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the ‘schWalBe’ conquers the scooter marKet
Contact
Daniel Schmid
Phone: +49 7159 420 8420
Fax: +49 7159 420 842430
The ‘Schwalbe’ returns to the roads of Germany.
It used to be THE cult motorcycle of the former
German Democratic Republic, and is now back
to take on the German scooter market. The newly
established efw-Suhl GmbH awarded XTRONIC
GmbH, in Magstadt near Stuttgart, the contract
to develop the e-Schwalbe. The company can
look back on many years of experience and exper-
tise in the automobile sector for this project.
The project was initiated by the utility company
ENTEGA. Since 2009, it has conducted expensive
tests with respect to the everyday use of electric
scooters. The results from these tests have been
used for the design of the e-Schwalbe. This
completely new vehicle is produced in Suhl, the
historic production site of the ‘Schwalbe’ in
Thuringia. Its production in Germany guarantees
high quality as the e-Schwalbe is being pro-
duced in compliance with the strict standards of
the automobile industry.
The e-Schwalbe combines the classic ‘Schwalbe’
design and a powerful electric drive concept.
There will be three versions available: 25 km/h,
45 km/h and 80 km/h. Depending on the vehicle
class and required range, different battery con-
figuration options are available, reaching distances
of up to 200 kilometres.
Strict environmental compatibility and sustaina-
bility are not only priorities in production pro-
cesses, but also with regard to green energy.
XTRONIC GmbH
Blumenstrasse 44
71106 Magstadt, Germany
Year of establishment:
1999
Employees:
approx. 120 (2013)
Turnover:
EUR 9.5 million (2012)
The GDR cult scooter returns – with an electric motor!
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