It is electric, it is “smart” and it is also 100% Greek.
The first Greek-made “smart” electric scooter is set to hit the roads in the summer of 2021.
By then, its creators will have come up with its name. “It simply came to our notice then. Our company is called Give, the project is called i.lektra, but for the scooter itself we are still in the search phase” Ilias Nasiopouloss said, co-founder of the GIVE company.
The company was set up by Ilias Nasiopoulos, Lefteris Kozas, Asteris Apostolidis and Sevastianos Mail when Nasiopoulos returned from England four years ago, after working for eight years as a senior mechanic on the Force India Formula 1 team at Prodrive and the Nissan Research and Development Centre in Europe, to devote himself to his vision.
Nasiopoulos told ANA that: “Give was set up with electromobility as the vision and the goal of innovating in the area of urban mobility. We started out, however, with services to third parties to generate capital that we could then invest in our own vision.”
The idea for a scooter dates back to the foundation of the company, alongside more ambitious plans for vehicle production, and its design started in 2017.
And now? “We now have the prototypes ready, we are testing at the Demokritos park and the goal now is to start the certification process and then go to an assembly line. It is a difficult stage, financially, but we are optimistic,” Nasiopoulos said.
The Greek electric scooter is an environmentally-friendly electric motorbike with a top speed of 85 km/ hour and a range of 180 km with one charge, provided by three detachable batteries.
It will also have an 8-inch digital-screen dashboard and navigator.
Don’t forget to wear a helmet when your ride!