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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
His review will be coming soon and republished here as well!
For everyone else we have translated the section of the article that talks about us and our baby 🙂 :
“The weight of a bike is a guarantee of performance, but folding bikes are not really intended for time hunters. So, why save weight on an urban pedelec? Simply because once folded to be mounted in your apartment or transported in the corridors of the train stations, the Furo FX will be much more convenient than many competitors. Indeed, leaving aluminum for carbon, its frame is much lighter while remaining just as rigid. Result of the races, this folding ebike weighs only 15 kg or more than 8 kg less than the 2MEJ for example.
With its FX, FuroSystems has understood everything: a folding bike must be lightweight to be easily transportable when no longer on its wheels. For this, the English manufacturer has adopted the carbon for the construction of the frame. Result of the races, the FX weighs between 6 and 8 kg less than the competition, which is significant. In addition, it is a great ebike to use thanks to its powerful motor and 9 speeds Shimano transmission. The braking is easy to dose and the integrated turn signals reassure even if motorists unaccustomed to this type of equipment on a bike do not always understand them.”