Archos has announced the new Android-powered electric scooter called Citee Connect, which is also called the ‘world’s first Android-powered electric scooter’. The Archos Citee Connect electric scooter with Android Oreo OS and that offers a multimedia dashboard for the driver.
This new Archos scooter has a 5-inch high-definition touchscreen display (waterproof) with multitouch support. Basically, there is a smartphone embedded in the handles which has IPS display and powered by a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage and Android 8.0 Oreo on board.
The 3G connectivity allows you to connect the scooter to the network and download applications or use online services, allowing both to upgrade the digital instrumentation with third-party apps, and to offer the functionality of a dashboard with an indication of speed, distance traveled and remaining battery.
The Archos electric scooter is powered by a 250W electric motor and packs a 26V battery allowing for a claimed range of over 25km in urban areas. It comes with 8.5-inch puncture-proof wheels to improve passive cushioning, integrates a braking energy recovery system and also offers an optional docking station for charging. It has an integrated and connected lock, so it alerts us in real time of attempts at theft, but also allow remote sharing via an app.
The company is also announcing two new non-Android electric scooters in its lineup. The Archos Citee is made of aluminum, comes equipped with large wheels, has a maximum speed of up to 25kmph, and is lightweight at just 11.5kg. It borrows the 250W motor from the Citee Connect and has a 5000mAh battery that offers a range of 10-12km with a charging time of 4-5 hours.
Those who want something more powerful can choose Citee Power. It is slightly heavier at 13kg and features a 6000mAh battery much like the Citee Connect. The Archos Citee and Archos Citee Power will be available starting April 2018 at a starting price of €399.99. While the Archos Citee Connect will arrive in the summer at €499.99.