In 2019, TAUR, which is based out of London, was co-founded by Richard Adey and Carson Brown. The co-founders gathered a team with experience not only at Tesla, but also at Apple, Ford, and Uniwheel.
The goal is to create a new and fresh electric scooter that can be driven on the road, safely.
TAUR has launched its first product on Kickstarter, an electric scooter that is built for the road. The company calls it a redesign of the electric scooter. “Electric scooters have until now been based on a ‘kick-scooter’ design that was never created for the real world,” TAUR said in its press release.
One thing that sets TAUR apart is the foot platforms, which provide a dedicated place for the rider to stand this allows the rider to twist 180 degrees in either direction — giving the rider maximum ride awareness.
Another part of the design includes the largest-in-class wheels, at 2–3 times larger than the conventional design. They are 12.5 inches, with Kevlar-reinforced, puncture-resistant Continental® tires to help deal with some of the most challenging road conditions, such as potholes.
The TAUR comes with a 300 lumen Cree® LED headlight that shines through a polished lens. The company also noted that any light that doesn’t’ shine through the lens gets dispersed through the frosted perspex on the side — helping one to stay highly visible from all front angles.
To sum up, the key specifications include –
- Range: 22 miles / 35 km
- Max-rider weight: 115 kg (250 lb)
- Top speed: 23 mph (37 km/h).
- Tyres: 12.5”, pneumatic, puncture-resistant, Continental®
- Water Resistant: IP65 rated (all weather)
- Lighting: 300 lumens, Cree® LED (front); 100 lumens LED (rear)
- Charge time: 2.5–3 hrs (80% charge in 2 hrs)
- Weight: 14.2 kg (31 lb)
TAUR also has regenerative braking battery technology in the front wheel, and features will be updated with over-the-air updates, like you have in electric cars.
Reference- TAUR Online newsroom & PR, Clean Technica, InsideEvs, Electrek