Is Noodoe the answer to electric motorcycle ownership?

The Taiwanese company have launched a range of charging stations that can be privately owned and used an extra revenue stream

Is Noodoe the answer to electric motorcycle ownership?

NOODOE (pronounced new-doe) is an electric vehicle charging point that is cloud-based, meaning users and business owners can monitor the charging cycle, the health of the unit and the costs incurred, or revenue made.

The system is being championed by Taiwanese manufacturer KYMCO, who have seen a growth in electric vehicles from 1 to 10% in just three years in their home country. And with bikes like the Ionex commuter scooter ready to go on sale and the Supernex supersports bike in the final stages of development, KYMCO see the Noodoe charging system as the answer to the question of electric vehicles.

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So how does it work? Simply put, it’s just like a conventional petrol pump: Plug in, fill your battery, pay by credit card, Apple or Google Pay and ride away. The big draw with Noodoe is the ease of use if three or four units were bought by an office, large employer, shopping centre or sports stadium, in that the system allows that business to run the charging stations as an extra revenue stream. The Noodoes’s cloud-based operating system means that engineer interference for servicing or maintenance is kept to a minimum, with the unit only calling for human interaction if it sees a problem.

While some of you reading this are probably mouthing the word ‘bollocks’ right about now, remember that electric vehicles are now featuring in more and more model ranges of the big bike and car manufacturers. Systems like Noodoe aren’t trying to take your beloved two or four stroke away from you – they are merely lining up for when the electric revolution will come. And it will.

A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company found that the world’s major automakers are aggressively jumping into electric vehicle market. The study predicts that 350 new electric models will debut by 2025, and as many as 120 million EVs could be on the road by 2030 in the United States, the European Union, and China. These new vehicles will require a dramatic increase in the number of charging stations, such as Noodoe.