. We packed it with state-of-the-art technology while paying careful attention to details and ensuring world class manufacturing at very competitive costs.

It combines 600W of power, a top speed of 40km/h, more than 35km of range at a high pace, electronically assisted front and rear disk brakes, dual front and rear mechanical suspensions, wireless security keys and much more. It merges, power, range, comfort, functionality and affordability into a machine that is guaranteed to make your life easier and a lot more fun. Literally, an electric scooter you will want to keep for yourself.

The Fuze is now in full production, and to thank our early buyers for their trust we are offering a 45% pre-order discount until the 01/03.

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