Tharo EV will start importing E-max electric scooters in March. The new company is a subsidiary of Tharo Systems, a tech firm founded 30 years ago in Brunswick, Ohio. E-max started about a decade ago in Germany. Then another vehicle maker, Vmoto, bought the brand in 2010. Today Vmoto makes the scooters in its Chinese factory while continuing to promote the German technology.
Tharo EV will be distributing, at different price points, E-max scooters with lead-acid and lithium batteries. The scooters have top speeds in excess of 40 mph, according to the company.
Yelvington Trikes will be displaying an improved version of its trike conversion kit now available for the Suzuki Burgman, Tu250 and GZ250; the Honda Silver Wing; and the Hyosung GV650 and GV250 (see photo below). More applications are reportedly coming.
The company also will introduce its Elite Yelvington Trike (a 650cc V-twin cruiser that also has a 250cc “cousin”), new accessories, an electric reverse gear for Yelvington trike kits, and a mechanical reverse gear for V-twin and metric bikes.
Finally, Yelvington Trikes has teamed up with a financing company to offer wholesale and retail financing. — Arlo Redwine
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews February 2013 issue.