HORWIN EK3 IS WINNER OF THE RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2021
HORWIN is very proud that its HORWIN EK3 electric scooter has been selected to receive the coveted Red Dot Design Award 2021 in the product design category. This means that EK3 can advertise itself with the title “reddot winner 2021”.
The distinction Red Dot has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. The products, communication projects as well as design concepts and prototypes entered in the competition are evaluated by the Red Dot Jury, which convenes once a year for each competition.
The laureates are celebrated at the Red Dot Gala award ceremony in June 2021 in Essen (Germany). The award-winning designs are presented in the Red Dot Design Museums, in the online presentation and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook for example.
COMFORT AND DESIGN MEET EACH ANOTHER HIGH-TECH AND SAFETY
Modern design, soft contours, brilliant colours –fashion and luxury combined in one. Young or old, male or female: the EK3 appeals to everyone! No matter whether you opt for the standard version or the deluxe version.
Both variants have the same basic construction and only differ visually in terms of their equipment specs. The deluxe version comes with a metallic finish and is fitted with a brown leather seat.
The EK3 was designed for daily use, covering even longer distances quickly, elegantly and economically. This e-scooter is roomy. It features an ergonomic, well-thought-out, comfortable sitting position.
The EK3 was developed in line with the latest safety standards and is equipped with numerous high-tech systems. A CBS braking system, LED lights, a light switch-off delay function, keyless go, a touch-start display, cruise control, reverse gear, an anti-theft alarm system and breakdown-proof tyres: all of this comes standard with this low-maintenance bike, which stands out thanks to its minimum running costs!
HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND CHEAP TO RUN
he center motor developed by HORWIN generates 6.2 kW at a speed of 95 km/h. The EK3 accelerates to 60 km/h in six seconds and full torque is obtained as soon as the throttle control is operated.
The motor’s constant power output ensures that the bike runs quietly in all road conditions. Moreover, the highly efficient motor perfectly combines performance with low energy consumption. All the finely tuned components ensure that the bike’s drive chain system with the trouble-free, maintenance-friendly chain drive works efficiently and stably, enabling this e-scooter to continue operating in a cost-efficient manner.
LED-DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT FOR ENHANCED SAFETY
The automatic daytime running lamp DRL lights up with an intensive white LED light. This improved lighting system enhances safety – especially on rainy and foggy days. An automatic switch-off delay function when the lights are turned off illuminates the way to the garage or front door before you dismount.
The headlamps are fitted with three LED lamps. Their brighter and whiter light allows you to literally cut through the darkness, making them far superior to standard filament lamps. In comparison to the yellow light produced by conventional halogen lamps, the colour of these LED lamps is also a very good approximation to natural daylight. They give the rider a more realistic impression of the road situation.
YOU CAN RECHARGE YOUR SMARTPHONE WHILE RIDING
While you’re out and about with your EK3 you can recharge your smartphone using the on-board USB port. This practical, additional feature means that you can rest assured that the battery of your mobile phone will always be sufficiently charged no matter when and where.
A KEY DOUBLING UP AS A REMOTE CONTROL
The scooter key conveniently features an integrated remote control. This means that you can start up, switch off and immobilise the e-scooter without even having to place the key in the ignition switch!
The anti-theft alarm system can also be enabled and disabled using the remote control key.
AUTOMATIC LOCKING AND UNLOCKING MECHANISM
To start the EK3 all you have to do is carry the ignition key with you. When you approach the scooter, it is automatically unlocked. You only have to press the start button. When you leave your EK3 it is automatically unlocked.
A COMPLETE OVERVIEW THANKS TO A MODERN COCKPIT
The large display of the HORWIN EK3 shows you all the information you need during your journey: current speed, cruise control, battery level, riding range and much more. With its modern design, featuring the latest technology, it also clearly displays all the necessary information in the darkness thanks to the backlight.
An especially practical and innovative feature: when you slide your finger over the touch-start strip at the bottom of the display, you can start the motor.
A BATTERY WITH ITS OWN MANAGER
The EK3 electric scooter is fitted with two lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which can be easily removed. The bike is supplied with the efficient 18650 lithium-ion battery model from Samsung.
The SOC monitoring system and the modern battery management system are capable of preventing malfunctions. Among other things, they protect against overcharge, discharge, surge, short circuits and also monitor the temperature of the batteries.
Each battery cell has a capacity of 10.44 Wh, and the entire battery pack 2.88 kWh. The battery life is 1000 charging cycles. The standard charging current is 10 A. The charging time for a battery pack is about 4 hours.
A SPECIAL BRAKING SYSTEM WHICH IS BOTH INTELLIGENT AND ENHANCES SAFETY
The CBS braking system is designed to make braking safer and more stable. It enhances the protection against the possibility of one of the wheels becoming blocked.
The CBS (Combined Braking System) distributes the braking force between the front and rear brake disks. This means that if you have to brake in an emergency, the braking distance is reduced, thus ensuring safe braking at high speeds. This braking sensitivity makes for extremely precise handling when approaching and navigating curves and if the road surface is wet.
A further advantage: the CBS is very cheap to maintain and replace.
VACUUM TYRES, NO MORE BREAKDOWNS
The vacuum tyres fitted to the EK3 boast outstanding adherence to the road surface. They are breakdownproof, wear-resistant and have a longer life than ordinary tyres. A perfect combination of safety and comfort.
The high-strength light-metal wheel hubs are made of aluminium alloy. They give the front and rear wheels outstanding stability and resilience but are nevertheless relatively lightweight.
AUTOMATIC COORDINATION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION
The field-oriented control system FOC is, so to speak, the brain of your scooter. It ensures the bike starts up quickly and smoothly and balances power and energy consumption, to improve control of the motor.
The system recognises your riding conditions and controls the motor so as to achieve optimal performance.
Moreover, it optimises energy savings and performance. It even recycles energy during certain braking phases. And it limits power output during certain acceleration phases.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR AN OPTIMISED SITTING POSITION
The engineers at HORWIN properly interpreted the meaning of the familiar words ‘bigger is better’. This is why they opted for a spacious footboard and a wider and longer seat.
The distance between the height of the seat and the footboard has also been kept as large as possible, to avoid bending the rider’s legs too much. The ergonomic design and optimised sitting position make your ride more relaxed and comfortable.
FOUR SHOCK ABSORBERS FOR ALL ROAD SURFACES
The EK3 scooter is fitted with twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rear. They offer the rider an outstanding riding experience – no matter what the state of the road is.