All e-Moto electric vehicles are powered by high performance brushless hub motors. e-Moto’s hub motors are sealed, and have no internal wearing parts allowing for ultimate in weatherproof, maintenance free operation. Whereas both the Power Assist Bicycles and Electric Scooters use the same motor design, there are several key differences in design between the two.
Power Assist Bicycle Motors: Weighing just over 7-pounds, the hub motor installed on all e-Moto electric bikes is rated at a continuous output of 250-watts. (Beware of bike motors advertised with high wattage figures—they likely are peak wattage capability, not continuous output rating.) These 26 and 37 volt, 3-phase DC motors also have an internal reduction gear that amplifies the motors output—making it perform on par with motors of twice the wattage!
G-Series Electric Scooter Motors: e-Moto Electric Scooters are available in continuous wattage ratings of 2,000-5,000 (2kw to 5kw), depending on model. These motors lack the reduction gear of their bike counterparts but make up for it with much larger motors and higher operating voltages—up to 72-volts! Scooter motors are 3-phase DC, and use internal hall-effect sensors to monitor performance.