Overview

The Horwin EK3 belongs to the L3e vehicle class, i.e. it is a light motorbike and can be equated with the 125cc internal combustion engines. This means that the electric scooter could also be interesting for commuters who previously travelled exclusively by car and are now switching to a motorised two-wheeler. Thanks to the new driving licence regulations, car drivers can also ride 125cc motorbikes without a motorbike licence and without a test under certain conditions.

The Horwin EK3 electric scooter is scheduled to roll onto the German market at the end of July 2020. It has a top speed of up to 95 km/h. And at an average speed of 45 km/h, the range should be up to 100 kilometres. Even the basic version is equipped with LED lights all around, cruise control, a helmet storage compartment under the seat and a rechargeable battery. For a surcharge of 1,490 euros, a second battery (72V /40 Ah) is available, which doubles the range to up to 200 kilometres. The Horwin EK3 electric scooter is available in white, red, matt grey and matt black. The introductory price for the first 500 Horwin EK3 is 4,290 euros, after that it will cost 4,490 euros.

The higher equipment variant Horwin EK3 Deluxe will cost 4,690 euros from the start. The electric scooter then comes with a brown leather seat, floor mats, chrome rear-view mirrors and metallic paint in grey or dark blue.

Horwin EK3 with keyless go system

Thanks to the keyless-go system of the Horwin EK3, the e-scooter can be operated in a similar way to a smartphone: if you carry the vehicle key with you, all you have to do is swipe your finger across the cockpit display and the EK3 switches to standby mode and is ready to start.

Our Verdict

4.4

Based on
I Bike Review

Our Review

It's great that it stays fast enough almost to the end. With the cruise control, the simple selector switch and the easy operation, it seems suitable for everyday use. The mid-mounted motor is better for torque and weight distribution. If the battery remains easy to remove, that would be great. With some models, that's half the battle.