Qugo Europe is a privately held company, responsible for the development, production and distribution of the Qugo. Qugo Europe BV has all design and engineering and operational skills under one roof. We are proud to say: Qugo is ‘Designed in Holland, Made in Holland, sold Worldwide’.At Qugo Europe we believe there’s a need for change in the way we travel over (shorter) distances. More and more people should consider an eco-friendly alternative for many of the short journeys that they typically make by car today. It’s the company’s mission to develop those environmentally friendly short-distance transportation alternatives.Contribute to a less polluted living and working environment and have fun at the same time! The Qugo is 100% electric, so zero emissions and low noise. That is why Qugo can be used both outdoors and indoors, without disturbing anyone in your vicinity.
To create an exciting yet easy and comfortable drive, the Qugo is equipped with a tilting mechanism which allows the rider to lean inside corners (much like a bike rider does). Riding a Qugo is comparable to skiing on the road and it requires only a little bit of skill. From the careful to the brave, everybody can ride a Qugo in a stable and, if the rider wants, exciting way. It is the rider who is in charge, not the vehicle!The Qugo is equipped with a 48V high-tech Lithium powerpack. Fully charged, the Qugo has an actieradius of 25km at a topspeed of 25km/h. Charging the battery is simple, just plug the adaptor (included) into a standard wall-socket.The tilting mechanism is patented by Qugo. The two smaller rear wheels are fitted on swing arms which are inter-connected by two rods to a frame-mounted pivoting balance wheel. The tilting mechanism is a “passive” system; this means that there is no electronic intervention to maintain balance.
The Qugo is designed by strategic partner Silvestris. Silvestris was founded in 2005 by Maarten de Bruijn (co-founder and designer of the Dutch super car company Spyker Cars), Jan Willem Schoenmakers and Leon Vergunst who have been working as a team since the resurrection of Spyker Cars in 2000. Nowadays, this young innovative Dutch company is specialised in the design and development of high-end concepts for the aqua-, aero- and automotive industry.The design of the Qugo originated from the basic idea that it should not be today’s lay-out of combustion engine vehicles (e.g. scooters) to dictate the future of Personal Mobility Devices. Instead of replacing the combustion engine by an electric motor into an existing vehicle, the Qugo concept started from a blank sheet of paper. The use of electric motors give a “blue ocean” of new design possibilities.Because of the stand up straight position, the rider has overview and control over dense traffic situations. And for those who want to make a touristic excursion on their Qugo, they will immediately recognize the advantage of the higher viewing position: there is simply a whole lot more to be seen compared to when you’re seated on a saddle!