The capacity of the StormCore 100S is set for 100V which may actually be enough to run a powerful motor for an electric motor scooter. The electric Vespa was selling for $7,000 last year which makes me interested in a conversion kit for gas scooters like the Vespa and other makes/models.
Have any of you looked into conversion options?
Here’s an article with steps which are not very deep but a decent starting point.
The 100S won’t be available to individuals? I thought the S meant single motor. What board is going to have a single motor and need 100V? I’d expect maybe an EUC or bike would use this ESC. Most boards have at least 2 motors these days. The Lacroix and Hoyt boards are all duals.
Who would make a single motor board at this point?
If LaCroix refuses to sell them outside of b2b transactions, that is only going to open up a market for 2nd party re-sellers to buy in bulk and scalp the community for greater-than-MSRP prices. If they simply do not want to deal with shipping and fulfillment on small orders, I get it, but I still believe they would be doing the community a disservice.
Just my uneducated opinion though. I dont think that 20S is for me either way lol.
Ah. I had not heard this. Thats a little disappointing to be honest, but if they want to be the only kids on the block rocking 100v completes, I guess good for them cornering the market that they created lol. They dont owe us anything and if they want to go to all the work to make a cool new thing and keep it to themselves, who am I to complain
I messaged Alex here on the forum and he said they are targeting May for them being available for retail sales. It would make sense that initially a limited supply would go toward the production of boards.
Been working on making the RION RE70 Stormcore prototype work with @Deodand and we had to go the route of two 100Ds (basically 4 singles, two driving one motor) to provide enough current for exhilarating riding… 400A to pavement at 19-20S. Unsure what kind of power you need for a single motor vespa but assuming it’s an electric hub motor maybe something similar?