Source: press release Astara Western Europe | Astara has signed a strategic partnership with Silence Urban Ecomobility to distribute their electric scooters and vehicles for micro mobility in Belgium and Luxembourg. Silence, a Spanish based company founded in 2012, manufactures groundbreaking products in their segment, that perfectly fit into Astara’s vision of future urban eco-mobility.
Due to the rapidly evolving needs and new visions on urban mobility, the segments of electric vehicles and scooters, as well as smart mobility solutions such as vehicle sharing and subscription, are growing significantly.
Silence products offer unique and innovative features. Both the S01/S02 scooter and the S04 ‘nanocar’ share the same retractable battery system; a trolley-style battery pack with wheels and a handle so it can be transported conveniently and safely. The battery can easily be charged on a normal socket without depending on a specific charging point and additionally can also be used as a power source to supply energy.
The 2-seater S04 features two removable and interchangeable battery packs, located under the seats. The scooter, on the other hand, uses a single pack. It takes an average of 6 hours to charge one battery on a normal socket, and the range varies from +130 km for the scooter to almost 150 km for the S04 car. Two versions of the car are expected, with a maximum speed of up to 45 km/h (no car drivers license needed) and 85 km/h.
In addition, the S04 offers segment unique features like air conditioning, electric central locking, electric mirrors, smart phone holder, audio Bluetooth connection, a multifunction steering wheel and electric windows, as well as a practical boot space of 247 liters.
“We are proud that our partner from Belgium and Luxembourg is a leading company like Astara Western Europe. We believe that Silence’s products, which have been leaders in the EU market for four years, together with Astara’s experience in distribution, will assemble the perfect team to achieve our goals. This year will be crucial for us: with Astara’s support, we will launch Silence’s first 4-wheel vehicle, the S04. Also, we will launch services such as our Battery Station and Motosharing in the main European cities”, says Carlos Sotelo, CEO of Silence Urban Ecomobility.
Astara offers to the customers a full ecosystem of digital and mobility products and services to the customers, combined with strong sales and services capabilities. These solutions allow the customer to choose whether they purchase a vehicle, access to a flexible subscription scheme or use the vehicle in a car sharing platform.
“Astara Western Europe is delighted to welcome the Silence brand into our portfolio for the Belux market. The groundbreaking battery-concept and innovative products of Silence not only perfectly fit our ambitious plans towards mobility solutions but will also appeal to a broad spectrum of mobility and fleet-users. On top of that, it is the first time that Astara Western Europe offers an electric 2-wheel solution, which creates new possibilities and lets us reach new customers” says Olivier Sermeus, Managing Director of Astara Western Europe.
Astara is an innovative global company with presence in 17 countries, 3 continents and 3.000 employees from 25 different nationalities, that has evolved from car distribution to a broad portfolio of products and services related to mobility. Astara identifies and tracks global trends in a customer-led market to chase new opportunities and build useful future mobility solutions. With over 230,000 vehicle sales per year and hitting a forecasted annual turnover in 2022 of €5.5 billion, the portfolio includes business lines related to car distribution, car subscription to cover individual needs, connectivity and market intelligence.
About Silence Urban Ecomobility
Silence is the leading manufacturer of electric scooters in Europe. For ten years, it has been designing, developing and manufacturing electric bikes and rechargeable batteries with its own technology. Silence has an extensive sales network in Spain and Europe. Its customers include brands such as ACCIONA, Seat, B:SM and Madrid and Barcelona City Councils, among others. Silence is part of the ACCIONA Group.