Unagi launches the updated Model One Voyager, a subscribable scooter • TechCrunch

Unagi is probably finest recognized for its Mannequin One and its (now cancelled) Mannequin Eleven scooter. In the present day, the corporate introduced it has a brand new micromobility transportation device within the works, the Voyager. It packs considerably extra vary, energy, acceleration and sensible cell app options whereas retaining the light-weight and moveable design of its predecessor. The corporate is embracing a subscription mannequin to maintain costs affordable.

Mannequin One Voyager differs from its earlier mannequin in a couple of necessary methods. The vary goes from 12 to twenty miles, whereas including lower than a pound of weight. The Voyager additionally provides a bunch of smartphone options by way of an app, together with scooter standing, configuration, app-based locking and account administration. The Voyager can ship as much as 1,000 watts of peak energy and 32 Nm of torque, 1 / 4 greater than the outdated model. The extra energy additionally provides the brand new scooter a 25% enchancment in acceleration and braking energy.

The design of the brand new scooter is sort of equivalent to the outdated one, and is available in a couple of new colours: “Deep Cobalt, Cool Mist, Matte Black and Latte” (all pictures courtesy of Unagi).

Maybe most curiously, the scooters will probably be accessible on a subscription plan, which incorporates free upkeep and theft insurance coverage.

The Mannequin One Voyager clocks in at $67/month with $50 one-time set-up charge, and no contract. The outdated model may be had at $55 monthly with the identical deal in any other case. People who find themselves on the outdated subscription plan can improve for $50 (which covers transport the 2 scooters), and the distinction within the subscription price.

“I’m extremely proud to share that ‘Unagi All-Entry’, our no-contract, month-to-month subscription service is now with tens of 1000’s of members nationwide,” the corporate’s CEO David Hyman advised TechCrunch. “With elevated costs of ridesharing and gasoline, together with many urbanites coming again to the workplace, commuters are flocking to our extraordinarily price and time-efficient possibility.”

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