Last calendar year we added several new vehicle categories to the Crash Recovery System database, including the Two-wheeler category. For the most part, this category now consists of electric two-wheelers from 8 different manufacturers, including the established brands Harley Davidson and BMW.
The American Zero Motorcycles, the Chinese Super Soco and the Italian Energica are major players in the electric two-wheeler market. The strategy of these brands is similar to that of Tesla: they have never made motorcycles with a petrol engine, but in a relatively short period of time they have become a major manufacturer of exclusively electric two-wheelers. Where we have previously added various models from Zero Motorcycles and Super Soco to the CRS, the next database update will now include a number of models from Energica.
Accidents with electric two-wheelers
Now that the popularity of electric two-wheelers is increasing, the risk of accidents is unfortunately also rising. A common challenge, for example, is a shared scooter that has caught fire. A major player in the shared vehicle market has opted for the Super Soco CUx for scooter rental, which is regularly the victim of arson. It is then important for technical assistance that the drive system is deactivated. With the CRS, the emergency responder has access to crucial vehicle information such as that of essential safety components and the deactivation procedure to follow. Just like cars, electric two-wheelers can also be requested in many countries through the registration number plate in the CRS, but also always manually through make, model and type.
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