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Perth-based Vmoto ships electric scooter to Malaysia

Perth-based global scooter manufacturer and distributor, Vmoto has begun shipment of its 12OS Electric Scooter to Malaysian electric vehicle company, Eclimo.

The Australian scooter-maker will supply 1,274 units of its rolling frames in completely knocked down (CKD) form in schedule shipments under an ordering plan struck between the two companies.

The CKD units supplied will contain all components other than batteries and the electric motor, which will be supplied independently.

The first 72 units are expected to arrive in Malaysia shortly, according to a statement released by Vmoto to the ASX today. A further shipment of 216 units is scheduled to leave later this month.

Subsequent shipments will consist of three containers (216 units) per month through to July this year. Delivery of all 1,296 units is expected to be completed by July.

Vmoto said a further supply agreement is expected to be negotiated upon completion of the current order agreement.

Shipment requirements

Under Malaysia law, products distributed locally are required to be predominately assembled in the country using local labour. For this reason, the scooters are shipped in CKD form and assembled in Malaysia.

Vmoto said it will send two technicians to Malaysia to assist wit the assembly of the first shipment of scooters.

Eclimo holds one of two local manufacturing licenses for the manufacture and distribution of electric scooters in Malaysia.

Components and assembly

The stator block for the scooters is provided by KLD Energy Technologies based in Austin, Texas, U.S.

The battery system for the scooter, provided by ETI Tech of Malaysia, features the company’s state of the art electric system, which has been integrated in the Vmoto scooter range over the past 18 months.

The 500w motor employs patented technology which reportedly allows for extended range and battery fire, and higher top-speed. The motor is considered to offer extremely high performance in comparison to existing motors.

The scooter will run on lithium batteries.

The scooter will be marked on an OEM basis by Eclimo and will be called the Eclimo ES11.

Eclimo is also establishing new dealer premises within Malaysia to distributor the scooters.

Government support

Eclimo has received substantial Malaysian Government support on the project. The company has stated that it would initially like to sell more than 20,000 electric scooters as part of the program to advance the country’s clean energy strategy.

Vmoto

ASX-listed Vmoto specialises in the manufacture of hi-tech motor scooters and All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) using state-of-the-art production facilities situated in China.

Vmoto also operates Shanghai-based international scooter and ATV trading and distribution company, to support sales in over 50 countries. 

In Australia, Vmoto are licensed as an importer and manufacturer of VMOTO motorcycles, holding full volume Australian compliance.

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